Pioneer Trek.


Hello, dears! Sorry about disappearing this last little while. Last week Ryan and I had the opportunity to be a Ma and Pa for a Pioneer Trek for our Church. I'm going to be completely transparent with you and admit that I wasn't very excited about it. All I could imagine was the heat and dust we would be hiking through, sleeping on the hard ground and eating camp food. What I wasn't expecting were the 9 amazing children we were given stewardship over, the fun we would have together and the blessings that come when you put your trust in the Lord. It was an amazing and powerful experience that I'm so grateful to have had. I feel changed and inspired. I have a greater appreciation for the blessings I enjoy and for the pioneers who suffered so much for their faith. You can read more about the Pioneer Trek here and see a great slideshow of images (keep a lookout for Ryan!) right here.

I've got a couple of surprises planned for you this week. A giveaway I know you're going to love and a free download! Hooray! But before all of that fun I have laundry to do, a fridge to stock and five sweet faces to kiss on.

14 comments:

  1. What a great opportunity! Thanks for being transparent about your initial reaction and sharing the gifts you received.

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  2. You guys look so authentic! Great outfits! The second I read "ma & pa" I got choked up. It took me back to my own experience being on a trek. It was so hard & so wonderful!

    Love, Bree

    PS: I bet the pioneers would have loved some shades and good shoes, too!

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  3. You two look great and very authentically pioneer-ish. I'm so glad it turned out to be a good experience for you.

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  4. so cute! can't wait for stories.
    love, lin

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  5. I'm so glad you loved your trek! Did you go to Bing Canyon (owned by the Church)? We went there 4 years ago and had a similarly amazing experience as a ma/pa team.

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  6. how about the Mountain Meadow Massacre?

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  7. Great photo. My mother (62 years!) just did the same thing out in W.A. She said she had some hesitation at the start but by the end she loved it and learned so much from the journey. What a great experience.

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  8. That seems like a really awesome experience - especially for the kids! I'll bet they had a blast! ps. you two make absolutely adorable pioneers! :)
    -giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  9. I just found your blog and have to comment that I too participated in our stake's trek at the same location as you. I loved it so much! We went in June and our youth have not stopped talking about it since. I loved that the spirit was so strong on that property and can't wait until we get to do it again in four years!

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  10. That's a tough job, Ma. So proud of you for pulling that cart.

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