Monday, April 28, 2008

Welcome to the show-me State!!!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, Chase and I just found out this weekend that we are moving to Missouri, the show me state, after our wedding! We will be there this summer where I will be doing my internship and Chase will be selling Satellite. We will be living in a town called Wildwood, its about 16 miles outside of St. Louis. I am really excited for this adventure, to live somewhere new, and to just be away for the summer being newlyweds :). Since Chase left to go home to New Mexico, (I wont see him till the wedding :(..) I have been bored and decided to look up fun facts and things to do in Missouri, its getting me more excited to move there and not to mention it is so beautiful!! Chase loves Missouri, he went when he was little and is excited to show me around and take me to the church history sites which will not be to far away from where we will be living. Here are some funny facts I found out about Missouri...

-The ice cream cone was invented in 1904 in Missouri (this makes me love the state even more)
-St. Louis offers more free, major visitor attractions than any other place (what could be better then free fun??)
-It is unlawful to throw hard objects by hand in Missouri ( I just thought this one was funny)
-Dancing is strictly prohibited in Missouri (this has to be a joke)
-A milk man may not run while on duty in Missouri (they still those?)
-St. Louisans consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in America ( Brooke and Lori are gonna love this one!)
-St. Louis was the site of the demonic possession incident that inspired the movie, "The Exorcist." ( ok I'm not gonna lie, this one really freaks me out..)
-It is the home of the biggest Pecan!! haha
Packing was actually fun this time around. Even though it was a long process going threw both of our stuff, it was fun combining all of it :). Chase had a great idea that we should buy these vacuum bags for our clothes, blankets, and anything soft that we can suck down and let me tell you they are amazing! We fit all of our clothes, blankets, and pillows in two bins!! they are amazing!! Here are some pictures of the long process..

Before the organization began These are all of my clothes! can you believe it! Even all my winter coats!!
So if any of you need a vacation you can always come visit Chase and I in Missouri! And if anyone wants Dish T.V. or Direct T.V. you know where to come! :)

15 comments:

The last Unicorn said...

Those are some great facts about Missouri! I gotta get me out there to drown myself in BBQ sauce!! (like the southern accent I threw in there?) I still can't believe you will be moving out there. It is kind of exciting for you two though. A whole new life is about to begin and it is really exciting! I can't wait to have you home in Cali for the next month. Love you!

Kathy said...

So fun. You know I grew up just outside of St. Louis and it is so much fun. There are some great things to do there - you have to go to Union Station and watch them make fudge - it's fantastic! I totally wish I wasn't prego and could come out to visit and go to the church history sites. And you have to go to Hannibal and see the home of Mark Twain and maybe go on a gambling riverboat and eat lots and lots of toasted ravioli (it's a St. Louis feast). I could go on forever with fun things to do. Just watch out for the chiggers, mosquitos and ticks...ugh!

Eyrings said...

Thats so exciting that you are going to Missouri! It really is a fun place to go. We are excited to go to Texas for the summer we are leaving on Friday. Exciting! We are so sad that we are going to miss your wedding but hopefully we can see you on Thursday when we come up. Hope all is going well! The Eyrings

sara said...

What a fun adventure to be had!!! And a great way to spend as Newlyweds...away and in a new environment. Yea for you guys!
oh, and I loved all the fun facts too.

Briana said...

I am so excited for you guys. What are you doing an internship for? Well we might have to plan a trip back there and say hello. I love getting away (especially during our hot summers)

KELLYKING said...

I can't believe you are moving to Missouri! Congrats!

Nancy said...

How exciting for you! It does look beautiful! When do you get back to Utah? (You are coming back aren't you?) We can't wait for May 30th!

kori said...

Dana, I am quite the native to Missouri since my sis lives there- but in Kansas City so not close to you. Anyway, I can say that I have visited MO multiple time and here is advice to you....don't go up in the arch - the view is not worth the horrible ride up! They put you in these cramped little cars that must have been made in like the 1910 and could break at any moment! I'm excited for you! If I weren't pregnant, I'd come visit you!

Tasha said...

That is exciting!! What a fun adventure to take on as newlyweds. Love it! Talk to Blake he might be able to give you fun ideas too . . .that is where he served his mission. Those vacuum bags look incredible! I kept thinking "NO WAY!" That was definatly a smart buy!

Shandra and Christian said...

Dana! Congrats on your move to Missouri. It looks like a beautiful place and you will have so much fun being a newlywed out there. Ok...that is so hilarious that you watched Newsies the same weekend I did. And that you tried to tell Chase about Batman too! We are definitely sisters from anotha motha.

Candace & Brian said...

Wow! How fun. Missouri. YOu are right that you will absolutely love being away and having time as newlyweds away from everyone you know. I am so excited for you. I would love to come visit-unfortunately with a little man on the way I don't think I'm going anywhere. :)

Jenny & Wyatt Dannels said...

Yeah. We are so excited you guys are going to be living out here for the summer too. I have already found some fun things to do, so we can go have some fun! Good luck with everything!

Chelsea and Nick said...

We definitely need to get together! That is exciting you guys will be in Missouri! It will be a fun adventure that you will always be able to look back on. I'm really excited for you!

Susie said...

Great attitude Dana and I bet it will be an awesome adventure!

Karen and Brian said...

what? you guys are moving?! Wow you will be closer to us :) Hey email me your new address so I can send you James birth announcement.
~Karen karenmatsen@yahoo.com Thanks