Monday, September 23, 2013

Heather's Wedding and Our Trip Home (also including our St. George trip)!

Our trip home to Maryland this year was combined with Heather's beautiful wedding. It was on Friday, so we flew out Thursday. Our flight was very delayed, so we ended up getting in around 11 instead of 4 or so, so we had very little sleep to support us in the next days festivities.
Getting ready

We were so happy to see Heather marry such a great guy, Stephen, and it was a wonderful occasion. Our family has been very blessed. She blogged about it here, so I will let you go there to read about it.
The happy couple!

It was about the hottest day EVER, but we didn't melt, so I guess it was alright :) One thing I know she will not blog about is the clean up for her wedding. The older boys were so fun with the younger kids and put them on their shoulders. They had so much fun running around, chicken fighting (very tamely) and just being fun and adorable.
From top- bottom, left- right: Shimp boys, Sarah, Ty and Kenzie Walburger
Jacob, Joseph, Sam Nuss, Timothy Johnson, Evan Nuss

On Saturday night, we went to a Nationals game on a double date with my parents. It was a BLAST! It was really an awesome game.

I know baseball is often not that exciting, but trust me, this game was, and we ended up winning after coming back from being 4 behind.

Sunday we went to church, had the sister missionaries over, and went to a farewell for a family friend. It was a lot of fun to see so many great people we haven't seen in a long time.
Monday we (Mom, Dahl, me, Julie, Jacob, and Sarah) went to Philadelphia!

We went to Independence Hall and took a tour there!

We got Philly Cheesesteaks at Campos!

They were super good, but honestly, we still think the Italian Place in Provo is better. I'm sure I will get crap for saying that, but we still think it's the yummiest :)

We went to the church that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, John Adams, and many others worshiped in. We are in George Washington's row here. 

I think this is Betsy Ross' row?

It was a gorgeous church!

We saw the Liberty Bell!

We also walked down Elfreth's Alley, one of the oldest neighborhoods in America.

And of course, we ran up the Rocky steps!

Tuesday, we saw my dad's work. It was really cool! He is doing some awesome stuff with airplanes, I wish we took a picture!

We also took the kids to Pepperjacks, a great sandwich place.

Wednesday, we went to the zoo (me, Dahl, Nicole, Sarah, and the cute Ferguson girls, Michelle and Amy).

We took the Metro up!

The lions were Dahl's favorite, as usual :)

Me and Sarah Sue!

We flew home on Thursday, just in time for me to go back for one day of work on Friday! Then, we rushed down to St. George with our friends Tanner and Danielle to see Mary Poppins at Tuacahn!

It was a great performance, as usual!

Always have to take a picture in the face holes!

We had a fun- filled weekend with them! We went to the pool, grabbed lunch at Irmita's, went to a movie, and had dinner at Chili's. We also grabbed some custard at Nelson's. We watched a movie at home with Dahl's sweet parents, who were so nice to host us while we were there, and we drove home on Sunday. We sure did pack a lot of fun into 1 1/2 weeks I'd say! It was awesome to see my family and hang out with them especially, because we don't get to see them too often! Thanks to both of our families for being such great hosts to us!


  1. Sounds super fun! I'm so glad you blogged again! I feel like you never do anymore haha. Miss & love you!!
    xo haleigh & zach

  2. I know!! I have been sooo bad! I am trying to get back into it :) Love you too!

  3. Nice post! They look adorable together and a trip like this is always fun. My wedding is also going to be in some beautiful event space San Francisco, so that all my friends travel this far and we have a fun trip to a place somewhere near. Going on a trip right after the wedding is something I really want because that is the time when everybody is going to be together.