Friday, September 19, 2008

Blessing, Yellowstone, and more

With Ike gracing us with his presence I have the time (or the electricity) to post my travels. I got home from Utah on Wednesday night only to pack up and leave Friday for Ft. Worth. I should have stayed another week! When I got on the plane Wednesday, Ike was headed for Corpus Christi and by the time I landed League City was under voluntary evacuation--the storm headed for Galveston Island. It's been crazy. But we are safe. Enjoy these fun pics!
Zander's Blessing Day
Jed blessed Zander on August 24. It was a beautiful blessing--a lot to look forward to in this little guys life. I'm so glad that I have a wonderful husband who honors his Preisthood.
Afterwards we had a little luncheon with family and friends. It was good to see everyone again.
A quick vacation to Yellowstone
Watching Old Faithful or as Elle calls it the "bolcano"
This is also where my brother and SIL told us we were getting a new niece or nephew. Zander is secretly hoping for a boy--they will only be 9 months apart. Congrats again you two!

Elle also got her first taste of ice skating.

Well, I guess when she wins a gold medal in the olympics I won't be able to say she was a natural! She had fun once we took her skates off and she could walk on the ice in regular shoes.

One of the things we got to do, that I haven't done in years, is go to the Utah State Fair.
Utah State Univ. puts together a cute little hands-on presentation of farming for kids.

First the kids get a basket

Then they get to put grain in it and take it to a cow that they can milk. After that they get to

pick apples and plant seeds They also haul hay using a tractor tricycle, gather eggs from a chicken and pull wool from a sheep. In the end they sell their goods for a snack of their choosing. Elle choose cookies.
Zander got to go to his first Rodeo. One of my favorite pictures to end a fun night

Friday, September 12, 2008

Take A Hike Ike

After many hours of watching this storm come in, we have decided to evacuate this morning. Our windows are boarded up, our bags our packed, and we are headed North to Fort Worth. The storm serge in Galveston Bay is suppose to be 15-18 feet of water and that puts us in danger of flooding. Not to mention the possible power outages lasting up to a week. Elle couldn't go that long without her "hot milk sippy" as many of you know. Plus I don't want to take any chances that we would have to move quickly--with two kids, one being a two month old, we don't do anything fast any more. So farewell for now.
Elle seems to be weathering the storm well I think.