Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's S'Dang Tornadic out there. Posted live from Virginia!

Wow!
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So Angela has been here for 4 of the 6 months I've been here,
and is going home tomorrow:(
It has been so nice having her around.
I am so homesick tonight I think I'm going to have me a little pity party.
She truly is one of those
"Life of the party"
types.
When someone comes up with a ridiculously ridiculous idea, you can count on Ang to not only do it,
but make it so much fun!


I also need to give a shout out to Brigham and Julia.
We are going to miss youz guyz! Thanks for hanging out with us, 
and putting up with the crazies:)

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I still can't believe you talked me into posting this hideous video of me!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Angela and I got to go to my first real Broadway Play!!!!!

We got to go see-

At the Kennedy Center!
It was so fun to see this place.
I liked it so much I want to give you a little tour so...
This is how it looks from across the water. Wow right?
This is us in front of the creepy statue wall.
This is us with our super cute shoes.
This is us with our beautiful tickets.
This is us super excited to see our Canadian flag, but you can't see us cause it was in the ceiling.

This is us with the super cool-biggest-most-ginormous-head I've ever seen statue!

This is the super cool dragon with the map of Oz stage.
This is Angela and the ceiling.
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This is us being super excited.


Those were some of the best parts of the play.

So all in all-
It was an amazing performance.
We had amazing seats.
I got me some amazing blisters 
from my amazingly high, high heal shoes.
It was amazing we got home in one piece!
(It's no big deal,
but I happened upon a dead end,
and almost got high centered
in a huge rut-ish dirt road
before I could turn around)
But apart from that it was just an all around amazing experience!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tom took us on a surprise trip to...


 So we were just sitting around on Saturday trying to figure out what we were going to do for the rest of the day when Tom came over and said-

Tom - "I've got an idea, do you want it to be a surprise?"

Me-(after a moment of hesitation) "Yes!"

  I said yes for two reasons.
#1. I didn't want to ruin his plans because I can usually find a reason why we shouldn't do whatever it is he wants to do, and he usually ends up calling me a
"wet sandwich" from our new favorite movie "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" it is so strangely funny! 
And is one of those movies that can generate lots of "quotes" for Tom,
hence the "wet sandwich" expression which I was trying to avoid this time. 

#2.- Who doesn't like a good surprise? 
I really like them, but Tom usually can't keep the secret by telling me too much info.

So we packed some supplies, and all jumped into the car.

Right before this I was talking on the phone with my friend Nikki and we were discussing this way fun little book that we both just read. I am so excited about it, but I guess that if I kept going on about it I'd be rambling, so I'll just get back to the story, and if you need a good book give me a call and I'll tell ya about it!

So while we were driving Henry tried on Logan's hat, which I thought was, well, adorable!
The roads around here are not what we are used too,
so I took some pics of the drive.


Guess what, Tom didn't ruin the surprise this time, but Logan did.
Oh well it was a great idea anyways.
Tom took us to-

BALTIMORE! 

 It's a pretty cool city.


 We wanted to go to a game, but right when we got there it started to poor.



So we took some pics, then ducked inside their museum to wait it out.
So all in all
apart from the fact that the rain stopped us from going to the game,
and apart from the fact that Tom walked us 6 blocks into the wrong side of town,
and apart from the fact that Logan was staring at a man 
who was wearing at least 12 gross filthy coats and had no shirt or teeth,
and apart from the fact that on our other side there was a Lady digging through the trash,
once we got back to the right side of town walking as fast as we could,
we had a pretty fun trip!


p.s. We wanted to just rent a hotel and drive to New York the next morning and see the sights, but in the end I put the kabosh on that idea, so I actually did end up getting called a "wet sandwich" for the the rest of the weekend.

Monday, August 15, 2011

What do you do?

Oh what do you do in the 
SUMMER TIME
when its like 115 outside?




Do your boys run around with no shirts?




Do your girls run around in winter jamies?




Do you make strange crafts?





Why yes, yes we do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day Trip to

 Luray Caverns
Yesterday we went to these way cool caverns.
They are only a little over an hr away and the drive was so nice b/c
for starters we haven't seen open spaces for 6 months,

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and it was nice to see some mountains again! Hahaha!
They actually call these mountains!
Oh how I want to take them all home so they can gain some perspective:)

Anywho it is, of course, way beautiful despite the ill named landscape.
And just look at what can be found below the ground.
At one point lays says to me-
Lays-"Mmmm, Mom it smells like marshmallows!"
It actually kind of did, but then shortly after that it started smelling slightly of feet.
Henry was so good.
He loved it!
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This was a little pond that perfectly reflected the roof. Really cool.


I love this shot of Tom and Lays.
You can really start to feel how huge it was down there.



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This musician figured out that the stalactites, and stalagmites were musical if you tap them,
so he built this amazing "player piano" thingy, and it plays a rendition of "A mighty fortress is our God."
I only got a little bit of it, but it was "T"amazing!


I so did not know that Hank was hanging out of his stroller by the end of it.
Poor kid, it was a lot of ups and downs:)