Thursday, July 24, 2008


So this is our trip to Carthage. This site is also the only time our camera batteries worked.

First I ran into Sister Kaylee Ahrendsen. We both went to Madison High School.

This is Gideon's duck bottom outfit my mother-in-law bought him.

Me and Gideon. Don't ask me about the face, I really don't know.

Here's the family touring the jail.

The rest of the family in jail. I always knew we'd end up there one way or another. ;-)

Everyone in the dungeon room upstairs.

The windows in the dungeon room. So the whole half open eyes thing works for Marlene Dietrich but not for me. Just kidding, I blinked.

This is the window the Prophet Joseph fell from.

Odie Podie puddin' and pie!

This is the original door (if the bullet holes didn't give it away). It's like Cali said, you almost don't feel right smiling in these pictures given the location and circumstances, but even though two men of the Lord were murdered here, it's not a sad place.

Jonas and Jason by the well.

Ryan and me!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thought For The Day

Here is a quote by James Allen from his book As a Man Thinketh. I really like it.

"Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July weekend

I had a feeling that my Independence Day wasn't all that it could have been, but thanks to Jesse's fun post I now know that it was awful. What did my weekend turn over for me? Not a birdie, a parade, or a rodeo. Not even home done fireworks. I got a severe sunburn, a headache, lots of cigarette smoke in my face, and pink eye. In both eyes I might add. As a result I can't wear contacts and have no glasses and am pretty much blind. Just ask my family.
I think I won this year's Worst Holiday Award. It ties with the winners of the 2006 award who spent all of Christmas day and half the night hugging the toilet bowl. Hence we moved our celebration to the 26th of December.