Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Giddy like a school boy!

It's finally here! Zach has been dreaming about going to school (literally), because he has been so excited! This morning we had to take some pictures of him running (literally) to school, because he could not hold back the excitement!
This was Zach last night, before school started...He tried on his new shoes, new back pack, with a new laptop in it, his school supplies, and of course the Snow College binder! He is set! Look at that smile! Isn't he the best!

One thing I LOVE about Zach is that he LOVES to learn. From the first day that we have been married, he always as time in the day when he is studying all sorts of topics. During lunch or free time he will cruise through things on Wikipedia to get a good idea of what things are, how things work, etc. etc. He is awesome. I am so excited for him to begin his college career here at Snow!

You know its time for a new...

sock when your feet look like this...
And you play with REAL sock puppets....
and a new haricut, when your wife cannot resist putting your hair in a pony tail and taking a mug shot of you, to show off your "wild side".

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Zachs Would you rathers...

So on the way to Nauvoo (which was a very long long drive) Zach asked me a few questions.....

Would you rather wash your body with a porcupine or a scorpion?

Would you rather walk the tight rope or lick a lions tooth?

Would sleep on the forest or next to some road kill?

My husband is a genius.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We love it!

We love it here in our new Sanpete, Sanctuary, Snow College home.

Zach got a job as a writer for the Sanpete Messenger Newspaper... Which is AWESOME!
I got a job teaching ballet and doing choreography at Snow College! Yeah!

We have GREAT neighbors.

We like Wal-Mart.

We are 5 min. away from everything we need to get to...except family.

We will be doing one of our favorite things alot...LEARNING.

and most importantly,
WE are in LOVE!
Life really is so full of blessings. I have a quote hung on my wall that reads;

"Your future is bright. It can exceed your fondest dreams and expectations. Not everything that happens in life will be as you have hoped and planned, but if you live so as to know the Lords will, you will find peace in your soul and great happiness. You will be among those who will enjoy the highest place of honor in human life." -Elder Faust

This is a wonderful time to be alive. There is goodness all around. Even in the hardest of times, Heavenly Father is in control, and loves us perfectly.

"We give praise to the Lord by praising the good, the Light, and the truth around us."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Cottage

We moved!
This is our new lovely home located at the "The Cottages". Zach and I packed up the Uhaul, with the help of his family, and we cruised down to Ephraim Utah where Zach is going to go to Snow college and I will attend the Utah State University Extension Program. We are so excited, like giddy school children! Our little place, I mean really little place, has treated us well so far. It is literally right across the street from the brand spankin new Library! We practically live RIGHT ON campus. I will be teaching Ballet at the Snow College Ballet Conservatory, which is right next to our house. Zach will have his classes all with in 5 minutes walking distance, and WE will be having the time of our lives. The air is already beginning to have that fall chill in the air when the sun sets, so it is nice to open all the windows and get excited for all the fall festivities! We feel so blessed. These are the good times. It truly is so fun to be on this little adventure of ours, starting out in a teeny, tiny apartment, with alot of love and opportunity! Wish us luck!

Oh yeah, I threw this picture in here because that day was wonderful! It was Zach's last day of work before we moved so we went on a special date to Macaroni Grill (with wedding gift card... Thank you!) and then got yummy gelato at Costco for 3$ for the both of us! It is the best. Zach is the best. Life is the best.
This is our front door, and main closet we have for all the storage we can possibly think of! Notice the framed letter "P"....I made that from paper at roberts, cut out a linen P, and framed it in a Saver's 2$ frame. I am pretty proud of the piece of work, and the Power last name!
This kind of shows the kitcthen...Zach and I found the table and chairs at 2 garage sales, painted them, and made a little table cloth. The furniture is from a lady in out ward who moved to a rest home, so we were so grateful that she thought of us!
And this is my favorite wall! All the right pictures are not in the right frames yet, but My mom came down to help us move in, and we were up till midnight hanging this master collage...Zach accidentally calls it the "mirage"... just a thrifty note...I got these frames either at Savers, DI or had them from before I got married. The lamp was 3$ at DI, and I got the book shelf when I first started my college career.
Well I need to still go unpack some boxes, and get organized. Pictures of the bedroom and office coming soon!

Nauvoo 2010: Operation Family Reunion

Zach and I drove out to Nauvoo with his unlce Preston and Aunt Marilyn and family. WE HAD A BLAST! Some of Zach's family live in Nauvoo so we were able to stay with them. This family reunion was HUGE...just think Grandma Melba has 73 grandchildren, with more on the way! It was awesome. We really loved seeing the sites, learning about the early church history, and playing with all the cousins. Here are just a few pictures from the trip...enjoy!At Jopseph and Emma Smith's grave.
The tour guide asked us all to ponder about what the Lord did for the Pioneers, and what he does for us, when we got to the end of the Trail of Hope. The Trail of Hope is where the saints lined up on a freezing winter morning to cross the Mississippi and begin their trek west ward to Zion. I snapped a picture of Zach while he was thinking, because the experience was very special. We both have testimonies of God, and that He truly is intimately concerned and connected with out everyday lives.

Here is Grandma Peterson! She is on a mission in Nauvoo and loves it! She performs and gives tours, so it was fun to have all the family there while she was serving.
ps. this was the sky when we got home from Nauvoo. It was absolutely beautiful.
Here it is. This temple is laced with beauty. It truly is an emblem of such Faith, and Sacrifice. Zachery decided that this is his favorite temple. We were able to go through it and feel the peace that is there.
We play Hopscotch while we kiss....
This was taken in front of Carthage Jail where Joseph Smith was Martyred.
Nikki, Trent, Kylie, Zach....(Trent is one of Zach's favorite cousins) We loved being with them.
We loved the trip and would highly suggest that everyone makes trip out to Old Nauvoo with in their life time!

Our first ever Power Family FOOD STORAGE!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding Flashback

So it has almost been 6 MONTHS! Yahoo! (on the 25th!)Best day ever.
What great memories then...
And what great memories being made now!
Life, Love, and Zach are the best.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sleep Talking

The other day I woke up in the night. Then I heard Kylie say "And please bless this dear family. In the name of Jesus Christ." I said in the dark "Amen" to her sleeping prayer. I reached over to pat her and felt her hands clasped in a praying fashion on her fast asleep self. I wouldn't be surprised if she had a quant little grin on her face. I love this girl. She is a charm, even when she is asleep and praying for families.

-Zach T. Power-

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