Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tatum's going to have a new cousin! Meghan just found out she's having a girl next March!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Palmyra Trip

We decided to do a quick trip to Palmyra, Ny to celebrate Beau getting through yet another finals week. I had initially taken the days off so that we could maybe move but we never did find anything... perhaps we should just accept that we will be in this tiny box for 2 more years :)
We would like to maybe visit NY city, Washington D.C., and Chicago while we are living in the midwest but for now we went where our budget could afford... its nice to do outdoor stuff as well as church historical sites because its fun and free! It was a good time to come too, because the weather was beautiful and it was only 2 days prior to when Joseph Smith himself had been led to this very hill 186 years ago.

atop The Hill Cumorah
standing at the base of The Hill

On the Smith property with the Palmyra Temple behind

In The Sacred Grove

Isn't is beautiful?

Beau was happy to catch a break after little sleep and a long drive... Tatum, however, was wiiiiide awake! :) She loved walking around- she had a smile on her face the whole time...I wonder if she knew she was somewhere special.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Best Friends

Tatum got to have Alli Beckstrom over the other day, and as you can tell from the clip, she certainly enjoys her company. Alli likes to use her 3 month advantage to take Tatum's toys and literally walk all over her and Tatum loves every minute of it :). I learn from Alli what I have to look forward to since she's just a step before Tatum....the latest?...Baby proofing. That girl gets around.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hocking Hills

Happy Campers!
Rock House
Tatum likes to fly
You're cool beau...he ran up to this spot and back down to us(those specks in the bottom left) about 4 times... good workout
old old bridge...a new one is built over it now

so green and lush here
The thinker... depends on the day :) jk beau
all the trees grow on the sides of rocks like this, its so cool
dippin her feet in the water
Tatum finally fell asleep. Everyone we passed kept making comments on how happy she was.
See the turtle? it has a long tail
"Cedar Drip"... the water is low this time of year... normally this is the most flowing waterfall.

For Labor Day weekend we went up to Hocking Hills for some hiking and camped for a night with the Hayslips... Tatum's first camping experience and she loved it! We were worried cause she woke us up about every hour the night before but she did great. The Hayslips are always doing something fun, its nice to spend time with them.