Thursday, February 19, 2009

To Utah we go!!

Mission Reunion

From August 2000-2002, Freeman served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Washington D.C. He taught about Jesus Christ and served the people in the community. When we took a trip up to Utah, we had a small reunion of other missionaries who served with him. It was great to hear everyone's memories of all the people they taught and everyone's progress. I am so proud of my husband for serving a mission. He had grown so much spiritually and was full of so much knowledge when he came home. His family was blessed while he was gone and I feel like our own little family is blessed by him serving a mission.

Elder Littledyke and Elder Carney

Elder Freeman Carney, Tiff, Brittany, Elder Littledyke and Elder Curtis
(Ok, I do have an excuse for my pudgy tummy...Baby #3)

Freeman's favorite missionaries
The McQuivey's

Grandma and Grandpa Erickson came down from Emmett, Idaho to visit with us in Utah. They surprised the kids with a new quad!
They even picked out a blue quad to match Daddy Freeman's quad!

Freeman's first ride.
After a few minutes he was standing up just like how dad does it.

Here is Nate admiring the quad. He was chasing it around saying, "Broom Broom"

Nate's first ride.

He wouldn't hold on to the handle bars(I don't know if he could even lift his arms in that jacket), but he kept his foot on the pedal and loved it.

Ryan and Greg Trader

AZ friends Reunion

We had made some really great friends in Phoenix, but unfortunately, they all moved! So we had a reunion up in Sandy, Utah at the Prestwich's home. We had such a great time. We had a tournament of air hockey, darts, foosball, 9ball, and fit Wii. Somehow everyone won, but the Carney fam, but we still had a great time! We even played rock band, and somehow convinced me to try the vocals. (First time ever in the history of tiff's life of ever singing karokee) Here are some pics of our weekend!

Bottom Row: Tom, Jessica, Kyla Toronto. Jake and Jeanne Prestwich. Little Freeman
Top Row: Monique, Greg, and Ryan Trader. Camie, Ella, Isaac and Jackson Draxler.
Nate, Freeman and Tiff.

Here we are at the Draper Temple Open House. This is where the Temple is open to the public before it is dedicated. We first met at the church where they had a video about temples, and then we were bused up the mountain. You quietly walk through the temple where they have signs explaining the different rooms. At the very end they took us in small groups and we were able to sit in the Sealing Room (where couples get married) and explained it.

After going through the temple, they had a church next door where they had beautiful pictures of Christ and a number of temples found throughout the world. Both the boys loved going through and I think their favorite was the huge chandeliers the rooms had.

The Carney Family

Rock Band

Freeman, Greg, Jake, and Monique

At Thanksgiving Point they have a great Dinosaur Museum.

Here is Freeman discovering fossils.

Playing with dinosaurs in their big water/sand table.

Prehistoric Shark.

Nate wasn't too happy about this shark attack.

Nate was all over the place. Here he is looking around at the dinosaurs.

Family Day
Free, Freeman, Grandma and Nate

2nd Cousins
Lincoln and Freeman

Cousin Amy and Freeman

Afternoon at Temple Square

Here is the view from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. You can see the old Tabernacle and the SLC Temple.

Freeman and Dad


Gates & Tausha said...

YAY!! I've been WAITING for someone to post pics of the Prestwich hotel experience!!! :) I'm so sad we couldn't go. You guys went ALL OUT on the Utah trip---how GREAT!!! And congrats on baby #3 Tiffany!!! :)

Tiffani said...

Yeah for baby number 3! How exciting! And it looks like you guys had such a fun time on your vacation! Your boys are getting so big and are so cute!

The Wright's said...

What the heck, you are prego?!! Wahoo, congratulations!! That is so exciting, I am a bit stunned right now though. Wow, what great news!

Grandma Jo said...

We loved hanging out with you guys.

Thanks for all my wonderful grandkids.

Love grandma

Rosie said...

It was really great to see Freeman again. My wife and I love your blog!
It's really to bad that Elder Curtis had to be a loner that night!

The Becker Bunch said...

Congratulations!! Are you nervous about 3? I'm pretty scared!!:) You do show a LOT earlier...I've learned that one!! Utah looked like a blast! See you this week at ABC school. We should plan to go somewhere and let Lilee and Nathan run around! We can chat then!!:)

The Cutest Allens Ever! said...

Wow, that is so fun! I'm glad you had a great time. I'm happy to see the Prestwich's are doing good, I totally miss them. Congrats on baby #3. You will do great with 3, I just know you will. Good luck!:)

Doorly said...

Hey Tiffany! I always look at your blog and think how beautiful your family is. I hope you are doing good and I hope you have a little girl! They are fun. Check out our blog at kdwinegarfamily. Say hi to Freeman for us.