Sunday, January 31, 2010
Use the camera, Woman!
Well, sorry, folks, 'cause I didn't use it very often. As I scroll through the photos of our Dec 29-Jan 6 trip to Phoenix I realize there is a multitude of things/happenings that never reached the lens. I think caring for a toddler in a time zone two hours different than his own and dealing with nausea and weariness probably pushed the thought of picture taking a bit further out of my mind. Since trips are not able to be rewound I'll have to settle for the few that did make it back home. Excited traveler #1.
Excited (but not ready for the camera) traveler #2.
Excited (but quickly tired of the "ayeplane") traveler #3.

In a typical day of mine two to four hours does not seem like a long period of time. In a typical day. Flying from one side of the country to the other is not a typical kind of day scenario, and that stretch of time seriously felt like some of the longest moments of my life. Taking a rambunctious two year old homebody out of his element and expecting him to sit for hours upon end next to you can be a bit draining! And my watch - - - those hands moved so slowly! I am happy to report that we had no major incidents. I did happen to glance away from the youngest for a few moments only to turn around and discover that he was sticking Toy Story stickers all over the side of the plane. My heart just about stopped until I realized they were easily removed. And as tiny as "conti-ental ayeplane" bathrooms are, there are still numerous things to amuse two year olds. :-) Believe me; I know.
Upon arrival, it seemed like there wasn't much slowing down until we arrived home again! And once again, I'd like to show more pictures. . .if I had them. :-)

Every boy loves to be unleashed on Uncle Tracy's drum set. The adults, on the other hand. . .

Hiking on South Mtn in Phoenix was a fun activity between Troy and the boys. I declined the invitation and did laundry instead. Only nausea would make me choose the latter!
A highlight of the trip for Seth was going to the US Airways Center where the Phoenix Suns play. He thought he was just going to see the outside of the building and was thrilled to discover his dad had worked it out to get them a guided tour.

The biggest highlight for me was to again visit with one of my best friends from high school who has moved from SD to Phoenix. Oh, the fun we had and the laughs we shared. . . There's nothing like a good friend with whom you go "way back" and share lots of history. :-)

  posted at 3:43 PM  

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Love the pictures! I'm a horrible photographer, so I'm struggling with taking enough decent ones too. Hope you're feeling better!

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At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Mom C said...

Thanks for sharing all the pics, Martha. I love to see them. We did have a grand time, and I hope you were able to enjoy it, too! Love you all bunches!

At 12:30 AM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Stopped by to say I love you guys!

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At 9:43 AM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Martha, I trust that you are feeling better. I can sympathize...(read my latest post!=) When are you due?
Thank you for your comment and tears about Sarah's scary day. Thank the Lord it all turned out OK.
Loved seeing your pics from AZ. Wish we could have been there at the same time!
Love ya!

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Martha, this is Jeff Hunt's wife, Susan.

So excited to hear that God is blessing your home with another Castle!

Would love to keep in touch with you. Our blogspot is

Trust you feeling ok. Susan

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