Saturday, March 1, 2008

There and back again

We are safely returned from St. George, where Muad'Dib and I took our children for five days to celebrate our six year anniversary. Enjoy the travel log.

This is the view from our back porch in the early morning: around 7-ish. And this would be me enjoying our very presidential hot tub on our porch, while re-reading Ender's Game before the kids wake up.
We went up to Pioneer Park our first morning there, and hiked the "Dixie Rocks." Rivulet was shy/ornery whenever a camera came near. She'd rarely look at you and often turn the other way deliberately.

Lemur enjoying the natural tunnels.
Muad'Dib on the top of the Dixie Rock. Note the St. George Temple in the backround.

Kidlets enjoying the super soft sand.
Then, although Muad'Dib believed we were going home, Lemur and I took off up a hill hoping to find a certain place that my siblings and I used to climb to when I was young. We found it. And Muad'Dib was suprised to look up and see us far above him. This was a "close up" of me and my boy. Very satisfying.

After the hike we had lunch with my Grandma. It was wonderful to see her, especially to see her enjoy her great-grandchildren.

Then the next day we went to Snow Canyon, and did a short hike up Jenny's Canyon.

After which we crossed the street to some wonderful sand dunes. It was incredibly refreshing to stand atop a dune, look out over the lava strewn valley to the wonderfully blue and red horizon. The wind took it's chance to play with my beautiful hair. It was awesome.

My children also found it "awesome." Daddy buried his boy -

And Rivulet got jealous. She kept laying down and trying to throw dirt on herself.
After the dunes, after a nap and after a trip to the pool, we relaxed by turning on the bubble machine.

The next night - our last night - we invited my uncle and my Grandma over for dinner. And after I grilled a delicious dinner, my husband and my uncle enjoyed some Rock Band time.

It was a beautiful place, and a beautiful trip. I love spending time with my family, building memories with my children and caring for my husband. We never had to wear a jacket - or even a sweatshirt! - and I even got a little bit of a tan. To emphasize the difference between there and here: today I wore a sweater and was still cold because it was SNOWING!! Ah. Good to be home.

When can we go back?


Tristan said...

Wow, that looks fun. Nice sunrise pic. Actually all are nice pics. Fun stuff.

WildBound said...

Haha!Rivulet cacksmep.Glad you guys had fun.

Bethany said...

Looks like fun. I am jealous of the sunshine and warmth.
I am loving your incorporation of all the Paul Simon song quotes in your blogging.
I know what I know. I've said what I had to say.

Sayyadina said...

Well, I didn't even know who Paul Simon was until my wedding day. We were driving to Logan for our honeymoon and my dress was so big, we couldn't find the cd case. It was my first introduction to the music and lyrics I now love and identify with.

These are the days of miracles and wonder. Don't cry baby, don't cry, don't cry.

Ahenobarbus Textor said...

What a great time you guys appear to have had. Awesome. I'm glad you got to do Jenny Canyon. They'll be closing it in a week or two, due to the falcon breeding season.

WildBound said...

"He's a poor boy, empty as a pocket, empty as a pocket with nothing to lose..."

CowboyBob said...

....and with slot canyons and sand dunes, you get "diamonds in the soles of her shoes"...

neat pictures, glad you had fun.

Muad'Dib said...

Well, that's one way to lose these walking blues....

Bethany said...

Gazing from my window
to the streets below
on a freshly fallen
silent shroud of snow

I have my books and poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armour

WildBound said...