Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year's Weekend

Stayed up too late last night getting caught up with pictures to Christmas.   Now I need to finish the holiday festivities.  We went to my brother's over the New Year's weekend and had a great time.  Here are a few pictures of our time together.

We arrived Friday evening, made our own yummy pizzas, and then sat around the table talking but mostly playing Scrabble against each other on our own phones, ipods, or ipads!  :)  Reminded me of that funny Christmas picture where everyone is looking at their phones instead of the photographer.  :)

Saturday we slowly made our way out of bed and went to 
the airplane museum.  It was a really cool place.  
At least the older ones enjoyed it and the younger one didn't complain the whole day.  

This is the first airplane that you get to see, The Wright military flier.

Karli was not too thrilled.  Rob was reading every word!!

I thought it was a great place to take pictures.  The lighting was cool.  If only I could get my focus right.

I loved this picture!  How many times have you been here, Erin??  ;)

I like Erin's expression in this picture, too. 

Entertaining the youngest!

Then the twirling began!  They were happy at least!

Rob was all excited that Nathan took an interest in the engines.   
So he was teaching Nathan everything he knows!

There were engines everywhere!!   These guys were slowing us down!!  

I loved all the cool planes!

Then we saw "Fighter Pilot" in the IMax theater.  Cool!

After the movie we had to hustle it over to take the bus to see the presidential planes in a different area.  It was very mysterious!  We took a bus to a different air base and were told not to take any pictures.  Rob even looked on google earth to see where it was located and it was not on the map!  We walked on the plane that served as Air Force One on the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  We also walked on the presidential aircraft of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower.   
I thought it was really neat, thinking of the history!

We went home, had fondue for supper, opened presents, had more fondue for dessert, and watched Sherlock (my new favorite show).  

Watch out for Rob.  He can be deadly with his fork!

Then we (well...most of us) watched the ball drop and off to bed.

Hope your 2012 is everything you hope it to be!!