Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Posted by Kendra at 12:39 AM
Sunday, September 16, 2012
He goes two days a week for 2.25 hours to the new preschool here in town, and he loves it! His favorites when asked are "applesauce" and playing with playdough. I couldn't figure out what "applesauce" was, until I figured out it was the saying they say for kids to sit on their square cross-legged. I said "do you mean criss cross applesauce?" "Yeah, criss cross applesauce". I've caught him repeating it, to himself, I think he likes that tongue twister.
I know it shows because the kids love school and their teachers.
Keep learning little buddy :)
Posted by Kendra at 12:28 AM
It felt like summer, but we know that this weather won't last forever, gotta enjoy it while it lasts.
James going for the swing while Jackman looks on from Grandma Hiller's lap
Mommy and Jack-Jack enjoy the backyard beauty
Nathan and Grandma Hiller
Grandma and the two cute boys
Papa was tickled, then snuggled
Posted by Kendra at 12:12 AM
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The oldest sibling Angela and Jeff who live in South Dakota.
Kristie, Tom, and Lilah
A shot by the temple
Nathan and his mommy
It was great to have her come stay with us for this neat occasion
We are still pretty happy too :)
After the sealing we went to the luncheon with lots of other family members. Then we hurried home to the chillin's who were at our sitter's house. James and Daddy went to a father/son's campout that night. Mom Manwaring helped them get food ready (she is the expert at that), and I helped get them packed.
Then after they left she, Jackman, and I headed to Bountiful for the reception.
I wish I had gotten pictures, but I was holding Jack-Jack the whole night.
I love talking with Kristie and Angela, they are pretty neat girls, and I'm pretty blessed to be in the family too.
Nathan and James ended up setting up a tent in the backyard, and they slept very soundly.
Cute little guys.
Posted by Kendra at 11:22 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Posted by Kendra at 1:22 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Posted by Kendra at 10:56 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
We were able to witness a changing of the guard as well
The Kennedy's headstones and the eternal flame
I am so grateful for the freedoms that have been preserved be the sacrifice of the men and women buried there. It was such a feeling of peace there. A beautiful place.
After Arlington, (and walking around in I swear 90% humidity and 90+ degrees), we headed back to go to the reception. It was such a full day, we made the most of each minute.
Posted by Kendra at 11:22 PM
The Washington, D.C. Temple
Later that night we went to the reception. Funny thing was that we had gotten there after it had started from sight seeing in the afternoon, and as we were walking in (mind you it was an hour after it started) DeAnna and Tim were just getting there as well. We didn't miss a thing.
Walk in late and bump into the bride?!
Love that girl :)
Weddings are so busy, and everyone wants a piece of the bride and groom's time.
I'm glad that I got my picture!
I'm so happy for them, and wish them all the luck in the world.
Posted by Kendra at 11:02 PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
There are probably over 35 sheets of that stuff draped through those lines of wire and lights. That took a bit longer than anticipated, so we didn't get to see part of the Smithsonian that day. We did then go to dinner with some friends of Kristen's that night while DeAnna had a family dinner. I got to meet Don and Heather Bugg. They are such neat people!! I really enjoyed talking and getting to know them, it was a highlight of my trip.
Again after dinner Kristen and I used our trusty neverlost GPS and figured out how to get to the Jefferson Memorial. We saw it from farther away, stopped, and got out to take a few pictures.
Then we saw people walking around it, even though it was later in the evening, so we figured out how to get closer to it, and were able to then go up to it too.
The view across the tidal pool to the Washington Memorial from the top steps of the Jefferson Memorial. Such a beautiful city.
After that adventure we went back to where we were staying (with some of DeAnna's old roommates from Maryland). Every place we went to seemed to be 30-40 minutes away from where we were. And it wasn't the miles, it was the slower speed limits that out west that I think took us longer. And we needed some sleep, the time difference and our constant go, go, go was starting to catch up. Of course when we did reach DeAnna's roommates place, we stayed up and talked about life, differences of East Coast and the West, they asked me about being a mommy, etc. Good times.
Posted by Kendra at 11:51 PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Driving around DC.
People were actually really considerate drivers, the highways all seem to go through forests, and without our neverlost GPS system that we nicknames Maggie, we would have always been lost :)
She would "ding" right before a turn we needed to take, and it was great
My two grandfathers, William Aderman (Navy, on the ship USS Warren), and John Grazulis (Navy in Phillipines) and my great uncle George Croker (USAF pilot in Europe), all served our country in that war.This memorial made the sacrifice that so many gave real.
We decided after seeing all these things we should head to where we were staying, and see more the next day.
That was all just day one! (really just a night, but it was like being back to my single days, and it was different not having to worry about kids schedules while on vacation)
Posted by Kendra at 9:45 PM