We started our Saturday/anniversary by going to the St. George temple and performing sealings for the dead. This was the first time Andrew and I had done sealings together (besides our own, of course), and I was flooded with the spirit. It reminded me of our own wedding day and the promises we made to each other and to God, and I was so honored to have the opportunity to stand as proxy for another couple and provide them the opportunity to be together forever.
The rest of the day we took on the tourist role and went to all the Church historical sites in town. We started with the Tabernacle, then went to Brigham Young's winter home (even he knew that snow is not meant to be lived in!), and finally the home of Jacob Hamblin (I didn't know who he was, but his stories were AWESOME! I loved hearing about his life and the amazing spiritual promptings he received throughout it.) If you've never visited those spots, do it some time. It was really fun. (Even Andrew, who was not excited at first to visit said sites, ended each tour interested and grateful we had gone.)
Our day ended at Anasazi Steak House, a restaurant recommended to us by Andrew's sister, Tiffany. What a way to end an anniversary! It was delicious. Cooking our own steak on a 700degree rock and sandwiching that awesome experience with cheese and chocolate fondues. Yum!
On our last full day in St. George, we went to Zion's National Park. It was beautiful, but it was also a zoo! Oh my goodness, apparently Memorial Day weekend is the time to start hiking. Because of the insane crowds, we were really only able to do one small hike up to a lookout. Still, it was worth it. We already have plans to return in a few months and try some of the more intense hikes.
So I'd say our trip was a success. It gave Andrew and I some time to just relax and talk. I love spending time with him . What a great life I have!
Andrew and Maichael
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