Salt Lake Temple - 2008

"Every foundation stone that is laid for a Temple,
and every Temple completed according
to the order the Lord has revealed for his holy Priesthood,
lessens the power of Satan on the earth,
and increases the power of God and Godliness,
moves the heavens in mighty power in our behalf,
invokes and calls down upon us the blessings of the Eternal Gods,
and those who reside in their presence"
- George Q. Cannon -
(Millennial Star, 12 November 1877, 743).

Oquirrh Mountain Temple
Dedicated - August 2009


The Future of America

Their future is so bright

they wear sunglasses
at night!

I think they're both
'upper' classmen this year.
Best of luck this school year -
Vanessa, not the raccoon.
Obviously, his luck ran out
before we met him.

For the record, we did not put sunglasses on the raccoon . . .
he already had them on when we walked through the door.
Maybe the raccoon's last words were "I wouldn't be
caught dead wearing THOSE purple glitter sunglasses!"
We'll never know :(
You've got to love it when the Parks Department goes to great lengths
to give you a 'natural' experience in their parks and then you
walk in to a visitor center and some employee has put
sunglasses on the stuffed raccoon.
God bless America and the creative souls who live here!


Road Trip 2009

This summer we visited
the West Thumb
of Yellowstone Lake.

More West Thumbs.


Bucket List

2. Eat a buffalo burger
in the Tetons.