Monday, March 10, 2008

Road Trip 2008

Last Thursday Mom and Dad Peterson flew in to visit us here in Indiana. Shortly after their arrival we hit the road to visit Jared's Grandparents who are serving a mission in Adam-ondi-ahman. We spent the day with them on Friday and it was so much fun. We visited a lot of church sites in the area such as Adam-ondi-ahmen and the temple site in Far West. We also spent some time visiting a small Amish village nearby. It was great to be able to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa Peterson and we had a ton of fun.
On Saturday we headed to Nauvoo. Jared and I visited a couple of historical sites before heading over to the Nauvoo temple to do a session. It was great to be able to go to the temple. Mom and Dad took the kids around to a few more historical sites while we were in the temple. It was really neat to be in Nauvoo and I wish we could have spent more time there.
We headed back home Saturday evening as Jared and I had to be back to Elkhart by Sunday because of our callings. We rested a bit on Sunday and then today we hit Notre Dame. Jared gave Mom and Dad the grand tour of campus and I think they enjoyed it.
It has been great having Mom and Dad here visiting with us. Landon and Torilynn love all the extra attention that they get from the grandparents and I am sure they will be super sad when Thursday rolls around and Mom and Dad have to leave. I am so grateful for the wonderful family we have and I wish that we could see them more often.

11 comments:

Earl said...

The summer that the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated, we flew back there and visited a lot of those sites. It's a great area church history wise. We visited pretty much everything between Winter Quarters and Carthage. Nice to see you guys could do it and visit family at the same time.

Ashley said...

You look like you are having so much fun. I can not belive how big the kids are...they are so cute!! XOXO

Ariane said...

It looks like so much fun! Hopefully we will get to go out there for residency and then we can do all that fun stuff! I am super jealous that you get to spend time with mom and dad! Fun!!!

Theresa said...

I love the pic of landon sad in nauvoo he's sooo cute,... (don't get me wrong,.. i love all his happy pics too),... so what program do you use to do the slideshow? I need to find something that would be easy for dan's family to use.

Norby Family said...

It is a big goal of mine to go to Nauvoo and all those great historical sights. Not to mention Far West that I read about in the Work and the Glory =) We're jealous.

shayla said...

That's awesome that you got to do a session in the Nauvoo Temple. Sounds like a great road trip indeed!

Jodi Jean said...

wow ... looks like fun. i'm jealous!!

Benjamin said...

*jealous* I'm glad y'all are doing well, though! Sorry I haven't called lately--I've been pretty busy with volleyball and school.

But I love and miss you guys!!

Nicole Shelby said...

that sounds wonderful!

Ellsworth Family said...

It looks like you all had a great time!! I am so jealous!! I hope to see all of you soon!!

Maggie said...

What a fun trip!