Thursday, May 15, 2008

Our Trip to Palmyra!

Here are some pictures from our trip to New York. We really had a great time!

top: Russ just can't be serious!
bottom: At the Sacred Grove
Last week we got to go with some of the family to Palmyra New York! It was SO beautiful there! There were tons of trees and lilacs and everything was so green. top:The trail that goes down the back of the Hill Cumorah.
We learned that all of the growth on the Hill Cumorah was new, having been replanted by the church. After Joseph found the plates locals dug up the entire hill looking for more gold. Funny, right? Considering they didn't believe he'd found anything at all!
bottom: Just one of the many Lilacs that grew everywhere!
I thought this one was especially pretty

Josh and Shelly's wedding was beautiful and Russ and I over-indulged on Prime Rib at the all-you-could-ever-hope-to-eat buffet at their CASTLE reception. They looked so great and so happy. Shelly was a gorgeous bride and Josh didn't look too shabby in a tux!
top: Joshua and Shelly leaving the Temple as Husband and Wife.
The wedding was very spiritual and emotional and I don't think there was a dry eye in the sealing room. As Kenny said SO many times on that trip..."I didn't think this day would ever come!
middle: Russ and me at the temple on the wedding day
bottom: Joshua and Shelly and their first dance and husband and wife

We got to visit the Sacred Grove, the Hill Cumorah, and Niagara Falls. We even stopped in Buffalo, New York to eat authentic Buffalo Wings. They were quite yummy.

top: The American Falls from the American side. It's a bummer that you now need a passport to walk into Canada! I can't believe I was that close!

bottom: We went on the boat ride that takes you down to the falls. Aren't the ponchos awesome!

We were excited to spend time with Molly and Garrett, and get to now Baby Liam better! He is the happiest, sweetest little boy ever!


remington and mindy said...

What a fun vacation! We went to Palmyra about 2 1/2 years ago. It was so beautiful! We were able to go to Canada at that time to see Niagra Falls, but when we went it was pouring rain! That's cool that you got to take a boat ride!

The Sorenson Family said...

Hey, you guys, awesome blog!!! I LOVE the pictures of the sacred grove, how beautiful! Thanks for putting up pics of the wedding day too, I wish we could've been there! I'm so glad you got to go and have fun! You are a beautiful family, animals and all!!!
- Sara xx

The Sorenson Family said...

PS Savanna was just looking at your blog and she's very excited about meeting Odin, she thinks he looks just like the dog on the movie "Milo and Otis!" You'll have to check it out:)