Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We've been sick, but we're not dead yet

Hi everyone! Okay, okay, I know I haven't posted almost at all this month (which I'm sure none of you have noticed except my mom). But I have a good excuse - we were sick. Jason, Ellie, and I all caught colds. It was Ellie's first cold, and so we had a really rough first week of November with her. She didn't feel good. :( And even though we've been better for like a week now, it's taken me a while to get caught up and back in the groove of things.

So, we're going to do a quick recap post.

On Saturday November 3rd, we (the whole Thomas clan) took a trip to Irvine Park. It's an awesome place - it's got tons and tons of beautiful green grassy park with lots of trees, a big lake with paddle boats you can rent, a railroad, pony rides, rentable bike-peddle car things, and a tiny little zoo. We had a picnic and then went to the zoo.

Picnic time!:

And then the zoo:

This cougar was trying to rip through the fence to get at this little boy. No kidding. There was no way he was getting through, so there was no danger, but it was crazy to watch.
Petting zoo! Ellie thought the goats were interesting, but she was hesitant to touch them. She didn't really want to pet their fur, just grab their ears, but we couldn't let her do that.
Ellie with her Aunt Shelley :)
A really happy Nana!
Afterwards, Jason and I made a quick stop at my dad's house (he lives really close to Irvine Park). He and Ellie were happy to see each other, as always. :)

So that was our Thomas family picnic!

In other news, our super good friend Tyler Abbott got back from his mission this week. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Torreon, Mexico. You can see the emails he wrote to his family while on his mission on his mission blog, here.

Tyler and Tyler, together again at last.

He's giving a talk about his mission in our church meeting this coming Sunday, November 18, and you're definitely welcome to come if you'd like. We'd love to see you there!


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