Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Colorado River

Every summer we look forward to going to the Colorado River in Arizona just our family. We avoid the crowds of people by going during the weekdays. It's truly one of my favorite places to go to make memories as a family. The warm water, the hot dry air, just beautiful and peaceful. I love the stillness of the water, and the echoing of our kids laughter up and down the river. This is how we do summer.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Uncle Everett's Desert Ranch

I'd thought to give the kids a great start on their summer this year by visiting Everett's ranch in the desert. This place has everything possible to entertain the kids all day. This is the first summer which I feel like I can enjoy all the kids swimming without having to chase a baby. Now that Chad is turning 3, he's just is one the older kids. All I have to do is sit there with a book and make sure everyone has plenty of sunblock. We invited some of our neighbor friends to come with us and all the kids swam all day in the lake and pool. There's was no other sound other than that of the kids laughing and having a great time. The only thing that was missing was John. We will have to come back with him before summer is over.