Sunday, June 01, 2008

Garner Update

Even though our daily life consists of following Logan around and subsequently picking up big messes we sure are having fun.


For memorial day weekend we drove down to San Marcos (a small town between Austin and San Antonio) and went to the outlets on our way to San Antonio. The outlets were awesome! They were the best I have ever been to and they have every store you can think of. I only wish that we had more time to spend there. We made some quick purchases, spent the night in a little motel, and drove to Sea World the next morning.
Here we are at the Shamu Show. It was Super HOT!!! Notice the lady in the top left hand corner of this picture, I think she hates Shamu. Logan wasn't a big fan either. He couldn't figure out why everyone was yelling and clapping and so most of the show we missed while comforting him. We had to give him lots of crackers and juice to distract him. I wish we had a picture of the kung fu grip he had around my neck.
Those lovely glasses that Mike has on are actually his safety glasses from work. He had to wear them because Logan broke his regular pair in half and the new pair he ordered wouldn't be ready for a week.


We didn't stay long at Sea World. The holiday crowds were insane. The line to get into the water park was over an hour and a half long, NUTS! It was just too hot for Logan and as you can see he was so so tired so we left.

We did a lot of driving and Logan was a trooper as usual.

After our short trip to Sea World we made our way to the Alamo. Mike had never been there before and I hadn't ever actually gone inside so it was fun to see. Plus Mike loves American History and everyone needs to visit the Alamo atleast once. The story of the Alamo is so sad but very inspiring.

Then we headed to the famous San Antonio river walk. It is another place that you have to see atleast once to truely experience Texas. We walked up and down it but Logan was soon ready to leave. It had been a long day for a little guy.




This is Mike and Logan at the end of our river walk travels.

When I was a missionary in San Antonio we weren't allowed to go to the river walk. The last day of the mission you get to walk down the stairs and take a quick glimpse of it. Being back in San Antonio brought back a lot of memories even though we weren't even there a whole day. I wish that we could have stayed longer. There are alot of people that I would have loved to visit and old areas I would like to see again. Maybe next time.

Below is a picture of Logan going swimming for the first time. He loved it! We took him to the Waco water park for FHE and had a blast.



On Friday night we usually go out to dinner as a family. It is something fun that I always look forward to (who knows how long it will last as Logan gets crazier everyday). This week when we got home we found Logan like this. He had gotten a package of saltine crackers open. There were crumbs everywhere and unfortunately the picture didn't capture the full effect. It was a funny moment; guess you had to be there.

Mike got his new glasses and here they are. It isn't the greatest picture for showcasing them but you get the idea. P.S. we love eachother.



18 comments:

Marissa Joy said...

P.P.S. There is no basement in the Alamo...sorry!

Kim said...

Oh fun! I'm sure you were dying to visit your old haunts from you mission and introduce Mike and Creed to old friends. Maybe next time. We are looking forward to seeing you. Hugs and Kisses, mom

Kim said...

Oops, I meant Logan. I have too many cute grandchildren to keep them all straight. Not really, I was just looking at Steph's blog and video's of Creed and had Creed on the mind. Sorry about that!

betsy said...

There's no basement in the Alamo??!! Haha, I love that you threw that in there. I want to go to the Alamo - did you see my Alamo shirt on my blog? Its so cool that you are taking advantage of the places you live in - doing so many fun things. You'll have to go back to see your old wards and families from the mission. Awesome. Logan must be such a good baby in the car and at motels - my child is a nightmare!

Laurel said...

I was totally just going to ask if you got to see the basement in the Alamo. Ha! I love you guys, too, and am so glad you had such a fun weekend. MUAH!!!!

Elizabeth Moon said...

I love the update...I was wondering what you three crazies were up to! Looks like you're having fun as usual! Love you!

Mama Elsie said...

Mike looks like my dad in that picture with the new glasses. Nice butch haircut! I cannot believe how much curly hair Logan has ! Just like his dad when he was that age. Love, Mama Elsie

markjstringham said...

AW! San Antonio! Love your blog, Rizzo. Almost as much as I love the look on that lady's face. MWAHAHAHAHA!

Kurt & Kristy said...

Hey! Remember me? I used to live in Laie! How are you? Where are you living now? Your little guy is so cute! If you want to check out our blog send me an email to kylies_mama1@yahoo.com!

Melanie said...

Madre-
You in front of the alamo could bring me to tears!!! It looks like you had quiet the trip. Did you ever find a number for Doris?

Frampton Family said...

What an awesome trip Marissa! I don't know much history with the U.S, but after living in Europe, I'll be a lot more interested in learning about it. I especially LOVE the picture of you and Logan in front of the Alamo. You look stunning!

estinger said...

You guys are so adventurous - all we do is sit around the house. I LOVE San Antonio, last time I was there it was St. Patricks Day and they died the river green. Good Times!!!

Dustin said...

nice, that kid is going to be a football player living in texas

Leah said...

What a fun time. Logan looks so happy in most of the pictures. I'm shocked he wasn't smiling in a few. He is such a grinner. We have yet to make it to San Antonio but one day soon. I hope. :)

Cindy Hansen said...

Looks like you guys are having lots of fun!! Logan is getting so big!

We miss you guys! Only 3.5 more weeks... Although Im loving Dallas, I miss my Waco buds!!

Leah said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Hope you are having a great day!

Bryan, Mary & Abigail said...

Marissa - he's so cute! I've never seen pictures of your little boy. I hope you're well. You look happy and well!

Linz said...

Just found your cute blog! Logan's such a cutie- glad you had fun in San Antonio. We need to double for Friday night's dinner sometime, okay?