actually there

we're home, safe, and now i have been to missouri! woohoo! i took my camera intending on taking a lot of pictures. i took some, mostly of nothing, and a few of people. i did not document the trip like i wanted to. the one time i could have taken a lot of pictures, the van my camera was in went frisbee golfing without me.

anyway, our trip was good. the only thing i would say is that 18-19 hours in a minivan with 6 people is too long to drive. we drove through wyoming, nebraska and about 15 minutes in iowa before driving through missouri. we stayed in lake of the osarks the first night, branson the second night, and springfield the third night. the wedding was outside of springfield in a red brick church. it was a beautiful ceremony and reception. i did not take pictures, but jen will post a few i'm sure.
the pictures below are in order from the beginning to the end of our trip. i had a lot of fun, and am happy for ryan and meredith. the trip was a good time, the only thing i wish i had was a picture of our group at the wedding to prove we were actually there! have a good day.

before sunrise on thursday, entering wyoming
sunrise, yes i was up to see it!

nebraska corn, still pretty short
farm house in nebraska, looked like this for 9 hours.

sunset thursday in missouri
it rained a bit that day
sunset is still good anywhere you go
we took care of avery while they took pictures before the wedding. she was in three then we had to wait, so we tried to teach her how to throw a frisbee, she still needs some practice
we played hide and seek in a big open field, so avery went and hid behind a man she didn't know. she even sat down in her pretty white dress, at which time the game ended.

we switched the game to spin avery until she might be sick, she didn't get sick, but it was fun. ryan had a turn
then mat, who even considered safety (armpits so no sockets come out of place)
so we waited for the pictures to finish
we watched them all and they were beautiful, avery said so
she also had to carry this heavy ball of flowers down the aisle. she did a great job
we went inside and the wedding began and we ate some good chicken and rice, then sent them away and cleaned up. it was fun.
missouri has a lot of trees, and a town named amazonia (very fitting)
in the van home, pete drove, then mat, and jesse.
i took a picture of the harley shop in missouri for my dad
pete after about 8 hours (so fun)
wyoming, pretty, no matter what jesse thinks
more wyoming and all the bugs on our windshield
utah, good sunset
love the mountains, it was great to see them again
last note, my pedicure made it through. it has been two weeks now, go, go, go!

out of town

pete and i are going out of town this weekend. we are going on a road trip with mat, jeremy, stacy, and jesse to missouri for ryan's wedding. yes, we are driving, but it will be fun, i've decided that it will be. a lot has happened since i last posted.

pete and i had our third year anniversary on the 15th! still seems like yesterday

we went to lagoon yesterday for school. it was so fun! i got to ride all the rides i like, and they have changed it a bit since i've been about 2 years ago... the "new" fountain is cool, the bat ride is not.

school is over next thursday, and i'm missing graduation for the wedding, but i'll see pictures. i pray they make good choices.

i will start working part-time this summer at the same summer camp as last year. tuesday, wednesday, thursday every week.

that's all for now, i'll post after we get back.


fun at school

who says you can't have fun at school! my history class has been working on timelines all year. They had to find two people, two events, a civilization, and a picture for every chapter and write it on a receipt roll. I told them we would go to the gym at the end of the year and roll them out to see how long they were. I took some pictures of the event.

We rolled them out starting at one end

and continued on to the other end

Afterwards I told them they could have some fun and throw them around

We ended up with a mummy and a couple monsters before we went back to class.

it was a good time, i hope they remember it, i'll tweek the project to make it better for next year, because i don't know that they learned much from it.

worst final ever!

just kidding! i finished my last final i may ever take (the type in the testing center that is). one more semester and it is mostly my job times two (i have to turn in more paperwork) other than that I go to class and turn in lesson plans, it will be great. so if you are up for barbeques, so am i; my house or yours, let's have a lot of bbqs this summer! see you soon.