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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scenes from September

A few little snapshots to remember from September:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Brigham City Temple

Yesterday a new temple was dedicated in Matt's small hometown. The Brigham City Temple is amazingly beautiful, as is the purpose that it will serve. And while every new temple is exciting, like President Packer said yesterday, "This is Brigham City, so it's special." Brigham City has a rich pioneer heritage and it's neat to think of what it must mean to those pioneers to now have a temple in the town that they settled and loved. Matt, Jake and I walked through the temple with his entire family when we first arrived in Utah a few weeks ago, and yesterday, Matt and I attended its dedication service with my family. It was such a happy occasion.
Image via the Deseret News
PS: Ever wonder what a Mormon temple looks like inside? You can see pictures of the Brigham City temple here. It's so pretty! And if there's ever a new temple being built in your area, there will be an open house that the entire public -- regardless of religion -- is invited to attend when the temple is completed.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Peachy Reunion

Matt was born and raised in a cute little small town, and he fit the mold quite nicely: He was the star quarterback, homecoming king, all-state athlete in multiple sports... you get the idea. Matt loves his hometown and, if any of our grocery store runs while visiting are an indication, it seems to love him back.
Matt circa 2001. Such a little heartthrob. (Sorry, Babe. It's just too cute to resist!)

For years, I've heard about the famed Peach Days that his hometown hosts every September. The peach cobbler! The cars! The peach cobbler! The people! And the peach cobbler! There are also lots of booths and a mini-fair atmosphere with a bunch of rides, but word on the street is that those are a much bigger hit among highschoolers who are hitting on other highschoolers. So, we stuck to the cars and peach cobbler.

Let it be known, however, that I hate cars. Hate them, I tell you. These feelings of detest are fresh thanks to a flat tire on one of our cars during the move, the cost of two replacement tires, and the new set of brakes that the other car received a couple days ago. Cars make me want to cry. That said, even I could appreciate the pretty, shiny old cars on display at Peach Days. They're just so cute, you know? And surely cute cars don't get flat tires or need new brakes, right? They get a pass in my book either way. Also, the peach cobbler was fantastic.

On another note, Matt is old and it was his 10-year high school reunion that same night. It was really fun for him to see old buddies and classmates, and it was really fun for me to meet the people from the stories and get a glimpse at that cute little homecoming king I married. We only took three pictures at the reunion -- one of the decor, one of me and Matt, and another of Matt and his six-years-older brother Nate who came to chaperon the event. Kidding. Actually, Nate married Laci, who was Matt's classmate (and ex-girlfriend. What can I say? Matt has good taste in women.), and it was great getting to hang out with them all night.
The people-watching was stellar. Apparently, so was watching the little roller coaster.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Color!

We woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to get a bright and colorful little workout.
The Color Run is billed as the "Happiest 5K on the planet," and I whole-heartedly agree. It was so much fun! A 5K goes by crazy fast when you're dancing and doing cartwheels through tunnels of colorful chalk every kilometer. And who wouldn't want to kick off their weekend with a big post-race chalk party? Good morning to you, too, Saturday!
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