Saturday, March 26, 2011

Marching in the Rain!!

March of Dimes
Pre-walk refreshments!!

The kids and I decided to go March for a cause today!! We walked for the 500,000 babies that are born premature each year!! It was windy and wet but the kids learned just how lucky they are to be able to walk a mile in the rain on their own...a lesson I hope they carry with themselves forever.

and they're off!! we got a bit of a late start as we where distracted by the playground :)

Sophia hitchin' a ride....

This reminds me of the children's book "The Ants Go Marching"

"The ants go marching one by one... horrah horrah!
The ants go marching one by one...horrah horrah!
The ants go march one by one
and the little one stops to suck his thumb
 and they all go marching down to the ground
to get out of the rain...boom boom boom!"

Sophie and her "under-rella"

 Go Team!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vacation 2011!! Colorado :)

All Aboard!!
This years family vacation destination was a little more relaxed! We took to the road and visited a few of our Nations beautiful National Parks and Road a restored steam engine train through the mountains of Colorado!
Our trip began in the south eastern region of our beautiful state of Utah. Isn't the view stunning? We sure thought so!
Sophia and Daddy at the switchbacks!!

Mesa Verde National Park
Anasazi Indian ruins in Mesa Verde National Park dating back to 1200. Shown above is the Square House.
Spruce House near the visitors center... absolutely amazing!! They actually let you walk around this one :) This is the Cliff Palace..again stunning! we were not able to get into this one...but still an amazing sight!

Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad

The Nelson Family at Cascade Falls CO.!! This ride was amazing! It must be a law in Durango that all citizens must wave at a passing train or that they must be the friendliest people (except the man on the raft LOL)!! That has to be one of my favorite times of my life...five hours with my family marveling at natures majesty!!
The train station in Durango CO.

Daniel and Sadie Lee getting ready for the ride

Sophia and Alexis

Life Elevated! 
~ Arches National Park,Utah~

Hole in the rock road side attraction outside Moab Utah was awesome..we saw Big foot, Mater and a camel named Cramer!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011