Tuesday, July 10, 2012

well i apologize for the fact that i am trying to squeeze the last week and a half of our lives into one post.
it's a lot.
i'm gonna do my best to keep it from getting too long....
here goes-

we left on friday at noon for champaign. we hit the children's museum first and
we LOVED it.
they had to kick us out at closing :)

then we checked into our hotel and were very excited to discover a couch with a hideaway bed. our room slept 7 with no problem :)

after settling in, the girls and i walked to a gas station to get ourselves a snack.
then we loaded back up and headed over to trina and destiny's house where we traded neiko for destiny and went to see 'brave.'

really fun :)
we traded kids back after the movie and then went back to the hotel where our friend ryan met us to hang out for awhile. we put the kids to bed and found a place in the hotel to sit and catch up and have a late dinner.
sooooooo nice :)

the next morning after feeding the kids (free breakfast! it was awesome!) and apologizing to everyone else for our noise level we hit the pool!
we met another family there who had seven kids. our kids had a lot of fun playing with them :)

after that we went to hessel park for destiny's party. the kids had a BLAST! :)
and so did we :)
i love meeting new people and the kids did a great job of making new friends that day.

dave and i both fell in love with anthony. he kept coming to me and wanting up :)
sooooo sweet!!!

and caden!
zero expression on his cute little face but when i kissed him he kept leaning back in for more.

we brought destiny home (with tyden on the floor- went fine :) and had a really fun week with her.
between the mission, vaulting practice, trips to the lake, dentist appointments, fireworks at glen oak, and a family get together destiny says, "godmom you is always going somewhere...."
:) too true.

here's the glen oak pictures-
we brought squirt bottles to help us keep cool.

i'm embarrased to say that we lost tekoa for a bit that night......she was filling up her water bottle and got a bit turned around. she finally told someone that her parents were "lost" and they called us over the loud speaker.
she was FINE, okay? she was never really that far from us.
plus it happens to other parents all the time.

poor shaeya started feeling bad right when we got there. she perked up for awhile- and got to watch the fireworks- but i had to pullover for her to puke on our way home.

the next morning we had breakfast then headed to the lake!

wren's first try at scuba diving :)

uncle chad helped her out.
there are some BIG FISH all around them.
i love how unafraid she is!!

here's tekoa and i on the new waterslide :)

on thursday morning we made the trip back to champaign.
we took trina out to lunch and then to walmart and then we had to say goodbye :(

destiny wasn't quite ready for good-bye.....
but hopefully we will see her again soon!

and here's one last video.
after the mission yesterday i took the kids to the pool and wren is starting to learn to swim!
she LOVES it!

and that's it for the world's longest post!
tomorrow is shaeya's last vaulting practice- her competition is this weekend!
she and i will be going with the rest of her team to iowa on friday and coming back on sunday.
......say a prayer for dave if you think of it! ;)

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