Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Canyon was Grand...

So we actually went on a family vacation this year! We didn't venture too far from home, just to the Grand Canyon and Montezuma's Castle. We left the house Friday morning and headed to Flagstaff through Holbrook. We should have just called it good then, between the dinosaur statues and the wigwams the boys were totally impressed with the place! So after some reassurance that we were off to bigger and better things they agreed to continue with us on our little adventure. When we finally got to the canyon they were pretty impressed with the hole in the ground. They stood there in awed silence, overwhelmed with it's beauty...
Hee Hee, ya right! They thought it was cool to through rocks in! needless to say, Trever and I had our hands full trying to keep the two older boys from doing a "Peter Pan" right off the side of the canyon, and keeping Brooks happy and content. We stayed the night in Flagstaff, Porter and Tate's first experience in a Hotel Room, they were thrilled at the idea of taking a shower for as long as they wanted, and leaving their towels on the floor of the bathroom. (There really was a maid, not just me) We rapped up our little holiday with a visit to Grandma Reda and Papa HP's. We were home in time to lay sod in the backyard on Monday before Trev had to go back to work Tuesday. All in all, we had a lovely time, and now Porter has his answer to the impending question when he goes back to school... "Where did you go for your summer vacation?" He can hold his head up high and say,... "Holbrook!"

5 comments:

Erica said...

Holy cow! I found your blog thru the grapevine! Oh by the way it's erica (young) Sweetnam! I was so excited when I found your blog. I have to say you look awesome and your three boys are absolutley gorgegous! How have things been? I hope well! I can't wait to read about your many adventures! I am so glad to have found you. Has it really been 10 years since high school? Erica

Ami Bethea said...

Annie, this looks like a fun trip! My son has asked me about the Grand Canyon and I have tried to explain it but it's really tough to explain to a 4 year old. Looks like fun! Maybe we'll have to take a drive up there someday. You look so gorgeous!

Laura Smith said...

YAY for vacation!!! So glad you got to enjoy having a maid that isn't you for a change!!! Sounds like a fun family trip!!! Glad it was fun and safe!!! :) Next year you can come here for vacation! I will have to think of some exciting things to do......hum......ok maybe you can go some place FUN instead! :)

Cara said...

Hey Annie, I found your blog from Ami's. It's so fun to see your family. Cute boys! Cara (Penrod) Johnson

Laura Smith said...

Where are you? I miss you...post again!
Love you,
Laura