Showing posts from September, 2014


One great perk of having the Palmyra temple as our home temple is that there are church history sites nearby. We were able to visit the Hill Cumorah, the Smith farm, and the Sacred Grove after going to the temple. 

The weather was beautiful, I had that handsome man by my side, and visiting the sites for the first time was a special experience for me. I'm so grateful for my eternal marriage, my life in the gospel, and the beautiful legacy of the church. 

Foster the People

Last week we bought tickets to go to the Foster the People concert, and I literally counted down the days. I love them, and now after going to their concert I love them even more.

The beginning was a little slow because we didn't love their opening band, but as soon as the real show started it was amazing. We had so much fun! It was cold and late, but so worth the discomfort. This was Clayton's first "real" concert, and he loved it. They preform really well live, which is something you definitely can't say about every band.

After we got home our ears were ringing, we were freezing, and the smell of being outside and beer was saturated in our hair, and we both agreed that it was a great night.
Just an update on the job search, I've gotten offers and have a couple of options to choose from. It's kind of a tough decision though. The job offer that I really want to take has lousy hours and not great pay, so I'm leaning towards my second option. Hopefully…

Peach Festival

This past weekend was the peach festival in Lewiston. We met up with some friends from the ward who had kids, so the carnival was pretty fun. Carnivals are always more fun when there are little kids with you. They had rides, food stands, the Peach Queen contest, etc.

We got the peach short cake, and Clayton won us a little fishy friend. Knowing from previous experience that goldfish don't live long, at least not under my watch, I held up the Vulcan hand sign and told him to live long and prosper, after which Clayton named him Spock. So welcome to the family, Spock!

After the carnival, we all walked down to the river. I'm pretty positive that the other side was Canada, since the Canadian boarder was the next exit on the freeway. It was so beautiful. For some reason it seems like you can never really capture the beauty of nature in a picture, although this one is pretty dang good if I do say so myself. There was a restaurant on the river that we stopped at for dinner. It was on…

Niagara Falls

This past Thursday there was a concert at Niagara Falls. We had planned to go to the concert, then see the falls, and wait until 10 PM to see some fireworks over the falls. However, when we got there we hated the music. It was a weird alternative style mixed with a little bit of screaming and the occasional digital alien noise.  So instead of staying for the music we walked around the shops, got some ice cream, and saw the falls. 

The falls were beautiful, but since the American side is the side that the water falls off of I can see why everyone says that the Canada side is better. We walked around the park that is around the falls until it started POURING rain. 

Larkin Park

We've been trying to see everything that Buffalo has to offer as far as evening entertainment, and tonight was an open, out-door concert in Larkin Park. The bands were ones that we had never heard of, but we liked their music. It was a kind of a blues/soul vibe.

I didn't get great pictures, but this place was hoppin'. There were so many people there it was hard to walk around without falling over people. The funny thing is I think that about 90% of the audience was over the age of 50. There was a lot of drinking going on, which led to a lot of hilarious dancing. I forgot while living in Utah that the rest of the world drinks so much.

For us hungry or sober people, there was a line up of food trucks.

Apparently "fried dough" is a popular thing here, so we decided to try it out. It was basically a super huge funnel cake. It was good, but I don't think I ever need to try it out again. 

As far as jobs are going, I've had a few great interviews that I'm w…