Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Trip

All last week Alivia and I were in AZ spending time with the Hefner's. Our trip was absolutely wonderful. The best part about it was that we didn't do much at all. The days went slow and the nights fast. I so much enjoyed spending time with my family.

The traveling side of the trip was a success. Alivia was a rock star on the air planes, and Momma Bear only had a couple breakdowns along the way. On the way home we ran into a few stumbling blocks when I checked in at Phoenix and they informed me that I couldn't check my stroller at the plane, I had to check it then because of it's weight. I had visions of carrying my child, the car seat, and our carry on bag across one of the world's largest airports (DFW) and they were haunting. I must have looked so helpless because there were several people along the way that blessed us more than they know with their help.

Sarah and I spent a lot of time together on this trip. While Jeremy was working we: talked all through nap time, ran, splashed at the pool, tried on clothes with two fussy kiddos, and loved on each other. She has such an encouraging spirit and I had a blast spending the week catching up and learning all about her crazy role as a baseball wife.

I am so thankful that Sarah and Jace shared my big brother with me on one of his very few off days he has during the season. Although Jeremy had to participate in a golf tournament early in the morning on Wednesday that afternoon was great. Probably my favorite day of the trip. The 5 of us just lounging around the apartment, staying out of the AZ heat: napping, talking, and ending the night with a skype session with Grams and Gramps. Thank goodness for technology!

Thursday was also an awesome day! After a quick picture session of the kiddos we took Uncle Jeremy to the baseball field. Alivia got to watch her Uncle pitch for the very-first-time, and to my surprise she was awake the whole time. She didn't want to miss a single pitch. He ended up pitching the best game of the season. Talk about a proud sister sitting in the stands!

Friday morning was so bittersweet. Telling that little family goodbye was probably the hardest thing I have had to do in awhile. Turning around at security and seeing the most-adorable 14 month baby boy waving goodbye to us broke my heart into a million pieces. It brings tears to my eyes just remembering now looking back and seeing them standing there.

Friday as we jumped into the car with Gramps at the airport I began getting butterflies in my stomach. The thought of seeing my husband made me nervous and excited. We missed him so much. When we pulled up to the house and he was waiting on the front porch and I fell in love all over again with my handsome #2.

It was a beautiful trip.

Plan a trip today.


  1. Thank you for the great pictures!!:) we enjoyed every minute of you & alivia coming out here! We love you!!!

  2. oh my goodness this is such a special post! You brought tears to my eyes! So glad you got to do this :)