Friday, February 26, 2010

Sadie's Pro Photos

More photos from Sadies. These are the professional photographer's shots. We really like the photographer these girls always use. She does a really good job.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

San Francisco Day 3

Saturday was our last day in San Francisco. We walked from our Hotel up a long steep hill to Coit Tower, only to find out it didn't open for another hour. So we went and rode a cable car down to Union Square and got a cup of hot chocolate. Then we drove back to Coit Tower and took lots of pictures of all the views.

Then we went and ate pizza at a great restaurant in the Italian North Beach part of town and went and looked inside the Catholic church there. Love the architecture and artwork and stained glass windows of those buildings.

The sun finally came out just before it was time for us to leave, so we ran by and got some pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge before we went to the airport.

Our trip to San Francisco was great! But we need to go back for all the things we haven't gotten to see yet.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

San Francisco Day 2

Friday was our only full day in San Francisco. That morning we took a Segway tour around the Fisherman's Wharf part of the City. This was a blast and definitely the highlight of our trip. We did have a little trouble though when they let us goof off at the end of a pier that had a center area you could zip around. Chris was going one way and hot-rodding a little too much when another member of our group, from England, was going the other way. They realized they were going to have a head-on crash: Chris, as an American, instinctively swerved to the right, and the Englishman naturally swerved to the left, so they still hit each other and toppled. Chris was a little sore the rest of the trip but no permanent harm was done.

After the Segway tour we went and ate at Scoma's, Bishop Creer's favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Great seafood! Thanks for the recommendation. Then that afternoon we went to the Oakland temple. This brought back many memories of living in Carson City and attending the Oakland temple with the youth and by ourselves. To know there are now two closer temples (Reno & Sacramento) to our friends in Carson is exciting.

The man we asked to take this picture of us turned out to be the Oakland/Bay Area Mission President. He had been practicing with his missionaries in the Multi-Stake Center next to the Temple to sing the National Anthem. They were going to go sing it that night at the beginning of a Jazz/Golden State Warriors game.

You can see the San Francisco skyline, including the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate from the Oakland Temple: Beautiful.
After the temple we found a great Chinese restaurant to eat at in Chinatown. (Elaine was very good at asking the locals where the best places were to eat in each neighborhood). R&G Lounge on Kearney street didn't look like much from the outside but it had a long line and after a one hour wait we found out why. The food was great!

San Francisco Day 1

We first arrived in San Francisco on a foggy Thursday afternoon. We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and went over to the Muir Woods National Monument. The redwood trees are so thick there it stays dark even when the cloud cover breaks. It was beautiful and peaceful with the stream running through the middle and we enjoyed the nice walk. That night we hung out at Pier 39.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Good News

Today we learned that Scott got accepted to BYU and will be attending Summer session in Provo, UT. He has wanted to go to college there . . . well, forever! We are so proud of him and are grateful he can leave the nest and still be close enough to visit.
Dallin finally got his driver's permit today. It took a few times, but once the man told him about the skip button on the test, he breezed through it. (Dallin kept telling me they had all these questions on the test that weren't in the book. Now we know why! They are tricky!!) Then, the social security machine was down, so we had to go back and wait in that wonderful, long line again. So, today was a good day for him! If you see us driving please smile and imagine a "Student Driver" sign on top of the car!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brian Head

Scott and Dallin's big Christmas presents this year were seasons passes to Brian Head. They have loved using these. Once in a while Chris gets to go with.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sadie's 2010

Scott had a great time at Sadie's this year. It was an all-weekend affair, with t-shirt making and a movie on Friday night; hot dogs and painting on Saturday during the day; pictures, pizza-making, a dance at a church, and other fun activities on Saturday night.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Elder Seth Comes Home!

After two years of praying for him, our Nephew Seth came home this week from his mission in Brazil. We were all so thrilled to welcome him back! We love him so much and we are so grateful for the example he has set for our boys, his cousins. Congratulations Seth!