Monday, July 13, 2009


Todd and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Nauvoo this last Sunday. Neither of us had ever been so it was a neat experience. We were able to go to the temple, take the Community of Christ tour of the Joseph Smith properties and also go to Carthage. The whole time Todd and I kept saying how lucky and happy we are to be members of the church and to have the truth in our lives. This adventure was a testimony builder and we are so glad we did it. We are thankful to have our testimonies and to know that we, and the rest of our family, will be together forever. We are thankful for Joseph Smith and all he did, and the pioneers. We also kept saying how excited we are to be done with this job for the summer and come home!!! Can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July weekend

Cute Red Heads
Don't ya love the sky, and Todd's hand, haha
BT, Brody and I waiting for sparklers

This past week had really good weather, warm but not too humid. This good weather would not last for the weekend. Friday night Brooke, her boys and I went to a 3rd of July parade in West Des Moines. It was pouring!!!! It was kind of fun just standing in the rain but the parade was lame. The parade consisted of fire trucks and candy, thats it. Brooke and I helped the boys load up on candy; enough to probably last them the rest of their lives. Todd came home that night a tad early (9 instead of 9:30) and we were able to go see "The Proposal", funny movie, we recommend it. On the 4th Todd went to work early and Brooke and I went to another parade in a near by city called Waukee. The parade was a little better but people must not believe in floats here. Todd sold one on the fourth and was home by 5. We went out to dinner with the Vogelsberg's and then to a park named Raccoon Park for the fireworks. The cops there were cranky!! I was crossing a small street with Brody (who is almost 2) and he yelled at us for going to slow (apparently he doesn't know a toddlers legs are short). The fireworks were pretty good, no music (and not at all comparable to the second best firework show in America...Idaho Falls). The fourth was ok for Todd and I, haha. The 5th was much better. Todd played some basketball with other guys in the office and that night we went to a mall that is close to our apartments for another firework show. This mall has a huge pond in front of it. There was a live band and venders so it was really fun. The firework show was good and included music:). Todd and the other boys (older and young) tried to catch little rabbits all night and finally caught one (I swear Todd is a 8 year old boy trapped in a man's body, haha, thats a good thing). We had a pretty good weekend. Sales are going OK and hopefully will pick up more. Well thats it for now, we love you all!