Day 1: Recently I was able to have a fun adventure with my mother in law! Jakes parents decided to move to Utah to come join family there so I got to go up to Maryland to join Susan in a long drive! I flew up on a Wedensday! When I got there we went to Walmart and got some treats and then went to PF Changs for dinner! One of my favorites! Then we got to go to the movies and see FAST FIVE! Yes I Love that movie! I realized it was a bit more violelent the second time I saw the movie, but yes, I still love it!
Day 2: Thursday the movers came to pick up the items! It was a rocky and smooth day all at the same time! It was fun! I didn't realize though..moving is a TON of work! Literally, weight...haha my cheesey jokes....I did get some good gameboy time in though. That was a nice touch to the day! I got to meet some of Susans friends and having yummy Panera Bread Lunch and Ritas Dessert! After the movers left around 11 pm, We were so excited to get going and so we started drivng to Ohio! On our way we passed threw Pennsylvania and got to ride of the famous Pennsylvania Turnpike!
After a nap at the rest stop, we continued on way and made it to Ohio at 6am!
Day 3: I was so excited about this stop because my awesome mother in law was taking me to see my sister!!!! I have never been so excited to see Hayley! It was the best being at her home, seeing how she decorated everything so cute, being able to spend time with her and her family and just have a blast! Oh it was the best time ever!
|This is the cutest boy ever! I love Reed!|
Mallory and new grandma Susan played Candyland at least 20 plus times that day! What a good sport :) Friday was a great day being able to sit and talk with Hayley! She is such a blast!
|Cute Mallory and Jana! Jana leaves for her mission in Germany so soon! So excited! GO JANA~|
|Mitch and baby Brooklyn|
|Uncle B., Rochelle, Mitch|
|Aunt Robin, Brooklyn|
|Yes, more players for Candy Land!|
|Alex(Just graduated high school! Whoop whoop!), Kelsey|
|Walking to the Kirtland Visitors Center!|
This ended our tour at the Kirtland Visitors Center. The kids had been so good the whole day! They were troopers! We had the cutest sister missionaries that gave our tour! It made it a blast! Now off to the Kirtland Temple.
They always set the dinner table so cute!
|Everyone around the table! The picture is kind of dark but you can catch the good times.|
Day 7: Another highlight of the trip was going to some church sites! Next stop..Carthage Jail! The morning started of raining and crackling lightning, but as the day went on, there was a bright sun out all day!
|Gun shot through the door.|
|Left window is the one Joseph Smith was shot and fell out of.|
Its fun to see how they made everything back in the day. I was surprised how many sayings we have today are from that time period but I never knew where they came from like "mind your p's and q's" ext. Here is Tuna sitting on a display for making wax candles.
|We got to help make a rope. This was a family process for sure!|
|After a great day at looking at historic Nauvoo, mom and I got to go do a temple session! This temple is so beautiful!|
|After a fun day we were hungry! We went to Hotel Nauvoo for a dinner buffet!|
|That night we got to see a play put on by the Missionaries! It was so cute! Then we went off to our hotel to get some good sleep because the next day was a long driving day!|
Day 8: Yummy breakfast buffet! The french toast was great! We got to have a good breakfast and take a few fun last looks at Nauvoo before we took off.
|It was early...|
|Susan and Kimball :)|
On our drive we got to drive through Iowa. It was fun driving though there because of the windmills, rolling hills and pretty sites.
After Iowa, we came into Nebraska!
In Nebraska we got to stop in Winter Quarters. We were hoping to go to the temple there but we missed the days is open! Thats ok though we got to go to the cool visitors center! We keep getting the cutest sister missionary guides that are so sweet! It was fun! I really loved this museum/visitors center because it had some really cool artifacts that people had carried during their journey across the U.S.
Before we went into the visitors center we took a walk around the Winter Quarters Temple grounds.
Front of the Visitors Center.
Pulling a demo handcart! We put a rock infront of it (a little one) and it was so hard to pull the hand cart with nothing in it over the rock. I was so surprised! The pioneers were serious troopers!