Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our Vacation

This recent trip to Utah was filled with so many exciting events. To start off the trip I realized that I forgot to pack the camera. Yes I know this is a bummer because there were many, many unbelievable photo ops, but alas, these images will just have to suffice.

The trip wasn't very eventful until we hit Amarillo. We had just finished dinner and we hard this seriously loud thud on our windshield. It scared me so bad,especially when it came out of nowhere Russ says, " Crap." All of the cars on the freeway start pulling off to the shoulder and the hailstorm comes with a vengeance. I have never been in a hail storm. It scared me so bad all I could think to do is pray and pray hard. I told Heavenly Father I didn't care if our car got dented but please protect our windshield. This was such a scary and LOUD experience. Thankfully, right after I prayed it stopped and we were on our merry way. I think the craziest part of the whole ordeal was both of the girls slept right through it! I was ready for the screaming but it never came!

When we were on the road after the hail storm we were hit with torrential rain. The clouds made it so dark outside, even though it was only 6:00 P.M. The rain came so fast that you could not see anything in front of you. Thankfully Russ is a wonderful driver and he was able to get past the storm to continue on your journey.

During all of the wonderful experiences we were all suffering from the flu. I think that McKaylee and Daphnee had the worst of it. We had to stop at least 6-8 times on the drive to change diapers because everything they ate ran right through them, literally. On one particular bathroom trip Daphnee with in fully clothed and came out with just a diaper and my jacket to cover her.
We made it safely to Wyoming and had the chance to see my nephew, Caden Dirks, get baptised. We are so proud of him. I can't believe that he is 8! We spent just a day there and then we traveled to Utah to spend some time with my parents. Since my mom and dad are empty nesters they have gotten to remodel some of the rooms in the house! They have done such a good job. The bathroom wasn't finished yet so Rusty was able to help my dad put in a tile floor and secure the toilet!
Russ and I celebrated our 6th anniversary! We spent the day in the new plaza in Ogden, and then headed up to Logan to the Providence Inn. It was such a great time

Just when I thought every one was feeling better Russ got food poisoning! I have never seen him so sick in the whole 6 years of our marriage. We took him to the emergency room at 3:00 A.M. They pumped him full of fluid and some very heavy duty narcotics! He had to take it easy for a few days but eventually he recovered!

We celebrated McKaylee's 2nd birthday while we were there! I can't believe that she is 2! We had a small party with some of my family members! She had such a great time. We have some pictures of her birthday but they will have to be posted on a later date.
While we were with my parents we visited: The Treehouse Museum, & The discovery Museum. McKaylee loved these places. She could touch whatever she wanted without getting in trouble! I will just tell you that she is a maniac when she is pushing a stroller around! It was so much fun to watch her run all over and play.
We headed down to St. George and spent time with Russ' family. We played a ton of games and went to a water park there! It was so much fun to see family, but nothing compares to the Bliss that you feel when you finally get to sleep in your own bed!
We want to say thank you to all of you, and you know who you are, that gave us a place to stay! We love all of you and can't wait to see you again!


Stephanie said...

I love reading this, even though I already knew it. Hey, go onto layout, posting, edit post, and delete all the space under your last word. That way it won't be so long. I love you. Only three months until we meet again:)

Katie said...

I've had some bad trip disasters...but you win. I can't believe how eventful that was. Glad your home healthy and safe.

Dani said...

Ashlee I miss you guys so bad!!! I cant wait for you guys to caome down again ... I love you so much xoxo

Luke and Amy said...

so glad that you guys had a good vacay... I was sad I didn't see more of you... that quick visit at costco just wasn't enough.. (:

The drama known as Greens.... said...

I'm glad your home! 3 weeks is a long time to be friendless :) Now...if we can just convince Katie and Spencer to move back...