Sunday, May 3, 2015

Washington DC

Nate's former roommate, Tom, got married near Washington D.C. last Sunday. We were delighted to be able to make the wedding!

We stayed with the lovely Corrie McClure, who not only housed our 7 but Lisa's 5 as well! Along with Corrie's parents, we had 8 adults and 11 kids in one house. It was crazy, but it worked just fine!

On Monday, the Wrights and the Osters went into D.C. to visit the National Archives, the Natural History Museum, and the Air and Space Museum.

On Tuesday, we visited Mount Vernon. Corrie and two of her girls joined us. The weather was gorgeous!

{the giggle girls}

On Wednesday the Wrights and Osters went back into D.C. and tackled the History Museum and some of the monuments. We saw a Revolutionary War gunboat, the original Star Spangled Banner, the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Refueling with ice-cream

The whole gang

And the best pic ever

Thanks to Corrie and Sean for their hospitality!!
And thanks to Lala and Papa John for keeping kids!!
And thanks to the Wrights for hanging out with us for the week. 

Tellus and Huntsville Space and Rocket

Monday, March 30 Naomi and Jacob didn't have Hilger, so we put our ASTC membership to use and visited Tellus Science Museum.

On Friday, April 3, Daddy didn't have to work, so he joined us on a day trip to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Reading Nights

Since before Christmas we've been reading the Harry Potter books whenever we're at home in the evenings. We're now on the fourth book. Daddy reads, and we all listen. While we listen, the favorite pastime is to play with Momma's hair, and Momma likes that just fine. Oh, and no hair style is complete without a picture. I just cleaned off about 100 pictures of my hair from my iPhoto. I thought I'd put a few here for posterity's sake.
Naomi has taught herself to French braid, Caleb has taught himself to braid and Bethany has fine tuned her creative skills. Amos brushes every once in a while, and I'm sure Jacob would want me to say that he has NOTHING to do with arranging hair in any way shape or form. He just listens to Harry Potter.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Belated Anniversary Overnight (Best Date Ever)

We started off our date with a walk through Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Then we headed over to the Missouri History Museum.
I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
Ps. 143:5
After checking into Union Station Hotel, we took the Metro down to our restaurant, Kemoll's--on the 40th floor of a sky scraper by the river. We sat at a table with this view (no joke) and enjoyed our heavenly steak and salmon. And then we topped it off for a to-die-for chocolate cake.

We walked back to our hotel.

And the next day we hit the Art Museum.

Amazing views both inside and out!