Saturday, August 31, 2013

Road Trip Nauvoo

August 19, 2013
Nauvoo, IL

LDS Nauvoo Temple

Joseph Smith Family Cemetery

Joseph, Hyrum, and Emma Smith grave sites

Carthage Jail

What a wonderful day full of memories and tender moments.  Love Nauvoo!!
Minnesota here we come...

Miss and Love you all,

Joe, Stace & Andrew

Road Trip

August 18, 2013

Second day of our road trip we started out by driving through Nashville, TN.  Joe was inspired when we saw the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Performance Center
We thought it looked like a guitar.

Broadway Street
Nashville's karaoke performance zone

Titan's stadium

Later that day...

Andrew at the St. Louis Arch

We had to touch the arch

We walked around the grounds and visited the underground museum which sits underneath the arch.  We didn't have to much time to visit, but it was a good break and fun to see.

And again later that day...

We saw a sign and decided to take a stop to see Mark Twain's boyhood home

Tom and Huck 

The town was more a ghost town, but it was interesting and neat to see how close Mr. Twain grew up to the Mississippi River.  The river was only about 1 block away from his home.

A tiring and good day.  Day 3 to post next.

Love and Miss you all,

Joe, Stace & Andrew

Saying goodbye to NC

University Lake in Chapel Hill, NC

August, 2013

Just a little humid

Bottle on the go

 Andrew 8 1/2 months

This one is for Grammers - love that green drink :)

Or at least I think I do

Tired babes

Love our snugly boy

Chapel Hill was great, but we are excited to be on our way back to MN to finish school.

Love and Miss you all terribly,

Joe, Stace & Andrew

Thursday, August 1, 2013

First Haircut

July 31, 2013
Andrew's first haircut

This is what his hair looked liked before, thought it was time for a trim. 

Those poor gums- looks like tooth #9 is trying to push through now.

Andrew has now come to the stage where he is boycotting a lot of his toys and simple paper does the trick.

Poor baby has a rash.  The doc said he is just overly sensitive to something around him and says it isn't contagious.  Oh little Andrew man :(

Cute boy LOVES his blankey

Andrew is still a little snuggler.  When I give him his bottle he still wants to be snuggled in and I am not complaining :)

Little video of Andrew and Joe playing with Teddy

August 1, 2013

A little bit of everything...

This post is a little catch up of a few random things we have been up too.  Hope you enjoy :)

8 months

Future runner to be... ?

A few weeks ago on Sunday we went back to our church building and had a little playing piano time.

Andrew was very observant

July 2013

Joe decided to have a little picture shoot with Andrew.
(Just for the record I was taking a nap and had no part of this hair choice)

Really Dad... ?

Raleigh, NC LDS Temple 
July 2013

Joe and I were able to attend the temple for the first time since Andrew's birth.  Our friends Lance and Robin came over and watched the monitor for us while Andrew slept- thanks!  The temple was beautiful and very similar to MN's temple.  The flowers were gorgeous as always, and it was so nice to attend.

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Campus
July 2013

Vance Hall
(We couldn't resist)

Joe has recently found out that the Vance roots are Southern roots.  He insists I call him Nash- that hasn't caught on yet :)  Anyway, apparently Zebulon Baird Vance is a possible ancestor.  Zebulon Vance was Governor of North Carolina, served as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, was a practicing lawyer, a Senator and was known as an individual who strove to protect and serve his fellow North Carolinians.  

Raleigh State Historical Museum
Watergate Exhibit
June 2013

On a rainy Saturday we made our way to Raleigh and went through this free Watergate exhibit.  We both learned so much about the scandal and Reagan's presidency- it was awesome.

Tired little Andrew.  
(Notice the very awesome painting in the background.  Our lessors have interesting taste :)

June 2013
Andrew at 6 months

August 2013
Andrew at 8 3/4 months

How much a few months can make!  Our little babes is growing up so fast!

Love and Miss you all,

Joe, Stace & Andrew xoxo