Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chicago in the Spring - Part 1

The end of March we went to Chicago to Visit Holli, John and Rhys. I think I've mentioned before that I love Chicago. I visited there in the fall and thought the leaves were so beautiful. In the spring, there are tulips everywhere! One of the first things we did was head to Nauvoo. John and Rhys had never been there, so we wanted to show them around, since the rest of us had been there before. 
I'll just put a few of the highlight pictures from beautiful Nauvoo.

This was Rhys's "handsome smile." Silly, huh! And he really is such a handsome little boy!
We also went to Carthage and visited the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith was martyred.
Then we went on to Hannibal, MO. It was fun, but a word to the wise here. Don't visit any of these places until after April 18th. Before that is considered the "off season" and they are dead! You can't even find a place to eat lunch! We still had tons of fun though. Rhys is playing with "Noise Putty" in this picture. I'm sure you have heard of it and know the kind of "noises" it makes. Bampa insisted on buying it for Rhys, who loved it. But he left the lid off and it tipped over in the car, unbeknownst to any of us, so Holli and John had a horrible, hot pink goopy mess on their car's capet.
Rhys tried painting Tom Sawyer's fence.
Then we headed back to Nauvoo to see the rest of the sights there, and to do a session in the Nauvoo Temple.
I wanted to finish with Nauvoo for part one of our trip, but blogger is being really stupid and taking way too long, so it looks like this is it for tonight. I will finish up on the next post. Stay tuned........

Kaitlyn's Wedding

In March we went to the St. George Temple to attend our neice, Kaitlyn's wedding. This is her and Joe after the sealing.
It was a beautiful day, and the wedding was lovely.
While there we discovered our old friends from high school, Ann and Doug Neilson were there. Apparently Doug was Joe's Bishop, so they were attending because of that. We commented on how much Doug resembles President Thomas S. Monson, and also how our family kind of think Jeff looks like President Uchtdorf, so we decide to take a picture of them together.
What do you think?
It was fun to see some old friends and talk about "back in the day!"
And it was nice to see family members that we don't get to see very often. This is Jeff's Mom and Frank. They spend most of their time in Oregon, so we don't see them as much as we would like. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning!