Thursday, April 3, 2008

Trip extended...

We are all finally beginning to feel better (no more throwing up in the middle of the night) and we decided to extend our trip through Monday. Instead of coming out in May to see Dallin off on his mission we thought we would stay and go with him when he goes through the temple. Overall it means we get to spend more time with family and less time driving! what a deal!

Tuesday my mother worked it so we could go on a fieldtrip with the girls to a farm in Springville. Elijah and Sam were very excited to see the animals. We ended up spending most of our time hanging around them and ditching our tour group.

Yesterday Josh and I got away and got to go to the Museum of Art at BYU and see the Minerva Tiechert exhibit. It was really nice to get away just the two of us and to be on BYU campus together was a walk down memory lane. I really enjoyed the exhibit. My favorite pictures were the First Vision and Jesus teaching Mary and Martha. I had never seen the Mary and Martha one before. I would love to get my hands on a print. Afterwards we explored some of the other art they have on display including the Carl Block Jesus at the Pool of Bathesda. That painting is so impressive and moving. There was also a painting of three bows representing the water, spirit, and blood mentioned in Moses 6:59-60. It was neat to have a visual to go with that scripture.

After grabbing a bite to eat at the museum cafe (very yummy, I would recommend the curry chicken salad and their wild rice soup-- mmm) we went to the Bean Life Science Museum and met Grammie and Papa with the boys and Rachel. Elijah was SO into the animals and acutally was relieved that they weren't alive. Sam would go up to the animals and growl at them. I'm going to have to figure out if CU has a similar museum and take the boys to it. They seemed to eat it up!

Of course we couldn't end the BYU day without a trim to the creamery for their yummy icecream. Elijah ate an entire cone (minus the cone) of raspberry sherbet and Sam was nibbling at all of ours. We were surprised when we walked to the creamery from the museum that DT is gone! All of it.. there was only one skeleton of a building left and a bunch of rubble. Wow! That is where Josh lived his freshman year and it is gone! it was a bit of a shock! I was feeling a little old and out of place on campus. Life has gone on while we have been gone and things are continuing to change... it's just a little weird.


Susan said...

I had no idea that DT was torn down! So sad! Are they going to build new housing in its place? Looks like you guys had a very nostalgic BYU visit!

rjlee75 said...

The place you definitely need to take the boys is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It's my favorite museum!