Nauvoo Trip – More Pictures

Kansas City Temple after doing Baptisms
James and Ammon in the Truman Library/Museum
Anthony and Truman’s post-presidency cars
James and Sam posing
Ammon at Legoland
Ammon posing with Lego “mini-figs”
Ammon and a wizard “mini-fig”
Ammon building a race car
More building
Ammon and a giant Lego football
Boys (and Dad) at the WWI Museum
WWI cannon
Another cannon
Machine gun
Another machine gun
Trench mortar
Tank (armament photos courtesy of Anthony)
Lunch/dinner at local Mongolian Grill-type restaurant
Anthony takes a selfie with Jacob in the background along with our rental cars and Pres. Truman’s home in Independence, Missouri – We stayed at an AirBnB across the street that was the post for Truman’s Secret Service detail in the 60s and 70s
Far West, Missouri Temple Site
Scenes from Adam-Ondi-Ahman
Adam-Ondi-Ahman valley overlook
The family at Adam-Ondi-Ahman
Ammon and Jacob get cozy at the hotel in Hannibal, MO
Sam and Jacob in the Mark Twain cafe
Sam, Dad, and Jacob
Mom, Ammon, Ben, Anthony and James
Mississippi river boat tour
Dad and Jacob
Ben and James
Jacob, Sam and Anthony catch some rays (and Zzzs)
Ben, the ‘ol man of the river
“Are we there yet?”
Jacob’s bed in the kitchen of the old Nauvoo home we stayed in
Touring the Browning gunsmithing home
Appreciating the Browning guns
More guns
Browning machine gun
Ammon’s ready to roll
Gunsmith shop
Learning how they made the barrels
How they added the rifling
Inscription on one of Browning’s rifles
Early shotguns
Ammon approved
Guns + boys = smiles
One of the restored homes in old Nauvoo
In the wheelwright’s shop, showing how a wagon wheel was assembled and weathered
Monument to Sarah Leavitt on the “Trail of Hope” leading from town to the river
Visiting Carthage Jail
In the jailer’s bedroom where Joseph et al were their last night
Anthony checks out the the original door and bullet hole through which the bullet that killed Hyrum Smith was fired
Looking out the window Joseph Smith fell to his death
Standing below the upper window
Period “record player”
Period piano
Horses that pull the visitor tour wagon around part of old Nauvoo
More horses
More horses
Ammon poses at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Money Museum
Sam curls some actual gold
Old US coins on display
Gold dollars in various denominations
Ben talks to the pilot after our flight back to SLC

Concordia College Football Visit

Ben was invited to tour Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (next to Fargo, ND). Mom, Dad and Ben flew to Fargo Sunday morning on the 16th and stayed overnight to meet the football coaches and tour the campus.

Ben posing outside the main gym – wouldn’t look at the camera – trying to look dumb.
With head coach Terry Horan
With defensive coaches
Touring the campus with Dad and Mom
Trying on a Concordia jersey with his high school number (and wearing his HS hoodie).
Dressed out and ready to go
Posing with the big “C” in the locker room
Talking with a business professor

Random pictures

Dad and James (12/2/2021)
Jacob – nice hair (12/3/2021)
The family gathers for Grandma Grace’s 91st birthday (12/5/2021 – her birthday is on the 7th)
Ben helps to bring home the family tree (12/6/2021)
Mom helps out at Ammon’s school (12/7/2021)
Sam’s Christmas concert (12/8/2021)
Mom and Dad on Dad’s birthday at Zuppas (12/9/2021)
Celebrating Dad’s birthday at Tucanos – Anthony, Ben, Stewart, Sam, Jacob, June, Julles, Ammon
Grace, James, Dave, Lynette, Kris, LaMont, David, LaReita (12/11/2021)
Jacob at Walmart in the Lego isle – a bit short this year
Mom and Dad catch a movie during their anniversary trip/stay in SLC (12/27/2021)
Anthony gets his wisdom teeth removed (12/29/2021)
Pumpkin enjoying a warm body in Ben (12/29/2021)
Big snow (12/31/2021)
Ben wrestling tournament waiting his turn (12/31/2021)
Guys waiting for their match – Ben on far/top end

New kitchen countertops

Removing the old wall paper
Cleaning the walls
The desk too
Removing the backboards
Preparing to remove the countertops
Kitchen cleaned and ready for old countertop removal
Removing the old countertops
Removing the old sinks
Removing the old countertops
Taking them all out
Starting on the island
Replaced the desktop
New countertop in corner