The pictures from the vacation are here.
We had quite the time. Vacations are great places to do new things you've never done before. Here's a list of some of the new things I did:
- Got a flat tire.
- Took Margaret swimming.
- Mini-golfed while wearing Margaret (which is not easy).
- Took Margaret to a water park.
- Breastfed while floating in a lazy river.
- Watched the Food Network
- Seen two lizards at the temple.
- Thrown up on the temple grounds (in some bushes). I think it was from food poisoning at the water park.
- Breastfed in the temple, took a nap with Margaret in the temple.
- Learned that Margaret can do crunchers.
I went in and told McKay what happened and went back outside still feeling very sick. McKay was doing baptisms. I called a friend and during that conversation, I walked around the temple, saw a couple of lizards and a butterfly and more bumblebees than you can imagine. I sat down and got off the phone and started seriously considering going inside to wait- except that I was wearing jeans and tennis shoes- not quite temple attire.
A man who was coming to attend the temple saw me waiting outside with Margaret (she was asleep in the wrap). He told me that I should come inside where it was air conditioned. He was so kind I couldn't refuse, so we went inside. Once we were inside, he asked me Margaret's name and then said, "Welcome, Margaret, to your Father's house." I was getting quite teary-eyed from his kindness and from being so nauseous. I went and sat in the waiting room and watched temple workers come and go. Margaret stirred because she was hungry, so I fed her and she went back to sleep. I decided I needed sleep, so I lied down to sleep with Margaret. At one point (when I was awake again, but still lying on the couch) another temple worker asked me if I was tending the baby or if she was tending me. To be honest, I don't know.
I also got to talk to another worker whose daughter had a baby the day before Margaret was born, and that was fun. Even though Margaret's too small for me to leave her for a couple of hours to attend a temple session and I was as sick as a dying camel, I was able to enjoy going to the temple.