06 January 2009

MISSISSIPPI TRIP...

As promised, I'm working on posting pictures from some of our adventures of 2008. Here are some pictures from our trip to Mississippi. We went to Mississippi to visit Betty Jo's brother, Tommy, and his wife Jessica. We decided to fly down and ended up spending the night in the Memphis Intl. Airport due to a freak snowstorm! The airport gave all of us stranded passengers air mattresses for the night. It looked like a refugee camp. Neither of us got much sleep that night. We ended up taking a flight to New Orleans, instead of Jackson, the next morning and finally got to our destination the next afternoon.
Our visit with Tommy and Jess was enjoyable. One of my most favorite activities was a visit to an authentic southern-style seafood restaurant (see pictures below). Needless to say, the food was amazing. Due to our misfortune in Memphis, our visit was shortened, but we had a fun time anyway.












That's it for this trip! More pictures are on the way, so stay tuned. Have a wonderful day.

02 January 2009

ONE YEAR AND COUNTING...

I find it hard to believe myself, but Betty Jo and I have been married for a year now and couldn't be happier. If you didn't know, we are expecting the birth of our first child in August and can't wait for that glorious event. This past year has been amazing. Betty Jo is such an amazing woman and I am very honored to be married to her. Over the course of the past year, we had the opportunity to travel to many different places, an activity that we both truly love.
Here is a list of our travels during 2008. We were able to visit Betty Jo's brother and sister-in-law over Spring Break. They live in Mississippi. In April, we spent a weekend in Saint Louis, Missouri. In May, we went to Kentucky Kingdom, a theme park in Louisville, Kentucky. We went with my brother Jared and his girlfriend Emily. Over the summer, we went to Holiday World, a theme park located in southern Indiana, Cincinnati and King's Island, and Utah. Our trip to Utah was particularly special because we toured our missions and got to see many friends and family. This past fall, we went to Lexington, Kentucky to tour the Univ. of Kentucky (potential grad. school) and Michigan (to attend one of my friend's wedding and to check out another grad. school).
As you can see, we love to travel and are excited about our next adventure....Disney World in March. It'll probably be the last big trip we take, especially with a baby on the way. My goal is to post pictures from all of these trips, so look for those in future posts. Happy 2009 and have a wonderful day!