Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Arizona!!!

Oh, where to begin about my trip to Arizona....well let me start by saying it was all worth it to see my sisters and friends. We left for Az on Thurs. It was supposed to be my mom, dad and me and the kids but, my moms back was sore so it was just me, the old man, and kids. The trip there wasn't bad but the next day Holly and I went to go somewhere and my van tire was totally flat, like off the rim flat. Luckily my bro in law is handy and fixed it enough to drive back to the house. That night we went to see the Christensens and poor Holly sat on the floor of her van so we could all fit for the hour drive. Claire started getting whiny and by the time we got home around 10pm she said her ear hurt. Now, my kids have never had an ear infection and I was just bragging about this to my friends. Well, off to Urgent care at 10:30 pm,which was super nice and friendly. Turns out Claire has a double ear infection and pink eye. That night she did not sleep well and neither did the baby. So the next day Holly was going to take pics of my kids. I was tired and didn't eat much all morning and started to get a headache. By the time we got to the park and got on the golf cart to find a good spot, I was feeling really bad. After a few pictures I felt like I was going to be sick and my head was pounding. My sister Paige offered to watch the kids while Holly drove me back. I'm not an artist but, the pic below shows how we looked driving through the park on the golf cart. Holly holding my baby and me blowing chunks out the golf cart and back into my hair.
After a nap and some food I was feeling better. The rest of the trip was better. I got to hang out with my sisters and eat Holly's good food. Here's Addy and Aunt Paigie playing together.

My dad and Addy watching the Cardinals game.


Barbara Christensen is so sweet. She had this goose at her house that you can dress up. It was so funny, the kids loved it so she brought it for them to play with. Here's Haley with the goose she dressed up.


Here's me and Lisa. It was so nice to see her. We have so much fun together. Maybe I'll post some of our other flattering pics together.



Awww, the whole reason the trip was good. My and my sissy's.

Okay, I'm not done yet...So my dad and mike got 2 of my bad tires fixed and we were off on our way home. We were almost to Indio when a guy pulls along side and tells us we've got a flat. There are no close exits so we pull off a frontage road. Sure enough the tire we just got fixed is flat. My dad decides we have to change the flat. My poor dad doesn't get to much exercise so the physical exertion of doing this makes him huff and puff and wheeze, I thought he was dying. We put the donut on and we are on our way. We stop about 5 times looking for a place to fix our tire and finally in palm springs find a place. They fix the hole and we are on the road again but, not before spilling a soda and orange juice all over my car and some of my dads blue prints. We finally make it home and I almost cry. My dad was really patient with the whole situation but, has decided to fly from now on. I got home and got sick and lost most of my voice. As I type this Claire just fell and busted her lip and is bleeding all over...it just gets better. Oh, but at least shes potty trained now.....yeah! Anyway, sorry for the long post. Holly if you want to see me you have to come here!







15 comments:

Julie said...

sounds like the trip from hell! I think your story cured me from wanting to travel with my kids. I am so sorry. At least your home. I hope nothing else happens :)

Poppy said...

ah the joys of traveling with chillins'. Nice to see you posting, I thought you were dead!

Christy Canfield said...

Wow!! That sounds like quite the adventure. Wouldn't want to be you. At least you made it and was able to spend some quality time with the fam. Love you guys.

Ronnie and Natalie Taylor said...

You poor thing, i would have just given up and left the car to find the nearest airport. Well at least you have good humor about it although you can make anything terrible funny. Tell your dad I am soooooo proud of him mine would have probably called AAA.

Mrs. Anderson said...

OH BOY what memories :) I am glad you are feeling better though. LOVE the golf cart picture, wish you had a real one :)

Holly said...

in writing that trip sounds like CRAP! i am sure everyone is dying to come visit me now! You should have mentioned Claire brought the sickness with her and didnt get it here! I finally get you out here and now I fear you will never come back. I still had fun... thanks so much for coming!

Mandy said...

Haha serves you right for having fun without me. Jerks.

Ashley and David said...

I need to brag. Sera was amazing when we drove to California for Christmas. So much fun. I am so sorry about the tires and your poor daddy. He is soooo cute!
Congratulations on making it in one piece.
Ashley
You are so lucky people comment on your blog

the keele's said...

are you kidding i LOVE the long post! what a super fun adventure!! im driving down there Delila and i in like a month! and our drive is bout 10 to 12 hours! maybe i should make a full on road trip out of it and drive to your house after and then to my parents and then home again! haha yea right. miss ya!

the keele's said...

p.s. i love the sisters pic. you all look hot. mandy if you were there it would have looked even more HOT!

Julie and Todd said...

I'm so sorry you were so sick! That drawing made me want to laugh and then cry for you. Sounds like quite the trip :-)

Ginger said...

I'm just picturing your dad changing the tire. Taking all the stuff out the back etc, etc, At least it wasn't summer time-holy cow you would have melted. What fun that you sisters make such an effort to be a part of each others lives-even if it's a long drive or getting sick. Miss you girls...And to my miss Katie no road trip by yourself!!! sorry Holly

the keele's said...

HAHA my mother!!! i will figure out a way to come visit. i will be out there in april with the 3 little boys for their spring break for 2 weeks! so i will make a visit at that time FOR SURE!!!!! delila would love to play with a bunch of girls since she only has boy cousins! haha. that road trip my mother wont mind cause i have done it a few times already! haha.

Valerie said...

I did appreciate the vomit picture, but I've seen you do it in real life! You need adventures like this to know how good life is in the SFV. Also now you know what it's like to have a kid with an ear infection, not cool!

Lisa said...

You will do no such thing! None of those other pictures are allowed up.
Yes, it was great to see you. Holly don't worry we can always go out and drag her back...two against 1!