Thursday, July 16, 2009

Family Vacation Part 1

At the Hotel

Visiting the Dam

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Jory's trip through the Grand Canyon

Explorer Renton

Checking out the view

We got the car packed the night before and piled into the car by 5:30 AM. There is something exciting about a road trip, but we also wanted to take as much advantage of Jory's sleeping time as we could. We drove from SLC to Flagstaff the first day. It would normally take about 8 hours, but it took us 12 1/2 hours because we were traveling with a 3 month old. The boys watched movies and colored. Jory slept and figured out how to grab at the toys that we hung from the handle of his baby carrier, and I read Twilight to Ryan. Yes, I know I swore I would never read those books... but when Ryan got interested in what all the hype was about and said that he would probably read them, I broke down and decided I couldn't miss Ryan reading a silly romance novel. But, what happened is that we got sucked into the story even while we laugh about the sap together. Anyway, we saw some great scenery and had a pretty uneventful trip, wich felt more than we could ask from a 3 month old who hates car seats! The next morning we met Grandma Ali and Grandpa Sam and took the boys to the Grand Canyon. We had a lot of fun climbing and checking out the sights. We spent that night in Sedona where the boys did even more exploring around Grandma and Grandpa's house.


  1. I love the picture of Eli wearing the shirt, "If you think I'm cute you should see my MOM!"

    Ha ha! Did you buy that, or did Ryan?

    Either way, I love it!

  2. neither, it came in a pile of hand me downs from Sandie. I don't think he even knows what it means. But i'm down with him wearing it!

  3. Actually I recoginzed a lot of the clothes and hats in the pictures:) That was a favorite shirt and I'm sorry that it didn't come in bigger sizes:(