Monday, June 23, 2008

My Turn

Hello, it is I Michael, taking another crack at posting...  So this last weekend was crazy..  We traveled to Central Utah (the Sticks) to witness some miracles.  First, on Thursday we made it to Manti, Utah. As one approaches Manti, you can see the LDS Temple on the hill overlooking the town.  So as we approached I mentioned to Ari look at how beautiful the Temple is.  Even though it is hard to miss, Ari asked "where?".  Just made us laugh when she realized what had just happened.  So we made it to Manti and then went further to Palisade Lake which should be renamed Palisade pond.  We got there to find Ari's Father, Mother, one Sister and her betrothed, and her youngest Sister playing in the pond.  So needless to say, we all got in too.  Water was a bit chilly!!  Anyway, we then went back to Manti to have the famous turkey dinner that is prepared and sold by local LDS Church members prior to "The Mormon Miracle Paegent" preformed on the Temple grounds.  


What is amazing to find how many crazy religion fanatics from other churches came out to picket right off the LDS Temple grounds.  Ridiculous!!  This is all I can say about this behavior. C'mon in the 2 years that I taught about the LDS church to people in Korea, I never once told them that their church was evil or stand in front of a religious event protesting what they believed.  So yeah, I got caught by one of these crazies who came all the way from PA to tell me that what I believed was wrong and that it was going to lead me to Hell.  Well I said "Then I am going with the knowledge of what I know to be true, and I am happy with it."  Then I walked off as he cursed me. 

Sorry back to the good things about our trip.  Well we stayed the night in another podunk town called Ephraim, 6 miles from Manti.  Friday, We woke with two very tired boys and made them start moving at about 90 mph.  We then traveled back to Manti to witness the miracle of Ari's sister Karli and her now husband Carson being sealed for Time and All Eternity in the LDS Temple.  The Sealing power of the Holy Priesthood, is truely a miracle.  

Saturday, we had Karli's reception/festival/carnival at Ari's parents home.  By far the coolest reception ever.....  We had a bounce house, Pinatas, fresh Carnival popcorn and fresh Cotton Candy.....  One major problem, every time either Ari or I turned around Miles had a different cone of cotton candy..  That boy was so doped on sugar from cotton candy, lemonade and other sugary sweets that we thought he was never going to go to sleep in 10 years.

Anyway it was a magical weekend.  Two people have sealed their hearts, watch a mormon miracle performance, and had an awesome party.

PS We love you Karli and Carson... Congrads and BE HAPPY

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Promising Fortunes

Michael the boys and I  went to the local Chinese restaurant and our fortunes were amazing we are hoping that they come true! Michael's said "This year your highest priority will be your family." Mine said "Your present plans are going to succeed within a year." Wouldn't it be nice if the that were possible :) I am going to scan the fortunes and put them on the site. 

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Boo's First Girlfriend

Well Miles has a girlfriend...The festivities in our town continue and we went to the carnival with rides tonight. He made friends with a little girl 6 year old, Taya. They went on the rides together and then they were holding hands. On our way home I asked Miles tell me about Taya and he said. "She's my girlfriend." 

Monday, June 2, 2008

Carnival

Our Internet went out about two weeks ago and it has been a traumatic experience. But on to happier things the boys are growing like little weeds. Isaac had therapy today and he was crawling and cruising all over the place :-) He is funny because he knows that when he does that all of the adults in the room are supposed to be impressed and he looks to each one for encouragement and praise. We took the boys to a local kiddy carnival today Isaac got a balloon and that was all he needed. Miles on the other hand went to all of the booths and very politely asked "may I play please." Then say for example that it was a bean-bag toss game, he would walk right up and put the beanbags in the holes. He saw absolutely no reason why he should have to stand back; that might make you miss. Everyone at the carnival got a kick out of it. They both were sound asleep not 20 min after we got home. There is nothing so sweet as a soft clean baby sleeping in your arms. Sometimes when I hold them as they fall asleep at night I study their sweet little faces, the way they breath, the way they smell, how soft their little bodies are. The moments are moving to fast they are growing and I want to remember forever the precious moments when they are little. That being said here is my first ever attempt at adding video to our blog. I made this for LaWana for her birthday. video