S: Arizona 2011
BC: "Can't we just live on vacation, mom?"
FC: Arizona March 2011
1: On March 17th, 2011, we took off for our road trip from our house to sunny AZ!
2: On the road... | Asher (age 8) Aleyna (age 4) Alden (11 months)
3: Lovin this road trip
4: "No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell."
6: We are at our destination! (Queen Creek, AZ @ Grandma & Grandpa Juhl and Char's place)
8: Lounging by the pool in the backyard
9: Asher & Aleyna took a poolside nap after swimming
12: At the air show &/fly-in breakfast!
18: Asher made us fresh-squeezed orange juice straight from the backyard orange trees.
20: Hiking up Goldmine Trail at San Tan Mountain Regional Park Abby, Chris, & Keira got to AZ in time to join us. Alden got to ride in the stroller up the hill and Keira got to ride in the Baby Bjorn. Asher, Shawn, and Chris made it to the top!
23: "Sometimes it's not about the DESTINATION, but about the JOURNEY itself." Author: Unknown
25: After hiking, we made a pit stop at San Tan Flat!
28: Trampoline fun - cHRIS, aSHER & aLEYNA
29: Sparkle toes - Aleyna & Sara
31: What a place!!
32: Never to fear - if a rainy day is here...just head to Amazing Jakes!
34: THE FROG HOPPER. Need I say more? For those who can't recall... Aleyna was in terror her first time on this ride (see top photo where she is hanging on for dear life) but after it was over she had pure LOVE for it. Good thing one fee paid for unlimited rides that day! In fact, she has talked about it weekly since we were there...
36: Lovin' this carousel! I wonder who had more fun... Aleyna, Alden, or mom?!
37: Guess how Asher won this life-sized Batman?
38: This is how he won it... | Grandpa challenged Asher to make it all the way to the top... (I'm pretty sure that Grandpa underestimated Asher's climbing abilities...)
39: Well, he did it!! He made it to the top and rang that bell and yes, we came home with a life-sized batman. (I might add that this batman had his own seat in the back of the Uplander the entire road trip home from AZ) | Asher was thrilled with his new friend Batman.
40: Off on an
41: Sara and John joined up with us just in time.
42: And yet another adventure awaits...
44: So many animals, so little time...
50: Back at that fun place called San Tan Flat!
55: What could possibly be better than poolside macaroni & cheese?
58: I wish, I wish, to be a fish!
61: We celebrated Alden's FIRST b-day in AZ!
62: HAPPY #1!!
65: We can't leave yet!!!
66: Homeward Bound