Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Arizona Trip: In Twenty-Five Pictures (or more)

What did I do while in Arizona?

Well here are just a few random things:

I viewed the sun behind the clouds...
and watched lizards run across hot rocks.
And hung out with good friends.

To keep cool we swam....

 ...and played in dry ice. (Do not try this at home. These children are professionals.)We hung out with cousins.

And more cousins.
 And more cousins.
We played with Willow the Deer.
Had coffee with a friend.
 I got to see the Grand Canyon...
...and see sunsets that are out of this world.

I watched friends eat Prancer.....(oh wait!! Not in Arizona. That is a picture for tomorrow's post.)

Ah! Back in AZ...We had pedicures...
...and tea parties.

Sipped more coffee with a friend (at yet another Starbucks)...

I breakfasted with my Gym Gals. 

And crashed a BBQ to see a friend that I hadn't seen in way too long.

I walked each morning in the warm desert air. I spent time with sisters-in-love from both sides of the family. I hung out with my mom and dad, and played the Wii until my right arm was sore. 

I talked and laughed and stayed up way too late...

That is a but glimpse at my trip three week stay in Arizona but the best part is there is more, but some things are better left unspoken....

14 comments:

Uma Barzy said...

Magnificent heavens!!!

whimzie said...

That's a lot of friends, fun, and cousins!! I'm glad it was a good trip.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Oh what fun!!!! It looks like an amazing trip. Does it make you homesick??

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures~
I pray you have a great homeschool year!
~Carrie

Carpoolqueen said...

LOVE those sunsets in the desert Southwest. There's nothing like them. I'm over twenty years removed from the summer I spent in Santa Fe, and I have YET to see another sunset like the ones I saw there every single night.

Lindsay said...

Great photos!! Love all the fun you had! That deer is crazy!

Elizabeth said...

Some of my favorite sights are in Arizona. So beautiful! And how fun to get to be with cousins and friends-makes for a perfect getaway.

Tracey said...

Beautiful pictures all around..I love that you first showed a living deer, then the picture of that deer's distant cousin being eaten :D

Happy 2nd day of school!

Amber said...

Sounds like an amazing trip!!!

So glad that you got to spend such a special time with so many special people.

stephanie j. said...

It was a privilege and joy to be counted among your friends that you saw on your trip to the desert! I'm waiting for those pictures :)

I miss you already...

Gretchen said...

Aww, Willow & Prancer. You had a vaca with deer friends. I know. I know. I'll stop.

Glad u saw some beautiful sights & amazing fam & friends. And that sunset photo is awesome. When Seattle has a sunset like that, it's a rare treat.

Tiffani said...

Lots of memories were made and lots of fun had...BEAUTIFUL pics!

What tenacity to upload all those pics to blogger WITH captions...last time I tried I gained about 20 gray hairs!

Woman Interrupted said...

Do you get depressed after a big wonderful trip like that? I love going home and sleeping in my own bed, but the sadness sets in that its over.

What an amazing trip!

Jenster said...

I love the desert southwest and I love the pictures you shared with us!! I'm so glad you took a break from your vacation to come eat reindeer with us on Whidbey!!