Saturday, May 31, 2008
I wish I had video of this. Elijah is running up the hill and screaming "GAFF!! GAFF"
Feeding the "Gaffs"...
Beau teaching Elijah about bears...
In this pic Beau is trying to explain to Elijah that he shouldn't take toys away from Heidi and yell "mine!"
"So, you're a baby?..."
You can't see it very well, but carved out of the rocks is "Whoever enters thru the gate will be saved". The rocks have been placed just so that it makes a cross when you read the words. It was very moving. The rock that lays in the path has "stumbling" on it. It was very moving to see the actual "stumbling block" trying to trip you up as you try to get "thru the gate" that is the cross.
Standing on the Rock of Abraham...
Friday, May 30, 2008
We spent most of the time in the pool. Sorry the lighting is so bad, it was so bright I couldn't see the screen on the camera so I couldn't tell till we got back inside - sorry. Anyway, these lion fountains were by the pool and Elijah would point to them and say "ion, ion"!
Smelling the pretty flowers...
Elijah is going thru a "I'm not smiling at the camera anymore" phase if you haven't noticed...
On Wednesday night we took a walk outside. We were told we could feed the area deer. We had seen them around the resort and in people's yards, but weren't sure they would really let us get close. Boy were we wrong...
I wish you could have seen Elijah's face in the pic above. He is sooo excited. He has this huge smile. I couldn't get around in front of him because I was scaring the deer.
All during our walk when we would see deer Elijah would wave and say "hi deer!"
Me and my boy on our balcony...
Old Blue and Elijah
The Spencers and both Scogins came over for lunch. We ate fajitas outside and then sat around and heard all the interesting stories from the "big" Scogin's trip to China. After everyone left I looked at Beau and said "we didn't take a single picture"! I was so upset. I thought about calling everyone to come back, but oh well. We were having so much fun together time just slipped away.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Its so funny trying to explain to people that our first family vacation is to Abilene, Tx. I finally started saying, "its not so much about where we're going as what we're doing". We're super excited, though. Please say a prayer for 1) our safety 2) our sanity - please let Elijah sleep while we're gone 3) our bank account - gas was $3.80 this morning and we are driving all over the state!!
I don't know yet if I'll be able to update you live from vacation, if not I'll see you in a little over a week!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Then, we were walking thru the mall and I saw an Indian lady "threading" eyebrows. I have been wanting to try it for a long time. I found a little salon that did it, but every time I went by the one girl who knows how was gone. The last time I went by they said she didn't work there anymore. Probably because she was never there!! So, I was really excited that I found some one doing it. It was at a little Kiosk out in the middle of an atrium. Aimee went off to feed Grant and I sat down to get my eyebrows threaded. Now what she does is have you cover your eye with one hand, then use the other hand on your forehead to pull your skin taunt. She takes thread and some how twists it and plucks out about 10 hairs at a time. I'm not ashamed to say that I was yelling very loudly and had to try very hard to keep from screaming curses on her children and their children. At one point I heard a lady come up and ask if it really hurts. If I hadn't been passed out from the pain I would have slapped her. Was I yelling because it felt so good!!?? She told me I may want to keep it down, I was drawing a crowd. I didn't care, I just kept asking the old Indian lady if I was bleeding. She switched to the other side and continued to comment on my incredibly "weird" eyebrows - I do have weird eyebrows - ask me some other time to explain. At one point I flinched and she yelled at me because it was going to mess up "the line". She kept having to stop because she was laughing at me because now my feet were straight up in the air. When she finished she asked it I wanted her to take care of this (pointing to her upper lip). I said heck no, I'm content with my stache!! She told me I should come back in 2-3 weeks and it won't be so bad because the first time is the worst. All I know is its been almost 24 hours and my eyebrows are still sore.
Anyway, when we got home Aimee and Grant came in to hang out a while and we woke Ligy up from his nap. The boys had a great time watching Diego (well, Grant seemed nervous and Elijah just wanted us to move out of the way of the tv).
Please post a comment and reassure me that I don't need to be worried by what you're about to see...