Iceland - The Golden Triangle

Back in June, we went to Iceland en route home from Europe. When you fly Iceland Air you can have free stopovers there and we were excited to have a bonus adventure before we returned home. We expected a lot, because we've seen the pictures and heard grand stories ....more

last weekend: some friends from China and a Mia Maid retreat

This is a post about both of those things up there...totally separate, yet intertwined this last weekend. When we lived in China there were some pretty great people who looked out for us. And helped us survive....more

Max coming at you in Chinese

So my brother helped me figure out how to put Max's Chinese audio here on the blog.Just had to share as we are waiting for his letter to come in tonight.Here he is: If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Yes, of course I'm sure it's not perfect, but Dave says he speaks a lot better than he did seven months in ....more

missionary Max

I'm trying to do a "Missionary Monday" every now and then, but I don't think I've ever actually written them on a Monday. ...more

the end and the beginning

Last week Elle ended her summer semester at BYU Provo and started anew on the island of Oahu smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean....more

Hau'oli la hanau ia 'oe #18

Today this girl right here turns EIGHTEEN. Yes, I have another child who is just plain OLD. And in Hawaii, because that's where she is right now, they say "Hau'oli la hanau ie 'oe" (just in case you didn't know that, Elle:) ...more

tributes to our time in Paris and London from Grace

Ok, here are two more of Grace's videos. Makes me want to pack my bags and head right back on over to those magical places.Just FYI on this France one...the shot with Lucy that looks like she has a bloody nose is actually her chocolate ice cream between Musee D'Orsay and The Louvre. ...more

the best nine-year-old traveler and the tail-end of London

See this girl right here? And see where she is pointing? ...more

Grace's video on Switzerland

Grace has whipped up a few videos from our Europe trip.You know when something helps you remember something precious, it becomes even more precious to you? ...more