Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ahoy, Matey!

We got some coupons to a history museum here in Louisville from the library. I wasn't sure how exciting it would be for the kids, but decided to give it a try anyway. There was supposed to be a really cool pirate exhibit that was fun and interactive. They had a treasure hunt which the kids liked. The rest of the museum was about Indians, guns, wars, and slaves. But it did get us out of the house for a couple hours, which is what we needed. I was very proud of the fact that I found my way downtown and back without getting lost. Which, is pretty much a miracle for me!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


We live right by a train track. Not close enough, that it goes right in front of our house, but close enough to be able to see it if we are sitting in our driveway. Mostly, we can HEAR it. We hear it every hour it seems like. We hear it in the middle of the night. It has to blow it's horn every time it goes through a railroad crossing. It goes right through the middle of town, so we go over it just about every day. We have to go over it to go to the library, the bank, the grocery store. Several times we have had to stop for it. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes it's not. One time it seemed we were stopped for 30 minutes while it loaded or unloaded something. We couldn't tell, it was a long train. Last night we had to stop for it again. This time we were able to see what it was doing. We were stopped about 15-20 minutes while it loaded and unloaded cars. We weren't in a big hurry so we just sat and watched. We were on our way to our pool party that we figured would be canceled. The car if front of us gave up with about 5 minutes to go.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Louisville Slugger Museum

Today, after we were rained out at the park, we decided to head to the Louisville Slugger Museum. We knew the kids wouldn't enjoy it much, but we had some free coupons for the kids. Come to find out Charlotte was free anyway! This was our first venture into the "City" since we moved here, so it was pretty exciting. Thankfully, the kids didn't complain too much.

There was always a ton of kids on this glove, but my family is down there somewhere!

They each got to hold Mickey Mantle's bat, with white gloves on, of course.

Proof that I was there!

I would recommend this museum to others. Unless you have boys, don't expect your girls to be very entertained and want to read all the interesting facts. We took a tour through the factory and they seemed somewhat interested in what was going on. They did enjoy holding all the bats. They really liked getting their own mini bat at the end of the tour.

Ison Family Reunion...continued

Sunday we went to church with Grandma Ison. Some of the family went home on Saturday night though. Nathan and I got to visit with an old friend during Sunday School. :-) After church we went and had lunch at the Institute. This is where Nathan and I met 11 years ago so it brings back some great memories. After lunch, Suzy and Brooke sang some songs they wrote for Grandma Ison. It was the sweetest thing I ever heard. They also had us sing Families can be Together Forever. Charlotte and Carrie danced to Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam.

Singing their songs for Grandma.

Ison Family Reunion...continued

After dinner at Golden Corral, we went back to the park so the kids could play and we could take some pictures.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ison Family Reunion: Part 1

This past weekend we headed to Bloomington for an Ison Family Reunion. It is always fun to see some of the family that we don't get to see too often. The fun started at lunchtime on Saturday with a picnic at the park.

It's been about two years since we've seen the Williams cousins. Carrie immediately took Charlotte by the hand and they were inseparable the rest of the weekend.
This was our first time meeting Aurora. She just turned 1. She was such a happy baby.
After lunch we went swimming at the hotel. Then we met more of the family at Golden Corral for dinner!
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