30 degrees, but the sun was wonderful!
Jane Austen Ball We love to dress up! Date night.
A hike to a desert oasis!
Sleigh Rides, Melinda got to drive!
A sweet (and cold) trip to the Sacred Grove!
D.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was first printed!
Wedding day! Russel still sweeeps me off my feet!
Hike to the desert windcaves!
On our trip to New York, Peter Whitmer Home, Church Restoration Site
On top of the Empire State Building, New York
Another chance to dress up, we’ll take it!
Russel and Melinda visiting the Statue of Liberty
We graduated college and had our baby on the same day! 2011
The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. We haven’t stopped singing the songs since we saw it!
We loved the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway!
Visiting Ellis Island, Immigration Building
Finding green space in New York City, and a fun rock to climb on!
What a beautiful trip to visit family in Canada!
Melinda on our hike to the desert oasis!
Melinda collecting eggs from our chickens!
Melinda at the HIll Cumorah!
Visiting Ellis Island in New York, looking across at the Hospital wing.
Gathering fall leaves in New York!
Melinda gathering leaves in the fall.
Planting strawberries in our garden.
Melinda painting a mural.
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Our wedding day was wonderful! 2008
Beside the Sweetheart Bridge where Russel proposed
The beginning of our courtship!
Melinda with her little sister, 2007
p Melinda in High School
Melinda in high school riding bareback on her favorite horse!
Young Melinda being led on horse by grandma.
Russel visiting the Lady Liberty, New York!
Russel tilling our garden! Yay!
Russel seems taller in this picture.
Russel installing office doors in our home.
Russel forming paving stones for our garden pathway.
Service project with the Boy Scouts
Russel working in a garden
Russel on our hike to desert the oasis!
Russel and our dog Davy Crockett.
Oh yes, the art of the barbeque!
Melinda next to Russel’s tomato plant, it grew 3 more feet after this picture!
Russel at the Mormon Battalion Visitor Center
Russel on return trip to his mission, Those aren’t monkeys!
Coconut milk right from the source!
Russel absolutley loved his mission! 2006
Russel on his mission in the Phililipines
Russel on a steep trail hiking trail.