Lets start with the car trip. There was pretty much no crying, the whole way. I do have to admit I was very worried about the drive there. 9-10 hours of three littles in the car was just asking for trouble, but somehow, they proved me wrong and they were very good! I guess lots and lots of snacks, movies and toys will do the trick for them! We drove all day and got there very late Friday night, and needless to say, we all crashed!
The next day was a very special day for Asher. I cannot believe how fast he has grown. It seems like just yesterday I was a first time Aunt holding that sweet little boy in my arms. Everything seemed to go so smoothly for him on his special day. We are so glad that we were able to be a part of it, and I was so glad the boys could see Asher get baptized and be such a great an example for them!
Of course, no trip to Albuquerque is complete without some Dions! It was de-lic-ious!! so yummy and totally hit the spot!
The cousins had a blast together, no fighting. None at all! And sweet little Asher pretty much baby sat Taizley the whole time for us. Thanks Ash! All this meant that Jake and I got time to spend with my oldest sister and her hubby who only get to see once or twice a year! So glad we had that time to chat with them, it really was fun! Its times like these that makes me wish so badly that we lived closer to them!
Sunday came with church in their ward, then we packed the car and took a last minute trip to Santa Fe. Jake had never been to New Mexico, and I was 10 when we moved from there so we thought it would be fun to go walk around and see a few things downtown. We saw some of the oldest churches in America, the state capitol and a few other things that show their culture. Its amazing how some cities can be so different! It was a last minute idea, and on the way home, we stopped to see the Albuquerque Temple. It was so beautiful!
Unfortunately, the time came and we had to head back to reality. We packed up and left bright and early Monday morning. For some reason, the drive home wasn't nearly as quick as the drive there. It took us a few hours longer, but luckily the kids were great until the last hour or so, which was fine by me because they were great the rest of the time! We did make a stop to climb the arch on the way home so we could all get in a little stretch. That was fun! The boys loved climbing and, of course, getting dirty in the red sand!
All in all I would say that I am very glad we decided to go down for Asher's special day! Every minute spent on the trip was well worth it! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for taking the adventure with us and helping us with the kiddies!