Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snow....Oops, I mean, SAND angels.

We recently took our yearly trip to Arizona to visit my grandparents. We have always tried to stop and see things along the way to break up the trip and make it a little more fun for the kids. This year, we decided to stop and see the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I hadn't been there since I was a kid and Kevin had never seen it so we decided to take the kids for their first time. I did have to convince Kevin it was worth seeing though, he thought we would just be staring at a bunch of white sand out in the desert, which wasn't much different than the brown sand we were already looking at as we drove. But he admitted once we got there that it was really a cool place to see. If it weren't for the fact the kids are dressed in t-shirts, this could easily be mistaken for a ski trip.

Kids at White Sands , November 12, 2009

Making "snow" angels in the sand, for kids from Texas this is pretty cool! You don't even need a coat!

The kids would slide down the dunes on their bellies! You can actually buy sleds at the park entrance but we didn't since we only had about an hour to spend there, next time though!
The dunes go for miles before ending at the foot of the far of mountains.

These dunes really are huge!
Sand and sky. The sky was overcast that day which gave it a pretty gray-blue color. I can't decide if the dunes look like snow or more like a distant undiscovered planet. Either way, if you're driving through New Mexico, make sure you swing by and see this, it really is amazing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Not much to write about, we had the normal dinner at our place and the family came over. Kevins birthday actually fell on Thanksgiving this year, so we had a chocolate cake along side the pumpkin and apple pies. Instead of writing out what we are thankful for this year, I will just leave you with these pictures, which I think illustrate perfectly what we are most thankful for....