Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Cheesecake Factory

Friday night after work we went to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that came to Phoenix. They were here to celebrate Arizona's 100 year birthday! It was great to see them in person, such a huge choir. It is amazing to see how perfectly still they are and then when they move in synchrony it is quite dramatic. I am sure the acoustics are better in the Conference Center or the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City rather than in a basketball arena. We also went to the Mesa Temple and did sealings for my grandmother to her parents and a few other relatives that have passed on. What a great feeling to join the generations together.

On the way home we went to Cheesecake Factory. You know, they have a great hamburger there, and we tried the best cake called Chris' Outrageous Chocolate Cake.  Let me tell you that if you like chocolate, and coconut cheesecake, and German chocolate cake, this is a great thing! BUT eat in a group of 3 or 4 because it is large.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hiking in January

 Part of the joy of being in Arizona is the weather in the winter. It is been amazingly warm, in the 70's. The desert was calling so we used our National Park pass and went to Saguaro Park for a hike. There are some great views.  Perfect temperature, a little breeze, and slightly overcast.

Carrie's family photos

Carrie's sister Becky was visiting from Oklahoma for the sealing of their adopted son, James. While she was here we took the opportunity to have a photo together with the whole family. You can see more pictures and read more about sealings on Becky's Blog.