Saturday, November 6, 2010

We want YOU!

Nate was recently made a recruiter for Nav Air. So far, it has turned out to make for awesome mini vacations for us! I'm always up for getting out of town :) Last week, we went down to Cal-Poly Pomona. The campus was fun for me and Evan because they had a whole lot of animals all over! I'm talking cows, Arabian horses, you name it. I managed to only get my camera out the last day, at our last destination, the duck pond. Apparently, we showed up for nap time.
 But this was no ordinary duck pond; this pond was crawling with turtles!
 I thought this duck was cute, sleeping out on the rocks covered in turtles.
 I told you it was crawling with turtles! I have never seen anything like it!!
 The ducks kept their distance from the turtles. We had perfect seats right between the two gangs.
 Having a blast!
 Evan cared a whole lot more about the cars driving past us than the plethora of turtles next to him.
 "Vroom vroom!" When you show Evan a car and say, "vroom vroom!", he says, "mmmmmm!
If I would quack like a duck, he would turn and point to the pond to let me know where they were. :)
 At the beginning of October, we got to go to our Alma Mater and homeland! View from our hotel window.
 Evan's first night in a hotel; needless to say, it did not go well, at all.
 But he did get to play with his cousins, who love playing with him.
 After Evan got a little more used to the hotel room, he had a blast entertaining himself there.
 I acquainted him with every nook and cranny of the USU campus, and I just know he loved every minute of it just as much as I did ;)
 I got to go on a hike up the mountains with my family, and see the beginnings of fall! It was lovely!
 Trayson REALLY loves red leaves
 Evan is such a trooper while hiking. He is always so tired, but just wants to take it all in and not sleep!
 Stacey was a great leaf holder for all of the kids collectables.
 Ah...fresh air, fall, family...
 Evan was completely fascinated by all of Grandma Susan's Halloween decor. It was so much fun!
 And just because we haven't had a sleeping picture in a while...and just because I absolutely adore this guy.
 
 Hooray for recruiting! Hooray for such a wonderful job that provides Nate with so many great opportunities! And an extra hooray for mini vacations!! (especially for ones that take us home!)

6 comments:

chartie said...

I hear there are a ton of students at Purdue that really want to move to Ridgecrest. If only someone would come and recruit them . . .

Megan said...

If you liked that duck and turtle pond, we've got to get you to the LA Arboretum in Arcadia. Any time you want to go... I'm game!

Megan said...

Now that is a sweet gig indeed! Go Nate!

Jenni said...

The turtles are awesome. Let's hit the LA Arboretum sometime (thanks for the tip Megan). Evan is darling. The hike was awesome! You should see my pics - I have some really good ones.

Tara Barros said...

that is really cool! glad you guys had fun!

Allison said...

I consider Logan a mini-vacation every time I go there and I only live an hour away! Love that place and could walk around campus and be completely happy, my kids on the other hand don't love it as much as me. :) I'm glad you had fun and got to see your family. They ARE great! And for the record I am not happy that Jenni has moved to California too. Pretty soon your whole family will be living there and then who would plan the family parties? :(