Sunday, December 08, 2013

There is One Arizona!

Thanksgiving week was spent in beautiful, warm Arizona! We went to Paulecca's early in the week and then joined up with the Blacks for Thanksgiving festivities! Enjoyable memories included, but were not limited to:

 Nature walk and learning about interesting cacti :) This is our K Cactus!
 Hanging out with cousins, giggling while laying on tummies...
 Desert museum! There were so many great animals and things to see! We got to explore climbing caves...
 ...and try on monstrous BAT EARS! I wish she would listen this well all the time :)
 Meeting our new nephew, Conrad! Such a cutie chunk :)
 Feeding the ostriches at the Cogburn ranch! Lots of fun animals were there...deer, donkeys, goats, prairie dogs, and...
 ...Lorakeets!  Larry LOVED the lorakeets!  They perched all over us and enjoyed lapping nectar out of the little bowls!  Dawna had birds perched all over her head and arms; Xochitl giggled like crazy!



 Thanksgiving Day Turkey trot! Jon, Lynn,and Weston beat the turkey! Jon and I were matchey Neon runners with Xero shoes!! Poor Jon forgot his trail glove shoes :( But he made it with only a few blisters :)
 Hiking the wind caves the day after Thanksgiving. It was a great hike! Way better than black Friday shopping!
 Uncle Mike and Larry changed the oil together and got to see car on the life and everything!
 Seeing the Mesa temple lights and nativity display! It was amazingly crowded, but also amazingly beautiful around the temple grounds!
 Little Jade meeting new family! Gwen, Mike, Kim, and Tommy...
Also, Dan and Karla! They drove over from Ramona to celebrate with us!
Jade did really well on the drive, and thankfully she ate some solids so we didn't have to stop very often... although upon return, Jade is now very wary of getting in the carseat...

So, that's a quick snapshot of our Arizona trip!!!

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3 Comments:

At December 09, 2013 2:26 PM , Blogger Aaron and Emily said...

Love the bat ear picture of Xochitl! Wish we could have been in warm Arizona with you. Do you know it got down to 3 degrees yesterday?!

 
At December 10, 2013 7:31 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Yuck... Don't like THAT much cold... Though having snow makes it kinda fun :)

 
At December 16, 2013 6:29 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Thank you for share. we love to read and see pictures of what your family is up to.

 

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