Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The rest

We're back now so I can post! So starting where we left off: The White house was really cool, that same day we got a tour of the library of congress as well of the capitol. On Friday we went to Montpelier, the home of James Madison. It was really cool because it was constitution day and we got in free!! There was also a big presentation. Saturday we did Baptisms for the Dead and did all sorts of other fun stuff in D.C. On Sunday we went to Arlington Cemetery and Church with dad's old mission companion and his Family. On Monday we Went to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home and we went to James Monroe's house because it is literally 2 miles from Monticello and we got done at Monticello before Monroe's Closed. Then we drove down do Virginia beach, and went to the ocean for a while and went to bed, our hotel was right on the beach, you crossed a bike path and the board walk and you were on sand! It was really cool! On Tuesday we played at the beach all day pretty much, Wednesday was that same pretty much but A big north America world champion sand sculpting starting, two hotels down from us! It was amazing what the people could do with just a pile of sand. On Thursday we played in the ocean in the morning and checked out from that hotel, and had lunch at this awesome Breakfast Buffet place then we drove down to Norfolk and saw the U.S.S Wisconsin(there's a naval base there) we didn't go on a tour because it was 90 degrees and humid. But it was really cool to see. So we went back to hotel and swam and vegged. Then Friday Morning we flew out. It was a really fun trip but we are all happy and sad to be home! We came home to a happy dog, healthy horses(besides that bailey through a shoe, she tells you when she needs trimmed!) and cats well, just being themselves. Slideshow coming soon???

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Our trip has officially started!! Monday we drove down to SLC and spent the nit there then on Tuesday morning we flew out at about 9:45 we had a layover in Atlanta and in the end we were in norfolk va, we then drove up to fredriskburg(sp?) then yesterday we went to mount Vernon, it was beautiful we spent the day touring the grounds and walking around.we got pictures but since we only brought the iPad we can't upload pictures on to it unless we synced them onto it using iTunes and since we didn't bring the laptop we cant, I will hopefully make a big slideshow of everything we did. We had to wake up at 4:30 today (eastern time) because we are getting tours of the white house and Capitol today, our white house tour starts at 7 am!!!! And we still aren't used to the time change so it feels like 5 am!! We are almost there so I better go, On a side note, sorry if there are a bazillion typos, it is rather hard to type it has taken me forever to type this much and im to lazy to fix all the mistakes I made.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Our house has been on the market for about 6 years, and it hadn't ever sold sold(we didn't try all THAT hard!) but it sold on a fluke Monday night!

We live in a town of 400 people, there aren't a lot of rentals their is one across from the land that has been vacant for a few years. When we bought the land we wondered if we would rent it when our house sold until we built, we wondered this repeatedly, but, we, as everyone else in the town thought that it was owned by the bank. We checked on this and it wasn't. A lady up north owned it, it is pretty unlivable right now because there is a GROSS Tub, toilet and vanity along with no flooring in the house. We bargained with her and so we are going to make it "livable" for a 10 month (free) lease! Easy! We move in between October 1-10 of, and we leave Monday for a two week trip. Yeah, we're trying to get as much as possible done before we leave but It won't all get done. We've been busy!

This is it folks, every time I walk in it seems like it is smaller. Its 2 bedrooms so it will be an adventure! We don't even know if mom's queen bed will fit in her room(they kindly gave up the master bedroom so we could get enough beds in, there would be NO was that we could in the other room).

We'll keep you posted on our adventure!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010