Inspiring Quotes

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." -James Barrie

"Find joy in the journey now!" -Pres. Thomas S Monson

"Come what may and love it." -Joseph B Worthlin

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Zoo Adventures!

We got a 1 year membership to the Nashville Zoo the other day and were super excited to try it out! I don't think we were even able to see half of what they had to offer but thats why it was worth it to get the membership! We get to spend the day outside, let the kids run around, see all sorts of cool things, and i get exercise all in one! There is no downside! Anyways as we were walking around Lucas was naming all of the animals based on a few of his favorite movies! see if you can guess before you look what he named each animal :)
these cute little lemurs were bestowed the name of king julian by lucas or as he first said" mom!! its the move it move it guy!"
Evie was in charge of the map and making sure we got where we intended to go! she loves maps and insists on having one while we travel too :) While we were here Evie found a little green inch worm, made it her own and named him Jack and played with him he rest of the time we were there. She said he was her favorite animal she saw at the zoo! what a crazy!
Melman melman melman! (sing song voice if you please :))
Its Marty! and i dunno who else that long necked guy is (everyone/thing is a guy to him, his classic question is "mom whats that guys name" even if he's pointing at a picture of a girl :)
the zoo just brought in 2 white tiger cubs! they were so pretty and it was fun to watch them play! presenting bonwa and taboo! (those are their real names not lucas names)
And last but certainly not least, sorry you can't see him very good, its his absolute favorite!!!
MASTER SHIFU! yes he is a red panda Jason!
My favorite were these hyacinth macaws! they were the most brilliant blue!
lucas loved the aviary! he almost got bit a few times! :) he loved being up close and personal with the birds!
pretty bird!
Lucas thought the duck asleep with his head under his wing was hilarious and tried everything he could think of to wake the poor guy up. No success the guy just wouldn't let him ruffle his feathers (ha ha) and it is hard to sleep through Lucas believe me!
Last thing is 2 videos that i took. The first is a video of the tiger cubs playing. a little background, there were 2 fences in front of us, the one you see and on about 5 feet away right in front of us. my teeny little super guy found a miniscule hole in the fence and slipped through and was headed up to get a closer look, which is why i am screeching at him at the end of the video :) 
The second video is of some amazing monkeying around! this guy was so fun to watch!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Little More

i  know i just posted but Rob asked me to post this pic plus i was going to and i forgot. :) also we found some ginormous eggs on our walk today! we could not figure out what kind of eggs they are, but they are like 3 times bigger than any chicken egg. pretty cool! they were just laying in the grass right next to the parking lot. if  you are an egg-spert haha and happen to know what kind of eggs these are let me know!

Jackson Hole, Easter, Traveling to TN, and a little more....

I have not posted for quite a while. This time of year is usually a big roller coaster ride for us. Packing up, packing away, moving 1500 miles away from home etc.. this year having our own place to leave stuff made it so much easier and i have to say i am really getting good at just packing the minimum. no fluff and stuff :) anyways so this little photo montage documents our trip to Jackson Hole with my wonderful family for Easter, our trip to TN (we left straight from Jackson), and our first Sunday here (we are in the same ward as the red haired girl from SheDaisy and a lady in our ward said she sees Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at MY Sams Club all the time !!!!!!!) anyways ENJOY!
Pre-Easter Excitement! Also Jason got Evie that hat and she has not taken it off since! So long girly hairdo days :(
Excited to be on the road to Jackson and to get their first square ice cream cones Yay!
We took a beautiful hike in Jackson and these are some pics we took in the massive snow. Lucas and beautiful Rachel
Evie and her elk impersonation
Robbie climbing up a tall skinny tree
and up a little more.........
and down! :) he got to the top and it bent him all the way back down to the ground! haha Fatty! jk Rob
Evie and Lucas demonstrating how high the snow was!!
Evie was very impressed by Grandpa Pymm's face making skills :)
Yummy Nasty Snow Bleck!!
My wonderful husband and my two beautiful babies! Could i be more blessed??
Now on to our fun trip to TN
We get really bored in the car. Who knew fruit snacks could be so very entertaining!!
More fun with fruit snacks! Hooray for Curious George! :)
Riding in style up to our hotel room!
Can you tell we don't have a tv at our house? :)
And finally we arrived in beautiful Nashville TN where everything is green and blooming and warm! The kids were excited for the 1st Sunday and making new friends!
Lucas kickin it church style
Took a while but after i pried the hat off her head and washed her hair i think it turned out super cute!
Lucas kickin back with his Zinger yummy and if you will notice he is always ready to get the leftover sugar bugs out of his teeth as soon as he's finished.
Evie in her new dress courtesy of wonderful soon to be aunt Renee! We love you and are so excited to have you in our family! 
We are so happy to be in TN and to have been so blessed with a good job and the ability to travel like we do. Our ward here is great. We got a pass to the zoo, found a super fun park with trains (Lucas thinks he has died and gone to heaven), there are hiking trails and nature parks everywhere and Jason is working hard and excited about selling out here! We love you all and are so grateful for your love and support. I will be better at updating you on our adventures here and hope you will comment and let me know how you are!