Sunday, July 15, 2012

Do These People Look Familiar?

  Greg and I had the opportunity to go down to St. George to hear President and Sister Gardner's Homecoming talk.  It was an experience that brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart.  I love my mission and at times feel so far removed from it, but today I felt like I was back in Montana walking the streets.  President Gardner said in his talk that you can't really describe what your mission means to another person because they didn't experience all that you did.  I know that's true.  People don't understand why I love Montana so much, but I do and that's enough.    

Elder Unga and me!

Sister Buchanan and me!

Sister Call and me!

Me, President Gardner, Sister Gardner, and Greg!

Greg driving home from St. George!
 President Gardner had a get-together after his homecoming.  At the get-together he saw Greg before he saw me.  I could tell President Gardner didn't know who Greg was but was racking his brain wondering if he was was one of his missionaries.  It was funny.  President and Sister Gardner loved meeting Greg.  I will forever be grateful for meeting President and Sister Gardner.  They have touched my heart and made me want to be better.  

  I wasn't the only one that had a mission reunion this weekend.  On Saturday Greg and I were privileged to have dinner with two elders from his mission including his trainee, Sassy Rassy!  We ate dinner at our favorite place to eat in Cedar City, Sonny Boys.

Sassy Rassy, Jake Hulet, and Greg!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life Lately

Riding bikes.
Sunday dinners.

Baseball games.
Checking to see if I have hat hair.  By the look on Greg's face, I think I might.  
Driving to get to a temple session on time.   No time for a quick stop.  
Cousin's wedding!

Anniversary dinner!!!
This is what one year of marriage looks like!

Red Pine Lake Hike.

Lacrosse games.
Return of the Lax Mormon.
Getting ready for church.

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th of July!  Greg and I celebrated by starting our day at 5:00AM.  We signed up to run the 10K in Provo that morning and needed the extra time to get our costumes on.  Greg dressed up as a minute man and I turned myself into our nation's flag.

Here we are right before the race.
   The run was intense but Greg and I both finished!  Mile 2 through 4 was down University Ave in Provo which doubles as the parade route so people were watching and cheering for us as we ran.  It was definitely motivation to keep running and not look winded.  After the run we meet up with Mr. Preston Reed and others to watch the parade.
Greg and I watching the parade!
   That night Greg took me out for an all-american food.  We ate hot dogs to celebrate the greatness that is America.  Greg is eating a foot long chili dog in the picture below and couldn't look more in love with America!  After dinner we headed over to the Rio Tinto Stadium to watch Real Salt Lake take on the Seattle Sounders.  The game was super intense and ended in a tie.  Greg and I are becoming super RSL fans.  Want proof.......just look at Greg's hat!
  After the game we were treated to a firework show!  It was a perfect way to spend our nation's birthday.  Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July!