Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lunch with the Missionaries….

While we were in Utah… we had lunch in Salt Lake with a few 
or our missionaries….

I didn't take a picture… Can you believe it?
So I put up a few individual photos that I found…
These are all eligible bachelors.

I should start a dating service but I don't think 
that I would approve of any girls for these guys.
They are great!

I am pretty sure that the girls they are to marry 
are all on missions and will be home soon.

Patience Elders…

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Elder Adam Jones Got Married!

We ran up to Utah for this special event…
Elder Adam Jones married sweet Marianne Braithwaite.
The dinner was wonderful, the Sealing was special
and the reception was joyful!

It was a beautiful event despite a little bit a rain….

We saw a few missionaries at the reception….


We were going to try to get to our nephew's Rugby game but it was pouring
in Provo so we live streamed the game in the hotel room.
BYU beat Navy 60 to 0…. So they are playing in the National
championship game next week here in Utah.
David had a fantastic game.  Congratulations!

We loved going to the BYU track meet on Friday to see our Elder Merkley
throwing the shot put.   He did fantastic.  We had to miss 
his two other events… the hammer throw
and the disc… Congrats Craig!  He is having a fantastic year.

We were able to meet up with several different groups of missionaries
for lunch or dinner…  I love each one of them so much.
It fills me with happiness to see them.

We ran by the Provo Temple…  It's coming along!

 I am so happy that they preserved this beautiful structure.
and now it will be a house of the Lord.

While we were in the Salt Lake Temple for Adam's wedding,
we ran into Elder JJ Hyde's parents…
they recognized us from the mission blog.
I can't tell you how many times this has happened to us.
Thank you Hydes for stopping us.  We loved meeting you 
and we love your son.

More photos to come from this trip…  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Windy City...

Terry and Parker had to travel to Chicago on Business…
So they decided to take Landon and make it a boys trip.

Here they are at the bean… If you zoom in on this photo
you can see Terry taking a picture of Landon and Parker.

They just so happen to be in Chicago for playoff games 
for the Bulls.

And for the 100 year celebration of Wrigley Field…
And they were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks…
What an amazing coincidence...
This is a Miracle!

They hit all of Molly and Landon's favorite
eateries… from when they lived there.
This is at the Breakfast place called the Bongo Room.

 I love that they were able to spend some fun time together…
See you Soon Chicago!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mount Sinai… I Climbed it!

So it's Saturday night and I am making all the last preparations
for the Sabbath Day.,..  Easter Sunday!
I am so excited.  I love Sacrament Meeting.
I love my Savior!

While I was getting things done tonight,  I turned on the TV 
and of course the movie
was on.

It's very Dramatic.., but it reminded me that I once climbed
mount Sinai where Moses talked with God
and received the commandments.

I was with our study abroad group in Israel and one of our 
big field trips was to Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula.

We camped out on the beach of the red sea.  
One morning we woke up to camels
walking though our camp.

We snorkeled in some of the
most spectacular waters in the world. The Sea life was incredible
It was like Dr Seuss meets Jacque Cousteau. 

And then one morning we got up at 3 am 
so that we could climb to the top of Mount Sinai 
and make it around sunrise.
My brother Joe was with me 
and we decided to go as fast as we could up the mountain.  
We beat everyone up there except for our
Director's son who had climbed it several times.

When we got to the top… which was a difficult hike…
I took out my camera and started taking 
amazing photos of the sun just starting to 
peak over the horizon.  
I was thrilled and couldn't believe where I was standing.  
Some how I lost my balance and was so scared
because I was standing near a shear drop off...
so I over compensated and threw myself backward, 
my camera fell out of my hands
and went straight down the cliff.

I couldn't believe this.  I was physically sick.
I had some pictures in that camera that were priceless...
places and things that I could never duplicate.
I started to get teary and my brother looked over the edge
and said there is no way we can get that camera
It is a shear cliff.
So, I sat down and tried to concentrate on where we
were and what we were doing.
We were starting a beautiful sunrise service…
There were powerful testimonies of 
truth and love that were shared
I will never forget what I felt.

Hours seemed like minutes and as we were wrapping up…
I looked over and saw hands coming up over the cliff 
where I dropped my camera.
It was my Director"s son Daniel Galbraith 
who was scaling that cliff
with my camera strap in his mouth.

He somehow shimmied down the mountain and found the
camera and even more amazing climbed and clawed his way back up. 
I don't know how he did it.. but I hugged him and cried again.
The camera was still intact which was even more amazing.

Some of my photos in the camera included the sacred tomb where the prophets have said
that Christ was buried…  and was resurrected.
This is the sign that hangs inside...

Other pictures were of the Temple wall… the wailing wall
Our group was able to go down under the wall right next
to the Holy of Holies… Not many get to do this.

The pyramids

Me with President Howard W. Hunter


Oh and so many more… 
I am grateful for the retrieval of my camera
but I am mostly grateful for my experiences in Israel
that strengthened my Testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

I testify that He lives!
He loves us and wants each of us to return to Him.
But we must do our part.  We must obey the Doctrine of Christ.
Have Faith in Him, Repent, Be baptized, Receive the Holy Ghost
and Endure to the End.
We must listen and follow the Spirit.
We must do our daily diligence that keeps us on the path
back to Him.

I love Him with all my heart and pray that I may
do all I can to live His Doctrine and Invite others
to Come Unto Christ.

Joy fills our Hearts…. He Lives Again!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

Well, this is our first Easter with our grandchildren,
So we went all out….

We had the big Easter Egg Hunt and some fun and wacky games.
There is never a dull moment with these ages.
I love every second with them.