Saturday, August 21, 2010

The trip

This was a favorite picture of mine from the drive. Everytime she would go to sleep we would put her cover on, but she would always stick her feet out of it. It is so cute!

About two hours into our drive we ran into this beautiful lake that was huge and went for miles and miles. The view was so beautiful. The sky was pretty and blue and the color of the water was beautiful too.
We drove all the way from Rexburg, Idaho to Nauvoo, IL straight through. Our only stops were gas/potty/feeding karlee breaks. It was a little crazy with a 6 1/2 month old. Over all though she did very well. She had her moments where she broke down and nothing would get her to stop crying for 10 minutes or so, but we got through them and still had a good time. That stretch was about 26 hours (including our stops). It was so nice to finally be able to get out of the car and walk around for longer than 5 minutes. When we got to Nauvoo we were welcomed back to humidity, wow, I forgot how much I hate it! It was so hot and humid, so we only stayed a few hours. Here are some pictures from our afternoon there.

Jay was trying to get a picture of her with the flowers, but she was more interested in playing with them, but he finally was able to get this one.

Mom was such a huge help on this trip and Karlee really got to know and love her! THANKS MOM! It was also a lot of fun for me and Jay to spend the time with mom too.

After we spent a few hours in Nauvoo we got back in the car for another 4- 4 1/2 hours and drove to Oswego, IL to go see my sister and her family!

Monday, August 16, 2010

We are still here I promise!

So since I last posted a lot has happened! I GRADUATED! YAY!!! I am so glad to be done!

Jay's family was able to come

My wonderful family

My parents also got to come

Our cute little family

We also moved the same day as graduation (I do not recommend this to ANYONE!) Karlee loved playing in the boxes the whole time.

Jay has decided that he wants to be a Physicians Assistant, so he is doing his internship this fall with a family friend of my family. He is a PA at a hospital in Virginia in my hometown. So, we arein Waynesboro, VA for the whole fall with my parents. It has been so fun being here so far! The whole last week of school we were very busy packing up our apartment and doing finals and getting everything ready to leave. Things were pretty hectic. Karlee was starting to become very mobile and rolled everywhere. She was a little unsure about what was going on. But we got everything done. Friday (July 23) was the last day of school, and graduation, and we had just about everything out and into storage that night. Saturday morning we woke up at about 6:30am and finished putting the last minute things in the car and drove out to begin our very long and crazy drive east from Idaho. Luckily my mom very kindly decided she would driveback with us to help with the driving and the baby. I will post another post about our trip here.