Monday, December 13, 2010


Our trip to Tennessee was great!! We were there for a looooooooong time though, sorry Syd and Dave!!
We left on Wednesday, Nov. 17th and stayed until the Sunday after Thanksgiving, after which we took off to South Carolina, where I took absolutely no pictures. My bad. Sorry Jana! We did have tons of fun there though!!
So the trip... The kids did surprisingly well on the drive. Meg watched Little Einsteins like crazy while Carter drew. He's in this big time drawing stage. All he needed was a big fat notebook and one of those pens that has different colors that you can choose and he was in heaven.
Sydney and Dave Heslop have two boys, Sam and Logan, who are close in age to Carter and Meg, so the kids had fun playing and hanging out. I think my kids favorite part of the trip was playing outside with the Heslops in their huge yard, and playing Legos. Thanksgiving was great there too, with yummy food and good company. No pictures though. I can't remember much these days.
Our South Carolina trip was short. We were tired and worn out from being away from home for so long that poor Ben and Jana kind of got the shaft. We arrived Sunday night, hung around and talked, went to the park and Chic Fil A, interviewed and drove around Columbia, SC, and then took off early Tuesday morning. No pictures. In my defense, I did try taking some at the park, but it was getting dark and they didn't turn out. We love the Katz family and had fun seeing them. Their two girls, Ava and Ellie, who are also Carter's and Meg's age, were lots of fun to see too. We love you guys!
Anyways, it was a fun trip, and what better way to sum it up, than with pictures??

The drive
Dave has a kayak that ends up being a great toy for the kids


More Legos!!! They seriously played legos everyday.

Chuck E Cheese!!!! Above is Megan and Sam.

Megan and Logan. No, I did not tell them to do this for the camera, it's a roller coaster ride and that is really how much they got into it.

Bo apparently had a great time at Chuck E Cheese too!

Carter would just sit and play this game over and OVER. He liked it because it gave him, in his opinion, lots of tickets.

The Casey Jones Museum. Well actually its the gift shop. Who needs to tour the museum, that costs money, when the gift shop has these wonderful train toys to play with for free???? hahahaa. Yeah, we're that cheap, and lets be honest, this is what the kids would rather do. ;)

These kids were hilarious

Me and Sydney on Black Friday at Walmart!!! It was like 1 in the morning. After that we were too tired to go shopping anymore, and decided to hit Target up at like 8 am, instead of the 4 am that we were originally hoping to do. We got all our awesome deals anyways, so we were happy!

Making gingerbread men, or more importantly, eating them!!

While we were there, we went to Red Robin to celebrate Sam and Logan's birthdays that were the next part. No, they are not twins, their birthdays just happen to be 2 days apart. Happy Birthday boys!

Saying goodbye! I love Syd. She has been one of my best friends since High School, and conveniently she is also Bo's cousin. I married Bo just so I could be related to her. haha. Okay not really, but I do like how it turned out.
I love how Syd has to be hunched over to hug me over my tummy. I also love how Logan snuck into the picture. I also think it's hilarious how I didn't get one shot of Dave while we were there. He was there, playing games with us everynight. I should've gotten a picture of that too. We play card games like crazy when we're together.
Good times guys!!!!!! Thanks for the letting us come visit!!


Heslop Family said...

Yea!!! Im so glad you came and stayed with us. We had a blast! Sam and Logan want to come to your house for Christmas. I am goint to steal a few of your pictures to finish my post!

Emily Rasmussen said...

That is fun that you are making interviews a family affair! - well that is my assuming that you guys are doing interviews as you hitting each stop. :O) Sounds like you are doing a lot in the south. Is that where you guys want to be? Stew's interviewing in Tennessee in a couple days....what do you guys like about Tennessee?

Whidget said...

I like your jazzy new blog background. I hope the interviews continue to go well. PORTLAND! Is that even an option still???

love you guys!!


Justin and Janell said...

Interviews....aaahhh I remember it well. I hope you hear some good news soon. Your kids are so cute. Merry Christmas!!!!

Donnie and Laura said...

Glad you got another one down and had fun on the way!! I can't believe how fast time is going these days, it'll be Match Day before you know it!!

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus