Nov 10 (Thu)
We flew from Salt Lake through Minneapolis to Indianapolis. We rented a car, stopped for a late lunch, then drove to Bloomington (about 1 1/2 hours in rush-hour traffic) arriving at Andrea and Jason's house just before 6 PM. They have a nice house with a lot of room.
|Lauren in a tree in front of their house|
|Kohler tying knots - knotty boy!|
|Brynlie being herself|
Nov 11 (Fri)
Andrea, Jason, and the kids took the day off so we could have a family activity. We went to Nashville, IN, a quaint town with a lot of fun stores. It was about 20 Minutes away from their house. We started by looking through some of the different shops.
|Hanna loves to shop|
|Lauren asks, "What is this?"|
|Brynlie goes for the stuffed animals|
After looking in several stores we went to some historic buildings in Brown County History Center. We looked at an old schoolhouse, a historical museum, old buildings, and even an old jailhouse.
|One-room school house|
|We are so sad, I thought we skipped school today|
|Display in the Brown County History Museum|
|At least we are happy to be in jail|
We then went to a pizza place for lunch. They had gluten-free pizza that was very good. The regular pizza was good too.
|Kamary actually smiles|
We then looked in more stores. Nashville is a fun town. There was a fiddler in the street that let Kamary and Lauren play his fiddle. It was fun.
|Hanna found a new boyfriend|
|Is this big enough for Kohler?|
|Lauren played the fiddle in Nashville|
As we ended our tour of the town we went to the Chocolate Moose and had ice cream cones.
|This is more our size|
We then went to Yellowwood State Park and hiked on the Jackson Creek nature trail.
|Hanna and her book|
|A Roaming soldier|
|Too cold for swimming|
|The famous kazoo ensemble|
Nov 12 (Sat)
This morning we went with Andrea to take Kamary and Kohler to a rehearsal of "Oliver" then we went with Andrea to the Farmer's Market.
|Pepper stand in the Farmer's Market|
|It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas|
|And what do you want for Christmas?|
|Is this a long distance call?|
|Town Square in Bloomington, IN|
|More - I want some more|
|Kamary in rehearsal|
We went to the church for the baptism (getting stuck in game traffic). The baptism was nice. Diane played prelude then lead the opening song. Hanna bore her testimony then Kamary read a talk on baptism by Jason's parents. Brynlie was then baptized. We sang hymns while waiting. Lauren and Brynlie sang "Gethsemane" then Diane and I gave talks on the Holy Ghost. Brynlie was then confirmed. The primary president spoke and then the bishop spoke. We then closed with a song, "A Child's Prayer". Brynlie payed careful attention for the whole service.
|Brynlie with her family|
|Brynlie with her grandparents|
|Our wonderful grandchildren|
Nov 13 (Sun)
For sacrament meeting they had their primary program. The kids did a good job. Lauren sang a solo, "The Lord Gave Me a Temple". After church we went home and had some lunch; we then said goodbye to everyone except Hanna because she was attending the YSA branch. We headed to the airport for our return to Utah.
It was a good visit and we miss having our family closer to us, but we know that living in Indiana will bring them many good opportunities.