Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Missouri Trip Photo Album

These are called Elephant Ears. I saw them all over the place. Sorry these pictures are out of order and the time line goes backward kinda. Oh, and before you start looking at this post, it is very long. Be warned! I think I got only one or two pictures the whole trip of Savannah looking at the camera. She is so stubborn!
Savannah walking into the temple grounds. It is so beautiful and peaceful.
There were so many butterfly's!
This is the "number one buffet in Kewitt," also the only restraint that we found to eat at. It was very different. We spent the night up by Nauvoo. When we got to the hotel I got Xander out of his car seat. He was soaked up his back, and it wasn't spit up. YUCK! It was so gorse! I gave him a bath and took off the car seat to get it cleaned in the washer downstairs. It was like water. The next morning we tried forever to figure out how to put the car seat back together. Just when we were about to give up Kim and I took it over to WalMart to see if we could just look at theirs and figure it out. A lady who worked there saved the day and put it together for us. She must of thought we were crazy. What were we suppose to do? Not put him in his car seat?
The Nauvoo Temple

My favorite store in Nauvoo. The bakery!

Savannah and grandma Jensen
We went on a wagon ride in Nauvoo. At one point Savannah tried to climb out. Later she had a small tantrum and threw her headband out of the wagon and we had to drive back later to find it.
I wanted to get Savannah, Xander and me in this picture with the Daughter, mother and baby, because I remember when I was a girl, for a ward thing or something the release society posed as the statures. My mom, my brother Caleb and I posed as this one. Well, with Savannah it didn't go so well. What was I thinking...
She's in the picture!
Me, trying to catch her...
Savannah decided she was going to sit down and find little tiny rocks and ignore us.

I got to spend some time with my friend Meagan. We've been friends since Kindergarten. She took me out to dinner one night at this really yummy Japanese place. I got to see her cute new house! One afternoon we went to do fittings for bridesmaid dresses for her wedding next fall. It was really fun to see her sister and Darcie, who I haven't seen in forever. Luckily, I have until January to find a dress with sleeves, or make them. The morning before we left Missouri She and her fiancee had me and the kids over for breakfast. She made yummy fruit parfait, cobbler type things! They were so good!
My mom got Savannah princess shoes. Savannah loves them!
Poor Savannah, If only Cinderella had wide feet. Whenever she walks in the shoes I hurt for her, but, she wants so badly to wear them. "Beauty is pain."
Princess Savannah
Car Pictures!
Car Pictures!
Savannah and her cousin Katie have so much fun together! Savannah won't let adults hold her hand but she will for other kids. Too bad Katie couldn't have gone everywhere with us.
Savannah would of loved to of just played with Katie the whole trip!
We went to a Pumpkin patch on Friday with my sister-in-law Kristy and her kids! They had so much fun!

We went on a hay ride!

This is at Liberty Jail.

This is Far West again.

This is Adam-ondi-aumen. It was very beautiful. Savannah loved plying with the rocks.
And on the rocks...
This is one of her meltdowns in the car. It was a fun trip and I'm glad that I got to seem my family and friends and all of the church sites. Over all Savannah and Xander did amazing. And we made it back off the plane. I almost felt like kissing the ground when I got off. No more planes for me for a while!


  1. Hi Nicole, I am in awe of how much Savannah and how much she reminds me of Lucy. That's so crazy. I've been thinking about you and I am feeling so bad I still haven't called you, especially after reading your last post. This whole BBS can be such a very lonely thing because so many people don't understand really what it is, and to be honest, I don't know all that it is, so it's tough to explain to doctor after doctor and to deal with all that comes with it. We need to talk. I'll try calling tomorrow.

    Love, Shawni

  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I'm glad Kim could go with you!