Posted by: monsonmadness | June 18, 2013


“Almost heaven, Midway valley”.

Now sing it to the tune of John Denver’s “Almost heaven, West Virginia” and that is what the little kids at Midway Elementary sung at their school program about the history of Midway a few weeks ago. A perfect song to describe a perfect place to live.

Living here in Midway was not really planned. It was a stop along the way back to Kaysville. I didn’t think we’d make friends or enjoy it anywhere near as much as we have. It has been the most wonderful break from life! Not too many responsibilities, and just enjoying a laid back, peaceful lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever lived.

This week we are half in and half out, spending every other day driving to Kaysville to unpack. In a few more days we will say goodbye to this town for good. There have already been tears shed as we have said goodbye to the wonderful people who have been so kind to us.

I am not sure I am ready to be thrown back into real life with it’s busy schedules, obligations and general busyness. I hope I can maintain some of the simplicity of life that we enjoyed in both American Samoa and Midway. We are so grateful for the generosity of Michael’s parents who gave up their second home these last few months so that we could stay here. After you’ve seen the photos below, you will know what a sacrifice that was!

We feel very blessed to have had this short stop on our journey of life.



  1. I agree that Midway is beautiful! Maybe your laid back time there was because of what you learned while you lived in American Samoa and not because of Midway….and maybe you will take that with you when you move back to Kaysville too!

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