We recently went camping at Loon Lake with our Friends Joe and Brooke "Tr" Ogdon, for Memorial Day. We caught Fish and ate them over the fire. Mmmmmm. We enjoyed rafting around the lake, and relaxing at our homemade lake side resort.
This is an image of the two babies. It was really exciting to go to the doctor and get the really wide eyed look from her. At first we thought that she would give us some bad news, but were pleasantly surprised with Totally Awesome news. We celebrated by going and looking at houses after wards.
This weekend we took a short trip to St. George for Brian and Ann Middleton's wedding. Josh and I refer to Brian as our matchmaker--(He and my roommate Camie set us up on our first date!) :)
So, Brian and the lovely Ann they got married Friday in the St. George Utah temple. It was a BEAUTIFUL sealing and reception. The couple was gorgeous and the temple was absolutely breathtaking.
Josh and I with the happy couple: The (amazing) St. George Temple: On our way there, we stopped in Mesquite, Nevada to visit Josh's great grandparents Coleman and some other relatives' gravesites in the Mesquite City Cemetery.
The graves of Lyle and Dallas Coleman (among others):
This might make me sound really morbid and weird, but I love cemeteries. I don't know why exactly, but I think they're so peaceful and there's just something special and sacred there.
We stayed in the town where the reception was held, which was called Overton, NV. It's in a little valley about 10 miles south of I-15 and about an hour from the Utah border. The area was called Moapa Valley. It was a pretty little farming community but there was literally one hotel and one grocery store, a McDonalds and two gas stations. Oh and 2 1/2 LDS churches :) I say 2 "1/2" because one of them was burnt nearly to the ground in an electrical fire last month so it's not really functioning. Luckly for Moapa Valley, there is a stake center and another ward building within 5 minutes of each other.
Sad church building:Don't worry, here's a driveby shot of a "new" building:
We made an adventure out of the long drive. We rented a convertable to take out there (which was totally fun).
We drove through Valley of Fire State Park (in Nevada). It's basically like a mini Arches National Park--lots of pretty red rock and even an arch rock. Oh, and it also had cool petroglyphs on one of the rocks (and yes, my legs are sore from climbing the stairs). We also drove through Las Vegas (my first time). It was cool, but too many girly posters and ads and such for me. No thanks.
So funny story. Josh pointed out "Joshua Trees" on our drive there and I thought it'd be cute if we took a picture of him (Joshua) next to one of them. Get it, Joshua-Tree? Ok, so we pulled off the road to snap a shot...
And then I tured around and saw these:
hahaha! Seriously? Who leaves their panties on the side of the road??
It was such a fun trip and despite the 20+ hours of driving, it was so nice to get away and see friends.
Our bishop's wife has had a dry pack canner in her garage and made the announcement a couple weeks ago that she would only have it for another couple weeks. So, Brooke T. and I decided we should do some canning! Josh and I canned oats, flour, sugar (brown and white), split peas, beans, rice and some other random stuff. It was a lot of fun and it feels good to have a little on hand in case we (or our neighbors) are ever in a situation where we need it.
After: We even got some food "storage" for Sandals :)
Now we just need a place to store it! The one bedroom apartment is getting a little cramped (oo, on that note, we're going to look at houses this week!)