Saturday, July 24, 2010

NM 2010

We just returned this week from our annual trip to New Mexico. We ended up staying in a different area called the Upper Canyon. We were right on the river! We tried to sleep with the door open to enjoy the sound but we were so close to the river that it was too loud!
Mom gave into me again this year and agreed to do some fun cooking!
This is how Dad spent the majority of his week! This is how I always remember him!
Mom, Caroline and I took a Girls Day. We got our nails done and ate at a cute French restaurant. It was so much fun. All that was missing was Aunt Allie...

We made a stop at our favorite pizza stop- Cafe Rio!

Cooper spent most of the week growling at the wooden bears around the house and town. Here he is playing with Papa and the bear.

We did a LOT of this...
and this
and this!
Caroline, Daddy and Papa built her a fort down by the river
Cooper carried this pillow around all week! He would plop down, especially when there was a movie with boys playing ball and a big dog in it!
We had to ride the horse of course. Caroline was so serious as always!

We took a picnic up into the mountains and did some hiking

They jumped out to take a picture at this lookout and Dad left his camera bag with his flash and other lenses there!! Bummer!
Fried Quail
There's a cupcake place in town now!
We ran into Smokey
Caroline helped the firemen fight a "forest fire"
Homemade Calzones. Thank you Pioneer Woman for providing most of the new recipes we tried!

This was one of our best trips yet! I think I say that every year... It just is so much fun to experience all of these special places through the eyes of your children. We are so blessed to be so close to our family!

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