Other Utah Adventures

Four weeks is a long time to spend away from my husband and home. However, it was wonderful to see my parents, siblings, cousins, and friends and share in some great experiences. Some of these great adventures included

watching the partial eclipse of the sun in our awesome neon glasses,

and doing an antique show for Heritage Days in Spring City. It is in the old school building and is lots of fun. 

We got lunch from the German bakery down the street and they had sheep cupcakes (sheep are like the official animal of the county). They were so cute, especially the tootsie roll faces!

Aaron was able to flight out for several days for my cousin’s wedding. She got married in the Jordan River Temple. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and the sealer (LDS leader who performed the marriage) was an old family friend of the groom’s. He was the funniest old man and stuttered a lot. He did make some wonderful promised, like even if your kids all are hippies and do drugs like his wife’s family, as long as you are faithfully as a couple and keep your marriage promises, all of your kids will be saved and be together after death. I sadly did not get many pictures of the day, but I was able to get some of the temple, including them coming out as a newly married couple, and one with my mom and sister.

It was great to spend time with family and friends and I am so happy for my cousin and her husband. I can’t wait to visit again!
Tommie

Temple Square

One of the wonderful things about the internship in Utah was the proximity to Temple Square. Officially, the Church History Library is part of Temple Square and is just across the street from the Church Office Building and the Conference Center. There are underground tunnels that run all over Temple Square, but sadly I did not get to go into any of them. We would walk through Temple Square on the way to lunch or the Museum, which was wonderful. I also got to spend one evening just enjoying the temple grounds and taking pictures. It was so wonderful to just wander and spend some time looking at the beautiful buildings and grounds. But, I will stop talking and let you see what I mean.

I love Temple Square and the beauty of it all. And sorry for some of the over edited pictures, I went a little crazy on the editing. Until next time, 
Tommie

Utah Trip

Its been about two weeks since we got back from our trip to Utah, and I already miss it. Aaron had only been to Utah once for the Missionary Training Center, and so we kind of acted like tourists and visited the sites. Our flight came in early Wednesday morning, so we tried to sleep in, which was an epic failure. I didn’t hardly sleep past 6:30 the whole trip. We spent the day resting, and just hanging out with my family. Wednesday night we went to dinner with my cousin, Briana, her husband, Tyler, and my other cousin Camille at Cafe Rio. I have been craving pork barbacoa ever since I moved to Alabama, so it was great to actually have good Mexican food.

Thursday, we went to Salt Lake and did the whole Temple Square business. This included the Church History Museum, Market Street Grill (they mostly had sea food and fish, which Aaron loved), the Conference Center, the Salt Lake Temple, and both Visitors’ Centers.

Next we went to Clark Planetarium, which sadly we found the  show rather boring because we both fell asleep. For dinner, we went to Fuddruckers and hung out with some of Aaron’s from Alabama, Kellee and Elizabeth.

Friday morning was spent going to yard sales, and walking along Main Street in Spanish Fork to the sidewalk sales. We spent time with my sister, Devere, which was super fun.

For lunch, we went to the Malt Shop in Provo with my friend Mallory, which was great. Alabama doesn’t really have milkshake places, and it was so much fun to see Mallory and hang out for a little bit. The next little bit was spent going to BYU and hanging out on campus for a little bit. Aaron got really bored going to the art museum and library, but I ran into an old colleague so it was all good. Then, we went to the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, and Aaron acted like he had died and gone to heaven. He had tons of fun, and loved the variety of stuff animals, including the Kodiak Grizzly Bear, and lots of others. The evening was spent with Aaron’s best friend James and his wife and daughter. It was exciting to meet some of Aaron’s childhood friends and get to know them. Overall, the week started out great.

Look for the rest of the trip report later this week.

Sweet Home Alabama, I Mean, Utah

Aaron and I leave tomorrow (eek!) for Utah. I am super excited, and decided to post pictures of some of my favorite things about Utah. (I don’t have pictures of lots of things, so just go with it)

Gorgeous scenery:

Temples everywhere:

Wonderful family:

And some super crazies:

There are tons of stuff that I have missed these last 6 months, like mountains, milkshakes, Cafe Rio, cities laid out in grid pattern, and temples. But, mostly I have missed my wonderful family and friends. I haven’t seen one cousin in almost 2 years, and I am super excited to see everyone. 1 day and counting!