Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vacation tour!!!!! (PSST! This is where you skip if ya hate vacation pics)

Tonight the vacation officially ends! Tomorrow we start the old routine all over again- but refreshed and happy! Happy to have seen our kids(big and small!) and hugged and snuggled our sweet grandbabies- some for the first time!!!

So I figure it's time to bore you with details and lots of pictures from our wonderful 2 week vacation!

If you hate that kind of thing- click that little x in the right hand corner of your screen!!!!


This was the first real sign that we had escaped our bubble of familiarity-windmills!! They are ENORMOUS!!!!!!!!! They covered the landscape as we approached Lubbock and I was mesmerized!!!!

We arrived in Lubbock late in the evening and were able to visit with Justin about an hour or so before he had to go to work. The 12 hour drive shows in our eyes!!!! After a good nights sleep we were all raring to go ....and thats exactly what we did!!!

I enjoyed making button bracelets for Lexi,Jenna and Andie.....of course they helped!They are good helpers for their momma too, as you can see.

The guys did guy things.....I dunno- just guy things...riding around in the squad car, sleeping, showing know just guy things!

The girls and I painted with watercolors in the backyard......

Played games.........

We met new friends and tried new recipes....(Check out Ashleigh's recipe for Chai Tea coming soon !)

And Lexi's recipe for DIPPED ANIMAL CRACKERS!!!! I see a Food Network star rising!!!!!

Lexi told me she had just thought of a great recipe and I told her we needed to pick up the ingredients and make them right away! A granny has to take every chance to make a memory when ya live so far away! We had such fun with this one!!!

LEXI'S Animal Crackers

1 Bag animal crackers
1 bag of crushed peppermint candy
1 cup of dipping chocolate

Dip each cracker in chocolate and then roll in crushed peppermint.

Try not to eat them as you dip!!!!!
YUMMY and fun as well as very happy and festive!!!

Good job Lex!!!

We crammed so much into 2 days- lets see... Lacey,Ashleigh and I went shopping and enjoyed a Java chiller at Sonic, the kids(including Luke) played in the water, we met Justin &Lacey's church family, enjoyed their Sunday nite friends get-together , ate ice cream ,stayed up too late, and it was a fun start to our travels!!!!!!


Dawn Dutton said...

What lovely photos and a lovely vacation. How nice to be able to spend time with your grandkids. Memories to last a lifetime....
Welcome back to life....

Ruth said...

It looks like a wonderful time. I love chai tea and can't wait for the recipe.

I hope you are all rested.


Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my gosh,

Dipped Animal crackers!!! I really should live near you..woohoo!! :0)

Looks like a great time was hold so many memories. Drop by to see me anytime!

Hugs, Steph

Sheryl-lyn said...

Great pictures of your family doing fun stuff together. You all look so happy and relaxed. Glad you are all so close!