Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Corpus Christi

We had to take advantage of Mike having Friday off so we drove to Corpus Christi for Easter weekend. It is about a five hour drive and Logan was a trooper. Friday wasn't too eventful. We checked into our hotel and drove around to see what Corpus Christi was like. We tried to go swimming at the hotel but the water was really cold and the pool was full of noisy kids. Logan wasn't a big fan of all the yelling so we took him swimming in the tub instead.

Saturday was a beautiful day and we definitely took advantage. First we headed to the USS Lexington, a really cool air craft carrier.

Here is Logan chewing on the sun glasses that he got for an early easter present.

Here we are after our tour of the ship.

These quad 40 mm guns were awesome. They let you crank them into position using the wheel my hands are on.

This is the jet that John McCain flew when he was caught and taken hostage years ago.

Here are the boys having fun. Logan really seemed to have a good time.

After a late lunch we headed to the beach. This is Logan's first time touching the sand and he wasn't very happy. I wonder if his reaction would have been different after a nap. We were having so much fun that day that Logan missed his regular naps.

Here are some more pictures of the grumpy little guy.

Not even dad could cheer the tired boy up.

He finally gave in and went to sleep.

That night we went to a great restraunt in the marina. You have to eat seafood when you can get it fresh, yum. The next morning we slept in as long as Logan would allow and then we went to a nearby ward. Logan talked all through sacrament meeting so I didn't get to hear all of the talks but he parts I did hear were very uplifting and appropriate for the special Easter day. What an amazing holiday that receives so little attention from the world. It really is sad. I am so grateful to know of the resurrection of our Lord.

After eating lunch we drove back to our new home here in Waco. Sadly I didn't get any pictures of Logan in his cute easter outfit before he had a lovely blowout. I know I didn't need to include that lovely detail but you know that you have all been there.

Laurel I haven't forgotten that I was tagged...I will get to it I promise I just have to ponder it longer.


Elizabeth Moon said...

great post. sounds like a fun day... Logan is so adorable and I can't believe he's good in the car! that's awesome!

Ashby said...

Great pictures! It looks so warm. I'm jealous. Spring has been playing nasty tricks on us for the past few weeks. I need to come to Texas.

And by the way, I went to your mom's blog. Was it your sister and her family that were living with them? My maiden name is Stringham, maybe we are related somewhere down the line. Small world!

Kelli Radmall said...

Hey Lady! I got your sweet card in the mail and it made me very happy! What were you paying me back for? Isabels b-day? Anything else? You pay. Too much.

I love your pictures-looks like a fun trip. I like the one of Mike's thigh. It reminds me of one we took in the fort when Kurt and I visited you in LV when we were dating.Miss you always.

Frampton Family said...

I am so envious of you right now Marissa! A beach? You went to a beach?! It was probably nice to get away. You look great!

Laurel said...

I love these pictures! It looks so nice and warm, and definitely like some place I would love to spend a weekend with my BFFs. If we ever make it there let's take a mini-trip!

I'm glad you still got to find a church for Easter, too. I was teaching the YW, and the lesson had absolutely NOTHING to do with Easter. So, of course, I threw in my own little bit. I think it turned out okay.

And no worries about the tag. It took me forever to get mine on there and I'll still be excited to read it when you've got it. Love you!

estinger said...

You guys are so adventurous! It looks like you had a great time!

Larry said...

Tell Mike I dig his new hairdo!