Our last stop before home was the Petrified Forest National Park. It was really interesting to walk around and see all of the trees that are now hardened crystals. We were able to learn why the trees turned to crystals and we were also able to go on walks around some of the main places where trees have fallen. It is weird to think that this now desert used to be wetlands!
This was our first stop on our way back home. We didn't really spend too much time here, just enough to drive through and stop and take pictures every once in a while! Even though we didn't go on any hikes, it was still a gorgeous place! We are so glad we were able to go through!
So I realized that I haven't updated this blog since we got back to Arkansas over a month ago! It's about time! On our way home we went to 3 National Parks, so I will upload pictures from each one. We had such a nice time being home. We were able to spend time with family, go to the pool and lake, and enjoy a break from school!
We met February '06 when we started working together. We dated for several years and got sealed August 2, 2008 in the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple. Both Stephen and I graduated in this year! Stephen is working hard and enjoying his job. We are so excited because we are expecting our first little baby boy at the end of November.