Children, Family, Rest, Vacation
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Summer Vignette #3: Vacation!

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At 4:30 a.m. we headed out on vacation! ⚡️🎉🎊💥 We are militant travelers, limiting our hydration, so we don’t have to stop much. 😳 Can you see where we were headed (below)? That’s right, the palm tree laiden land of the Arizonians, where pool cleaning is more lucrative than hobby lobby is in a female dominated populace of middle aged “cropping” suburbanites. 😜 Before you scream, “generalization,” please note… I am one of those. Lol.

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On the way, we wondered if my husband was being called to the backwoods.

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After 12 long hours- paradise found! Ok, ok. Scottsdale is hardly paradise but it is hot, has palm trees, a pool and is out of our norm. Besides, nobody in their right mind goes there in the peak of summer, so it was cheap! LOL. Here’s what it looks like.

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IMG_0005_2Many hours were spent by the pool.

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Do you remember me telling you about my youngest three doing water aerobics with the older crowd? Well, they wouldn’t miss it for the world!

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The first day, we hit up In and Out. That restaurant enjoys the same kind of wild, cult- following that Napolean Dynamite does, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see tons of comments about this one picture. 🙂

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The Rolfe Family ROCKED the resort Olympics, taking many medals in Ping Pong, football throw, name that tune and cake decorating. Can you guess which one I took silver in? No, it wasn’t for the biggest pool side couch potato! I do tend to crash by the pool with a magazine, my sunglasses and tropical drink in hand, half heartedly asking the kids if they’ve used enough sunscreen but secretly hoping they don’t need anything (except a little smooch on their cute cheeks) for hours. Lol.

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Vacation requires a good tropical drink find. Mmmmm… Pina Coloda!

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Have I mentioned we spent a lot of time at the pool? 😜

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We ran into some amazing friends and visited the local vintage icecream shop, The Sugar Bowl, which lived up to its name and gave me a sugar hang over. 😳

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A quick visit to Cabela’s resulted in this intimate moment between Isaak, our comedian, and a mammoth trout.

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I aimed to work out at least half as much as usual. This is me about to go to the fitness center for a run. It’s amazing how that ordinary treadmill in a lavish resort room with cranked up AC appeals when it is 107 outside (please ignore the dirty mirror- lol).

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One of our last nights, we enjoyed cheesecake; the slices were big enough to satisfy a rhino with an overactive thyroid.

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When we returned, my garden was going crazy! And, I had a little visitor sampling my veggies.

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To wrap up our vacation, we had some work to do on our property. Believe it or not, this little guy does our weed whacking. When I told him to show me his muscles to make sure he was up for the job, he told me in complete seriousness, “My muscles are as big as Joab’s now.” I think he isn’t lacking confidence; he might, however, be slightly out of touch with reality. 😜

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And, these two? white washing our fence all day long, Huck Finn Style.

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To wrap up our week, we took the kids out for a ride on the local Sky Ride and to Five Guys for some good old American burgers and fries.

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1 Comment

  1. Nancy Grosh says

    I loved the photos and I just love your gorgeous family!

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