Friday, August 27, 2010


Last night my husband and I went out on a date.  We took some pictures and he made a comment that went something like, "You can put it on your blog."

 I said, "Yeah!"

Then he said, "Like you're really going to put it on your blog."

Then I said, "What do you mean?  Did you go to my blog today?"  (I thought he probably saw that my last post was a week ago.)

Then he said, "No.  You just have guilt written all over your face.  Slacker."

He's right.  Maybe if I extremely abbreviate what's been going on in list form, it will make things easier.  Let's begin where I left off so I can fulfill my blogigation.
  1. Went to Salt Lake City. Emily got altitude sickness, so we left.  Thankfully we saw most of Temple Square the previous evening.  But I cried because I really wanted to see Conference Center.
  2. Took the scenic route south in Utah and stopped by Zion National Park.  Spent the night in St. George.
  3. Toured St. George.  Went to most of the Church History sites.  Fun.
  4. Headed to California with a stop in Las Vegas.  We stopped briefly at Treasure Island.  Took the monorail to the Mirage and left.  It was cool seeing the lights.
  5. Drove to Southern California and arrived at my Dad's house at about 2AM.
  6. Have spent the past 3 weeks in CA.  
  7. Have watched a LOT of Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel.  LOVE that show!
  8. Went to Hollywood.
  9. Touched the Pacific Ocean.
  10. Went to the Reagan Library.
  11. Saw some old friends from high school and college.
  12. Watched more Phineas and Ferb because we love that show.
  13. Played lots of games - Battleship, Monopoly, Mancala, Stop Thief, Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, Clue, Trap Door, Scrabble, Solataire, Chinese Checkers, Aggravation, and more.
  14. Watched TV.
  15. Had a birthday party for my sister.
  16. Have been scanning lots of old photos from my childhood.
More to come..  Here's some pics:

Salt Lake Temple

Manti Temple.  I think this one is my favorite.

Sick Emily.  I'm pretty sure she had altitude sickness.  At breakfast in SLC she said everything turned white and blurry and she nearly passed out and then she vomitted.  When we returned to normal altitude, she felt better.

This is proof that we went.  We were only there for a few hours.  We took the tram ride through the park.  We didn't get to hike or do cool things.

At the St. George Visitor's Center

On my next Tithing slip I'm going to donate $3.00 for Windex.

St. George Temple.  It was beautiful.  We were told at the visitor's center that a long long time ago a baby was born in the temple and was named Templeina.

A quick stop in Las Vegas before final destination.


  1. I love when my family gives me permission to blog something. I do not like when my husband calls me from work and asks why I haven't blogged yet.

    I like the 3 dollar donation. Mike and I will be there next week for a nieces wedding. I've never been into the SL Temple, so I am very excited. I don't think we'll get altitude sickness, as we live in the mile high city.

  2. I love your picture of the SL Temple! Altitude sickness? Really? That bites!

  3. Sorry to hear about Emily. You have to make sure to stay hydrated in higher elevations. Also, Motrin or Tylenol will really help.

  4. I guess for people coming from sea level, 5000 ft. can be a shock to the body. I wanted to stay and tell Emily to suck it up, but David had to go and get all concerned and make the decision to leave. :(