Saturday, July 28, 2007

Six Great Ways to Enjoy the Summer

1. Find a hobby
2. Go Swimming
3. Take a walk
4. Enjoy new friends
5. Love Family while they are home
6. Go to 6 Flags!
I think the best thing that could have happened this summer was for Jason to have an extra day off. The whole office took Tuesday off and we went to spend the day at 6 Flags Theme Park. Walker did alright in the stroller and we (Jason and I...not Walker) took turns riding the roller coasters. My favorite ride was the Superman Roller coaster. It straps you in and then turns you face down as if you were flying. It's super cool when the ride goes upside down. Your face goes into the sky! After roller coasters, we went to Hurricane Bay and let Walker play in the water. All in all it was a really nice day to spend with my sweetheart.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I Wanna Be A Part of It....NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

I recently had the chance to go visit my parents and my sister, Annie, and her family in New York. I debated for about two weeks before I decided to go because airline tickets were so expensive. Many of you know the waiting game we all play with airline prices. Will they go up? or down? and when?
The flight over was surprisingly enjoyable. I sat next to a wonderful lady who asked me lots of questions about the church and about Joseph Smith. After answering all her questions about the church welfare system, temples and homosexuality in the church, and telling her about www.lds.org , we landed. She helped me get my duffle bag from the carousel and left. A few minutes later, she called my name. "Sarah, Sarah! I would just LOVE for you to meet.....MY lifetime partner, SUSAN!" I felt like one of those cartoon characters whose eyes bulge from their head and toungue unrolls like a red carpet.
Walker and I arrived at the hotel just in time to go to bed.
The next day, we all packed into the van and headed to Palmyra. Caleb wanted to ride in the front with Grandmother Clements, but we told him, "Caleb, there are nine people and seven seats, so you have to sit with Mommy or Daddy in the back." We spent the day visiting the Smith Log Home, Smith Frame Home, the Sacred Grove and Finishing the day off with the Hill Cumorah Pageant. On the way home Cora wanted to sit with Grandmother Clements in the front seat. Caleb chimed in so matter of factly, "Cora, there are nine people and seven seats!" It was too cute.
The next morning we went back to the Hill Cumorah to see the visitors center and the monument at the top of the hill. Walker and I had to be back at the airport fairly soon after.

It was a very quick trip, but I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. I'm not sure when the next time I see my parents will be, so I was glad for the opportunity to see them again. It was also good seeing Annie and her family. Seeing all the sights where the church was restored was magnificent. It really strengthened my testimony. Hopefully we can go later as a family.