Monday, September 29, 2008

Braeden's Birthday and upcoming Baptism

Well, it's amazing how time flies. I now have two 8 yr olds. One will be 9 in roughly 25 days and the other just turned 8. Yes, they are 11 months and 1 day apart. I don't think I ever realized that they would one day grow up. They were such a handful, and half the time I thought I was loosing my mind. Well, time has passed and they've gotten older and more independant and I've come close to loosing my mind. But here we are about to have two boys baptised. It's amazing. Braeden will be baptised on October 11 at 11am. He will be getting baptised with a new member convert who is 9 yrs old. I think that is awesome. Braeden wants to get baptised as soon as possible. He can't wait to be baptised. He is so excited. I have noticed how he loves the gospel. He loves to read his new scriptures he got for his birthday. I hope that it stays that way. Well, we had a good birthday party - even though Bill and I were both under the weather. Saturday we had about 25 people over at our house, we had 5 other kids besides our 3 and the rest were adults - Bill's parents, his brother Chris and his girlfriend Liz, Bill's Sister Jenny and her boyfriend DJ, Our neighbor Carrie and Scott with Carrie's daughter Jillian and her boyfriend, the mom of three of the other kids, John and Sandra Chadwell. I think that's it. oh and bill and I. So that's alot of people. but it was fun. We had Hotdogs and hamburgers, and a huge spread of sides. Almost everyone brought some food. The kids played the Wii and boardgames, and ran all thru the house while the adults visited. It was scheduled to rain but luckily no rain. So we were spread outside and inside. Which didn't make it too uncomfortable to have that many people. We hope everyone had a good time. We enjoyed the time but were grateful when everyone left so we could die on the couch. It's hard putting on a good face when we're sick. Bill did well not to show it and complain and I think I hid mine pretty well too. Braeden had a blast. So here's to another party in less than a month. Kindof hard when on Bryen's birthday is the Ward Trunk-r-Treat. But maybe we'll make that his party. Just without the presents... Hmmm do you think that will work... Nah me either. well, so much for trying. Thanks for reading. That was our weekend. How was yours?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor day trip to Boston

Well we had a whirlwind weekend. Lots of driving. We took the boys to Boston for the labor day holiday. We started the drive up on Friday evening... Slept somewhere in Pennsylvania, continued the drive to Boston on Saturday... we got into Boston around 6pm on Saturday night. Found a hotel in Boston (mind you we didn't book a hotel before we left) very last minute. Most everything we was full. We went on a guided tour of the Freedom Trail up thru Paul Revere's house... then finished the Freedom trail on our own. It was a 4 mile walk. Lots of fun. Lots of interesting facts about what really happened. We went and saw 'old Ironside" USS Constitution. The oldest US Commissioned war ship. Then we went back to the Boston Commons and headed to Maine for a little side trip. We went all the way to Scarborough, Maine on Route 1. It was getting late and we didn't have a hotel so we decided to turn aroun and head back home. We made it as far back as somewhere in Connecticute that night before we found a hotel on the side of the road and went to sleep around midnight. then we got up and out by about 10am, got breakfast at a truckstop and headed home at about 1130, we finally got home last night at around 730 pm. What a fun weekend it was. On the way home we stopped at OCC Orange County Choppers in NY. Went and took pictures of the bikes they had on display and got a few suveniers. (sp?) and finished our drive home. We did a lot of walking and learning history. i can't think of a better way to spend a holiday. We discussed going back up for thanksgiving. and doing some more exploring. Finding things that had to do with the first Thanksgiving in the US. We'll see. We may not. But it sure sounds fun. Well, I hope you all had a safe and fun Labor day holiday. I know we did. I took a ton of pictures. I will put them up as soon as I can get them off my camera. :) Now we are back to work, and school. Lots of fun stories to tell. :)