It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


It is always sunny in Philadelphia,

And if by chance it isn’t…

This crew will bring their own sunshine!


Two weeks ago Grace had the opportunity to join a group of friends from church on a Christmas road trip to the great city of Philadelphia.

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One of her friends (Andrea) had attended graduate school there and invited Grace (along with a big group of friends from church) to join her for a holiday trip to Philly.

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The trip was planned around a winter formal that was occurring at a YSA ward out there, but the group made plans to stay for the entire weekend and take in the sites of Philadelphia.

They were not disappointed. The city was dressed to the nines in lights and baubles,

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And Grace had a magnificent time taking in the sites with this awesome group of friends.


They visited the Philadelphia temple (multiple times):



They feasted at the famous Reading Terminal Market:

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They enjoyed a walking art tour of the murals around the city:

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They spent an evening at Longwood Gardens enjoying the magical Christmas displays:

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They ate MANY good meals:


They enjoyed the sites and sounds of historic Philadelphia:

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And they even ran the famous “Rocky” steps:

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It was an action packed few days and Grace came home eager to share the tales of her adventures.

It was wonderful hearing about the fun she had.

I feel such gratitude for sweet friendships she has made within the Pittsburgh YSA congregation. She is enjoying this next stage of life and had transitioned into the world of adult responsibilities beautifully. She is loving school and is nearing the completion of her American Sign Language degree. She is thriving at church and has been blessed with an amazing group of friends who keep her social calendar filled to the brim.

As a Momma, I couldn’t ask for anything more.

I’m so happy my oldest daughter is so happy.


My cup overfloweth!


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