Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Hunter wanted to be an airplane is year. SO this is what we ended up with, it was cute, but if I were to do it again I would make the wings smaller. And then Walter loves his toy cars, so we made him a road. The boys had a great time, I just wish I had taken more pictures.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So on Wednesday we decided to visit a small town named Murau. It's a town that many tourists probably don't stop in, but it has some hidden treasures. We spent the afternoon walking and hiking up to see the town's small church and taking in the beauty of the country side. Though it was not a busy day for us, it was still very special. I think that often when we vacation we are so busy seeing the famous sites that we forget the beauties that every day has to offer.
In front of the small church
Little town of Murau
The Imperial Palace-Hofburg, it was huge. I think that one whole day could have been spent just at the Imperial Palace, that is if your three and one year old allow it. There were tons of museums that you could see and a butterfly house and the Spanish riding school. We did get to see the Crown Jewels.
The roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Schonbrunn Palace- This is a picture that we took of the outside, I don't even think that you can see Sharman and me standing in the middle of the staircase. This was the palace that the royal family used as their summer residence.
On the last day of our trip we drove into Germany and went to the Eagle's Nest. Weston has read a lot of books about World War II and really wanted to see it. And I must admit that once we got to the top it was beautiful.
I just love this picture of Hunter.
Well that is the end of our trip. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Both Grandpa Mac and Weston have seen the Great Wall in person so we thought it was only fitting that we take a picture of them by the miniature version.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
On Sunday we went to Salzburg- I loved Salzburg and I think I could live there. It was a beautiful blend of old and new. I loved the look of town. We first went to the Dome to attend mass- I didn't understand a single word. It was some kind of celebration that had to do with wheat. Many of the patrons were dressed in the their traditional clothes. The service was really short and then they had a parade and a wheat crown and bread that they gave out. I wish I understood the reason behind the celebration. The kids loved watching the parade.
Then we went to the Nonnberg Abbey- the nunnery that they used in The Sound of Music. It was a bit of a climb to get up to it.
This was the view from the Abbey
Do you recognize those gates?
Then we went to St. Peter's Abbey-now some tours say this is where they shot the scenes in the movie where the Nazi's are chasing the Von Trapp family, but I have read that all these scenes were done in a studio in California
We also saw the fountains and the festival halls where the Von Trapp family sings "Edelweiss" -unfortunately the festival halls which they still use were closed when we got there. Then we drove to the castle they used for the back shots of the house facing the lake in the movie.- it has been turned into a school and was not open for the public.
So our last site was Hellbruun Caslte-my friend Mette recommended this site and it is also where they house the pavilion from the Sound of Music. We took the tour of the gardens with their trick fountains and toured the palace as well. They had a wonderful playground that the kids got to play on and then we hiked up to the small castle on the hill.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Weston was in charge of making the pancakes and he had a little helper- Walter.
Here are a couple pictures of the neighbors that came
We then went off to the ward BBQ. You may notice in the pictures that Walter and Hunter are wearing the T-shirts that we made earlier in the week. The Primary had planned some games like a potato sack race, three-legged race and water word search.