Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oh Philadelphia, how we will miss you!

My little brother Austin opening his mission call! Spokane, Washington, English speaking! Leaves August 28th. Soooo proud of him!
Going to the Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey
Going to the Please Touch museum in Philly
Going to the Philadelphia Zoo
Barbecuing and swimming at the country club pool
Spending time with all of our family

My parents and Austin are driving cross-country as I type this because they are selling their beautiful home in Wayne and coming back to live here in Provo. We are excited to have them so close...(upstairs....!).

I'm so glad that we had one last trip to PA to visit. We loved visiting them there and having ties to the east coast, but that chapter has closed and now we are on to one of the busiest months on record! My parents moving back on the 10th, randomly teaching Relief Society at church on the 11th, Nephew Nico's birthday party, Mark's Step-dad's 60th birthday party on the 21st, A new nephew being born on the 27th, Austin leaving on the 28th, Erica and Robbie moving back on the 20th, and okay probably nothing else but to me that feels so busy. 

August!!!! Ahhh!!

Well, he found exactly what he wanted. And got it all over my freshly vacuumed floor, which doesn't happen often enough.

Oh Noah, I love you so much.

A few weeks ago, we met up with our great friends the Richards to eat lunch at Moochies. And that restaurant deserves its own blog post from me since I have been obsessed with it for the last little while. Four words: Philly Cheesesteak. JalapeƱo sauce. After we ate, we thought we'd find something else to do in the big S-L-C since we drove alll the way up there from P-town.

As it turns out, the Hogle Zoo is literally up the street from Moochies. We're always up for a good zoo visit since Noah thinks he's a tiger or a pig depending on the day and usually fits right in to the zoo scene. I took a lot of depressing photos of the Gorilla's quarters and didn't want to post them. They literally had garbage in their "cells." Toilet paper, torn up cardboard, half of a plastic swimming pool...the place just looked terrible. It was crazy! I should have talked to someone about it. I'm mad that I didn't. We had fun nonetheless and will probably go back again since the new African Safari exhibit is open now...or so I've heard....