Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bountiful Temple

Our cousin Carlie received her mission call to to fukuoka Japan this month and we are so excited for her. She took out her endowment last night in the Bountiful temple and we were invited to attend. We dropped our kids off in Kaysville to spend the evening with their cousin Megan, and we had us a little date night. It has been awhile since we have done a session in the Bountiful temple, so we were excited. We arrived early and got to sit together in the chapel for awhile and it was so awesome. It was so peaceful and quiet. The Bountiful temple is one of our favorites. It was fun to be able to go through with Carlie for the first time. It is hard to explain to people why the temple is so amazing and why it is so important to us. I feel very blessed to have been married to Christy in the Salt Lake temple and be sealed to her and our children for time and all eternity. I can't even imagine not being sealed to them and having that comfort. I snapped a couple of pictures of the temple with my iphone: one when we first got there and it was still light out, the other one was as we were leaving and it was dark. On our way home we all stopped at In-N-Out burger in Centerville to eat. It was a very fun and very relaxing night for Christy and I. It was just what we needed. We are so happy for Carlie and the decisions she has made in her life and look forward to her serving in Japan and how awesome that is going to be for her.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Carter's 4th grade class is doing the play "A Midsummer Night's dream" by shakespeare. Carter was very excited to be chosen to play Peter Quince. He has been practicing his lines at home each night. Yesterday was their first performance and I was able to attend. Carter came down to talk to me before it started and he was sweating like crazy and telling me how nervous he was about remembering all of his lines. I gave him a hug and told him he would do great. I was really proud of him. He remembered all of his lines and delivered them perfectly. We are so proud of him and how well he has done in school this year. We were lucky to have Mrs. Stratford and Mrs. Allen for his teachers. They are so awesome and have made it such a fun year for Carter and the rest of his class.