Friday, June 25, 2010

Creation Museum day 3

Saturday - back to the museum.

This time we started in the gardens. Very nice.

The sad thing batteries on my camera died and my extras were dead too! So that was the last picture we took at the Creation Museum.

Arrrgggghhh...can you say frustration?!

We also went to their petting zoo. (But, of course, that was AFTER my batteries died). We all liked petting the animals. They have a Zonkey (cross between a zebra and a donkey) and a Zorse (cross between a zebra and a horse), some goats, alpacas, and other little animals.

And we went back into the museum to see another presentation and visit the planetarium again (that was so cool!).

Over all it was a great trip. And since we did get the year family membership, we can go back! And next time we plan to go to the Cincinnati Zoo also. If you didn't know, we're a zoo going family. :)

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the Creation Museum (we sure did). And again, if you haven't ever been, I really encourage you to try to go. It's worth it!!

Until next time...

Chocolate Friday - Nutella in bulk?!

Have you ever wanted to buy Nutella in bulk?

Oh, yum!

Well now you can! That's right. I found a package of THREE jars of Nutella at Sam's Club.

The only bad thing is that it wasn't a local Sam's. I found it in Cincinnati, OH when we went to the Creation Museum last week. My hubby was so sweet, he bought it for me. (It was only $7.22!!)

Now if they would only stock it around here.

As you can see, I've already opened it up! lol

For more yummy chocolate and recipes visit Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Creation Museum day 2

We spent the night with my brother who lives on the northern side of Cincinnati. (Thanks for putting up with us).

We left his place the next morning and got to the museum again around 11:00. Don't ask me why we got there so late when we were so close this time. I guess since we were so close we were taking our time getting ready.

We went back to the walk through part and picked up where we left off the day before. Wow! So much information!

Watching one of the videos in the walk through.

Riding the Triceratops.

Checking out fossils.

Come back tomorrow for more. Remember we decided to get the year membership and ended up spending 3 days at the museum.

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creation Museum day 1

We left at 6:30 in the morning, Thursday.

Got to the Museum around 11:30. Yes, it took us 5 hours to drive up to northern Kentucky. (We had a 30 minute rest stop on the way).

Bought 2 day passes for the family and found out that for only $11 more we could get a year family pass which includes the planetarium. If you don't have the year membership, the planetarium is extra. We had until the end of the next day to update if we wanted to.

By the end of that day we realized that we would need to update. There just wasn't enough time to see everything!

She was seriously enjoying the toys in the bookstore. :) At one point she had about 20 little stuffed animals on the table. I had taken her to the bathroom and missed going into one of the presentations with everyone else. So we went and enjoyed ourselves in the bookstore. It was nice to spend a little one-on-one time with her. She is so cute!

For lunch we ate some food we had brought from home. (If you go and you are on a budget, I suggest bringing your own lunch. They let you eat in the pavilions out in the gardens. The food in the cafe and grill is kind of expensive).

As we were cleaning up after lunch an Amish couple came over and started talking to us. They were very nice and we learned a few things we didn't know before. There were several plain groups there in the three days we went. I guess it's a nice attraction for them.

The building is really nice.

The main walk through in the museum is soooo full of information, that we had to come back the next day and finish it. They recommend you take 2-3 hours for that part. It winds its way from the top floor down to the lower level. They have another little cafe down there too. My husband did buy a cappuccino at that one(yuck - sorry all you coffee and similar drink lovers out there - I can't stand the stuff).

The Palm Tree Cafe where hubby bought his cappuccino. Very nice. (The decor, not the drink).

More later.

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Creation Museum visited

Back from the Creation Museum. If you've never been, I HIGHLY recommend it!

Got to meet Ken Ham.

(Now you know why I don't usually take full length photos of me).

Anyway, more later. It's soooooo humid here. I'm sticky and just want to sit in front of a fan.

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

being thankful

Today I was pondering on some things that have been happening lately. I was faced with a choice. Be thankful or complain. Since the children of Israel were severely punished for murmuring and complaining in the desert, I chose to think instead on what I could be thankful for.

My dryer is not blowing hot air. It's not completely broken, just not drying the clothes.

Well, I have five clothes lines outside to hang my clothes on...but...

It's been so humid lately that it takes all day to dry the

I got behind on my laundry...but...

My mom lives about an hour away and graciously allowed me to bring a ton of laundry to her house over the weekend and do it

I finished my laundry and now only have to put it away...and...

Had a nice visit with my mom (and my girls and youngest son)...and...

Today the humidity was down and the clothes are drying on the line way faster than last week.


We are faced with moving...soon.

So. I can either lament or complain, worry and fret.

OR...look forward to what the Lord is going to bring in our life.

There are so many things that we have to decide (the main one being where exactly to go)...but...

Things seem to be falling into place...and...

I look forward to writing a post soon on how everything has worked

I am choosing NOT to complain or worry about this move.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
- 1 Th 5:18

Until next time...

Friday, June 4, 2010

What's going on... my house?

Boxes packed

Bubble wrap for fragile items

Boxes to be packed

Junk to get rid of (yard sale - oh yeah!)

So far it looks like we'll be headed west...way New Mexico west.
Quite a switch from eastern Tennessee.
And if nothing changes in the near future, it looks like we'll be leaving within a couple of months.
We're looking forward to what God has for us.

Until next time...