Thursday, July 9, 2009


When we found out we were moving to Des Moines I was most excited about the fact that we were only 3 hours away from Nauvoo. Not wanting to pass the experience up, Garret and I along with Russell, another sales rep, went to Nauvoo on Sunday. Sundays are the only days we have off and what better way to spend it than going to Nauvoo.

Garrett had already been but not I. I just ate it all up. I love learning and learning about church history really opened my eyes up. I've been reading the D&C each day trying to even learn more. Here are some pictures from our journey. The weather was perfect and it wasn't crowded at all. It felt like we were on a personal tour the whole time.
Crossing the Mississippi

Entering IllinoisThe original Sun image
Lyon Drug is where Garrett's Grandma served when she was a missionaryI am jumping rope over the rope we made.
Joseph, Hyrum and Emma's Graves

I told Garrett we needed to vary our "stand by each other with our arms wrapped around each other" pose we always do. Thus, I am sitting on the stairs of Joseph's Red Brick store by a flower pot. This is where the Relief Society was established.
This was Garrett's pose of choice... This is the seventies hall. I loved all the artifacts it had in there.

And we're back to the traditional pose in front of the BEAUTIFUL Nauvoo Temple.A statue of Joseph and Hyrum

Coming away from Nauvoo both of our tesitmonies were stronger. I felt so lucky and blessed to be a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I am also so grateful for the opportunity temples give us and to be able to be sealed to Garrett forever. Going to Nauvoo was a dream fulfilled and something I will never forget.


John and Anna said...

Ohhh... I'm so glad you got to go there! I love Nauvoo! And I'm a fan of all the poses! :)

Bekah Condie said...

What a fun little trip! Don't you just love the history of it all? You guys look good! Hope everything is working out for you.

JoAnna Bischoff said...

Sarah I just happened upon your blog and I am super excited about it, I haven't heard from/about/of you for quite some time. You life sounds pretty exciting, congrats on the house that way fun.
Well I hope life is well and you are happy, I am excited to keep update on your life via blog :) (lame I know but what can we do? :) )

Wendi said...

Oh Sarah, I love you! I am so glad you got the opportunity to go to Nauvoo, it really is so special there. I am also glad we get to talk on the phone sometimes! Speaking of which I got your random text the other day.... haha I will call you soon! :)

Katie said...

I love Nauvoo and I agree that going there really strengthens your testimony. Your pictures are so cute! Did you get a chance to go to Carthage jail?

By the look so good! You are Garrett are such a cute, good looking couple!

I love that you guys love Chuck, I think that he is so funny!

McCall and Eric said...

Hey Sarah! I found your blog through Katie's, hope you don't mind! What an exciting life you have, you've been so many places! I've never been to Nauvoo, it sounds amazing. I hope that everything is well for you!

Debra said...

nauvoo is my choice for a mission, if we get to go. I am glad that you get to see different parts of the country with your summer job! gotta keep positive. Nauvoo was good for garrett's grandparents. Too bad you could not have seen Grandpa driving his wagon and team of horses. love you guys

Lisa said...

Hey Sarah..just wanted to pop in a say hi! I have a new blog now so check it out when you can. Miss seeing you guys! Stop by next time you are down this way in good ol' SLC.