My trip to Missouri

We went to Missouri to welcome a new sister into our family, Truman married Bianca in May and we are so thrilled to have her, she's wonderful!!

Steph, Chrissy, and I at the Independence, Missouri visitors center.

Bianca and Truman at their open house, we had such a great time.

One of Kansas City's beautiful fountains they're known for

Uncle Alan, me, Aunt Susan, and Steph at the open house

Tru and Bianca are so cute together, they're also expecting a little boy in December. They plan on naming him Phoenix Randall Smith.
Sorry these pictures aren't in order, this is at the Independence visitor center again. This is a replica of what the saints homes would have looked like.

This crazy looking building is the Community of Christ temple right across from our LDS visitors center, looks a little twisted if you ask me!!?? We went inside and it was very anti-climactic. Confused old women showed us around the building, really nothing special.

My entire family made it all the way to Missouri, it was awesome!! Little Taj in the picture below is my new nephew, Truman is a step-dad!! It's crazy how we're all getting older, but we still have so much fun when we're together! This is Truman and Bianca's home in Liberty, Missouri. I'm pregnant with Lovely here.

Okay, we egged Truman on a little. He was really excited to show us his new XDM gun.

Our family at the Liberty Jail visitors center, what an experience we had! It is a very special place, it's where Bianca (Truman's wife) first started to learn of the gospel, amongst all the other significant things that transpired here.
Me, Steph, and little Krista
The original jail key
Just to see the exact place where Joseph Smith received such amazing revelation after so much hardship was an experience I will never forget. He suffered so much persecution, and bore it just as a true prophet would.

I had to get this picture of my sisters and their cute babies.
Steph and I might look happy, but we felt like we were going to die!!! We were in the middle of what seemed like a good ol' Missouri tornado, we have never screamed so much! (Please remember I'm pregnant, I don't normally pack a beer belly around)

If you can believe it, this is the parking lot of Olive Garden, there was no water before we went to eat, then I had to walk through a foot of water to get the car! We all looked like we got in the shower with our clothes on. It was amazing!!
Bianca's pretty bird, she talks so well!


Amy Beatty said...

Oh man! That trip looked so fun. I'm so glad you got to go and be with your loving family- so priceless!

Heidi Daniels said...

Didn't you know, beer bellies are the IN thing these days! (kidding) Congrats on the 2 new nephews and sister in law!