Sunday, November 29, 2009

Picture Story of My Last Few Weeks

Life in the Holy Land

I have been to a lot of ruins and castles over the past few weeks but this was one of my favorite. We got to be there as the sun was setting and it was so beautiful.

Yes I was a Falafal for Halloween. Explanation: this is a popular middle eastern food. It typically includes 3 falafal balls in a pita with veggies and humus. Google it for a picture of the real thing and this costume will become that much better

Just chilling in the Jordan River... no big deal

We visited a Mosque in Jordan and had to be fully decked out in black robes. I felt a little like I was in Harry Potter

Pools of Bethesda

Petra rocked my world! It was one of the favorite places I have been to thus far. It was amazing

Sukkot at the Western Wall watching the Jewish people wack their willows

I love the Old City. It is so different then what I expected . The limestone streets are my favorite.
Egypt was a blast as you can tell. We spent about 9 days there.

Jane and I on the Villa Delerosa. We had to do a certain amount of sites by the end of our class so some days we would just go around all day seeing churches and places on the list

Dome of the Rock for the first time. We can only go during certain times and it's hard to coordinate with class and our trips, so I haven't been able to go as much as I would like.

I have been so busy I haven't had a spare moment to do anything. I decided my mind needed a break for a few minutes so I decided it was about time I did a blog of what I have been up to. I don't have that much time so this will be mostly photos.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Love Lauren Forever

I miss Lauren tons. So, I thought i should do something for her. Lucky for me, I have one of the most creative fianc├ęs in the world. So I took her idea and put my own little spin on it. I love you Lauren. I can't wait to be sealed to you. You are my absolute favorite. I hope you like this. I am so excited for the big day. As you can see, I think about it a lot

I think about it when I sleep.

I think about it jumping in front of her place last year.

Still jumping for joy.

I think about it on creepy BYU pathways after hours.

I think about it at the ESC where we first unofficially met.

I think about it while I ride Cougars.

I think about it while whispering in a Cougar's ear.

How can I not think about it when I'm around ducks?

I think about it in front of Provo Temple.

I think about it in front of my place last year.

I think about it while discussing principles of faith with Joseph Smith.

I think about it when I go to Del.

I think about it in front of the Timpanogos Temple.

I think about it when i drive.

To be honest, I think about it all the time. I am thrilled that Lauren has decided to be my wife. She makes me a better person every day. I look up to her and respect her. She makes me incredibly happy. I look forward to the day we kneel in the temple and make the eternal covenant of marriage with one another on June 12, 2010. I love you Lauren.

-Michael Reid