Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Lance and I received free tickets from his boss to the Jazz game last night. We usually get them a couple times a year but these were great tickets! And seeing Korver up close made me a wee bit giddy.....

Sorry for the nose shot up above.
We sat directly behind the opposing team, Phoenix Suns, and heard all their comments, plans and complaints( cuz we kicked their tails!) Shaq fell down......


And again....

Warming up after halftime

It was a lot of fun. We haven't had too much fun lately, Lance and I, so we really deserved a night out by ourselves. hee hee hee

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Second day in Rome we went to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum! Way cool.

Besides telling us great facts about how and why the Colosseum was used, we got an account of how the movie 'Gladiator' did NOT depict the way it really was. Shocking, I know. And the letters S.P.Q.R. are everywhere!!!! On the sidewalks, street signs, buildings. It basically stands for, the Senate and People of Rome.

Inside the colosseum

Next we went to the Roman Forum. It was the center of all Political goings-on during the time. Not a lot left of it. I have a secret wish to be transported back into that time and observe how it all worked.

This is an old temple built for an emperor and his queen.

Lance and I walking around the Forum.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Sunlight inside St. Paul's Basilica

I don't even know where to begin. We visited so many places, The Colloseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, The Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum! I haven't even posted about Halloween yet! I will start with some photos from St. Paul's Basilica.

was Sunday, November 9th during Mass. I had a very strong feeling of the Spirit there. Mass was being conducted, but they allow tourists in to most sections. You can hear the organ playing, and the choir of priests singing. It was beautiful. But it was what happened to me while we were standing there that will be with forever.

A testimony that I belong to the true church, and that the man standing next to me (Lance), looking like a typical tourist, actually holds the keys to the priesthood, overwhelmed me. Of course, I already knew the church was true, but we need to always be worthy and willing to build upon our testimonies, especially now. Needless to say, I had to put my sunglasses back on inside the Basilica because of my tears.

Mosaic on the outside entrance

Look at those gorgeous marble columns

St. Paul's sarcophagus is said to be here

Lance and I at the St. Regis Grand Hotel Farewell dinner