Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Mexico Vacation 2014

Phew! I'm exhausted. We got home Sunday from our 2000+ mile road trip to New Mexico. Sean's folks live there and we haven't visited in nearly four years (we're such bad kids!). So we loaded up the new car with everything but the kitchen sink and off we went. The kids did excellent on the road thanks to the DVD players. I can't imagine the horrors of that long of a trip without them.

It was lovely seeing everyone. It's amazing how much kids grow in four years! My nieces are growing like weeds. It's really crazy. In fact, having all of the kids together was pure craziness. There were times the adults left the house because of the noise level of the kids. They had so much fun together.

Apparently getting kids between the ages of 4-7 to smile for the camera is impossible.
The weather was pretty damp a few of the days but we managed to get out to the lake for an afternoon which was really fun. We had beautiful weather and calm warm water. The kids got to go canoeing for the first time (really the first time in a boat) and they didn't want to get out at the end.

One of the traditions we do every time we get together is have all the grandchildren do painted hand prints on the wall of Granny Randi's studio. We have little tiny hand prints from when they were all out there as babies. It's pretty cute.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was the hummingbirds. We're used to seeing hummingbirds in Colorado when we are on vacation but it's really just one here and there. At my in laws house they have two feeders that they refill a couple of times a day. There were usually 15 birds at one time and who knows how many in the trees around the feeders. It was awesome.

We had a great time and already miss everyone. It was a really nice relaxing vacation. Thank you Randi and Rich for hosting a wonderful family reunion.

1 comment:

Granny Randi said...

OMG...Papa Rich and I still haven't recovered..no energy and no focus! What a wonderful time having all of our fam together.
Thanks for sharing your pictures. I love the photo of Rich and I with the grandkids. I want to enlarge that one and hang it in the living room. It makes me laugh!
A good time was had by all!
Miss you and love you all.