Saturday, July 31

July Catch Up

Here's what we've been busy doing in July:

  1.  Do anyone else's kids try to make Lego Star Wars stop motion videos? 

2.  Fourth of July got rained out.  We had fireworks on the 3rd though.  So, I'm all good.

 3.  The Great Sand Dunes.  Vacation Day 1!

4.  Mesa Verde National Park.  Toured the cliff dwellings.

5.  Not sure how you "close" a monument, but they did.  B was game enough to at least jump out for a picture of the sign.

6.  The Grand Canyon.  I have done my parental duty:  my kids have now seen it.  And they were done seeing it after about 30 minutes (like every other kid in America.  Crazies).

7.  I don't care if it's 115 degrees in Laughlin, we're getting out of the car to have some In-N-Out.

8.  Lego Store #1 in Downtown Disney.

9.  My favorite place on the planet:  the Hollywood Bowl.  This was how we celebrated 16 years of marriage.

10.  No... No.  THIS is my favorite place on the planet.  The Pacific.

11..  S, perk up.  You're at Legoland for Pete's Sake.  This time we get to go inside instead of just doing the "downtown."

12.  Zion National Park.  More amazing outdoorsy stuff.

13.  "Hey, take a picture of Daddy and me.  It's our anniversary."   And my three year old obliged... in a hotel on our last night on the road with our three kids in tow.   Good thing there was the Hollywood Bowl.


  1. Looks like you had a great trip!

    Yes, my kids are really into the Lego filming. They dream, film, and spend too much time looking at expensive figures on Amazon:)

    Oh - and Happy Anniversary:)

  2. Debra--I stumbled across your blog on a missional site and am so glad I found you! Your oldest and mine are cut from the same cloth and I've experienced similar joys and despairs in helping him find his place in this world. I, too, am hungry for grace for both for my child and his mother. Thank you for sharing your heart. It helps so much to know that others are walking this path, too.

  3. Your making those pleasures through memories! :)

  4. Beautiful pictures, Debra! You're boys have grown so much.


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