Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Handcart Story

We had to fit everything in 5 gallon buckets

My family "Pimped My Wagon" for our skit- check out the chrome 52's!!

Ryan's family

Danielle's family "The Hill's!!"

Our ward- what a montley crue- the picture was taken the last day!

Okay, so if any of you know Ryan and I we do not come from "pioneer stock". However we were both given the opportunity to spend a week with the youth of our Stake and experience a handcart journey. We did a pioneer treck. I will sum it up in a few words: hot, exhausting, beans and weanies, runny potatoes, super sweaty, dirty, stinky, very physically challenging, wonderful experience, and unforgetable. There was a hoe down on the last night and Ryan actually danced with me!! We both gained such a stronger testimony of what the pioneers went through. We will forever be greatful! We think EVERYONE should experience a pioneer handcart treck at least once in their life to truly get a small glimps of what the pioneers sacrificed!

We also loved the family grouping we were put in. My family was the best (thought Ryan begs to differ)! The kids in our Stake are really one of a kind- we felt such a bond with them. The pictures above are all taken on the last day- thus the reason we all look so good (ha ha)!


Alyssa said...

I agree with all you said of how it was although my family was the best. haha. I can't wait to get some pictures on my blog later when I finally get the chance. Oh and also I had a fun time with you too. I think you're really funny and had fun cheering you on when you hiked with the cart.

Lisa said...

How fun that you were able to go! What darling pictures!!