Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Part Survival, Mostly Wonderful

We recently got home from a fabulous family vacation. The experience was part survival and mostly wonderful. Check it out.


From the Drive-Heard-Round-the-World (too bad we didn't get a picture of the screaming). Hockey obsession traveled with us. The activity tray was "the ice." The cake top decorations were the players. A quarter was "the puck." Lightning McQueen was "the Zamboni."



Presents at Grandma's!




Another birthday celebration!



After a couple of days, we left the maniac with Grandma and got the hell out of there for some long overdue overnight alone time!

Beautiful Sedona, Arizona


We are whoopin' it up. Obviously.


The hubs actually tolerated some shopping!




Our Griswold shots of the landscape, about 10 feet away from our car, just the way I like it.

You can find Wordless Wednesday at Kristi's Live and Love...Out Loud.

26 comments:

Theresa said...

Hey, looks like you had a nice time. Road trips can be scary, not sure if I am mentally prepared for those yet.

Eva Gallant said...

I once went 4 wheeling in Sedona with my son in his jeep. What a beautiful area. He was the conference planning manager at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort at the time. Looks like you had a little fun on your vacation.

jess said...

Love the pics! I have wanted to visit the desert tourist-y places for a long time, and I'm fascinated by what I've read about Sedona. I've never been further west than Ohio!

Happy belated birthday to your son.

randine said...

That's cute, Lightning McQueen was the Zamboni. Little kids have such imagination!!
Glad you had a good time.

Ratz said...

Lovely. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time.

Losing Brownies said...

Sedona is beautiful! We live about two hours away and we love heading up there on weekends just to tool around!

Jessica said...

Can't have a vacation without some shopping.

Annette said...

So glad you had some fun and some needed alone time with the hubs. Sedona must have been breathtaking!

The BabbyMama said...

Road trips? Definitely not ready for one of those at our house! But we're hitting a plane today for FL and I'm not looking forward to figuring out how to get the car seat into the tiny plane seat...

CK said...

Haha! I love the quarter for a hockey puck~! What a fun activity for the kids in the car ;) Looks like a fun trip! Beautiful scenery

Kelly said...

We could definitely use a vacation...to Alaska, maybe. I've never been but that's where I want to go!

Thanks for the "follow" by the way.

Kelly
http://mommywriterhood.com

Lady Mama said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation!

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Fun!!! Glad you had a great time....and got the hubby to go shopping :) haha

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Looks like fun. Love his travel hockey set. My kids would dig that!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Glen said...

I hope Grandma wasn't traveling on the roof of the car

gin said...

Just found your blog and love it! Can't wait to read more!
And I can relate to the "drive heard round the world" experience. The kind where you're pretty sure the semi that just passed is radio-ing CPS.

Suniverse said...

I love that photo in the car seat - the perfect image of vacation.

Jess @ Our Side of Paradise said...

I mentioned this in another comment on your blog, but I am referring to you as the blog with the Griswold family :) hahahaha I mean that in the BEST way!
-Jess

cutefatgirl said...

Love this. Looks like you had a fun, imaginative and balanced vacation!

Babes Mami said...

Looks fun! Too bad you didn't get a screaming picture!

Patty said...

Ha Ha "the maniac"!!! You crack me up :D

Melissa said...

Love the car game. Such a good idea. I need to do find good games for the restaurant table. My son always wants to get up and wonder around...

And a belated congrats on your SITS day!

Tina said...

what lovely pics. great ones for the family photo albums to look back on.

Tina

Anonymous said...

Whether the rejection perpetuated the structural flaws with the Malaysian
economy is the one other question altogether pay day loans uk as with any loan,
you are going to should watch the interest levels and
ensure you're not being charged a lot of.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buyviagrapremiumpharmacy.com/#qtney]buy cheap viagra[/url] - buy viagra , http://buyviagrapremiumpharmacy.com/#emcce buy viagra online

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buycialispremiumpharmacy.com/#dibcv]buy cialis online[/url] - buy cialis , http://buycialispremiumpharmacy.com/#qgzyx buy cialis online