Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I needed some sunshine!

Mr. Call needed to deliver his bronze sculpture of Lord Baden Powell to a Scout Museum in Las Vegas! YEAH!! The smog and inversion were getting to me. I can't believe we were the worst in the country, for a while there! All of us had a long weekend ahead because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we needed to escape. So we decided to go see some family in St. George where it's at least 20 degrees warmer, the air is clean, and Mr. Call could deliver his 90 lbs of bronze to the museum. On the drive down.

The girls were so good on the way down. Baby Lala slept the entire way. She didn't even make a peep! I was starting to worry that she had died back there, but she was happy as could be when we arrived. Bug on the other hand was happy in the car but boy was she grouchy when we got out. You would think that would mean one sleepy little toddler and a very awake infant. But, nooo. When we got to Grandpa's house that he so kindly let us borrow, Bug would not go to sleep until 2:30 in the morning. Sheesh!
How I love that face.

Mr. Call drove the rest of the way to Las Vegas while we got settled in for the night. While he was there he discovered that the museum had another sculpture of his that had been donated by a great guy who likes to collect Mr. Call's work. Pretty neat!
We enjoyed the next day hanging out with Aunt Lor, climbing petrified sand dunes, the girls hit it off with their cousins, and Mr. Call and I got to enjoy some fantastic family. Oh it was wonderful and so beautiful!
Loralee and Monkey

The red rock was perfect for Bug who enjoyed her fishy's when she reached the top.
That pink ball of fuzz protruding from my body is baby Lala wrapped up warm and snug, asleep.

Did I mention, it was beautiful?
Unfortunately our camera battery died after visiting this canyon so these are the only pictures I have.
Funny story. Monkey who had some stickers, gave me two. They both said great on them and I made the comment that I was double great. She replied with, "Mom you are great, you are great at yelling." I thanked her and then she realized that she had insulted me, which she made up for by telling me I was great at other things too. I had to laugh. It's no secret that I need to work on speaking with the tongue of angels. My girls deserve better, but alas I struggle with that.

I'm so glad we took some time as a family to just take it easy and enjoy the beauty of this earth.
We became closer as a family. I will remember it forever.

So did you get to do anything fun over the holiday?


Post Script: Did you hear there is going to be a Casual Blogging Conference in Sandy UT on May 28th and 29th. Oh I want to go so bad. The awesome CJane will be speaking. You can check it out at http://www.casualbloggerconference.com. Not to mention they are giving away a free ticket every week. This week MMB is giving it.

5 comments:

Julie said...

I now understand why Loralee was able to send me pictures of Lala last weekend. I wondered if she had gone to Bountiful. I'm so glad you guys had a fun weekend!

Britt-Marie said...

Hey, that's my home. I'm glad you got to go have fun in the sun. What a great little family trip.

David and Tiffany said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to get out. You guys definitely deserved that break! And if it makes you feel any better, I'm great at yelling too. ;)

Vee said...

Britt, I was thinking of you the entire time and reminiscing about where we went when I came to visit.

Tiffany, it does, it really, really does. :)

Becca said...

That sounds so nice! It does look beautiful! You lucky ducks! Oh and you are a great mom!

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