Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Maggie is a #1, no pickles, with mayo, polynesian sauce and a large lemonade.
Tim is an 8 piece #5 with ketchup, and a large fruit punch.
I am a char grilled spicy wrap - or a chicken salad sandwich, with a large lemonade.
Tommy likes the strips!
Moo-ing impatiently while waiting for their feed!
Tim, Hunter, Amber, Taylor, Maggie and Haley - grazing in the field!
As previously stated - not embarrassing at all, when a neighbor approached and offered to snap a pic of our herd! Best looking cows in the pasture!
Maggie and one of her favorite persons... Samantha
5th of July fireworks - we missed the 4th. You know how you lose track on vacation?!
This is what we saw when we looked out of our window on the Kansas Turnpike...Nothing...As FAR as the eye can see...
This is what we saw when we checked our gas tank...
We called AAA a few times and kept getting disconnected, so we literally prayed and about one mile later , we saw the 'fuel station ahead' sign. Thank you!!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I had a bad dream this morning about a bully hitting Tim in the head with a rock, (ever have those? - you just can't shake them?) and it made me very upset - so while I was sending up a quick prayer that Tim would be alright today, I felt like it would be a good day to go to the temple.
We just spent about an hour, but it was very nice. I love to be inside the temple feeling the spirit! We snapped a few shots outside to add to the blog, of'course - pardon the rain!
Maggie went with the youth from church on a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois to see tons of church history sights. Mom and I had wanted to see the annual Nauvoo pageant, so we decided to go too. We didn't actually go with the youth, we just were there at the same time, so that we could be there to grab Maggie when the group left for home. It was so nice to spend a few days with my mom alone. I haven't done that in 20 years! We visited some of the church sights, shopped in the quaint little shops in town, and just enjoyed one anothers company!
We met and talked to lots of interesting people, including the man who made the windows for the Nauvoo temple. He struck me as a very humble man. Mom makes stained glass windows, so he went into his shop and brought her out a piece of the glass that was used in the temple windows for her to take home with her. Very nice of him! It is clear glass, and it looks almost warped because of the shaping tools that they run across it when making the glass. Very cool!
Then when the youth trip was at their last stop, we grabbed Maggie to have her stay with us for a few more days.
We still have another three days left, and we are still deciding what to do - maybe Chicago? We will see - I'm sure I'll blog about it soon!
A Sculpture of the First Vision
This is the loveliest place and the best people under the heavens;
little do they know the trials that await them.
Joseph and Hyrum then continued onto Carthage, Illinois, where they faced legal charges and eventual death at the hands of a mob.
The Nauvoo Temple today
Me and Mag at the top!
Speaking of helicopters, we took a tour on one!
It was a bit rainy, but so cool to look down on the city!
Nana on the tour
Maggie videotaping part of our flight
cool pic of the arch and the capitol building from the air
SUPER HOT PILOT!!
Did I mention...SUPER HOT?!!!
Look at my mom's face - she was giddy because of his hottness!