This week has been an adventure. There were some exciting and fun days and then there were bad days. First the fun ones. We went to the Hill Cumorah Pagent in Palmyra, New York with some of our friends. It was a blast. We camped in the nearby KOA campground and went and saw all the sights. We went to Hill Cumorah and went through the visitor center that they have there, and then we went to the top of the hill where they have a statue of Angel Moroni on the place were they think the plates were buried. Then we went to the Sacred Grove and walked around. It was awesome and the spirit that you felt there was amazing. It is definitely something you have to experience first-hand to understand. We then drove by the Palmyra Temple but didn't get out because it started to rain and we had to get our tin foil dinners on the fire so we could be on time to the pagent. It is one of the smaller temples but so beautiful. The pagent was awesome and had tons of cool stories from the Book of Mormon and then told the story of Joseph Smith. It was a really fun experience. It did however rain the WHOLE time we were there. And when I say rain it isn't the rain you think about back in Utah. When it rains here it is like a torrential downpour. It can rain 2-3 inches in minutes. No one here has sprinkler systems because of how much rain there is. All of the tents got wet except for ours so one of the couples that we went with ended up sleeping in their car. It was really fun though. I am glad we did something this summer since it is Clints only summer off.
Another "fun" adventure we had this past week was buying a new car. When Clint's parents were in town Clint was driving them to the airport and on the way our car broke down. Clint was an hour away and they had no way of getting to the airport. So Clint scrambled to get someone to come pick up his parents from the side of the Turnpike to get them to the airport while he took our car to the mechanic. Thank heavens for great friends and neighbors. Our friend Jeff was the hero of the day and got everyone to where they needed to be. (Even though Clint's family missed their flights and had to sleep in the airport). Anyways...long story short we got the diagnosis back for our car and the engine was completely shot and it wasn't worth it to fix so we sent it to the car dump and have been searching for a car ever since. Again...I say thank heavens for great friends who let us borrow their spare cars for the past week and a half. So we finally bought a car yesterday and included is the picture. It is a Ford Escape and we love it. Especially for the price we got it at.
Anyways...I am rambling and need to go to bed. Our family is doing great. Emmi is still so much fun and grows so much everyday. Clint starts school again in about two weeks and I am still plugging along. We love everyone and miss you all.
At the top of Hill Cumorah with Angel Moroni.
The Bassetts, The Duncans, and The Wrights in the Sacred Grove.
Hill Cumorah...(Emmi looks really mad :))
Her new trick. She loves to grab her feet and rock back and forth. She isn't rolling yet but at least she isn't just a bump on a log anymore. She was having fun with her Daddy and copying him when he would grab his feet. It was really cute. She would do it only when Clint did it. She loves her Dad!!
The new Shaggin' Wagon. It is an awesome ride. I feel like an official mom now in the "Mom mobile". (Clint was embarassed that I took a picture of our car. He said you could only take a picture of a car if it was a 1995 Ford Taurus. NERD ALERT!!)