Sunday, September 28, 2008

Downtown Philly

I'm so excited to be in Philadelphia. There is so much history here and we're so close to NYC and Washington D.C. We were going to go to NYC this weekend, but it was too rainy, and we wanted to see NY at it's very best. So we decided to check out some of the many cool sights right here in Phili.

Of coarse we had to visit the famous Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There is such a quiet reverence in that building as you think about what actually took place there over 200 years ago. Afterwards we took a charming carriage ride with our friends around the surrounding areas. Mylee was asleep for most of the ride, but boy was she delighted to wake up in a horse drawn carriage.

In honor of my cool brother Brittan we had to get a picture at the famouse statue of Rock Balboa at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was truly a special moment as we ran up the steps of the museum and raised our arms in the air with pride when we reached the top.

By the way, it was my sexy husband's Birthday yesterday. 27 on the 27th, ironic, huh. Happy Birthday hun. Make a new friend today.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Latest on our Family Adventures

So it would probably take a novel to catch you up on all the fun we had in Tacoma, Wa, so I thought I'd just upload a ton of pictures and show you what we've been up to. Let's just say this was one of our more relaxed rotations so we took advantage of our time off.

Before we headed to Washington we had to check out Mackinaw Island in MI. It was absolutely gorgeous! There are no automobiles only horse drawn carriages.

Our first stop in Wa was the famous Pike's Market. They have everything from fresh flower bouquets to fresh fish.

While we were at Pike's Market we had to stop by and make a surprise visit to my cool cous Tyler who worked on the waterfront. He was so excited to see us and he taught Mylee how to feed french fries to the seaguls.

And then there was San Juan Island. We spent a three day weedend touring the island and whale watching. It was so beautiful.

Since we were so close to the border, we just had to visit Vancouver. It was only for a day, but it was still a lot of fun.

Mylee and I took a little day trip to the Zoo. We saw so many fun animals. My favorite was the Baluga whale.

Last but not least, we had to visit the Pulyallup Fair. It's the 10th largest fair in the country and
boy did it hold true to that. I don't even think we saw half of it and we were there all day. I think we tried every type of food there though. Corn on the cob, corn dog, BBQ pork, carmel apples, scones, taffy and an elephant ear.

Now we're on our way to Philidelphia where I'm sure our adventures are sure to continue.