Well, I know I have been AWOL from the blogging scene for a while, but we were out of town for over two weeks and I have also been SLAMMED with photography stuff (8 shoots in a month, and that includes going out of town for two of the four weeks in the month!). But, I have returned. I have to backtrack, however, and talk about our trip to Nauvoo to see the Nauvoo Pageant at the end of July. We went with our friends Phil and Heidi Harrop, who found this cute little bed and breakfast to stay at:
I've actually never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, so it was fun for me to finally experience. When I say that I mean it was fun to experience the coziness of it and the home-made breakfasts in the morning, etc.; I do NOT mean it was fun to experience sleeping with my three children in the same bedroom or trying to sleep while Cole is screaming that he wants snuggles and Claire is screaming at Cole to be quiet and Ava is screaming because everyone else is screaming. Grant and I gave up and let Cole sleep in our bed both nights. Sure, we might have been rolled on and kicked at all night, but at least the other two kids and the other entire FAMILY in the next room got a good nights sleep. Ah, traveling with kids... Anyway, the place was really fun otherwise. And it was just a few blocks away from the temple. The first night we were there we walked over to the temple and it was just breathtakingly beautiful in the sunset light.
(Grant says that the temple in the above picture looks like it is sliding off the hill. I told him he just doesn't understand art.)
We spent the evening just hanging out on the grass by the temple and letting the kids run around. I, of course, took some pics:
So, that was our trip! Next entry will be about our trip to my parents lakehouse, where we just went for two weeks, and then I'll basically be up to speed with my blogging again!