Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We had such a wonderful trip to Arizona. I have fallen in love with the west and its beautiful scenery and weather!!!

Here is a little run down of what we did.
Tuesday we flew in and arrived safely. The kids did great and adjusted to the time difference very well. Tinzley had a rough first night sleeping but we did get a some sleep.

Wednesday was relaxing because we stayed at home while everyone else went off to work and school. That night Rachel had soccer and dance and I went with Bessie to her dance lesson. I enjoyed the time out with the girls. :)

Thursday we took a little trip out to Tombstone, AZ. I took my kids to a gun fight show. I would NOT recommend this for three year olds. Tinzley did better than Jonas. Jonas was just real quiet through the whole thing and then when it was over looked at me with a quivering lip and said 'They put their guns away now'

Friday was just a chill at the house day. We had fun hanging out with the kids after school and playing Wii.

Saturday we went to Rachel and Isaiah's soccer games. It was so fun to go and see them play. Rachel's team did so well but lost. She almost had 2 or 3 goals but could not get it in the goal. Isaiah's team played well also. Before his game I told him he owed me 2 goals and he delivered. His team won 6-1.
Also, Dave took my mom and me to Katchner Caverns. It is a living cave in Arizona and it was pretty cool. I have no pictures because they are not allowed and also the kids, Jonas and Tinzley, are not allowed to go either. Rachel did go with us and I enjoyed getting to be silly with her and listen to my Ipod and rock out to some High School Musical.

Sunday we went to church and then came home, ate and off to a pumpkin patch. I know, a pumpkin patch in the middle of the desert? But it was great.
We went with all of Bessie's family and had a great time. Jonas had some little friends to play with. After the pumpkin patch we went to an Apple orchard. Then it was back home for some food and hang out time. Sunday was probably my favorite day.

Monday we just hung out at the house and got ready to go home.
Today we woke up at 5:40 and took the Shuttle to the airport. Got on the plane at 7:45, Mountain Standard Time, and arrived in Memphis at 12:40, CST. We got on another plane at 3:10 and arrived in Birmingham at 4:00. When we landed in Phoenix an older woman turned around and looked at me and said, 'You have wonderfully behaved children.' I told her thank you and thought to myself how lucky I was because they are.

We had a great time and I cannot wait to visit again and take Tom. I would live there in a heartbeat to be near my brother. Also, if we had jobs, a house, and an easier way to move than the usual way. We just did that almost 3 years ago.


Ryla said...

Sounds like you had a awesome time!!