Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I love to see the temple...

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“I hope that everyone gets to the temple on a regular basis. If we are a temple-going people, we will be a better people, we will be better fathers and husbands, we will be better wives and mothers. I know your lives are busy. I know that you have much to do. But I make you a promise that if you will go to the house of the Lord, you will be blessed, life will be better for you. Now, please, please, my beloved brethren and sisters, avail yourselves of the great opportunity to go to the Lord’s house and thereby partake of all of the marvelous blessings that are yours to be received there” (Gordon B. Hinckley, fireside, Lima, Peru, 9 Nov. 1996).

I love going to the temple. I feel so blessed to have to opportunuty to go, especially with my eternal companion.There's nothing like the peace that can be felt there, especially, compared to such a fast paced chaotic world. We need the temple. I hope this will inspire you to recommit to going to the temple, often.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Seattle with Phil and Summer!

This part weekend Matt and I drove to seattle to spend the weekend with our good friends Summer and Phil. We had a blast. The first night we went to this park and threw the football for a while and then went down to the beach and skipped rocks and just enjoyed the evening. Then we went back to their place and played SETTLERS OF CATAN! We love that game. Then we watched a movie and fell asleep. The next day we had a yummy breakfast and then Phil and Summer showed us around Seattle. We had a blast! We went inside the coolest library I've ever been in. The architecture and color schemes were so cool. We had fun exploring and taking pictures in there. Then we went to the farmers market to look around. Pike Place had the coolest fish market. The guys that worked there were so energetic. They always had a crowd around watching as they shouted out the orders and threw the huge fishes around. We got to ample some smoked salmon...mmm mmm good. Summer had us try these delicious doughnuts that they made fresh right there....sooo yummy. We really enjoyed looking around. After we were done exploring downtown Seattle, we went back and played another game of Settlers before Matt and I got back on the road to go home. What a fun weekend!

The Farmer's market in Seattle.

Summer and Phil took turned out kind of cool.

He's pretty cute.

On our way into the "throat". We called it the throat because it was this big hallway that was all red and dimly lit. It was my favorite part of the library.

He jumped into my arms like a little boy.

Matt was mauling me.

Summer and Phil again. Phil likes to strike a pose...

Matt zoomed in and took this picture of Phil. He showed me the camera and I didn't even know it was Phil so I just kept looking around for him.

I'm just cooler than him, that's all.

Super cool yellow narrow escalators. This library has 5 floors and was sooo cool.

The "look off" pose.

They were cool chairs made of foam.

We saw them playing chess in the library. We thought it was classic. Don't worry, I stood really far back and just zoomed in. I wasn't standing by the table taking pictures of them. haha I'm betting the old man won.

My husband is a monkey. He saw the tree and said it looked like it needed to be climbed.

The best part about this picture is Summer playing on the sea horse toy...she got stuck. haha

oh, isn't he cute. haha

Matt wanted in on the action.

Summer and cute.

Me and summer

The boys skipping rocks at the beach

I tried to take a picture of myself with the pretty background.


We stopped at Cascade Locks for ice cream and took some pictures!