• Wedding Photo

    Two Years

    March 14, 2017 Two years ago today I married my best friend for eternity in the Portland Oregon LDS temple. I grew up in a small town about 2 ½ hours southwest of Portland, just 7 miles from the coast, so I knew rain and coastal storms. But that spring…

  • Baboon at Cape of Good Hope

    Baboons on the Cape!

    We had been warned multiple times not to keep food on us and to watch our bags as we exited the bus, as the locals tend to get real frisky if they see something they want! By locals I mean baboons! The way the guide was talking about them, I…

  • Train Cape Town South Africa

    Life in SA

    These are some of the things we have experienced in South Africa so far…our new normal. #truth Everything here is pre-pay: Internet, electricity, cell phones, gas. When you run out of what you’ve paid for, they shut your power off. Our first week here we ran out of power right…

  • Boulders Beach Penguins South Africa

    Few Things Have Made My Heart Happier

    When we walked through the gate to Boulders Beach, I was beaming! Ever since we arrived in Cape Town I have been looking forward to visiting this beach; my heart was racing as I scanned the coastline. When my eyes met their first little black and white creature standing on…

  • 66Keerom Apartment Building Cape Town

    66 Keerom Street

    We moved into a new studio apartment in the City Center on February 1st. We wanted something fairly close to Rob’s internship so that he can walk or take a short bus ride to get there, so staying in the City Center was the best option for us. Our new…

  • Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa Church Building

    South African Saints

    We attend the Mowbray ward. The church is about 5 miles from our apartment. The first two Sundays we took an Uber, and this last Sunday we took the train to church. By train it only takes about 12 minute to get there. The only problem is, the train is…

  • Garden Centre Cape Town

    Groceries in South Africa

    There are a variety of shopping centers in Cape Town; everything from cheap to fancy. On the cheaper end is Spar and on the high end is Woolworths. We have found a middle ground shopping center near our apartment, that’s only about a 12-minute walk away. Pick-N-Pay. Open from 8am…

  • Showering in South Africa

    I would go a few steps beyond refreshing when describing my showering experience at our first apartment in Cape Town. We’ve only been here 5 days and each time I shower I have to have no pre-meditated ideas before turning on the water or I may not be able to brave it!…

  • Cape Town South Africa

    City Sight Seeing Tour Cape Town

    Normally a sight seeing tour is not really our style, but with the internship company, Rob had a sight seeing tour included in his program fee and so we decided to give it a go. My ticket was R190 for the 1-day blue mini peninsula tour. That is roughly $14.24…

  • And So… Our African Adventure Begins!

    When we arrived in Cape Town Tuesday afternoon, a man from the VACorps (the internship company) picked us up from the airport. It was so strange to step outside and feel the heat of the sunshine, especially after our last stop in Switzerland and having come from the deep winter…