Friday, July 9, 2010

Prescott Recap

WARNING: Long, Boring post with lots of pictures. Purely for journaling. But read away!

For the 4th of July weekend, we went on up to Prescott. Well, Iron Springs, actually, where my parents have acquired a cabin. It is truly amazing, and reminds me of the cabin I grew up with on Mt. Lemon. Hard wood floors, old sinks, and really rustic. And, my mom has it decorated SO CUTE! Linda, myself, and my 2 kiddos plus Courtney and her Peanut all went up on Thursday morning. The boys (my dad, Jared, and Matt) came up on Friday evening.

We did lots of fun things, but one of the best traditions we accomplished was attending the Prescott 4th of July parade. No great pictures other than these (and please excuse the no make-up look):

Just about 15 minutes from the cabin is this GORGEOUS little lake. It was cool, breezy, and just perfect to walk around in:

And before I knew it, Sariah had STRIPPED down to her underwear and was splashing around and having the greatest time of her life!! Why am I not surprised? The problem was, we didn't bring any towels, so she was freezing when she climbed out.

My sweet sister and baby peanut (Makenzie) at the BBQ!

The funny thing is, right after this picture was taken, the bench that Courtney, Matt, and Jared on totally COLLAPSED! Yeah. Embarrassing. So, Courtney and peanut spent the rest of the evening eating like this:

Because we're not in Phoenix that often, which is where Courtney lives, Sariah and Makenzie haven't been able to foster a friendship quite yet. It was so nice to be able to be with them for several days, and watch these two girls just have a blast!

I actually feel kind of bad that I didn't get any pictures of James. We'll be back up there next week, and I'll be sure to take more then! But until then, the only 2 I have of him are with me. Sweet little boy!

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for feeding us and entertaining us for several days. I'm sure it's not easy to have a bunch of small children running and toddling around. Your cabin was always messy, you were always stepping on crumbs, but you always had smiles on your faces! I hope that the cabin will become the source of many wonderful memories in the coming years.

I also didn't take any pictures of Jared, but he had fun playing with the settings. This is my favorite picture he took. I think the contrast of the two flags is very powerful, especially on the 4th of July:

Can't wait to go back next week!


Amy said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I love seeing Sariah in her undies splashing--she is so cute!

bedonts said...

What good times! Glad you had fun!

Matthew and Courtney said...

Yay for fun family vacations. The fun continues this weekend!

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Derek & Melanie said...

Looks like so much fun. When I was a little kid my grandparents had a cabin in Prescott so I remember those great parades and fun activities there. What a great oppurtunity your parents are providing for some amazing memories.

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