Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Hope you're ready for A LOT of pictures!

Brady had a long weekend so we headed out on a little adventure with our friends The Swinton Family. They have two little girls and Millie adores them. It's so fun to watch her play with the girls.
Anyway, I have a ton of pictures here so get settled...

Saturday we stop in Winchester on our way to Portsmouth

Winchester Cathedral
Jane Austin was buried there
Mary Olivia and Millie
Winchester was such a cute little town

Wolvesey Castle was destroyed in 1646 during the English Civil War
We spent that night in a Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth and really it was so nice! Brady and I share a tiny bed here and we had a King, we went swimming, plus we woke up to an American breakfast ! Thank you Marriott.
Sunday morning we went to church and set out to see Portsmouth. We toured around a little and then headed on to to Arundel to see yet another castle. It was so amazing. It really has been my favorite castle so far!

We spent the second half of our day in Brighton and it was a blast. It didn't feel like Mother's Day, but it didn't matter. I was with my family and friends doing what I love...going on RIDES!

That night we ate dinner at a little Italian place that was pretty good once they brought our food.

Millie liked it!

Leaving Brighton the traffic was at a stand still so Isha jumped out for a photo of the Royal Palace. It was really cool, we toured it earlier in the day. It's nothing like what you think of when you picture an English Royal Palace.

Monday Brady and I took Millie to see Windsor Castle. It's the oldest castle that is still in use today. They mentioned that the Queen lives there on the weekends. It was pretty neat but what I liked the most was a doll house that was an exact replica of the castle. The Queen's niece had it made for her. It really was astounding.

This is such a Brady face. I Love him.

I know this is a silly picture but I love it, Smile lines and all.

This must be where the Mad Hatter lives...


Jeremy said...

Awesome photos! Wish we could go on those journeys with you guys!

Katie and Jeff Wood said...

Hey how fun! I love those pics! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun =). Hey let me know if you are interested in renting! Are you guys moving back?

lindsay Roscoe said...

You guys are a bunch of lucky little sh__'s!!! The beach looked almost warm and what in the world was that ride?? It looked frightenly fun..you should put an explanation on that ride. You all really look happy. It really is 1 week away now. See you soon

Danalisa said...

Looks like a great trip! I love the spaghetti shot! LOL Wish we could have joined ya...but so GLAD that you got to go. =)

blair said...

I sware girl, you are the hottest mama ever. Once you guys are back in Utah, we should go shopping together and you should teach me all yo secrets!

LOVE THE PICTURES. Can I say I'm jealous of your journeys right now? OK :)

Jodi & Tony said...

I'm so jealous of all this traveling you're doing! You guys look so happy :)

The Mirci Family said...

Ok, 1-love the beach picture. 2-crazy white sweater with spaghetti. 3-love Windsor 4-one of you upside down is so cool. 5-Happy belated Mothers Day!

Scott & McCall Randall said...

millie is so cute. she seems like such a little princess yet very full of energy!

thanks for the advice with nap time, honestly i think i will do anything to get jack to keep his naps - like you said, i need it as much as he does... or maybe he needs it as much as me?!?

The Roe Family said...

wow you guys have so much fun, i'm jealous

Heidi said...

I love seeing all the pics of those places- reminds me of my study abroad day trips.