Sunday, September 28, 2014
Since I have received requests for more pictures of the house...here they are. These were taken before the house was completely done. As the rooms come together I hope to amaze you with the changes we will make with some great before and after snapshots...but you'll have to wait for that. We haven't done anything impressive yet. One big difference is the paint. We had the whole house repainted so these pictures are inaccurate.
We spent last weekend in St. Louis. It is amazing that we can leave our house after-school on Friday and get to Mom and Dad's house in time for a late dinner the same day!! We met Carolyn and Parker up there for the weekend. Wes was across the world in India. We of course played Just Dance and took our little animals to the zoo.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
When July 31 rolled around, we found ourselves at the good old Sleep Inn in Dyersburg, Tennessee. This also happened to be the morning that Navie began 1st grade. I was quite taken aback by the early start date but Navie seems to be adapting to ALL the change in her life well. She is at another school that requires "uniforms." Is this becoming more common? Or are we just lucky? I kinda like it though. And luckily for Navie, she looks adorable no matter what she wears.
I wanted to make the final weekend before school was supposed to start worthwhile. I saw on the church website that the Nauvoo pageant and thought perfect, we'll check out the pageant and explore Nauvoo. As the weekend drew closer, we decided the late night of the pageant was out for this year but we still wanted to go explore. This was Navie's first time and she was such a good listener to all the presentations. We met up with Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Wes, and Parker. The girls had a great time dressing up and playing pioneer games. The grown ups had a good time as well, of course. Parker did not so much enjoy sitting and listening to the missionaries talk about life in Nauvoo. She did some exploring on her own and found a much more exciting mud puddle. And what trip to Nauvoo would be complete without going up to see the temple. (I should not be in charge of pictures but I am the best we have). We were all hungry by this point so there was not much desire to pose for gorgeous pictures in front of the temple. But we had a great time. Now that we live in the mid-south we can go back again and again.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pretty clever, eh? Anywho, this was a different Easter for us. Jason is on his last 4 week rotation away from home and of course he was on-call the weekend of Easter so this translates to Angela and Navie going to stay with him in his hotel. But before he left we dyed Easter eggs. This was the first year I suppose that we used the term, "dye" and Navie was a bit confused about what we were doing. It was a great time. These 2 don't always work together for ideal pictures. Before Navie and I headed to spend the weekend with Dad we had a quaint little egg hunt with our good friends here. The kids were excellent finders and the candy was enjoyed by all. We also decorated some delicious Easter egg sugar cookies. Then we loaded up the car and began the 2-hour trek. And it was an Easter miracle, there was no traffic in Tampa on the way there. It was the most wonderful drive out to Spring Hill EVER!! Saturday we went to see the real mermaids at Weeki Wachee Spring. It was awesome!! Unfortunately I didn't capture the best moments but you get the gist. After the breaktaking underwater show, we also enjoyed a walk down the path of tranquility (something like that) and went on a cruise down the beautiful water. And we saw a handful of peacocks.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jason has been working round the clock since last February. Navie had a week off of school so Jason took a week off and we packed up the Altima and headed to Texas. We saw so many cousins and I finally did some sight-seeing in Jason's hometown. We stayed with Jacqui and Rob and saw their new house. Woot! Navie was thrilled to be reunited with Ella-Bella. On Monday we went to the Japanese Gardens. The kids ran from one thing to the next. Luckily we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The kids had a blast feeding the coy fish.