Monday, June 22, 2009

Cocoa Castle

We took the kids to Cocoa Castle in Hershey on Friday since TJ was working a Sun-Thurs we knew we wanted to do something fun. I remember seeing an episode of Jon and Kate plus 8 of them going to this place but it wasn't till our neighbors were telling us about it that I remembered watching the show and thinking that would be so cool to go and let the kids play. Well anyways we went and the kids had a BLAST! We will for sure be going back again.
Here are a few pics of the kids playing

We are here!!!!

We have finally made it, well have been here for about 2 weeks and I am now just finally updating our blog, Ya I know no excuses LOL. Anyways we had quite the drive here thank goodness we had TJ's mom with us to help drive or I don't think we would have made it as fast as we did. The drive was LONG and boring but we made it from OK to PA in 2 1/2 days with only a few minor incidents. The car carrier had a few problems but nothing that TJ couldn't fix and at one pit stop he accidental locked the keys in the moving truck so we had a little bit of a wait while we waited for a locksmith to come and unlock the door. At least we were able to give the kids a break and eat a push-up and get some energy out before we got back on the road.

I wish I would have taken pictures along the road but I was so busy driving or sleeping that I didn't. The kids bounced back and forth between the van and the moving truck but mostly they road in the truck because it was so cool being with dad and sitting up so high they could see everything.

We made it to our new home in Annville, PA Wednesday (we left monday night) and got the Tahoe unloaded and backed the truck up to the townhouse and started to unload a few things, I decided to vacuum the house because it looked like it hadn't been done and by the time I was finished we had about 10-15 people helping unload all our stuff. I was shocked to see the turnout from our new ward here to help us. It was fantastic and honestly TJ didn't do much of the unloading as we had to move the washer and dryer that were in the house down to the basement so with doing that everyone else helped unload. So we get it all put in and away from the walls as they were still going to paint and headed up to the grandparents house to take TJ's mom home and spend the rest of the week having a little vaycay.

We came back on Sat and went to our new ward on Sun got TJ ready for his first day of work!! So after a few days we took the kids to Chocolate World to enjoy a night out and to explore our new surrounds.

Tanner asleep amidst all the packing

The moving truck with the Tahoe on back.

The only picture I took while we were at the grandparents house.

Our trip to Chocolate World! It was so much fun

TJ and Tanner at the beginning of the ride

He was so excited lol

Me and Kena,

So cute, he was totally mesmorised by it all

Kena was super super excited lol

The cute cows they had through out the ride.

After the ride and eating our free piece of chocolate which by the way was soooooooo good! we took them over to the kisses workshop. They got to be workers at the kisses factory for the day. They took a picture of them in their hats

gave them these little gear looking holders to hold their kisses and they got to push the green button to start the machine to get the kisses to fall in there holders.

After they got their kisses they turned around and shook up their kisses to make sure they were in there with love.

We had a blast and can't wait to take them back again. If anyone is heading this way let us know and we have the room for visitors.