Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Tyler and Farah, Plus Pictures from Richard and Ashley's Visit

We would like to wish both Tyler and Farah a very happy birthday. Tyler's birthday is on the 27th, Farah's birthday is today.
Richard and Ashley came out to visit us this month. They were with us from July 15th through July 21st. We saw the Hill Cummorah Pageant on Friday the 18th, went to Niagara Falls on the 19th, and took them to the Eternal Flame Falls on the 20th. They were also able to visit The Sacred Grove, the Palmyra temple, E.B. Grandin Publishing (the place where the Book of Mormon was first printed), Kirtland, Ohio, Wegman's (a really cool grocery store, unlike anything you might find in Utah County), and the Walden Galleria Mall.

These are some of the images from our visit to Niagara Falls, just prior to our very wet voyage on the Maid of the Mist (a really cool boat trip that takes passengers close to the base of Horse Shoe Falls).

This last video is kind of fun. After the girls finished singing "Happy Birthday," Anna decided she wanted in on the act. Here she is playing peekaboo with Janna.

Our Anniversary, The Eternal Flame, and Games With the Elders

Janna and I celebrated our ten year anniversary on Friday July 11th, and Saturday July 12th. I had to work at the Hospital on Friday, so Friday night we stayed home, ate Pizza from Wegman's, and watched Hellboy (believe it or not this movie was not chosen by me). On Saturday we went to the Eternal Flame Falls, which is a small waterfall that is about 20 feet in height. Behind the waterfall is a small cave that leaks natural gas. Every year in the spring the first hikers that travel to the water fall reach behind the water and light the gas (it is much safer than it sounds). The hike is quite enjoyable. A well marked and shaded path leads the way through some beautiful scenery. It is an easy hike that is about 1 1/2 miles round trip, and only 30 minutes from our home (another reason to come and see us).
After the falls we went out to eat at La Tolteca, which is easily the best Mexican food that we have found in this area. We had a great anniversary, and look forward to many, many more.
As a side note, Elder Wilson from Arizona (companion of the ever boastful Elder Di Iulio, our previous victim) was the latest Scotland Yard victim. The game did not last very long, so we followed Scotland Yard up by beating them both at a game of Settlers of Catan. Better luck next time!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Happy Anniversary
10 years
July 11, 1998

Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband!

Love you and thank you for 10 wonderful years!
Love Me, Janna

To my Dear and Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers connot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee,give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

by, Anne Bradstreet(1612?-1672)