Monday, June 15, 2009

Trip to Buffalo

Clark and I were lucky to be able to travel to Buffalo, New York to do some sight seeing, but more importantly, to spend time with our good friends Doug and Rachel. I don't know how to do those slide show things, so you get all the pictures right here. First on our list of fun things to do was go to Niagra Falls... so cool and so beautiful!
This is a classic Doug and Clark picture. They both wish they could be rappers like Kanye.
They have all kinds of tourist stuff to do around the Falls so we had lunch at Rain Forest Cafe and walked around a little bit before doing some much needed baby shopping. Here's Rach and I trying to look like we're dancing in front of the James Brown quote, "I've got ant in my pants and I need to dance!"
You can't go to Buffalo without having buffalo wings for dinner at least once. Here's the four of us at a great little wings place called Duff's. I think Doug and Clark ended up going there three times in the five days that we were there. A little too much for me, but the wings were really good.
The next day we headed to Crystal Beach on the shores of Lake Erie. It was a great day and such a beautiful place just to hang out at. It's only about a 30 minute drive from their house which makes me so jealous. We had a lot of fun laying out, playing frisbee and football and eating giant otter pops!
On Saturday we headed up to Palmyra to see all the church sites. We first went to the Palmyra temple, then headed to lunch at this little place called the Chill N Grill. When Clark and I ordered the "Junk Plate," we thought all those things were going to be separated on our plate, but no, the baked beans, macaroni salad, fries, and two burgers were all slopped together, with ketchup, mustard and onions decorating the top. Pretty awesome!
After lunch we went to the Book of Mormon Print Shop, which was really cool and then headed over to the Smith Farm where we were able to go inside the Log home of the Smith family. Talk about a spiritual experience. Here's the four of us in the room where Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith. So neat.
Next was the Frame house. I don't think he's supposed to, but Clark is touching the bricks were Joseph Smith had to hide the plates from mobbers. Pretty cool.
And finally, the Sacred Grove. If you've never been, you should go. Its so peaceful and quiet. This is Doug, the photographer, getting a great shot of Clark and I walking through a piece of sunlight in the grove. Turned out pretty good!
We even got to see Camille and her new husband Andy, some friends from high school and college, who moved to Buffalo a few months ago. We had so much fun spending time with Doug and Rachel and can't thank you enough for letting us stay at your house and cooking us meals. Everything was so great and it was so fun for Rachel and I to not only hang out together, but talk pregnancy a lot, since she's only 6 weeks ahead of me! We love you and thanks again!

Friday, June 5, 2009

IT'S A...


I was pretty much expecting them to say boy, since so many of our friends and family thought it was going to be a boy, but I was pleasantly surprised when she said girl! Clark and I are very excited to have a daughter and love that we can now call the baby "she" and "her" instead of "it." I'm starting to feel her move and I'm really enjoying being pregnant, so far.