Thursday, August 14, 2008

My trip home to NY!



Whitney and her husband came over on my last night in town to visit. Whitney was one of my best friends growing up and it was so so fun seeing her and her awesome husband, Kyle! I hadn't seen them since my first semester at BYU-I.

Tiffany with her baby.


We had lunch at Johnny Rockets!


She is such a good baby. She just snuggled up and slept in my arms almost the whole time I was there.


I went to buffalo to visit my bestfriend Tiffany and her sweet little baby, Madeleine.


Call us immature, but we thought it was funny and Nathan wanted a picture...so I had to take it. haha It's not actually a butt...but it looks like one!


In Canada they have these yummy treats called "Beaver Tails". It's fried dough with cinnamon and sugar and then they have a bunch of other stuff you can add to it. We tried one and it was mm mm good!


This is Crazzy Dave. He's homeless and to make money he write poems on cardboard and people buy them from him. I bought one called "My Warrior Soul". By the way, ignore my hair...I know it needs cut and it especially needs re-dyed...my roots are coming in so light, that from a distance it looks like my hair is thinning...it's not. Ha ha.


Me and my cute momma. My mom did so much fo me while I was there. That woman is a super hero! She does it all!


Me and my sister-in-law, Stef.


Me and my Dirky!


This is the view from the top of the Peace Tower. It was so beautiful looking down onto Ottawa.



We got to go into the Peace Tower. The architecture was so beautiful.





My mom, little brothers and I went to Ottawa, Canada to visit my brother, Dirk, and his wife, Stefanie. Ottawa is the capital of Canada it was such a fun city to explore.

We went Hiking!

We stopped and had some lunch. Dry packed beef stroganoff and teriyaki chicken with rice. It was actually really good.




My dad and the little men.


Me and my little brothers posing before we started our hike. So let me tell you a little bit about our hike. We had planned to take the trail that would lead us on a 4 mile hike. 4 miles, not so bad. Throughout the trail, there were lots of other trails that would cross through it. We missed 1 (just 1!) marking on a tree and got onto the wrong path. So our 4 mile hike turned into a 9 mile hike. Ha ha We were quite tired but we made it and no one died. It was a great opportunity to spend more quality time with my dad and little brothers, and now we have a story to tell...I'm sure one day we could even find some gospel patterns in this experience and use it in a talk or something of that nature. Oh the opportunities! Ha ha.


This is beautiful NY. This is for all those who only think of the city when they hear NY...well it's much more than that.



My little brothers and I like to be silly sometimes...we went to lunch ot Taco Bell and had a little fun.



Back in WA, before my trip to NY.



We went to a water park in Seattle with two of our great friends Summer and Phil. It was actually freezing...but the lines we short so it was almost worth it. It was so much fun spending time with them!




It's hard to see, but our car had just reached 200,000 miles! Woah!


Uncle Matt with Adan and Andres...he's sooo strong!

2 comments:

Donahue Family said...

Hey Kelsey.
LOVE your pictures and all the stories!!
I love seeing the pics of Whitney! I miss her tons. I should make a trip up to her neck of the woods and say hey. :)
SO glad I wasn't with you on that hike. lol I WOULD have died. :)
Love ya.
By the way...you are geourgous in ALL the pictures! ;)

Jeff and Kandis said...

It's so fun to see pictures of your family that you talk about so much. I'm glad you had a good time!!