So, In a couple of weeks our ward is going to be split up and things will be changing. Majorly.
So for one last adventure we all went to St. George. The whole trip was evolved around the temple. We stayed with host families. Our family was the greatest. They stocked the fridge for us, and gave us their whole basement.
|Our stash of food, for two girls. for two nights. WOW|
Then we went on a hike to the temple quarries. It was an awesome hike! We had little vignettes and testimonies all along the way.
After Lunch we went to the temple. I ended up doing Sealings with a big group from my ward. It was such an amazing experience! I thought it would be weird, having not being sealed myself, but it wasn't. It was so amazing to hear those covenants and promises that I will someday be making. It makes me so excited. :)
|Austi and I|
|Our Sealings group! Brother and Sister Dahl, Austi, Adam, Michelle|
Joe, Me, Taylor, Candice and Adam.
|Austi was homesick for palm trees!|
After the temple we had dinner and games and also a fireside with another singles ward from hurricane.
That night after the games and fireside. Our host family asked if we had looked in their closets. We hadn't so that night we decided to explore. We found a closet full or leather jackets and helmets. We had a blast trying them on. We are so great! I love these girls!!
The next day we went back to temple and this time we all did an endowment session. It was so great. I love the temple. After the session, Austi, Taylor, Chris and I stayed back and hung out in the celestial room. It was great. We had some great discussions, and we began closer friends. If you haven't caught it yet, I love the temple.
We went to the beach at Sand Hollow Reservoir. It was a great day. We played a three court/two ball game of volleyball, poison stump, and we had lunch. We had a great afternoon, with the sun and great friends.
We had some difficulties leaving. I think something was telling us to stay. haha. First off, the Gish's locked their keys in the car. It took about an hour to get them out. After AAA had been called, Taylor and Jake finally got them out after one last try. It was a miracle. So everybody took off, except for our car and Jake's. Jake had to re arrange his truck, so we waited for them.
After we got the truck loaded, we thought we good to go. Next stop free dinner at Cafe Rio in Cedar City. Ha! Little did we know! After we passed the last service exit for 15 miles, the car started to jerk. Yep, we were out of gas and the suburban was a diesel. Ya so the car was shot. Luckily we were with the best mechanic. We chilled on the side of the road for a while before Jake and Paul brought us some gas. Then taylor tried to fix it, but it was a no go. He needed a wrench. so Jake towed us to New Harmony and with the help of the wrench, and some more gas. We were good to go! Then after that (two and a half hours later) we were in Cedar City. We had a delicious dinner and were finally on our way. Not that any of us want to go home. We were having a blast.
I had such a great time on this trip. I made some great friendships and learned so much!! My eyes were opened in the temple and it made me so excited. I was able to learn more about preparing for my mission. It was so helpful. I was able to learn more about being a sister missionary and also more about south america and the people that are there. I was able to learn how to best serve them, and how to teach them in best ways. I'm so grateful for this trip.