Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vacation '09 Flashbacks...

I've been thinking a lot lately about our vacation this past summer.

It was such a great time.

We visited so many amazing things.

We saw so many amazing things.

We ate so much amazing food.

Nolan and I have talked and we want for vacations to be a huge part of our summers.

We plan to go on lots of family trips so that we can experience things together, and teach our kids things first hand.

These are some of the things I miss about our month away together as a family...

Togetherness- without anyone or anything to distract us.

Beautiful scenery...

Beautiful hikes where we could teach the kids about nature and the importance of taking care of our wonderful world...

Things built by man that are super impressive and make you marvel at how smart some people are...

Visiting 12 of the most beautiful National Parks and watching little man become a Jr. Ranger at 6 of them...

We saw lakes...

The Grand Canyon- Arches- Mountains- All breathtaking.

Sharing with our children the amazing handy work of God...

I miss it...

From nature to the Big lights of the city (literally- we drove into Las Vegas from camping at the Grand Canyon the night before)...

Paris (sort of)...

New York City (sort of)...


Hoover Dam...

We even got to visit the set of the hit tv show The Office. Micheal Scott's Office...

Me pretending I'm Pam and Nolan pretending he's Jim...

The Camaro...

We made it all the way to the ocean. The Santa Monica Pier...

Lots of fun...

The Giant Sequoias...

Wow...

We even survived some serious craziness and came out stronger because of it...

Yummy Food...

And even some good runs...

and of course lots of beautiful pictures (here at the Salt Lakes)...

I'm ready to go again!



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15 comments:

Shawn said...

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little...ok, a lot jealous of your summer!

I don't blame you a bit for wanting to do it again and again and again!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Hey, you weren't even that far from me!!! No way! That stinks. Next time!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It almost makes me want to do that full time! looks fabulous.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

What an incredible trip ya'll had! And wait a second...I don't remember hearing about ya'll visiting The Office= how'd ya manage that??? That is my fav show!! Do share!!

~Becca

Amy said...

I also love going on trips with my family. They are the best...

Colleen said...

Your vacation looks amazing. How does your hubby get a whole month off of work? And how did the kids do in the car?

...Seyma... said...

OMG those pics look so great.. you rock as a family :)

love.

Emily said...

Your vacation just seems to amazing! You've inspired me to present this idea to my husband!

Chic Mama said...

How fun! What great memories for you guys! I especially like The Office pics! It took me a second to realize why they looked so familiar!

jennykate77 said...

You guys had an AMAZING vacay! I would be ready to do it all over again too!! The pics are gorgeous!! We spent our summer vacation in and around the Denver, CO area...it was awesome! I'm ready to go again! Something to look forward to I guess?! =)

kado! said...

stopping by to visit from Shawn's!

How cool you got to see the set of The Office! That is FUN! love the shots of Hoover Dam...makes me home-sick...we used to have our boat docked at a slip right around the corner from there...and would drive up to the dam so often...i miss Vegas...;(

glad you had fun great pictures!

Mrs Montoya said...

Too fun! We went camping this summer in Yosemite and I am madly in love with a Jr Ranger, too!! Love your memories. Vacation is the best!

Sarah said...

I love all the pictures. That must have been an amazing trip! I would love to do this with our family in a few years.

J.J. said...

Looks like a great time!!!!! Awesome shots!

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