October 27, 2017


Our new beginnings, wedding day, and honeymoon in Kauai.


We've started a new pilgrimage together. Two widows rebuilding a life we love. Our prior lives don’t exist anymore. When your spouse dies your life changes irrevocably and can not be put back together the same.

The only way forward is to construct a new life. We are doing that and it is such a pleasure.

Here are pictures of our wedding day and honeymoon in Kauai.

We were married in the Blue Room. A beautiful small room connected to the Celestial room. The feeling was so peaceful, and we felt so much gratitude to kneel at that altar together and commit the rest of our lives together.

Originally we were going to just take a couple snapshots ourselves for pictures. However at the last minute Mitzi decided to get a photographer. We did a small photoshoot just before the ceremony and are so glad we did!

What happened after we got married? Time to celebrate! That’s Castello di Amorosa fine grape juice, not wine haha.

Not as polished as the professional photos, but we didn’t do half bad either 🙂 The day after we got married, we came back to the Manti Temple to serve others.

We travelled to Kauai for a week for our honeymoon, staying at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. This is the view out our window.

Breakfast at the St. Regis. Mitzi beautiful and happy. We ate breakfast there everyday and didn’t gain a pound, it was amazing 😉

Found this delicious juice on the island and loved it!

What, breakfast again at the St. Regis? Yes it was worthy of another picture. Mitzi is beautiful and happy. The surrounding nature and ocean was so peaceful. I think we might have actually lost weight eating these huge breakfasts every morning haha. What a wonderful moment.

We snorkeled together on this beach in north Kauai. Mitzi was a little nervous so we held hands and saw some beautiful fish swimming around the coral.

Taking a short hike around the beach, our path led us through this jumble of tree branches that hung over the sand next to the water.

Doing a botanical garden tour in the rain. I can’t remember the name of this fruit, but Mitzi has one in her mouth and it’s soooo delicious!

At the botanical garden tour. We make a pretty good couple. Two sad, traumatized, lonely, and scared widows getting the courage to get together to see what they can make of life.  Something amazing it seems 🙂

A month after we got married all our children (except Heather who was unable to make it) came to our house in St. George, Utah for Thanksgiving. We love this new life and feel so much gratitude for the strength we found to pick up the pieces from the devastation of our spouses deaths. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to decide to love and live again.

When we were in Kauai, we listened to “I Choose You” and felt like it was a pretty good description of our situation. For Christmas 2017 Mitzi’s daughter Maddy put this video together as a gift to us.