Our Spring Break in Thatcher

Stephen's job has him traveling a lot during this season. Since Jackson is in school we never have the opportunity to go with him. When I found out he was going to be in Thatcher during part of Spring Break I immediately decided we too would be going. Plus it is basically a free trip since he was going for business anyway. The kids were Super excited about staying in a hotel and couldn't wait to go swimming. So I set out to find a hotel with a heated pool. I found one but once we got there we realized the hot tub was out of commission and that heated just means "not freezing" but the kids didn't care they swam anyway!

If you know me you already know my deep love of the Gila Valley Area/Thatcher/EAC! While I couldn't wait to visit the sites and go walk my old campus, I was most excited to see my good friends MaryAnn Palmer Layton who I met while attending school. She now lives there again with her husband and 4 kids who are so awesome!

Our drive up
I thought a ding-dong would be nice
but apparently not a great car snack
this was way worse than it looks-we had to stop and shake him down
The Hotel-
By far my kids favorite part of the trip, apparently we could go anywhere and stay in our hotel the whole time and they would be ecstatic.

Jumping from bed to bed

I just love her faces in these

Jackson wasn't feeling it at this time, instead he was getting mad that everyone was jumping on top of him

Hudson wanted to have his picture taken by himself
One morning we took a drive up Mt. Graham and found a place to hang out for awhile.

The kids had a blast climbing rocks

getting in the stream
( Pres insisted on getting completely undressed- which lasted about 5 min.)
finding Rocks
But the favorite was the splash game.
Throwing rocks into the stream to see how much you could splash everyone.

Pres chillaxing with her apple
Don't judge my parenting

if you look closely you can see the beautiful butterfly that kept circling Presley's head

Another great hotel pro was the key card doors
The boy were constantly racing there to open the door with the card!

While Steve was working we spent our time with the Layton family. They were so much fun, they fed us, entertained us & transported us.
Here we are at the Palmer farm
my kids love petting the animals and feeding the horses

The golf cart ride
Wii dance was the favorite
I have never seen my kids play it and had so much fun watching them
Jackson insisted I "Verse" him ( too cute)
I did and man that game is tiring
Pres with the girls playing

My dear friend MaryAnn
We had such a great time and I hope we can come back again!

On the way home I found a hole in my purse
Can you believe all the stuff that was in there. No wonder it was so heavy.
I was so excited I am notorious for loosing chapstick and when I saw that they have all dissapeared in my purse I was ecstatic.


Cummards said...

Love Pres completely naked to get in the water! haha. I wont judge your parenting, just assume that Pres hurt her cheek while scaling those huge rocks. Totally kidding! Looks like you guys had so much fun, and your kids were easily pleased!