Monday, July 21, 2008

Independence

Chase and I were able to spend the whole day together yesterday!!It was the best! Everyday I go to work around five in the morning and don't get home till three, and Chase does not get home till ten at night, by which time I am ready to go to bed. We have not spent a whole day together in a long time, Sunday's don't count seeing as Chase takes about a four hour nap :). We decided to go to Independence this weekend and go visit the church history sites. I was super excited because I have not been before and Chase was excited to show me everything. We went to liberty Jail and I loved it. I love museums and learning about new things, so this was my favorite part of the whole trip. There was such a strong spirit there as they were talking about Joseph Smith and his stay at Liberty Jail. I learned a lot of new facts about Missouri and Liberty Jail, Did you know that up until 1976 it was still legal to kill Mormon's in the state?? Isn't that crazy! We then hit up far West, it was such a pretty drive. I just could imagine how beautiful that temple will be. We also went to Adam-ondi-Ahman. This was a much needed trip. I loved being there and feeling the spirit and just imagining all the saints that stood right where I was and all the history that was created there. It was wonderful. Chase is such a great example to me and I am so glad that he is just full of church knowledge! The whole drive he taught me so many things I did not know about, I am so thankful to have him help me understand the gospel more. Next weekend were going to Nauvoo and we are going to see the pageant. I'm excited!!!!

13 comments:

Briana said...

I am so jealous! I have been wanting to do that forever. That is nice you are so close to all these awesome places. You two are so cute!

Davis Family said...

That is awesome. how far is that from where you're at? aren't you glad that you are having this 2 month experience and getting to live in a totally different area of the country!?

Candace & Brian said...

Oh I'm jealous too!! My whole family has been wanting to go forever. We love Church History. I just love reading about you and Chase. He seems like such a neat guy and you're darling as always. I can't wait to meet him in person. HOpefully when you're back in Provo we can meet up.

Tasha said...

What a neat trip!! That is something I really really want to do someday. i am glad you are taking advantage of all these cool places while you live not too far away. And it is great you got some good quality time together too :(

BJDavis said...

Dana and Chase, It looks like you are having a wonderful summer together! I am so glad I can see you on your Blog since you are so far away and I miss you! I'm jealous of your trips to the Church History sites! Hopefully someday Dad and I will get to go! Love Ya!!!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous day trip! I keep telling Steele I want to go and see all the church sites. Bry an Bre have done a lot of that and have loved it! I can't wait to hear about Nauvoo!

Lindsay said...

I'm glad you guys had a fun time. I loved seeing all these sites. YOu will love Nauvoo. Just a few more weeks and you guys will be back...the summer is flying by.

kori said...

How fun! I love all those sites-they are amazing.

sara said...

I love that you guys are taking advantage of all those places. I've always wanted to visit those sites. Keep on having fun!

LindseyK said...

How fun! That must have been amazing! I'm dying to go back and do a church history tour. It looks like you guys are having a good time, we're excited to have you back in provo though! Love you!

BreAnna said...

Dana you are so great, I just love you and how hard you two are working right now. Sometimes all you can think is "this too shall pass" which I am sure you think every time your alarm goes off! I am so impressed that you are doing that day in and day out! I always try and remember if it was easy everyone would do it, it's the fact that it is not easy and you keep doing it day in and day out that makes the real difference!

Mikey N Heava Wynn said...

yo we actually moved into a condo in orem. I heard a bunch of people are moving out of our old complex though. i would just call lee.

The Moons said...

I love chatting with you!! Cant wait till you come back and we can do it in person!! Love you lots1!!