Monday, May 2, 2016


What trip to Paris is complete without a trip to Versailles?

We had great weather and got there right after opening so we didn’t have any problems with lines getting in or buying tickets. It’s truly a wonder to see. The only issue we had was that it was 2 days before we came home and we were tired. Really just exhausted from all the walking we had already done.

So by the time we got to Marie Antoinette’s gardens and her little hamlet, we kind of skipped them.  We didn’t go into any of the little side gardens either. Still I got a picture of the Apollo fountain and that’s one I really wanted. The fountains only run certain days, but when they aren’t running the garden is free for visitors. We saw some locals running. How awesome would that be to be able to get your exercise in the gardens at Versailles?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oh What a Night!

We've been having a wind storm. I don't think I slept much at all last night. I swear I could feel my house moving during the bigs gusts. I went out around 10:30 pm and pulled my garbage cans into my garage so they didn't blow away. I don't know how high the gusts were in Ogden, but they seem to be as high as 90 mph in some areas. Crazy! We have a lot of trees down in my neighborhood but I still have power.

I called my mom and sisters this morning. Amy is in Oregon so I drove up to her house to check on it and it seems to be ok. Her church and my church meetings were canceled. So were my brother's but he lives in Kaysville and it sounds like they got hit pretty hard. They lost power (and their trampoline blew away) and decided to go to my moms for awhile.

My bishop called a ward council this morning and we all showed up and he made assignments. We got a bunch of the sisters called to check on them and make sure they had heat and to let them know there was no church. I've seen a few people out driving around checking up on people. As my bishop said this morning, this is really what church should be about: helping people. It's not just about going to meetings.

Anyway, they say the winds will die down later this afternoon and tonight. I hope so. I'd like a nap but don't know if it's possible to sleep with these gusts. Hopefully, I'll sleep well tonight.