Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Car

Yes, we finally parted ways with the "green machine". With number four on the way we decided it was time to join the ranks of mini-van owners. Here she is.

I'll have to say that I really enjoy having the extra space. The kids like it too. Everytime we get in the car J says, "I like this one, it's so big". The only drawback I've seen so far is that it is hard to back up. I always thought that the rear camera feature was a completely unnecessary feature until now. I understand the need for it when I am backing down an alley not knowing who or what I am taking out in the process.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Anniversary Weekend

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary early this year. I figured I'd feel a little better at 7 months pregnant than I will at 8. The only requirements for where we wanted to go were: somewhere close and somewhere warm. We ended up going to Logan, Utah which is close and the 65 degrees felt really warm to us (kinda sad). It was nice to see that spring has arrived somewhere. The grass was green and all the bulbs were in bloom. We stayed at the Anniversary Inn which was really nice.

We spent most of our first day there rummaging through a huge used bookstore (one of our favorite pass-times) and walking around old town. That evening we got some Chinese food (I've been craving that) and ice cream (not a great diet weekend). The next day we explored Logan Canyon and then we headed home. It was a short trip, but really nice to get away.

An Afternoon at the Teton Flood Museum

After living in Rexburg for a year and a half we decided it was finally time to visit the town's one and only museum. It is housed in the basement of the old Rexburg Tabernacle and basically consists of some antiques from the early days of the town and a filmstrip of the flood that took out the city in 1976.

"History was written in the landscape of the surrounding communities by the scouring floodwaters of the Teton Dam on that fateful day, June 5, 1976. Much of the damage has been rectified but there are still tell-tale signs of the overwhelming devastation caused by the flood that can never be erased. A high water line marks the entrance to the museum indicating the level of flood water from the 80 billion gallons of water that came through Rexburg." http://www.rexcc.com/thingstodo/attractions/tetonflood.html

Our favorite part was the children's room. It is set up like an old school house classroom and they have new exhibits every month. April is dinosaur month, so the kids had a great time digging for fossils and doing dinosaur activities.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SNOW, Still

Yes, we do still have enough snow in mid-march to have an igloo in our yard! Will it ever melt? K built this while prying the huge blocks of frozen snow from our patio. Here the kids are playing in the igloo with our neighbor.