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November 6, 2008

My trip!

Ok, guys! Sorry for the delay in posting this! Life has just been insanely busy! I know I already told some of you about this, but I'll post anyways. Let's see.....

First we drove to Texas...yep like 16 hours in the car *ugh*. But it's worth it, as we got to see our grandparents whom we haven't seen in 3 1/2 years. We stayed there for 4 days. While we were there, we went to a Tiger rescue and the zoo. A cool thing about staying at my grandparent's house is that every single night, they feed wild raccoons on their porch. I got to hand feed some raccoons and even got to pet one! Yeah, only Emily gets excited about that....

A White Bangle tiger at the rescue
A goat at the petting zoo *just for Adam* =P
A strange flamingo

Me with a Parakeet at the zoo
Olivia's, Sophie's and my foot compared to an elephant's foot...

Some raccoons at my grandparent's house

Next we drove to Oklahoma to see my great grandmother, great aunt and aunt. They live right by the mountains. I *love* the mountains.....especially the Granite mountains where they live. We climbed up 2 mountains and is was an absolutely amazing view. The hikes were so much fun too--until you step on a cactus, lol! While we were in OK, we celebrated my great grandmother's 88th birthday. She is the sweetest person ever!

The view from the mountain

One of the mountains(much larger than it looks)

Another view
Olivia and I on the mountian
We left OK after 3 days and were on our way to IL to see another great aunt and uncle. We stayed the night there and then left the next morning at 5am to drive to Indiana.

We went to IN for my cousin's wedding. Sophie was a junior bride's maid, my parents were the 'master and mistress' of ceremonies. The first day there we were decorating and helping prepare for the wedding. We also went to a rehearsal dinner and afterwords went on a hay ride. Well, given the fact that we don't celebrate Halloween, it didn't occur to us that that night was Halloween night. While we were on the hay ride, some creepy music started playing and then weird gnome-like creatures come running at us with megaphones yelling in what sounded like a different language. It was creepy, but really funny as well!

I forgot to say that this little town that the wedding was in was mostly Amish. I mean if was full of Amish people. I am always so interested in them, so it was definitely cool staying there. We saw buggies all over the place or just Amish families walking down the street with their adorable kids.

So anyhow, the next day was the wedding. The wedding was very cool....not your traditional wedding in a lot of ways. Olivia and I were titled the very important job of collecting gifts and money from the guests and we ended up being the little gophers for people--but it was fine because we don't get to go to wedding everyday, lol!

We also got to hang out with our awesome cousins. They are so funny....and most of them are in their twenties so we always hear things like 'oh, you're growing up too fast' or 'last time I saw you, you were shorter than me' or 'don't tell me that you have a boyfriend yet', ROFL! I don't know how long it'll be until they treat me like 'one of them' and not just 'one of the littler cousins'. lol

Unfortunately, I was unable to get many pictures in IN because we were so busy....I didn't get any of the wedding or the Amish people.... But here are a few of the cousins......
Bethany


Sophie and the groom
Blake....one of the groom's brothers

ok, that's all! the end...

11 comments:

Christianne said...

Looks like it was fun...

raccoons are amazing. I would love to do that.

My grandparents live in Pennsylvania and there's tons of Amish around there, so its really fun when we go up to visit them.

Morgan said...

omg!!! that guy has a TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS thing on his laptop! thats amazing...

aw, your hair looks soo pretty in the pic of you and the parakeet! thats a great picture of you!

Wesley said...

I did not read the whole post. Sorry. =/

But! It looks like y'all had a ton of fun. (no rhyme intended)

Maybe I'll read the whole thing. =P

Morgan said...

woah, i just realized the guy looks like david cook!

Emily said...

raccoons are pretty fun little animals....

yeah, that's cool. I've been there too. Actually I was born there :D

awe, thanks Morgan!

lol, it's ok Wesley.

I guess he looks a little like David Cook....but in that picture he's just smiling weird because he doesn't like to be normal....haha.

Matt said...

awesome pics. Blake does look a little like david cook. not a lot though. but he plays ben folds (i think)so he's awesome, lol.

btw, why is this post before that other one?

Christianne said...

you're so pretty, Emily...

Emily said...

aw, thanks Christianne! *blushes*

lol, anyhow, I'll post another picture of him so you can see that he doesn't look like David cook. But yeah, he's the mucisian/singer[who played ben folds], lol

Matt said...

haha there's a real comment for ya!

that song he played is awesome. I've played like a million times since yesterday.

Emily said...

uh....ok....

Matt said...

I was expressing my thoughts about Christianne's comment. because I have to say, if you've ever had a real comment on this blog, that's it.