Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Road Trip 2010

So, I am home! It's great to be home, in my own bed, with my family all together!

I have put off blogging because there is so much to catch up on, and so many pictures! And unfortunately some pictures seem to be missing. I can't remember what they may be of...maybe of some flowers and scenery...so if I can't remember what, then they must not be important.

We had a FANTASTIC trip! The girls all traveled really well. And considering the hours upon hours spent in the van they were quite cheery and well behaved. We only had one incident of "get out, do you want to walk" somewhere in Nebraska on our way home. And yes, I pulled the van over and had them get out. They stood there crying "I want to be with you," while i re arranged their car seats to NOT be sitting next to each other, they soon fell asleep!

Check out some of out highlites from our trip!


Here's a map of our travels! And Also a little slide show! Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Pictures from Summer Road Trip


Made some delicious and CUTE cupcakes with Grandma Morris
Played outside in the sprinklers w/ Grandma Morris. It looks overcast but it was really warm and fun!

Summer Road Trip Pictures so far!

Finally made it to Alpine around midnight after taking silly pictures for 2 hours with Kale while driving so that I could stay awake!
Good friends the Bulkleys came up to Alpine for a fun hike! That's Reese, Becca, Blake, Logan, and Maggie.
Spent Independence Day with family at Cousin Larkie's home. Thats the brood of kids. Caden, Jordan, Becca, Mali Sue, Ami Lark, Reese, Ian, Blake holding Layne on the ladder.
We made it to Mt Rusmore! Reese was slightly grouchy in this picture. But it was fantastic!
We picked up some critters on our drive. Gross, huh! Oh and some other creatures that we picked up.....while in MN we noticed that Blake had lice. I know I know....its growwwwssss. But all is well. We're "clean and clear and under control!"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Road Trip 2010

Friday July 2nd- Wake up at 3am unable to sleep. Fiddle on the computer. Finish laundry. Pack bags. Grab bagels. On the road by 11am. Make it to St. George, Ut for AWESOME dinner, eat WAY too much. Continue drive. Arrive in Alpine, Ut at midnight!

Saturday July 3rd- Wake up around 8am. Eat. Lounge. Leave for hike w/ cousin and Bulkleys. Lounge around. Take naps. Mom, baby Layne, Kale, and cousin Rachel drive around town looking at possible apartment locations for fall semester. Just looking. Return to Alpine for festive hamburger, chips, and soda dinner. Play with some sparklers, genie smoke bombs, and other fire crackers in the street. Kids finally pass out around 10:30pm. Update blog...present time!

Looking forward:
Sunday July 4th- Ready kids for church to look super cute in 4th of july clothes and hair bows. Church 11-2. Family BBQ in Orem. Visit, play, chat. Hope to meet up with Jill and Marin. Stay one more night in Ut, possibly in Layton.

Monday July 5th- Leave for Denver 8 hour drive. Hope the DVD player works better for us on this leg of the trip! Arrive in Denver before 8pm, hopefully! Stay the night at family friends'.

Tuesday July 6th- leave for Mt Rushmore! Only a 6 hour drive. Stay the night at a camp ground. Note to self: need one more sleeping bag!

Wednesday July 7th- Leave for Chicago area, stay at friends' house outside of the city. Hope to arrive before 8pm. (12 hour drive)

Thursday July 8th- Visit Chicago. See some sights. Take some pictures. Leave around 4ish for Grandparents in Michigan, and stay the night. (4 hour drive)

Friday July 9th- Relax. Visit. Relax. Stay another night. Note to self: Don't forget to call mom and Jill Z and with a happy b-day. Stay the night.

Saturday July 10th- Leave sometime for PA. Only 7 hour drive. Maybe visit Kirtland, OH! Arrive in PA, stay the night!

Sunday July 11th- Church. Sunday comas. Eat. Visit.

Monday July 12th- Play, Play PLay!

Tuesday July 13th- Leave early for Palmyra Temple. Then play outside games and eat with huge family get together. See Hill Cumorah Pageant. Arrive back around 2am.

Wednesday July 14th- No plans thus far.....stay put and PLay and relax for about a week! Probably will be speaking in church on Sunday in my parents' branch. No idea when we plan to return, and what path we will take!

LET me know if you have a spare room for us to stay in! We may just be in your town!

Wait for pictures!