Friday, September 25, 2009

Camping Trip

We went camping a couple of weekends ago up by the Rim and we had so much fun! All of Sean's family was there and we had so much fun, playing horseshoes, games, and relaxing by the fire. The kids are so fun to watch and we had such good food everywhere! Sadly this is the only camping trip we did this year! Usually we have more time to go camping, but this summer just went by to fast! oh well at least we got to go once! Anyways the views were so beautiful, and it was so nice to get away for a few days!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old School

So my mom has recently been cleaning out her house and giving all the kids our stuff thats been there forever. So we were down there one night for dinner and she gave me some old school stuff. Well i came across this paper i wrote where i did six interviews of six people i knew. So i read them out loud and i came across my sister Cherie. Oh man was it funny, just picturing this story and reading it i starting crying cause i was laughing so hard. We all have sister and many may remeber times like these. Anyways here it is:

My sister would never let me jump on the tramp. She use to throw me off and she would never let me get on. Especially when she had friends over. She would stand in front of the place where i was trying to get on. One day i had finally got on the tramp and i was really happy. Well my sister was trying to throw me off so i layed down on the tramp so that she couldn't throw me off. So my sister layed down on the tramp and kicked me so hard that i rolled right off the tramp. I hit the ground really hard, and i knew that she didn't want me on the tramp.

That's it word for word! yes i know the last sentence is Genius, but hey I got 100%! Anyways i had to share that. I still laugh when i read it! hope you had a good laugh too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our Trip

Oh man where do I start! What an amazing two weeks we spent visiting 10 different cities in 4 different countries! Starting in Venice and ending in Barcelona on a two week cruise we had an unbelievable vacation with so much history overload it was great! From seeing civilizations, building and churches that were built before Christ, to standing where the apostles taught and preached, to the gladiator battles, to Royal Palaces, there was just so much i can't describe it all! So i can't really go into detail because my post would be three pages long but i'll just give the basics! Mainly i posted pics and i'll just tell you where and what, although some pictures don't need any explanation! So i uploaded my pics backwards so we'll start at the end of the trip and work our way backwards to the begining.

So this first picture is in Barcelona at a church called the Sagrada Familia built by Antoni Gaudi. It was started in 1882 and has been in construction ever since. It is to start functioning in the interior in 2010, but won't be done till at least 2030. Antoni Gaudi was a crazy man, we saw over 5 of his works but this church is unbelievable!

This picture is the famous Casino in Monte Carlo! The hotel to the right costs 5,000 a night to stay in, with ferrari's, rolls royce, and nothing but fancy cars around. anyways we definetly understood why Monte Carlo is for the rich and famous, such a beautiful city with crystal clear beaches!
Ahh the leaning tower of pisa! For those of you wondering, no it's not an optical illusion, it really does lean, and will continue to as the earth continues to settle beneath it! Sean and I spent all day there just staring up at this tower in amazement!

Rome, the eternal city! this is if you couldn't geuss pics of St Peter's Basillica, located in Vactican City. It is the largest Church in the world and absolutely ridiculous! There is so much in that church you could spend 2 days in there and still not see everything! the pic below is inside, and is just one of the sections. Also,Something fun that i didn't know is that all the Pope's are burried beneath this church and there are grates on the floor where you can look below and see the coffins. Crazy! We did see the Sistine Chaple but like a good girl and boy we did not take any pictures inside. Michealangelo would be proud!

The Colloseum. I have nothing else to say...
If you don't know what you're looking at, look it up on the internet. your pathetic.
hint: look to the picture above

This is Pompeii, the city that was buried by volcanic ash and matter from Mount Vesuvius' Eruption in 79 AD. It was awesome. yep.
Totally freaky, and I had other pics but this is an actual human remain that has been plaster casted to show the effect! It is real, not made! The skull of those who were trapped exploded from the heat and pressure. So most had holes in the back of their heads. So gross and sad.

This is a place called Mykonos Greece. It was a smaller town where every building was white with blue shutters. It you've seen Mama Mia (which i haven't yet) this is what is looks like i guess ( i don't know a worker on the cruise just kept telling us to keep a look out for Meryl Streep)! Anyways It was a fun town!
Istanbul! What a great city, and it was not scary, but we were only in touristy areas. anyways this is the Hagia Sophia church. It was huge but they all are, and so elaborate.

This is the Blue Mosque located next to Hagia Sophia. Another Church that was also huge and amazing.

This is the city Ephesus, or a small part of it that's been excavated anyways. This is one of the oldest cities, or so i've been told. It is where the apostle Paul preached to the ephesians in the great theater (Located in the next picture below), and where it is believed to be the Virgin Mary's final resting place, who knows but it was fabulous! (i'm running out of vocabulary words)
The great theater, and let me tell you it was great! haha

This is another picture that needs no introduction but i'll introduce anyways. This is the Acropolis, the Parthenon in... you geussed it Athens Greece, and it was soo windy on that hill! we also saw Zeus temple, the old olympic staduim along with all kinds of other things that i can't go into detail!
And Last but was First in our stops is Venice. The city built on water. On man did we get lost here over and over again! we wandered down small streets to find dead ends that led us to more streets with dead ends! haha the funny thing is you can see everything you just can't get to it! It was fun though. This picture is St. Mark's basillica and it was gorgeous too. All the churches that we went into on this trip had mosaics painted on the wall with gold everywhere encrusted into the walls. It was crazy. Marble pillars, domes everywhere in the ceilings, it was just fascinating! The third picture is a typical street in Venice.

Well that's it! Like I said a breif narration. Hope it wasn't too boring for you! But man we had such a great time! We have now seen 3 out of the 7 supposed wonders of the world or medieval world, even though i feel we saw over 40 wonders of the world! There is so much history and everything was so amazing to see you can't believe your eyes. We just kept saying i can't believe we're really here. I can't believe we're standing here looking at this! Anyways it was a once in a lifetime trip and some of those places i'm sad to say we'll probably never see again, but I have to say i am soo glad to be home! I love America, and till you go somewhere outside it you don't realize how much you really do love home!