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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

What a week we had! I'm grateful we were able to get away for that week as a family (even though it was so hot in AZ!) We were able to relax (for the most part!) and hang out, go to the pool, take it easy, no schedules, no appointments, and just be together. I'm grateful we had a safe trip there and back. I'm grateful for being able to meet some fellow bloggers - Michelle, Overwhelmed, and Sandra.

Checking out the children's playground one evening; hoping it was a little cooler, but it wasn't by much!


Went to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park where we rode the carousel:


and took a train ride:


Rode the carousel again...and by then we were hot and wilted and ready to go back to our room with AC!


Went to Fountain Hills to see the world's tallest fountain - it shoots 560 feet in the air:


And now we've got a quick week ahead of us to recover from this trip and then head to Boston on Thur for the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention.

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20 comments:

~Melissa~ said...

Sounds like a fun trip - how great that you got to meet bloggy friends!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you are having such a great time this summer....

Sue said...

Glad you had a nice trip. Enjoy your week of relaxing and normalcy before heading out again.

My girls would LOVE that fountain. :)

rylie's mom said...

Sounds like a relaxing trip.

I wish I was going to Boston, but I'm not big on traveling far. I was only on a plane one time about 12 years ago(honeymoon).

If the convention is ever more local I will be there.

Hope you have a great time!

Omaha Mama said...

I've been enjoying all of your pictures, keeping up with you as you travel. I can't wait to hear about your conference in Boston, I hope that it's a wonderful experience!

Stephanie said...

sounds like a great family vacation.
Maybe I will get to meet you in Boston, I am heading there Thursday as well!
Have a safe flight!

Karen said...

That boy is growing up a little too fast I think!

Have fun at the convention. Some day I'd love to attend. I'll have to find out when/where it is next year.

CrackerJacks said...

We LOVE the Railroad Park. We go everytime we are in town. Now that the girls are getting bigger, Izzy especially, loves the trains and the carosel!

We were just in Arizona last month and then spent some time in New Mexico. I really love New Mexico and wish we could do more there. It's probably one of my top favorite places to visit.

Glad you had a great time!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Glad ya'll had a great time, even though it was hot. It is good to be back home isn't it?

Kerry said...

If you think you ahve time, just email me and we can hook up :) I can come down there. If I don't see you, have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Nisa said...

I can't believe how much bigger Lucas looks from just back in May! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Have a safe trip to Ma.!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a nice trip. I can't believe how big Lucas is getting! I love the pics of everyone!
love ya,
mimi

Christina said...

That is so cool that you got to meet some blog friends! I love that kind of stuff. I've heard AZ is really hot in the summer, and I live in Florida! LOL Have fun in Boston!

Brent & Jodie said...

Your AZ pics make me homesick. Okay, I miss AZ except for the heat. LOL Glad you had a good trip.

Joy said...

That is a very tall fountain!

amy flege said...

looks like a nice family time even though it was hot! hope its not that bad in boston! cant wait to see you!

Nancy M. said...

Your pictures were great! Looks like y'all had a lot of fun, even if it was hot.

Tammy and Parker said...

Okay, you are having WAY too much fun this summer. :)

Tarrah said...

It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. Boston should be a little cooler for you :)

Tarrah said...

It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. Boston should be a little cooler for you :)