Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vay to the Cation

We went on vacation last week. It was pretty awesome. 

We drove to Arches National Park and hiked to Delicate Arch. I'll tell you more about that with the next post when I get the pictures loaded. 

Then we drove around for an hour and a half to find a camping spot. Finally found one with no toilets, or even trees. I had to squat in the wide open desert next to a little bush. It was almost 10 pm and we were planning to cook dinner, but it was too late so we just went to bed.  The next morning, I decided our camp spot wasn't so bad.

Then we drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and hung out with my sister Sarah and her 5 kids.  We pretty much lived their normal life with them, including going on a field trip, to the school carnival, to Blake's Lotaburger, etc.  We went to a baseball game, played games, ate good food, and went on a hike. 

We loved every minute of it.

Then we drove all the way home in 9 hours. It ended way too soon. I loved being a part of Sarah's life as mom of 5 kids from 2 - 11 years old.  It kind of reminded me that raising kids is a bit difficult. When I'm in my 30's with several kids life isn't going to be smooth sailing. It will still be hard sometimes, so no sense in wishing I was there (because sometimes I do wish I could skip straight to 35 with 5 kids....I don't know why,  that's old :)). I think I'll just let it come at me one day at a time, nice and slow.

I remember when every one of her kids were babies, and I swear it was just yesterday.  I bet as a parent, life flies by even faster than as an Aunt. One minute you have your first baby, and the next your 6th (unless you never have 6 kids). 

Here are some pictures.  More to come.

Baseball game. Right behind home plate! Go Isotopes.
I love i-stuff. I think it's cool that we could take this picture of all of us, and see what we were taking a picture of thanks to the ipod touch.

Everyone on the Hike! Scott's taking the picture.

Me and my big sis.  Well, she's not very big.  Funny, most people thought me and her 11 year old daughter were sisters. :).

Nate and Ellie LOVE my dear watson. They call him Kami Baby.

1 comment:

  1. we loved you visiting, come back soon.

    hi kami baby we miss you
    ellie and nate


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