Thursday, July 30, 2009

Family Pics this summer!

Thanks to the greatest photographer mom for taking our family pictures when she came out on vacation to Philadephia this summer. Here are a few of the them.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New York New York!

We left at 5:45 AM to catch the train in Trenton,NJ and got to New York at 8:30. It was perfect and not to busy yet. We walked around Times Square and went and looked at all the cool shops. There was the coolest Mcdonalds there we ate at and it was so high tech. We went to the Hershey Store and the M&M Store they were both so much fun. Then we walked down to Central Park which was my favorite thing because it was nice to get away from all the hussel and bussel of things. Channing and Hudson found some swings to swing on at one of the nice parks they had there. We were starving so we walked back to Times Square and ate at a Olive Garden where the prices were an arm and leg but it tasted so good. We took the New York subway everywhere because we figured it is cheaper than taking a taxi. There are some interesting things down there and you can see about anything is the scarey thing. We heard that Canal Street had some great shopping but honestly it was so sketchy and I pictured it so different. Well I guess I really didn't care to get anything but it was lame to go there. Our friends that we went with Jamie and Russel Madsen they got a deal on some cute Chanel earrings so that was good. We were so tired when we caught the train home Russ was out too. It was a fun day but Chan and I decided we aren't going to go back for a very long time. It made us realize how grateful we are for Idaho and we are ready to be home. We are not city people that is for sure.

Hudson's Photo Shoot!

My family comes to Philly!

Well my family came out here a couple of weeks ago and it was so much fun to have them come out! I was so excited and I couldn't wait! So here are a few pictures I have but my mom took most of them so that is why you don't see any of my family in these pictures. I will probably add more later when I get more pictures. Our first adventure was to Washington which was a very long day because the GPS kept leading us through every back road or downtown places of have never heard of. It was very frustrating! I will have to say that I had very bad road rage and started honking at people.(oh no that is the sign I am becoming a eastern driver) We went to the Washington D.C. temple and it was so beautiful. My great aunt Maxine is serving a mission at the temple so it was really good to see her there. Hudson was so good as always and he just sat in his stroller of course with his favorite thing in the world... the water bottle. It is so funny but he goes crazy over them. The neatest thing we saw was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetary. It was quite the chore getting there but it was totally worth it. On the way home it was raining so hard I couldn't see at all and there was so much standing water on the road it was crazy. We all just wanted to get home so bad it was the drive of my life and I think my family could say the same. We went shopping at the outlets the next day for some down time and I hope they got some good deals. My family went to New York, but I didn't go with them because they went to a broadway and they had a family friend give them a better tour of the city then I could of. They had a great time there from all of their crazy stories. On the 4th we went to our ward breakfast that morning and hung out and went to the King of Prussia Mall. We ate at Chilies that night and watched three different firework shows from the steps of Chilies. Nothing to exciting but it was a great day. We woke up early on Sunday morning and went to Gettsburg. That is the most amazing place ever! I think I learned more there in an hour then I did of all four years of High School... sad to say but true. In the gift shop they had some cool hats we had to try on. By the musuem in the nearby fields they had some pretty yellow wild flowers. We also went to the town of Intercorse,PA. It is an Amish town and the coolest place I think. I have been thinking about it a lot and I am going to become Amish, but everyone thinks I couldn't do it. I wish I could prove them wrong. We saw the an amish girl on roller blades which was crazy to us and teenage boys jammin out to music in their buggies. I could of sat there all day and watched the buggies go by. We found a petting zoo that was closed. There was a little horse and the ugliest llama that I have ever seen. Hudson kept looking at it with the wierdest face. My siblings got lots of pool time just about everyday and we would have all sorts of fun competions. It was a very good week and I hope my family had lots of fun! I was so sad to see them go and Hudson was just getting use to them being around. Thanks guys for coming out and spending time with us in Philadephia!