About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, October 27, 2008


This last week was filled with many fun and exciting adventures. First - we had our first blizzard of the winter. Second, we had Sara and Moritz from Germany stay with us a couple days, and third, we traveled to Kearney Nebraska for our church meetings. Following are some pictures of our adventures!Jayson, Haydn and Weldon with some of the guides at the monument (The frontier man on the right was named Curly! He wasn't the friendliest guy in town...The soldier on the left is playing the harmonica and really well too)
Carson, Jayson, Weldon, Emmaline and Haydn

There is strength in numbers - of course Jayson was brave enough to touch the HUGE buffalo on his own first

The monument in Kearney Nebraska

The monument is a museum on the inside and it spans over the entire Interstate.

Jeremy working some cows- courtesy Moritz

Sara and Haydn with the cow truck

Sara and Haydn bundled up from the cold

Our first blizzard - it was wet enough that it broke huge limbs off of trees everywhere. And flooded our driveway.


Holly said...

Hey...your pictures turned out better then mine did! I am so glad that you got the Arch picture. I forgot to tell you about my sister-in-law Nancy's comment on my blog...she is a hoot. Hopefully they will come up and visit us and you can meet her.

CaliforniaCoxs said...

What crazy weather you have! Here I'm trying to be excited that I finally can have the windows open at night and it actually cools off. Love ya girl!

sharmysteele said...

Hey...it sounds like you guys are having a great time over there. I miss you guys so much though. What are you doing for the upcoming holidays? Love Ya, Sharmy

Kati Atkinson Vollmer said...

Mandi...Hi..this is Kati, Nate's wife (Jeremy's friend from ID). We JUST drove through Nebraska on 10/26 and Nate was saying he couldn't remember where you guys lived. We, too, passed the arch in Kearney that same day! All we have to say about Nebraska, is that it is WINDY!!!!! We had to cross the entire state, and it never let up! In fact, they diverted us off the freeway! Is it always that windy? Well, tell Jeremy hello for Nate. If we would have called and known we'd both be in the same place at the same time.....we could have said HI!

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