Friday, December 3, 2010

running on empty

we're there!
after preparing monday (there we are a lot of things to be worked out, i was in an accident the saturday before, sam & sammy were out of town... but that's a whole different story...) we were on the road by 4:30 p.m. pacific time. in vegas by 7:30 p.m., not bad considering we stopped to eat. encouraging the kids to stay awake (they had to see the vegas lights!) sammy fell asleep 5 minutes before vegas, i guess state line was good enough for him :) abby stayed awake... and just as we passed the stratosphere she was out, seriously she was talking, looking... then out.
i took over driving from vegas to st. george, where we stopped for gas, let the dog into the cab of the truck (it was a frigid 25 degrees.) sam took over driving and drove until 7 a.m. mountain time... whew! with sam only getting about 2 hours worth of sleep and myself about 4 hours... needless to say we were t-i-r-e-d.
but we were there! welcomed by my dad and connie :)
the kids were ready to partay after sleeping for a good 11 hours of sleep, and all sam and i wanted to do was sleep. but how could we do that! we got there and were ready for vacation. sam and my dad went golfing (the family trophy came back to california with us!) 
as for the kids and i...

we hung out playing outside, enjoying the cool, crisp sunny air.
getting our things settled and relaxing :)

there is something about the weather in colorado, i always enjoy experiencing it. i've been there all seasons now and it really is one of the most beautiful states in our beloved country. 
here are some pictures of past visits to show off that beauty

and had to squeeze these ones in there as well... look how little sammy bear and babbs are! wow!
this was about 2 1/2 years ago driving home from a colorado trip :)

love those babies!

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