Thursday, July 31, 2008
Well James sprung this on me today, he's thinking of staying out in Missouri for September to work, since he'd be getting a much better deal. Which would mean that we'd miss the Fall semester at BYU. We're still deciding, but we're going to be missing all of Finals week since we are going on a cruise to Tahiti with my family, most of James' classes won't let him take his final test early. So we're wondering if James should just take independent study classes since none of mine are available through independent study, and both work the semester. It would put us back, but we're planning on spending the spring and summer terms in Utah rather than working this summer. I guess it will all work out in the end, I just hope this doesn't postpone things more than we need!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So I guess I haven't posted many pictures lately, so I'll add James' birthday pictures which were from over a month ago. But, we had a little party for him with Mike and Ashley, and Mike and Alyssa. Then the next morning we woke up really early and drove to Chicago. We stayed the night in a really nice hotel, and saw Wicked! It was a blast! Here are some pictures!
I think I've figured out why I love Nauvoo. . . and to those of you who just like to go on vacations to relax, that's great, but I love going to historical places. Which is probably why I love Europe, and why Israel was my favorite trip ever! But, Nauvoo brings you back. It isn't a commercial city, it is soaked in history, the history that I am so grateful for. Just being there and visiting reminds me how grateful I should be for everyone who worked so hard to bring me everything that I have. I have religious freedom, and I have the Book of Mormon, and temples, and they sacrificed their lives to bring that to pass. Yet, in this world it is so easy to forget, but when you're in Nauvoo, you can't forget that. It reminds you how much you should be grateful for.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Nauvoo is one of the most amazing cities I have ever been to. I love it so much that I've been four times now. The history of that town always humbles me, and the stories of the Saints there in the early 19th century help me to be grateful for everything that I have in my life. While we were in Nauvoo we saw Elder Uchtdorf, I don't have any pictures of him, my mom does, but I recorded him on my new video camera, and I haven't yet figured out how to get my video camera to download, but I will soon. We also met up with a good friend of my family's. They are such a great family, it really reminded me how much I miss good friends like that. I've also found that I relate so much better to women older than me than the ones my age. Here are some pictures from our trip. We loved it, and recommend it to anyone!