Vacation Glimpses

Well we are finally back from our much needed vacation, and have our heads back on straight! This was probably the busiest i have been in years, going going going!! Dan was happy to be out of work for awhile and i was happy to have more help with Boy Wonder.

Our first leg of the trip was NY, for some of Dan and I’s friends graduation for the Merchant Marine Academy. (Which I am still so proud of them all!) We were there from Saturday night till Wed. evening. We got to venture around Manhattan, and walk like i have never walked before. We were lucky enough for dans mom, Janelle, to come out with us and help with Bodie and renting a car. Our first full day we decided to head into the city and go hit a few of the funner parts of NY, Battery park, and we even unfortunately ended up lost in China townish in the evening. :/ HAHA!

I have to admit im so happy i dont live there and DONT ever have to do subways ever again. When we headed into town we had to catch a train to the main subway station, which of course we were running on the platform and got to the door and what do you know we miss the train and have to wait. Dang it! So we wait hop on another a bit later and get on our way. Once we got to the the subway part Dan thought he would be nice and show us how to get through, so he demonstrates and we try and follow his example, except the stroller wouldn’t fit, so girls literally go into melt down mode, and are running around like lost squirrels! We FINALLY figure it out and are beyond stressed, haha. It was quite the adventure that i am happy we dont have to ever repeat! Our date night was much smoother and less stressful without Boy and all that extra luggage.

The trip to the East was wonderful, beautiful, and the beaches were perfect. All in all we had a great time and cant wait to go back, maybe someday. I only am going to put a few of our trip pictures up since i took two memory cards full of them! :) Enjoy and ill try and put my two cents in where its needed! :)

View from the plane Miss.  River                                                Missed the train… :0

This was our only view to ground zero. It was probably one of my favorite stops, mainly because i had no idea how massive it was! I mean MASSIVE, and entire city block. I couldn’t help but think of the Lord’s mercy in this. It was like amidst his judgment he poured out unmeasurable mercy, how none of the other buildings were crushed and even went untouched is such a testimony.

Black squirrels..?!?! WHAT?? blurry, but you get the idea!

The squirrels were so not scared of people it was kinda weird. This one was trying to jump into Bode’s stroller and get his snacks, till i finally moved him away. Bodie sure enjoyed the break watching all the pigeons and squirrels. :)

The beach was beautiful, the sand was fluffy and soft, and waves nice and cold.  As you can tell Bodie was terrified of the ocean and the entire experience! Weird! He was climbing up me like a wet cat! lol

He started warming up after a bit ONLY if we were holding him tight and close. :)

Oh man, this was one unhappy boy. Look at that LOOK! Please click on the picture to make it bigger for the full effect! HAHA!

He warmed up to the sand by the end :) I was surprised that he actually didnt like the sand and water more.

WE even got to go out on our belated two year anniversary night . Grandma watched Bodie and we went to Times Square! It was around 10:30 in this picture and light as day with a million people walking around.

Our second part of the trip was form NY to Denver, up to Cheyenne and then to South Dakota for our family reunion in about a day!  We did lots of traveling to our reunion but finally made it safe.

(side note) Do not EVER fly Frontier if you have children. We had the rudest and most immature flight attendants i have ever heard of, not to mention put me in tears and ready to fight a few times!! Ill spare the details but i am going to write in and complain. Thats not how i usually deal with things like this, but it was that bad.

ANYWAYS, the family reunion was wonderful and so good to see most of my family. I wish i had taken more pictures but i was so busy! everyone loved Bodie and of course he loved everyone too. :) We got to see mount Rushmore some for the 5th time and some for the first time, and we did the mountain alpine slide! At the end of our trip my dad and i got some ice cream and Bodie showed us that he KNEW how to lick a cone, we were in shock but he LOVED it. He ate about half of my dads ice cream cone! He would go speed crawling back to him if we moved him and throw a small fit for more, but it was so cute and funny! :)

Had fun snapping a few of my bro :)

Dan and Bodie got to see Mount Rushmore for the first time

We ene got to go to the fish hatchery, it was pretty cool, some of the fish were massively over grown! :P

These were some of the biggest most beautiful clouds i have ever seen..

The little girls LOVED him!

And he played…and played and played!

Love these two pictures! Very Cute of my parents!

Love these too, so cute how he is standing on his toes for more :)

Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think :)