Thursday, October 27, 2011


BYU hosted a Halloween event for children of faculty and students.  It was a fantastic free event featuring lots of fun games, bounce house, treats, and costume parade.  Believe it or not, these guys won the award for being the scariest. 

Backyard fun

It was such a nice evening and I decided to make everyone smile for pictures.  That is all.

Head for the Hills

The lovely fall weather demanded outdoor activities.  We made a stop by the local pumpkin patch and then headed for the mountains.  We intended to drive the Alpine loop, but only made it as far as Provo Canyon for a picnic and then to the base of the Y.  It was an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL day!

Wizard of Oz

My mission companion, Kim Stephenson was recently Dorothy in a production of "The Wizard of Oz.  I went up to Salt Lake with Emily, Caitlyn, and my friend Ben to see her and it was so fun- she did a fantastic job!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Strong wind blowing west

My new digs in Springville, UT.  

A short but fun-filled stay in Boston

Peach and Apple Picking:

My humble abode (for 2 weeks):

A visit to Sharon, Vermont:

Duck tour- the truly Bostonian tourist experience:

Southern Girls/Going away party:

The oh-so-delicious Canolli from Mike's Pastrys:

One last bowl of New England clam chowda:

Road trip with mom and dad

A stop in Texas: 
We enjoyed blazin' hot weather, the company of the Adam Leckie family, and the Texas Ranch Round-up.

A stop in Utah:
A lovely stay with the miltons, BBQ up the canyon, and visiting with other friends and family.

Beautiful views all along the way: