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.|