Monday, September 29, 2008

The Best Vacation Yet...

We just got back from vacationing in St. George! I'm happy to be home, but a little overwhelmed now that I'm back to reality. We've been gone for 2 weeks, which is the longest vacation I've ever had (not including school breaks). We stayed with Tim's parents, who spoiled the kids, and spoiled me because they cooked, cleaned, babysat, and even took me shopping! Now that I'm home, food doesn't get served to me, I remembered I'm the server! And the house doesn't magically get cleaned nor do the dishes wash themselves at my house either. Bummer. Also, there's the tiny issue of bills I've been evading for the past couple of weeks. Those didn't appear in my name...till I got home. But, we had a great time. Tim and I left the kids for the first time ever and took off to sunny So Cal totally alone! It was strange at first. I felt guilty for leaving the kids, and it was almost intimidating to go somewhere alone with Tim. I realized that we haven't had a vacation together without family or friends since our honeymoon! In almost 6 years, we've never gone somewhere alone together! But that all changed last week. We got to meet my best friend Kimmy and her new hubby Alex at Magic Mountain to ride some awesome roller coasters and then Tim and I went to Disneyland completely alone! It was like a second honeymoon! 4 days away from the kids was hard, but it was refreshing to spend some time with my hubby! Here's some highlights of the past two weeks...

1) Our first day, we went to a HUGE indoor/outdoor waterpark with super fun kid and toddler zones that both Dustin and the baby loved. We unfortunately forgot our camera for that event.

2) But, we went to another outdoor waterpark that we did catch on film. This is the kids at the Mainstreet park that has a little stream and wading area with waterfalls.

3) Tim took me to see Les Mis at the outdoor Tuachan Ampitheater. Totally awesome! It's nestled in Snow Canyon so all you see is huge bright red cliffs around the stage and the show was incredible!

4) We also hiked through Snow Canyon and had a picnic in the shade. The Canyon is so gorgeous and I loved the hot dry heat. Here's Tim with the baby and the canyon in the background.

5) We did two hikes at Zion National Park. This is a must-see-before-you-die park. The hikes are amazing, the views are breathtaking and it's home to the best cheeseburger I've ever had. Here we are along the Virgin River on our way to the Narrows.

6) This is Kim and I waiting in line at Magic Mountain. We did alot of waiting because it was packed! But the roller coasters were totally worth it. Kim and Alex are a super fun couple to hang out with. Love ya Kimmy!

7) After shopping, and going out to eat with my BFF, Tim and I headed down to Disneyland. No lines, great weather, and best of all no kids! Every time I started to feel bad about leaving our kids, we passed parents with screaming kids, and I felt better. It was great to enjoy the park together and do all the stuff that's hard to do with little ones. We went late night swimming at the hotel, went out to eat and actually got to enjoy our food! Anyway, here's a little shot of Tim and I with Wall-e!

We've only been back one day and I'm ready for another vacation!!!!!!


Rachel said...

Is Disneyland the best or what?!?
Glad you had a fun time.
You guys are great.

Timmah said...

I'm ready for another one as well! We had a blast huh! Love ya babe,
your real BFF,
Tim. :o)

LeaAnne said...

What a great time! no kidding ...NO ONE cleans the house,washes the clothes or makes dinner while you nap when you are at home.. I feel you sister! So happy you are home and that you had a great time!

Ann said...

Wow. That IS a trip to remember! I'm so glad you guys got some time alone! Don't you think it makes you a better mom when you come back? We don't currently have any plans for Conference. Let's get together, ya ya ya...!(remember that song from Parent trap?) Good thing Brian's not reading this because he'd be sure to tell me how lame I am.

Rach said...

Sesh....I wanna go on cool vacations :o( at least were going to Canada in 2 weeks! (Man you lucky terd, you'll be on vacation for almost a month!)

Aimeeable said...

I'm not sure which vacation would be better, having someone do all the work for ya or being kid free? Sounds like you guys had a blast. I'm so jealous!

PJ Productions said...

What! I am so jealous. I have been missing you. I will be in Utah until the 26th but then we need to get together. I am so proud of you for going on a couple trip, we have yet to do that.