Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Creation Museum (Vacation Part 6) and a Giveaway!!!

(Be sure to see end of this post for giveaway info!!!)

Anyone who attended the "Defending the Faith" conference, also recieved a free 2-day pass to the Creation Museum in Kentucky!

We were all so excited!  After leaving Tennessee, we headed 5 hours north to get there.

My sister and I's families
(They bought this whole vacation for us!  What a blessing!!!)

As soon as we walked in, a man was in the lobby with a real-live snake to pet and hold...
My boys were so enthralled!...Well until it got a little TOO close!



















Then they got to touch a real dinosaur fossil found in Montana!
We were there 30 minutes and Trusten said it was the best place he's ever visited! :)

Learning how they dig up fossils...very carefully!

The kiddos

First he really wanted this picture...but then when I stepped back to take it, he changed his mind!

Learning about the creation of the universe (and Man's wisdom compared to God's wisdom)

Daddy teaching them about the 7 C's of History
(Creation, Corruption (the fall), Catastrophe (the flood), Confusion (tower of Babel), 
Christ, Cross, Consummation)

"Meeting" and hearing from men in the Bible

I love this picture!  Praise the Lord for Truth...and my Blessings!

Now to the Garden of Eden!
(Samuel was little unsure of what that bear wanted...)

Adam is naming the animals behind us!

Inside the ark!!

Smaller replica

The people perishing
(Trusten was amazed at how tiny the people were...I was too!)

Noah's family, after the ark landed on ground, they worshiped and made an alter to the Lord

Then it was on to the DINOSAURS!!!

We had such a great time!  It was so neat to see these stories we've repeated to the boys so many times, displayed in such a real way!  

How encouraging to be able to take your family to a place where everything you've been teaching them and trying to pass onto them is reiterated and reinforced through sight, sound, touch and feel!

As adults, there were several times we were ALL moved to tears at the power of the Word, the strength and perseverance of our past fathers and the wonder of God's creation and his infinite wisdom in it all!

We look forward to returning again when the boys are older and can get some of the deeper concepts taught throughout the Creation Museum!  (I wonder how many kiddos we'll have then?!?!)  :)
This post will be linked to Wednesdays Walk Down Memory Lane at my friend, Jenilee's blog!  Not too long ago her family visited this museum too!

Today Jenilee is hosting a giveaway on her blog for a super-cool candle warmer!  You can see the warmers here (main site) or here (blog site) and join in the giveaway here!


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First vacation blog post: The Beginning of Our Vacation...Part 1
Third vacation blog post: The Conference (Part 3)
Fifth vacation blog post: A Smokey Mountain Hike (Part 5)
Next: The Saddest Day--Heading Home (and another hotel adventure!)

8 comments:

Lynnette Kraft said...

Ah, I want to go to the Creation Museum SO BADLY! We've had 5 years passes for, well 5 years now and haven't gone once. boo hoo Just hasn't quite fit in the schedule. Well, we'll get there one of these days! Looks like a blast!

You have a precious family Grace.
Love,
Lynnette

Amy Matthews said...

Oh Grace thanks for the post, I am so looking forward to going next month. Now I am even more excited about it. Partof me can't wait till these vacation posts are over because I keep kicking myself for not going to the conference,FREE tickets to the museum. GRRRR. We should have gone to that conference! LOL. Oh well, I am so glad that you got to enjoy it.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I want to go so badly! I know my girls would love it {and me too!} :)

Gwen Toliver said...

We've been to the Creation Museum twice and absolutely loved it - well worth every penny!!

Jenilee said...

I love your creation museum pictures! isn't it just amazing! I'm so thankful that we are so close to it. I am excited to go again sometime.

Kara said...

we loved, LOVED the museum! I am sure you boys loved it too! Glad you had such a great time!

Jingle said...

great shots,
Glad that you have fun!
smiles!

Danielle said...

That looks so neat!!! I've been wanting to go for years!, and we talked about it this year, but decided maybe we should wait until kid/s are older... Looks like you all had a great time!!!

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