It's one of life's irrefutable laws...a house isn't a home without the pitter patter of little doggie paws!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Trip To Omaha - Part 1
Recently we took a family vacation to Omaha, Nebraska.
When Ben and Josephine announced last year that they were moving there, our reaction was as follows:
So when my mom and dad asked us if we wanted to hop in their van and join them as they drove through Ohio on their way to visit, it wasn't so much the thought of vacationing in Nebraska that tempted us as much as the thought of getting to vacation with family.
Well, we had a wonderful visit, plus a little surprise: Omaha is NICE! We absolutely were impressed.
We roadtripped for 2 days to get there. I love road trips! We talked and laughed (and some of us slept) and found some fantastic little restaurants and fun things to see along the way.
On the second day, we stopped at Adam-Ondi-Ahman. (An LDS church history site.) It was beautiful and we really enjoyed the peaceful, natural setting and the beautiful spirit that was there. It felt really good to be able to get out of the car and walk around and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. We found some helicopter leaves. They were too green still to flutter nicely though, they just kind of dropped to the ground instead of spinning and rotating in the breeze. So we had come up with an alternative way to play with them.Scott looks better in a mustache than I do.
I am Mom to Teddy and Wife to Scott. Scott and I have known each other since fourth grade and have been married since March of 2006. We have a pretty cool love story! I grew up in Maryland, the most beautiful state in the USA! I spent 4 years studying and playing (mostly playing) at BYU and then got a degree in Cosmetology at Von Curtis Academy. I served a mission in Chicago speaking Spanish. I am a hairstylist and I enjoy the time I get to spend with people helping them feel beautiful. I also work for a health promotion company doing health screenings. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's a pretty awesome life!
Scott is the greatest man in the world. OK, can you tell Jennifer is writing this? Really, though, he is. He grew up in Maryland and is a HUGE Maryland Basketball fan. Fear the turtle! He attended Ricks College and Utah State and graduated with a degree in Political Science. He served a mission in Florida speaking Spanish. He co-owns Midwestern Property Services and also works as a heath screener for a health promotion company. He loves to study the gospel and always has his nose in a Hugh Nibley book. He does NOT like to have his picture taken. He is an AMAZING cook. And he's the best husband a girl could ask for!
Teddy is our baby - he's a little pomeranian with LOTS of personality! He loves meeting new people. He barks his head off at them as he watches them out the window, but as soon as they enter the door they are his best friends. He loves to snuggle and pretty much has to always be on someone's lap, especially when they are getting their hair done. He can sit, lay down or speak on command, but only if he can see that you are holding a treat for him. He's the cutest doggie in the whole wide world!