FLDS children in the springtime. This is me participating in what the FLDS call “Hundreds Day.” I had never heard of this before, but what a fun day filled with math activities! Save Save Save
Once upon a time, there was a library in this town. Then poof! It was gone in a pile of smoke. Decades later, the people who loved the town of Hildale & Colorado City decided it was time for a new library to increase the happiness and education of the children, among other things. Little by little, the dream of a new library took shape. I have documented some of… Read More
Just documenting the joy as I see it. When we moved here, we were under the impression that there was never any joy for the children. In fact, it seems that children are outside playing more and more. Something wonderful is happening.
After taking us to the zoo and showing us the planned renovations, on the spur of the moment, Andrew Chatwin took Tolga and I on a hike to the Amphitheater – just minutes from our cottage! It was absolutely stunning and a mind-blowing experience for us – not to mention that I got sucked into quicksand along the way. Please enjoy our short little video clips. Click on a photo… Read More
The FMJ Zoo is a 12-acre parcel that was turned into a small zoo by one of the Crick’s most beloved people, “Uncle Fred Jessop.” From what I understand, Uncle Fred loved children and created the zoo to bring enjoyment to the little ones growing up here. It used to have bears, a giraffe I think, and more. At some point,Uncle Fred died and the zoo was forced to close. Today… Read More
It was beautiful to see all the FLDS here exercising their right to vote.
Ever since the tragic flood of 2015 (read about it HERE), this community is very sensitive whenever there is a flood warning, or when it floods. Tolga and I were out walking – taking photos – early in the morning when the rain started. Within an hour, the rains had created a raging flood that was so powerful, we worried it was going to wash a walkway bridge away. We… Read More
This is from the first walk we ever went on in the Crick. In fact, I know this is hard to believe, but Tolga being the city boy he has been his whole life has never had the urge to go experience nature. In the 12 years we have been together, we never once even went on a hike! So this was our very first nature walk together so I… Read More