We were in four states (Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois) in six days. We have been all over the place this week. It’s going to feel strange to not be traveling around tomorrow. We are headed home today sadly and I’ll be missing our people so much. Andrew has to be back for class. When this reunion was first organized, Skye was about a week old and my anxiety over flying with three kids alone was insane (I cried over the thought of it… a few times ha) so we planned to come home early with Andrew from the reunion. Now I think I could probably fly with them on my own but that’s okay, we packed in so much fun while we were on our trip. We decided to go to Kentucky early before the family reunion started to get in some more time too so that is kind of why we were went there first. We ended in Nauvoo, Illinois! A lot of our church’s history is here and that is what brought us to this area.
PS I’m already looking forward to the next reunion.
My coach gave me 5 days of running to get done this week so I decided that Thursday would be my rest day and go on a walk with my sis and sis-in-law instead of running. We walked all around the place for over an hour. I think I was sweating more during our walk than I do on my runs at home (it is so dry where I live).
SO MUCH GREEN!
Nauvoo has just over 1,000 people that live there. I thought their main street was so cute!
We walked by a gas station and picked up a ton of donuts for all of our kids on the way home. Good thing that kids don’t really notice when donuts are a day old.
Maybe someday Knox will eat a donut normally ha.
We put on our family reunion shirts and then we met at the Nauvoo temple to take pictures. We waited until two seconds before the pictures to put on Skye’s family reunion shirt to avoid drooling/spit up but she showed us and spit up right when we put it on anyway.
Our little fam.
It was kind of hard to get all of the kids together for the pictures but the photographer did a great job and I think we got some good shots.
From there we did a bunch of tours in Nauvoo!
When we were on our way back to our hotel my mom mentioned stopping for ice cream and I couldn’t possibly tell her no.
Skye had her first swim in a pool!
My brother then took us all out to eat at a buffet and we followed that by a walk down by the Mississippi river!
Time to go home!
I love hearing about the amazing things that you are doing… send in your accomplishments to [email protected]
Avery!!! “Yesterday I ran the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Woodstock, VT for the second time! The first time I ran it was 2 years ago and it was my debut race. I definitely didn’t train well or know what to expect, so I was slightly disappointed with my 2:29 time. This year I made sure to prioritize my training, fuel properly, and I ended up with a 2:13! I shaved 16 minutes off, PR’d for the first time, and feel so good about myself. For my 3rd half, I would like to conquer a sub 2:)”
Emma!!! “I’ve run 7 half-marathons in the past and finally took the plunge and ran the San Diego Rock n Roll marathon yesterday with a finishing time of 3:50! It was a huge accomplishment for me and I can’t wait for more to come! So proud of my mom who also completed the full marathon at 67 years old!”
If you have changed your last name… what was your maiden name?
-Anderson… any other Andersons?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Any photographers reading? What type of photos are your favorite to take?