Last week Matt and I were finally able to go on our Pioneer Trek last week.
I found a link that sums up what a Pioneer Trek is HERE.
Pioneer Trek is, by definition, an opportunity to experience a similar "leaving behind", to serve our ancestors, to get to know ourselves, new friends, and our Father in Heaven.
Our trek was from June 22-25... and it is one of the top 5 memories of my life!
We had so much fun.
1~ This is our ward family that went on the Trek. Everyone seemed to have a great time, though none of us wound up in a family together. We all had the opportunity to meet new people from various wards in the Stake.
2~ After we loaded everything up on the trailers, we rode three buses down to Temple Square. We went into this giant theater where the Salt Lake Temple President spoke to us about the pioneers and sacrifice.
After the Temple President was done speaking to us, we watched a movie called The Stonecutter
3~ After a leaving Salt Lake, and after a LOOOONNNGGG bus ride... we arrived at our destination.
Matt and I were introduced to our family of eight kids. We chose a handcart, chose a family name, and started getting to know each other.
4~ We were the Tumbleweeds. We had three sons... Sterling, Ryan, and Riker & we had five daughters... Amber, Amber, Chantel, Megan, Natalie.
These kids were AMAZING! They really were meant to be with us. We had so much fun, and worked together really well. I could not have asked for a better group.
I actually miss the trek, and wish we were still on it, but I know that there will be another time that we will get to go.