Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break trip to Kirtland, OH

At the Johnson farm in Hiram, OH where Joseph Smith received the revelation of the 76 Section of the Doctrine and Covenants.

At the Kirtland temple. Now owned by the Community of Christ.

At the Newel K. Whitney store where the prophet lived and received visitations.

Colby and Jayden and Lake Erie.

The family at Lake Erie.

Jayden relaxing at the lake. He loved it and was tired from running away from the waves.

This last week was spring break for Colby so we decided to go and visit Kirtland, OH. It was only about 3 hours away and our last stop for seeing all the church sites. I loved it and felt the spirit. The missionaries were great and had some good stories to tell along with the history. The weirdest part was the temple. Touring it they mainly talked about the structure, not the many miricles and visitations that occured there. It was sad but it just felt like a building.
That night was ate seafood and a place by the lake called Pickle Bills. It was good but we now know that Seattle seafood is better than lake fish. Sorry to anyone who feels different. The next day we went to Lake Erie, it was a lot of fun. Cold, but fun. Jayden loved it and played in the rocks and chased the birds. We then went to the Johnson farm about 30 miles away. It is where the prophet received the revelation for the 76 section of D&C. The spirit was strong there and we were glad we made the trip. It was fun to have several younger couples that were students as well go through the sites with us.
Colby is back in school today and I already miss him! Oh well, I guess I should be used to it :)

Busy Week

Jayden painting

Jayden telling Dad that he doesn't want his clothes on!

Last week was one of those crazy weeks. Colby had to go to Philippi everyday and so I was flying solo alot of the time and tried to come up with creative ways to pass the time. I found out that Jayden likes to create art(or a mess), and our mall has an indoor playground that saved me! He loved them both. Yeah! One of the pictures shows a new thing we are facing with Jayden. He does not want to get his diaper on or his clothes on so he goes to the opposite side of the room and talks to us instead of getting dressed. The picture shows it perfectly! We are doing good and finally feeling settled. I feel bad for not blogging sooner but it is hard to do it with Jayden awake!