Austin Shenanigans

Around about Austin there’s a lot of stuff to do. We’ve tried to get out and see some of the city and have been somewhat successful. Austin is known for its live music scene and their motto is “Keep Austin Weird.”  Well you can judge for yourself how weird you think Austin is, but we think it’s been kind of fun! There is a big mall called the Domain that is close to National Instruments.  It’s kind of like the River Woods in Provo but bigger and a bit ritzier!  A friend of mine from work invited us to go … Continue reading

Independence Weekend!

Most people get a three-day weekend for Independence Day. Adam got a FIVE-day weekend. It was AWESOME. We went to Chuy’s for dinner that Friday. It was oh so tasty. There were a lot of colorful chairs and door frames and artwork. See? On Saturday night, we went and watched fireworks over “Lake” Austin. We were (pleasantly) surprised to find them on Saturday night at all! They were pretty cool–like our video below shows something that could only be done over a body of water–but they have nothing on Provo. Just saying. Still, it was nice. 🙂 On Sunday we … Continue reading

Good things to Come

“Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come till Heaven, but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God, and believe in good things to come.” –Elder Holland

San Antonio Temple

Yesterday we went down to the San Antonio, Texas Temple for the first time.  Our stake had set up a stake “Temple Day of Service” and encouraged us to come on Friday and participate as a stake in serving in the temple. We called ahead last week and reserved a spot on the 6:30 session. Google maps, which I guess should not always be implicitly trusted, told us that it would take one hour and twenty-eight minutes to travel from Austin to San Antonio.  We therefore left at 4:00 which we thought would give us plenty of time to get … Continue reading

Blog Passwords

Ok friends . . . we’d like to share some things on here that we don’t want the whole world to see but we don’t have a great way of sending out a password to everyone. So . . . if you’d like to read posts from here on out that are password protected please email us at blog@arnesenfamily.net.  Thanks!

Our Story

It all started on Valentine’s Day 2009. We were both in the BYU Concert Choir, and we had both gone of up to SLC to watch the BYU Men’s Chorus have master class with the King’s Singers. Sarah kind of had her eye on this tall, blue-eyed baritone, and although we hadn’t talked much before, we sat together during the master class. Sarah said, “I got kind of excited inside, but I tried to not let it show too much.” The next week Adam asked Sarah out on their first official date. Sarah was surprised that Adam asked her! It … Continue reading