July 24, 2008

Ode to Pioneers!

I have often been told to "Learn from the past, live in the present, and prepare for the future." After spending a semester in Nauvoo increasing my testimony of our pioneer heritage, and learning all that I could about the Prophet Joseph Smith and the early Saints, I take a quick moment to pause and thank those who paved the way for my family, and many others as members of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. After being forced out of many cities, losing our prophet, and suffering much pain for the Church, the saints walked through Nauvoo toward the Mississippi River on the Trail of Tears, or what I call the Trail of Hope, toward Utah. Upon reaching Utah, Brigham Young exclaimed "This is the place." Since then, the Gospel has reached the ends of the Earth. I owe so much to the pioneers, and will be ever grateful for their example of courageous righteousness.

July 23, 2008

Water Ski Fever

Here is a picture of my dad and I from my trip to Boise. My family and I went up to our cabin in McCall. I hadn't been able to ski on my new ski that often, so I was dying to do so! My new ski is the HO Phantom 8. I absolutely love it. I literally skied until my arms fell off,and I had bruises on my schin from my bindings. Totally worth it though! We played on the water like crazy, and did some packing for the river trip too, (the real purpose of the trip). Great fun! Can't wait to get on the river in a week!

Roses Are Red!

The other night when Ty got home from work he had some roses for me! I love roses, and these were beautiful! He is so thoughtful! I was leaving to go on a trip to Boise though, so I took a picture of them so that I could enjoy them longer!

July 14, 2008

Cookie Anyone?

Every week the guys out here have the chance to hit their "dinner goal" by reaching their weekly goal of installations. This week the guys made it, so we went to dinner on the company! Yay! We went to this restaraunt called "The Elephant Bar" where the food is okay, but the dessert is awesome! Ty and I ordered this giant ice cream cookie! It was so good!

July 13, 2008

Boogie Boarding

SO, after showing TyRell the blog, he asked where all of the cool pictures were of him boogie boarding, so here is one! This is at Huntington Beach, surfing capital of California! Ty does really well on the big waves, where as I get smashed by the waves becaused I usually can't touch! But it is tons of fun! Some of the trips have been pretty chilly, so we take the blankies, have some fun, and then try to get warm!

July 12, 2008

Beach Fun

To keep from spending too much money, we have been visiting the beaches in California regularly. Our favorite is Huntington beach, where the waves are big, the beach is nice, and the sun is bright! Our institute teacher here in Ca. lent us a large sun shade, so it was nice to have something to claim our spot and keep the sun off of our faces!


We have been living in Riverside, California for the summer. Ty moved here in the beginning of May to begin selling security systems and managing the office here. Steph moved at the beginning of Jume after finishing work helping out in a High School Special Education classroom. We love visiting for the summer, and have been doing some fun activities while we have been out here. A couple of weeks ago we went to Disney Land and California Adventure! It was a ton of fun! It was a full day in the sun, but we ran into too many fun characters, and rode all of the fun rides!

TyRell and Stephanie Stevens!
Married December 28, 2006 in the Boise, Id Temple. The day was cold, but beautiful! Following the ceremony and PARTY!, we enjoyed an awesome honeymoon in Whistler, Canada tearing it up on the ski hill ( more like gigantic ski mountains)! We love married life!