Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
A picture of where we stayed. It was about 5.5 miles south of Nauvoo. It was a wonderful place. We all had our own beds (2 doubles in 2 rooms), 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a family room with couches and a tv. The tv went unused but the 2 bathrooms were life savers!
Our view from the back porch. Breathtaking! (Ok, so maybe not evident from the picture, but it really was!)
Cephais and his sisters actually run the market we stopped at, so we got a good glimpse of all they grow to put in their market. These are his tomatoes. I told him he needs to teach me how to grow tomatoes because I have failed miserably in the past. He assured me that if I lived there a month, he'd have me growing tomatoes! I almost took him up on the offer. ;-)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is a picture of myself, Lauri Pendleton, Jeff who portrays Joseph Smith in the pageant, Tammy Watts, and Wendy Brown.
When I originally planned the trip, my friend Tammy informed me that she had a dear friend who's family was in the pageant this year. So we called my parents and found out when they would be performing and was able to plan our trip so that we could watch them in the pageant. Tammy was so excited! Here she is with Jaron Packer and his sweet family.
This is the first night of the Nauvoo pageant this year. It was raining, and raining, and raining. They actually post-poned the pageant a half of an hour to see if it would let up a little. They finally were given the go ahead to start but the band that normally played the national anthem had already left, so one of the girls in the pageant sang it instead and did a beautiful job. The man to the right of her (looking at the picture) is Dallyn Bayles. He is performing with Phantom of the Opera right now and also performed at Women's Conference this year and also played Joseph in the pageant a few years back. He was in the audience that night and gave the opening prayer. The rain continued to fall pretty much the whole pageant, but people were good sports and stuck around and the cast acted as if the rain wasn't there.