Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's about time for...GALILEE!!

Galilee was incredible and we covered so much ground in our 11 day trip. I am going to place just a few pictures of several of the places we visted to provide a slight glimpse of the sites we had the opportunity to see.

Beth Shean

Beth Shean

Nazareth Village.
This village was a great site because it brought things of ancient Nazareth to life including clothing, working, structures, and more. I really enjoyed seeing how things might have been during Christ's time.

Church of Annuciation (Nazareth)

Mt. Arbel - From this mountain, you can get an AMAZING view of the
 Sea of Galilee and the surrounding cities


Narazareth Village (somehow this picture got out of order).
 This is a replica of the tomb that Christ was laid in.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 4

Itinerary/Sites to Visit:
1.Roman Theater
2.Market for Shopping
3. Jordan River

Us girls and Chadwick (with his coke :) )

Spices at the market

Of all the places we visted in Jordan, the Jordan river was my favorite. Despite the EXTREME heat, I enjoyed my time there immensely. The peace that I felt here was incredible and it was wonderful to read the account of the Savior's baptism and ponder those events right at the possible site. I feel so blessed to be able to visit these miraculous places.

Me. Amber. (I was lucky enough to get her as a roomie in Jordan!)

Dipping my feet in the Jordan




Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 3

Itinerary/Sites to Visit:
1. Amman Citadel
2. Jabbok River
3. Jerash
Amman Citadel
Knuckles with the Huge Hand Statue :)

Me. Jeehee

Jabbok River - Where significant events happened in Jacob's life
(saw God, received the name "Israel").

Me. Megan. Jeehee
Jerash

Me. Jame. Jeehee. Mi'Kel


Elise. Me. Jeehee
Above the stadium at Jerash

Day 2

Itinerary/Sites to Visit:
1. PETRA!! (I have many more pictures of Petra, but too many to share here unfortunately)
2. Shobak Castle 


I finally got to ride a camel! Yay!!




Me.Jamie
Does this treasury look familiar to anyone?
 Watch Indiana Jones and you will know what I am talking about...
Actually, this so-called treasury is an ancient tomb...so spectacular!
Ancient Staircase?
Beautiful arches at Shobak Castle

Saturday, July 9, 2011

JORDAN: Day 1


Itinerary/Sites to Visit:
Mount Nebo - Where Moses was given a view of the promised  land.
 Madaba
Machaerus - Palace of Herod where John the Baptist was beheaded.


Mt. Nebo - Don't look at the brass serpent!! (Except if I remember correctly, if the people looked at the brass serpent they were healed, so I think that is why I am only covering one eye ;). I think we all are in need of a little healing, right?)

Elise and Me by a cool statue on top of Mt. Nebo

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Church at Madaba (My other Madaba pictures wouldn't load :( )

Machaerus - it was a long hike to the top...and hot
If you look closely you can see the columns at the very top.

I sure love the Chadwicks
Jeehee.Me

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Dearest Grandpa

This Father's Day my sweet grandpa Hobbs passed away. My dad was able to catch me on the phone to tell me right before I headed off to Jordan. The news was hard to hear as I was not expecting it to be so sudden. I wish I could be with the family during this time, but am not able to because of my studies. My grandpa is such a wonderful man and I love him so incredibly much. I am so grateful for the gospel that assures me that I will see him again. Grandpa was loved by all who met him and knew him, and you never left his presence without a smile. My memories with him are so precious to me. He will be missed greatly. Grandpa, thank you for always taking time for me and for leading our family with such a Christlike example. I love you and I can't wait to see you again.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shfelah, Shfelah, Goliath's Back*

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On Sunday, we headed on our Shfelah field trip. This field trip covers many awesome biblical places involving David, Goliath, Samson, etc. It was such a great day and one of our best field trips yet!

Gath, the hometown of Goliath


Holly.Me.Fenton.Jeehee
Amanda is standing in front. This is one of Brother Judd's daughters. We love having the professors' children here with us at the Jerusalem center. It makes the center feel more like home.
Bet Guvrin - Maresha

Bell Caves

I couldn't resist an Ariel moment :)

Me.Mi'kel.Jeehee.Jamie

Me practicing my slingshot.
Valley of Elah - Where David beat Goliath.

Bet-Shemesh

Me with these lovely ladies.
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Shfelah, Shfelah, Goliath's DEAD*

(*For all of you not at the Jerusalem Center, these are words from a song Dr. Chadwick wrote to help us learn to say "Shfelah" properly)