Kyna's wedding in St. George

We just returned from a fabulous weekend in St. George. We welcomed this weekend in very warmly after having to suddenly cancelling our camping plans with our friends Jai & Brittany because Bronson had a fever and throwing up. And then on Saturday we spent 3.5 hours in the Jiffy Lube not counting the 2 hours I spent there on Monday to finish what they didn't get to on Saturday.

Needless to say we were happy to escape to St. Gorgeous for one of my most favorite mission companions wedding. We are lucky to have Bronson's grandpa live in that area to stay for the weekend. Saturday we woke up bright and early to be in the temple in time for a 7:20 sealing. A few words to remember from what the sealer taught was: "You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to be worthy. Now that you're married, lower your expectations. Daily strive for a celestial marriage now that you've had a temple marriage."

Kyna was the most beautiful bride -- even at 7:20am! I thought about Kyna all week as she's been preparing and planning for this wedding without her mother who passed away while she was in high school. While we didn't know a single soul they were kind to treat us like family. Although we sure didn't look like family since we weren't wearing cowboy boots, rodeo award belt buckles or western white shirts. The horse picture is because Kyna is a cowgirl... she won the state championship in Breakaway roping. Look at her dress.

We got home from the brunch and spent some time helping Grandpa & Judy with projects around the house and then headed off to Zions National Park. It took us an hour to get there, we spent an hour there, and drove the hour back. It was too quick for us but we've been itching to see it, and we can't wait to go back again this fall. While Zions was beautiful, I LOVED driving through Rockville, a town of about 300 people right before the park entrance and admiring their cute homes, bed and breakfasts and old fashion church. We didn't have time to do any of the hikes so we rode the shuttle round trip around the park. We didn't do Zion's right since we left with way less than 10,000 steps for that day. But we got to appreciate the beauty for what we had time to do. We got back in time for Dan and Judy to take us to dinner at Gun Barrel. If we hadn't woken up at 5:45 that morning I totally would have had an evening walk around St. George but I was nearly dead. One of my favorite parts of the trip was spending time looking at a scrapbook made for Bronson's grandparents of their 50th anniversary present. Praying my children look as cute as Bronson when he was a boy.

Sunday we went to church and had a delicious lunch and homemade peach cobbler from their tree! They taught me how to make gravy -- and with confidence! They invited Kay Wilson over, a first cousin to Elder Dallin H. Oaks. I kept thinking they were brothers because they look and talk so similarly.

After lunch we made our way back to Provo and while we had originally planned to make a detour to Cedar Breaks National Monument, they've had various fires in that area and didn't want to risk having to turn around, we stopped by Kolob Canyon which is part of Zions (its the back side of Zions), as recommended by Judy. We were driving on the red asphalt unsure about the "wowness" of the canyon only until we turned around a corner and Bronson and I simultaneously and a very audible gasp followed by a "WOOOOOW" it was stunning. We stopped at a few view points and its even more majestic when you're out of the car looking at it.

1 comment

  1. Another great share!
    Jim and I stayed in one of those bed & breakfast homes on our honeymoon! Love Zion!


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