Saturday, March 19, 2011

Project 365 - week 12

 Week 12.

Well, I just spent a fantastic week with my daughter in Arizona visiting my family.  The older I get, the more I seem to miss Arizona.  I wish I lived closer and could go home more often!!!

 Here's my week:

Look to the sky!!!  Christ must be returning!!
My mom is pumping her own gasoline!!!
This is the woman that would go out of her way and pay more to go to a self service station.  when those went under, she would pay her grandchildren to go pump her gas for her!!!!
I seriously nearly fell out of the car.
  I was sitting on my parents porch having my coffee and doing my quiet time when I heard a very strange noise.  Turns out this hot air balloon was flying over my parents house....nearly landing on the house!!!!  Unfortunately I didn't think to get my camera out till it made it down the street....crazy!!!
 I had so much fun going to my niece's softball game tonight.  And what a beautiful backdrop for the game!!!  I miss those mountains so much!!!


 We went ATVing in the desert today.
See my last post for some more pictures.
We found a Gila Monster (pronounced "heela")
I have only see one other one in the wild in my life!  It is very rare to see them and they have a deadly I think my brother and daughter are crazy in this picture!!!


today my mom treated me to a 2 hour facial. love her!
 I got to have lunch today with 2 friends I have known since elementary school.  It is always so fun to see how those friendships pick back up so quickly even when we don't see each other very often!!!

Today Alyssa and I flew home to Arkansas. 
It is always so sad to leave my parents!
We watched this movie on the plane....great movie!
Today is the ONE day I have all 3 of my kids home!
Alyssa leaves tomorrow to go back to school, Jason just got home tonight and the 3 boys are leaving tomorrow to take Jared to visit some colleges.
Of course, we had to play cards!!
Time for us to see your week!!!  Link up!


The Cyber Hermit said...

Looks like you had a great time! I'm so jealous you've now had a massage and a facial - if you get a pedicure, it's war! :)

Karin said...

Looks like a really wonderful week! I've never been to Arizona but it looks like a great place. Love the pic of your mom pumping her own gas. :)

StephieAnne said...

That blue, blue, blue CRYSTAL CLEAR sky in Arizona is just killing me. SO beautiful - and it looks like you took nothing for granted in getting in all the fun and experiences you could while you were there. Enjoy your spring break flying solo....

RaD said...

In some ways I envy all that sunshine! I miss my homestate too sometimes, but you gotta be where God leads.

I think you chose the best pictures to represent Tuesday.

Ladynred said...

What a great family activities! The rocks are beautiful. I've the the movie the book of Eli and Denzel was superb!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

love the first ATV picture. looks like a fun week

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

love the first ATV picture. looks like a fun week

SusanD said...

ahaha.! Your mom pumping her own gas. She definitely shouldn't have to, but it's good for her to know how. lol.

I love playing cards. Which game did you play?

Great week. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh what a fun week in AZ and you had the perfect weather has been awesome here! I love the backdrop too, when the boys play their sports...God is so good that he gives us that beauty! Crazy hot air balloon...we see them all the time!!

Lori said...

So glad that you and Alyssa had the chance to build memories together. Sounds like you both had a blast!

LuAnn said...

Welcome Home!!

So glad you both had a great time with your family. And your mom with the gas pumps - I can relate. My husband takes my car and fills it up.

And you and grade school friends - here we go.... I bumped into a grade school/high school classmate at a ball tourny yesterday. Hadn't seen him in about 6 yrs. He figures we have known each other 42 yrs. And I did not have my camera there.

I linked up with my email - what was I thinking????

The Bug said...

Looks like you had a great time - I think I need to visit Arizona sometime.

momma frans said...

what a great week!!! the mountains and desert pictures are beautiful, and i'm glad you got some sweet time with your family and old friends.
i love the last picture of your three kiddos together. you have a precious family.

rita said...

How can it take two hours to enhance your face? ;)
We'll see if the men call. Would be fun to meet your hubby and son.

Rebecca Jo said...

A 2 hr facial???? I'd be in a coma, sound asleep!

I had to laugh about the comment of your mom pumping gas... I'd feel the same if my mom pumped gas.

Look at how close that balloon is!!!! WOW!!! That's night a sight you dont see every day!

Mimi said...

I'm so glad that you had such a great week! I'd be a bit worried if the hot air balloon was that low, that doesn't seem right, lol.

Hugs & love,

Kim said...

I can see why you miss your home state! We are looking forward to visiting it for the first time this year when we go to visit a supporting church in the Phoenix area. Can hardly wait!

Looks like you had an AMAZING week! Loved all the photos and had to laugh at your mom pumping gas :)

Tiffany said...

AZ is AWESOME!!! My grandma lives in Scottsdale, and looks a lot like your mom. And I just about died when she started pumping her own gas too. Funny stuff!

2Thinks said...

Look at your mom's hairstyle and her mod shirt- this lady is with it! Family is the best- happy for you for that ONE day you got with all three kiddos playing cards. I love those days!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Those Arizona skies are beautiful! Having all three of your kids home...I bet that was the best!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great week!

Super funny comment about your mom! My MIL is the same way.

We made a stop in Arizona on our last vacay, super hot but we drove through some wonderfully beautiful scenery on the way to Yellowstone!

Have a great week!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a super week!! What fun to spend time back home and I loved all the photos of the atv riding!

Hope college hunting is easy and clear (and close!!) :)

Angie said...

What's the chance that we'd both have lizards in our weekly pictures. Love it!

I love when you post about your kids all being home. We had 4 days together here and it just makes me feel complete. Pure happiness.

If you had only taken the picture of your mom and posted that, it would have been worth a week's worth. So funny! Mom's are great.

Hope this coming week is just as wonderful!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

What an exciting week! Arizona really is a pretty place, isn't it? Love those mountains in the baseball picture. And that hot air balloon thing is pretty cool!! I've never ever been near one. (Nor would I ever get near one by choice! No desire to soar high above anything...) Glad you got to be with family. And that was hilarious about your mom!! I've never had a problem pumping my own gas, except for when it's really cold and windy. Then I'd gladly pay someone to do it!! LOL!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Awesome week! Your mom's hair is GORGEOUS! I had to laugh out loud about her pumping her own gas. MY MOTHER still does not pump her gas!

SO NICE to have the kids together EVEN for one day!

Beverlydru said...

Enjoyed catching up with a visit with your trips, your fam, your adventures as well as your misadventures (i.e. Lily). I'm certain your empty nest will not be empty since your heart is so full... so take my word for it and keep your running shoes on.

Stella said...

I love your 365 project! I will have to jump in on this. I love taking photos!