Sunday, December 16, 2012


Saturday we took a trip down to the new Scheels sporting goods store in Sandy. We have heard about how awesome it is and we finally got to go. Darrin, Holly, and Peyton drove down and met us there and so did Dirk, Misty and their kids. I was amazed at how big of a store it really is. They have just about anything and everything sporting goods that you could ever want. We loved the Utah Utes section and I also loved how they have anything made by under armour that you could ever want. Our kids played in the kids playland while we did some shopping. We bought Carter some really awesome Jordan basketball shoes and some under armour Utah Ute shorts for Christmas. We went upstairs and spent quite a bit of time in the golf department and the gun department. Christy surprised me and let me pick out the handgun I want and buy it for Christmas. I can't wait to go back to Scheels. It is an amazing store. We practically spent all day there and we probably could have spent even more time there. It was lots of fun.

The lights at City Creek and Temple Square

After we were done at Scheels we drove to City Creek center in downtown Salt Lake and spent the evening shopping and eating dinner. We were excited to go shopping in our favorite store (the Disney Store) and then hit a bunch of our other favorites along the way. After dinner, we went back to the car and bundled up in all of our warm snow gear and then walked over to Temple Square. I am always amazed at how many lights there are at Temple Square and at how beautiful everything is. We loved all the different nativity scenes. We loved all the luminaries and even found on in Romanian that said "Pace" which means Peace. Our kids loved the reflection pool and they loved walking around the base of the Salt Lake Temple. We finished the night by standing over by the visitors center and watching the story of Christ's birth. It was so awesome and we could feel the spirit so strong. It was just what we needed to truly put us in the Christmas spirit and remind us what Christmas is all about. I am so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and I am so grateful that I was able to marry Christy in the Salt Lake temple. Salt Lake temple square will always be a really special place to us and I am so glad that we could visit during Chrismas.