Monday, June 17, 2013

Our First Weekend in Jacksonville

Our weekend was really great! On Friday night, we went out to dinner with Jayden's boss and wife and another coworker, his wife, and their baby. We went to a place called Clark's Fish Camp. It was unlike anything we had ever been too, but a lot of fun! It was a restaurant right on the river. It was kind of in the middle of no where, but it was really pretty. We were there at dusk and there was fog over the river and the place was lit up really pretty. Clark's Fish Camp is pretty interesting. It is the largest private taxidermy collection. They basically had a whole zoo there. They had a live alligator in the restaurant. The food was really good. Jayden even tried alligator and shark. I stuck with tilapia. It was a lot of fun getting to know the two couples we were with.

On Saturday, one of the couples that we went to dinner with invited us to hang out with them for the day. We ate lunch at a Mexican place called Tijuana Flats, it was pretty good, but nothing compared to Cafe Rio :) We also went to the beach that afternoon. Gavin LOVES the beach! After the beach we got frozen yogurt.

Gavin's cute little footprints in the sand

Gavin trying to feel his feet poking out of the sand

Sunday we found the ward that we will be living in. Our ward will be pretty small compared to Utah wards, about 100 people on average. The nursery is actually pretty big with 6-7 kids. Gavin stayed in nursery the whole time on Sunday and did great. To celebrate Father's Day I made Jayden a nice dinner. We had roast beef, mashed potatoes, rolls, broccoli and salad. We don't have a roasting pan in our temporary place so we improvised and used a big boiling pot and it still turned out great! The rest of  Sunday we just hung out and relaxed, which was much needed. We also took a walk Sunday night.

On our Sunday walk. We live right by what sounds and looks like a jungle! At night you can hear all of the frogs/birds/bugs and sounds like you are in the rainforest

Father's Day dinner

Jayden started his first day of work today. Not a bad first day though, their team went to lunch and the minor league baseball game, so he only actually went to work for a few hours.

Oh! We also found our place! After searching for a few days we have found our new home. I will share more on that later.

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