Monday, May 9, 2011

palm desert 2011

We just returned from a family vacation with my parents and my brother's family to Palm Desert. Although common sense tells me to share about the warm sun and fun times by the pool, what is on my heart is family.

Don't get me wrong, we did have fun. We swam, played mini-golf, crafted up a storm, and played in the activity center. We soaked up fun like a dried out sponge that has been abandoned in the sun for too long.

Despite moments of ignoring "are we there yet?"

And tears, arguing, or don't take any more pictures of me Lady gestures, it was still about family.

Years from now, when my boys browse through their books (that I have not made), I want one word to echo through the walls of their

When I watched my children play with their cousins and share tender moments of affection with my parents, my heart swelled with emotion. I am so blessed to call them my family.

Much love,

P.S. Sorry i-phone, but your photo quality kinda sucks (you can tell which ones were i-phone). We're still friends, though.


gratefulmama said...

Looks like a great trip!

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

i love fam vaca! Looks like you guys had a blast!!!

Laurie J said...

that is so lovely put. it's all about fam! you did a great job of capturing the memories

missmehoneybee said...

Those boys are so cute. Question, where do you get the boy haircuts at? Grayson has super straight hair and has had 3 bad hair cuts so far, any recommendations?

Just ran into Jane,Russell and your hubby at my mom store a couple hours ago! :)

Erin said...

So glad to hear you had a good time. We are REALLY looking forward to our family vacation in June to Nashville.

Charla Liedahl said...

It's so great to make memories together as a family. Glad you had fun! And I recognize from the pictures that you were at Shadow Ridge...our favorite place in PD!

Michele said...

I love all of the photos. You have an adorable family. I, like you, want my boys to have memories of our time together as a family. And, like you, have yet to make their baby/memory books! My cousin showed my great-uncle (he's 87) a photo of me and my grandma (that I had put on facebook) and he said "That's what life is all" Makes me teary-eyed just thinking about it. Loved this post!

Genn said...

I think family, is what a great vacation is all about! It's so nice to get away from all of our distractions at home and just really visit with your family isn't it??
We are going camping for a week in August with my parents and sister and I just can't wait to be surrounded by nature and my family.
Hope getting back to reality hasn't been too bad. :)

hannah singer said...

beautiful, katie! family is the important thing, makin' those memories together. i am in love with this vacation spot and your super cute fam! xoxo

Adrian said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! I can't wait to take the boys on a little vacation this summer and play in the pool all day.