John on August 27th, 2010

The exciting day finally arrived for Steven and Amanda. The wedding was simple and elegant, with a beautiful bride and bridesmaids. We took the wedding party to Prince’s Island Park in downtown Calgary. We’ve had heavy smoke in Calgary from forest fires in B.C.. I was concerned about the effect of the smoke on the […]

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John on August 27th, 2010

Tim and Crick have the cutest kids. You might not be able to tell from the photo on the right, but there are only two of them. As usual, they were a bit shy, but they didn’t take long to open up and relax around the camera. They have a great back yard with a […]

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John on August 23rd, 2010

Mark and Jenn were married in Waterton.  It’s a beautiful town with a lot to choose from for photo backdrops.  Waterton has a dark side though; it’s very windy.  Overlooking the lake is the Prince of Wales Hotel.  It sits majestically at the top of a hill where, if you go outside, you’ll have to […]

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John on August 23rd, 2010

I really had fun with Wally and Gill.  The small ceremony was in their friend’s back yard.  It was beautifully landscaped with several trees and flowers.  They also had reflecting globes that added a neat touch.  The weather also cooperated enough to hold back the rain while the overcast sky made the greenery really come […]

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John on August 7th, 2010

John and I attended the temple at 6 am.  We returned back to the motel room at 8:15 and went with the kids to have breakfast.  The motel had a self-serve kitchen.  We ate cereal, toast, and waffles. After we packed up the van, we drove over to the temple to walk around and take […]

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John on August 5th, 2010

We woke up early, had showers, ate oatmeal for breakfast and broke camp at 9am. We left Salt Lake city and drove to Layton, Utah. We stopped and shopped at Target Superstore. The kids got clothes, we bought groceris for lunch, etc. We made sandwiches (deli-meat, lettuce, red onion, tomato, cheese), sugar peas, bananas, and […]

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John on August 5th, 2010

We woke up early to have breakfast and catch the 9am shuttle bus to Temple Square. John made us pancakes for breakfast. Temple Square was amazing. It is 35 acres. We had Sister missionaries give us a short tour. They took us to the Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall, and the South Visitors Centre. In the […]

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John on August 5th, 2010

We woke up in the morning, and John, Victoria, William, and Douglas went swimming in the indoor pools. Yesterday the temperature was cool; it fluctuated between 18 C and 29 C. When we camped at Bluewater Lake State Park outside Mesita, New Mexico, it was cool also. We had to wear a light jacket while […]

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John on August 3rd, 2010

This morning the campground looked nicer than I thought. The lake seemed nice. There were people that arrived early so they could go boating. John is taking pictures at a lookout after we climbed out of the valley from the campground. Gasoline at the Indian Village at the continental divide. – Victoria 12:26pm Left Gallup. […]

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John on August 3rd, 2010

We got up earlier to shower and get ready for church. Packed up the tent and sleeping bags. The family tenting next to us had two small children (about the ages of 1 and 3). They were dressed in church clothes this morning, too. They arrived at church just after us. We learned that this […]

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