Friday, July 24, 2009

St. Louis

On our way to Nauvoo, we stopped and stayed in St. Louis for a few days. Some of our friends from our ward (Ryan and Shauna Hinckley) recently moved to St. Louis for orthodontic school and graciously allowed us to stay at their home for a few days. It was so fun to visit with them.

Our children especially had lots of fun just running, swinging and playing super heroes with Nathan and Aerin in their backyard.

After Family Home Evening the kids had a pretty intensely crazy game of Twister. Luckily, there were no injuries.

We also went to Grant's Farm (where Ulysses S. Grant grew up) and had a nice train ride of the property, saw lots of animals, fed goats and watched a bird show. The best part was that it was all free. St. Louis actually has quite a few activities for families that are free! Thanks Hinckleys for a great time (and good food).

Here is Carter snuggling with Wesley. It is cute now, but we hope he grows out of this before his mission.

We also visited with one of my friends that I grew up with in SLC (Matt Lyman and his family) since they live in St. Louis as well (duh-we forgot to take pictures). Actually, they were leaving the next day to vacation in Utah and then move to Ohio. The last time we were able to visit them was about 5 years ago when they lived here in Ft.Worth, Texas and the next day they were moving to Michigan. The funniest part is that we had no idea they were moving both times. If we ever go on a trip to Ohio, I'm sure they will move the next day! We had a nice visit with Matt and Rosemary and the kids had lots of fun climbing trees and playing in a stream (really dirty but lots of fun).


Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

We're headed to Nauvoo this weekend. Too bad we miss each other.

And my Grant is a major snuggler. I, too, hope he grows out of it.

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

And we're heading to St. Louis this week! Crazy! We should have all gotten together.

Miss you guys!