Sunday, August 18, 2013

*Coral Pink Sand Dunes*

One of Colby most favorite places is the Coral Pink Sand Dunes.  He has been talking about them since the day I met him.  It only took 10 years but on Father's Day weekend, he finally got to go back!  And this time with his wife and two children!  He often jokes that if 10 years ago someone would have said, "You won't be back for 10 years.  By then you will have served a mission, gotten married, had 2 kids, earned 4 degrees and would be a practicing chiropractor...." 
He would have never believed it.

We left on a Wednesday night and stayed at our friends Cabin in Vail, CO.  So instead of a 10 hour drive in one day we took off a couple hours. 

But that first night in vail didn't start out so well. A couple days prior Axel had gotten a rash and had a couple bad fevers.  That night in vail he hardly slept.  So we ended up waking everyone at 430am and hit the road.  Why not? We were awake anyway!

Kids did great in the car and we beat everyone else there!!!
We had a big group and I loved it!  That is how I like to camp.  There were about 35 people there and nearly a dozen kids.

So we set up camp...

Had dinner

1st morning 

Rise and Shine!


Eden getting ready for her first ride on a ATV with Poopa

They divide up the day where the guys get to go out for a couple hours and do a guys run.  So the women folk would watch all the kids and play games.

Then we would have lunch and then the girls would go out.

The kids were having a blast playing with all the sand and getting as dirty as they possibly could.
Eden with her 2nd cousin Halle
They would not leave this car alone! The kids fought over it!

I could not believe the color of the sand!!! It was gorgeous and seriously so soft that it was like powdered sugar.  I am not kidding!!!  And it was everywhere!!  The camp sites were just sand.  So we saw lots of lizards!!
Of course daddy insisted on taking Eden out on the dunes so we found her a helmet, that smooshed her face, and they were off!

The last day was Father's Day.  I had made a banner to hang for Colby before we left.  So I managed to sneek it onto a tree before he woke up.
As we loaded the car I couldn't help but snap this sweet picture of Axel with Kelsey.  I can't stand how cute this picture is!

It was a great trip and as always I wish I had taken more pictures. 
The kids were amazing and there sleep was not even affected by the fact that we were sleeping outside in a tent in the desert.  They are truly amazing kids and I am so glad that we went!!!

1 comment:

Grace said...

You have the cutest kids! What a great trip.