Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
TUESDAY: Our first stop for the week took us to Dallas and to the John F. Kennedy 6th floor museum. You not only get to see and view history, but it is amazing that you can also feel history. To actually be there and to know everything that happened is pretty cool. We made JC's parents watch JFK the movie later that night. If you haven't seen it, it is a movie I recommend to see just for the history and the "untold story."
Zenock and Grandma on the "grassy knoll."
I knew Zenock wouldn't last through the museum. He barely made it through at 5 months old when we went last summer. So, he and I headed over to Founder's Plaza to play in the fountains and to cool off. They were shooting a commercial across the street with a bunch of mascots and people dressed up. JC could barely contain himself, when I told him there were about 10 little people dressed up in cowboy outfits running around the mascots. I couldn't get close enough to take a picture, but if you see the commercial... let me know!
More FISH! My son is obsessed with fish. We got to feed these Japanese Koi fish. It was so fun to watch them eat. Zenock wanted to dive in after them!
Did I mention that through out the WHOLE week, Zenock was cutting FIVE teeth! SO, after spending the last 4 days in the car with an onry baby. Zenock and I stayed home while JC took his parents to the Crater of Diamonds DIAMOND MINE! This was one of the BIG reasons for his parents trip! JC's dad was SO excited and he said it was better and more than he had hoped for. :) JC's dad also works for the Box Elder News Journal (their local newspaper), so of course he had to get a picture to put in the paper... holding the paper! (Watch for it!)
The building seriously continued on for forever...
After a quick lunch on the riverwalk, we went to the Presidential library of Bill Clinton. (Not really a library, more of a museum.) It is a "GREEN" building. The picture above is looking out of the building on downtown Little Rock. They had a couple of mock rooms of the white house, one of the oval office which included all the actual furnishings that were in the office while Clinton served as President.
They also had the world famous miniature white house on display. This white house travels all over the country and we were lucky to pick the right time to see it. It made me excited and anxious to move and to be able to see the "REAL" thing!
That was our week! We left Grandma and Grandpa in Little Rock so they could catch their plane the next morning. The week went by quick and we already miss them. Thanks for coming to visit Grandma and Grandpa!
We are now looking forward to a relaxing HOT Summer. JC's schedule is pretty easy... I think he works about 2 hours a week for the rest of the Summer. Zenock and I are going to take advantage of any time we can get with him and I'm sure his golf game will only get better. We sure love him and love spending every minute together as a family. We are getting so excited to move and to experience a NEW adventure. We are looking forward to not having to drive 1-3 hours for places to see and things to do. We will be in the middle of it all! Who will our next visitors be????
P.S. If you made it through this... YEAH! It is forever long and has taken me forever to get all these pictures up!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I wanted to make this a quick post. I don't have many pictures... JC spent Monday-Friday last week in Louisville Kentucky doing a training with his work and he had the camera. This left Zenock and I home alone!!! AHHH! How greatful I am for husband's who provide a safe, secure feeling each night when I go to bed. I'm getting better at being by myself, but I have to say that I am still a pretty big wimp. :) JC had a great time working/learning with the soldiers at Fort Knox and being able to do combat simulations.... (It is like a virtual reality game of Call of Duty 4.. for all of you guys out there). Fort Knox is the only base right now that has this advanced of a simulation. Needless to say, they had a BLAST! They had an even better time after work each day exploring the sites of Louisville. JC was even able to spend time with our good friends Troy and Teagan who are living there and going to school. There will be pictures of that soon! JC's parents are coming to visit for a week tomorrow and we are so excited to have them come and to show them all the sites. SO... I promise I will take lots of pictures this week to share!