Monday, June 27, 2011

Memphis Temple and the Mammoth Caves

So we took our time driving to Indiana from Texas. We divided it up into three days, driving from Galveston to Texarkana the first day, then Texarkana to Jackson, TN where our good friends and family, the Heslops live, and the last day we drove from the Heslops to Indy. It was nice taking it easy. Each day we only traveled about 7 hours. Nice. On our way to the Heslops we stopped and saw the Memphis, TN, temple, which totally made the trip for my dad. haha.
About halfway between the Heslops and Indy are the Mammoth Caves, which are the worlds longest caves. We decided to stop and go on a tour inside, and I'm so glad we did. Those caves are rad! We were only able to go on a short tour, but it was enough to make us want to go back sometime.
Anyways, it was a fun trip. I don't know if I mentioned it or not, but my dad took the trip with us to help out with driving the two cars and moving into the house and everything. I'm so glad he was able to help because there is no way we would've been able to do ANY of it without his help. Thanks Dad!
Hope you enjoy the pics!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

You may call him Dr. Bo

Four years ago Bo was just getting his white coat and starting medical school:

Now he is DONE with that and moving on to bigger and better things. Thats right! On June 4th, Bo officially graduated medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB, and is now a DOCTOR!! Woohoo Bo!!!!!!! Now, I could brag and brag about my man and his accomplishments, but instead I'll just include a picture of his name in the program. My only wish was that they had listed him as joining AOA, which is the national honor society for med. school, as a junior. Only 9 out of 220 students joined as a junior. I'm so proud of Bo. He worked and studied really hard so that he could support his family. What an amazing man, husband, and father. We love you!

This last picture is one of us on the airplane flying to TX from WA. Notice both kids sleeping??? Derrick was also asleep. AWESOME!

Before I forget, on the way to the airport, seriously like 5 min. from the airport, Megan threw up all over herself. OH MAN. It was bad. Luckily we got it all cleaned up and put her in her pjs with just enough time to catch the plane. The poor thing. Still, not a bad flight.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The hike to Ancient Lake

Towards the end of our time in Washington, we decided to go on a hike to Ancient Lake, somewhere past Quincy and near the Columbia River.
We didn't actually make it to the lake because of a steep part of the hike that was too dangerous for our party of hikers. Later, after looking over the area on a map, we realized that we took the wrong hike. No wonder!! Oh well, we had fun!

The gang at the start of the hike.

We saw three snakes on the hike, this was by far the biggest one. It's like 2 feet away from my knee.

This was where we turned around. After this it was a steep drop to the valley below on a rock slide. No, thank you.

We did get to see a fun waterfall!

My Dad

The kids and I enjoying the scenery.

The whole gang, minus my dad, the picture taker.

The parentals.

Derrick slept most of the hike. He was nice and bundled up cozy in that sling.

Washington pictures

Well our trip to Washington has come and gone. We've had a lot of fun, but didn't take near as many pictures as we should have. All the same, here are some of the random ones we did take. We love Washington and being so near family.

The kids with Uncle Dallin after his soccer game.

Tea, anyone?

Just two more... rrriiiiiiiiight.

My sleeping boys

Visiting my brother Ivin's house! Above is Meg, Rebekah, and Carter. Below has Ivie too.

See? They do get along!

Meg and her cousin Hallie.

This last picture cracks me up. I love the Dallin was stuck back there between the two girls.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus