Friday, August 21, 2015

That one time we went on a date.

Historically, Paul and I are big fat failures when it comes to weekly date night. Like, instead of once we week we go like once a year. Whoops. We keep telling ourselves we'll get better and I keep hoping we actually mean it. Whether or not we come through, this date was a success.

We made our way to Millennium Park and rented a tandem kayak. I was pouting about Paul sitting in the back until my arms got tired and I quit. Then I was quite glad he was in the power seat! For the first half hour we were pretty speedy. For the rest of the time we just soaked up the sun, talked without being interrupted, took selfies like high school girls, and tried to sneak in a kiss or two without falling out of the boat. I love my dreamboat of a man.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Indianapolis Children's Museum

The main reason we went to Indy was to check out the newly constructed Temple, but we decided to make a weekend of it and go to the Children's Museum too. We stayed at a sketchy hotel (Andy was worried about getting Hep C) but we survived the night and had a fabulous day with the Kirkham family. Vince and Simon thought "sticking together" meant holding hands and running off together. Those boys are crazy by themselves, but as a team they are something else!

Vince had a great time in practically every exhibit. He loved dressing up and finding fossils, excavating the terracotta warriors, doing puzzles, playing on and with trains, "driving" hot wheels, wandering through the hall of mirrors, working as an ice cream server, catching fish, digging in the sand, making music, climbing and all of the other things I have since forgotten. It was a blast! We thought the kids would pass out on the drive home but Vince stayed awake for the entire drive. We miss the Kirkhams but love that we're close enough to do weekend trips with them!

Families Can Be Together Forever!

I believe that families can be together forever. Paul and I were married in the Salt Lake City Temple where we were sealed for eternity. No worrying about "until death do you part" because we get forever together. As a family, we've set a goal to attend the temple frequently to remember the promises we've made to our Father in Heaven and to give others the chance to make those covenants too. We were thrilled to have an opportunity to take our kids to see the newly constructed Temple in Indianapolis, IN. Most of all, I enjoyed being the celestial room together. I love my family and have been comforted in knowing we can always be together.