Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Highlights from our trip

Now that I have each day blogged, I wanted to talk about some things that happened or some memories.

*One morning after a shower (I made Lex shower with me to save time), Lex got out of the shower and screamed "Mom, there is a big animal in here!"  I for the life of me couldn't figure out what she meant.  I look down to where she is pointing and its a fish fly, she thought it was an animal, she kept yelling "Get the animal out of here!"  We got out of the bathroom and my Dad asked about it.  I said "Your grand daughter thinks a fish fly is an animal."

*Jax would get up every morning at 5:30am with my Grandpa, his Great Grandpa and go for a 4-5 mile walk, he loved it.  I still think he is crazy.  But Jax thrives off of one-on-one time.

*Our night at Cook's Childrens Hospital, they send in a child life specialist to talk to your child about getting an IV.  This guy was the AMAZING, actually that doesn't even describe him.  He was the BEST.  He asked Ashton what he wanted to be when he grew up, Ash said "a singer!"  The guy was thrown, I don't think he expected that, so he said "really?  whats your favorite song to sing?"  Ash Said "Dynamite song!"  The guy knew what Ash meant and found the song on his phone.  While Ash got his IV and didn't even flinch, he sang the entire song while my Step-Grandmother danced the entire time.  The life specialist was rolling, he said "this is the best night ever!"  It truly was a night to remember, thats for sure.

*Bob and I getting losted and taking the wrong road while we would should've been on the road that the torando was on.  Seriously, someone was watching over us.  I had no clue the sirens going off where for a tornado warning.  HELLO!!!  I LIVE IN UTAH!!!! 

*While at Turner Falls, my Grandpa finally convinced Lex to go in the water, but he quickly rolled her pants up so they wouldn't get wet.  Seriously, I loved that moment.  Not many 76 year old men think about things like that.

*While at the "The Mint" Ash said "Mom, this has got to be the coolest thing ever!"  Seriously how many five year olds think that?

*On Sunday, My Mom, Bonnie and I all sat down for 3 hours and went through pictures, it was fun to look back at all the things we did while living there and many other things.  Bonnie is amazing, I don't think I can say that enough.  She had a kidney transplant a little over a year ago and is doing AMAZING.  She is seriously super women.  I love her so much.

*Going to church, I don't know what it was, but the preacher was amazing, the service was amazing and I walked away feeling good.  My goal by June is to find a church for my family, I want and need to go.

*Snuggling with my Ash, although I would've much rather him not been sick, I did get lots and lots of snuggle time with him.  I hate when my babies are sick and there was one night on got down on my knees and begged for someone to make him feel better, I couldn't take another day of it. 

We really did have the time of our lives, the good far out ways the bad.  We have so many good memories, I wish Ash would've felt better, but I can't take that back.  I loved the drive there, the time spent with my Grandparents and the time spent with my Mom and Dad.  I was fine with the drive back until day 3, too many days in the car.  I wanted to be home.  Our next trip will be to Moab in September, I can't wait.  Bob and I are planning something for just us, but we haven't decided where yet.


Eric and Jenny said...

What a great idea to highlight all of your favorite moments, those are the things you will want to remember years down the road.

I feel so bad for Ashton, I can't believe he basically spent the whole trip sick, that is so sad. BUt I am so glad you didn't let it ruin this time with your family that you were so excited for.

The tornado is so scary and so amazing how watched out for you were, what a neat story to tell the kids!

Thiago & Teri said...

Loved reading through all of your highlights. I love the little details like that, they stick out in your mind and you know they are moments you don't want to ever forget. Your trip sounded incredible (minus the sick Ash and tornado business) but other than that....amazing. Glad you are home, safe and sound!

Sunset Stanley said...

I'm so glad that you guys had a good time. Just the time spent with your Texas family makes it all worth it. You should talk to Jaime Earnhart about her church. I went once and really liked her pastor. You could definitely try it out once and see what you think.