Today was the first day of ACMNP (A Christian Ministry in the National Parks) church services. Since both of my roommates are in the ministry, I went to breakfast with them & followed them to the amphitheater (weird word – am phi theater? Does not look how it’s pronounced! Or maybe we pronounce it wrong?). The services are at 8am, 10am, and 7:30pm today.

But guess what?

It snowed.

And stuck.

Sooo no one showed up for the morning services. 🙂

Our first little layman, Mr. Archibald Lumpy

We could have just stayed around until ten minutes or a quarter after the hour to make sure no one was going to show, but we ended up making a small congregation and a pastor.







Anna working on the pastor



Our pastor, who began to look like Sid the Sloth but ended up looking like Cookie Monster

And then we made a tiny friend for Mr. Lumpy – who remained unnamed















Yeah we had a lot of fun. 🙂


















It only snowed about an inch, but it made everything look rather beautiful for a few hours! Plus it was perfect packing snow. 🙂


A deer posed for us behind one of the dorms