Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Have I Been All Summer?

Fourth of July


*grandma wanted us all to wear matching flag shirts. and we love our grandma. that's why.

Almost every year since my mom was a little girl, my WHOLE family (on my mom's side) goes camping in Yosemite in the summer time. But since our family is growing SO big, it's pretty much impossible for us to plan a vacation where everyone can be there EXCEPT for 4th of July weekend... And getting a campsite in Yosemite is really difficult. Let alone SIX campsites for all of us. Let alone on a holiday weekend. So, this year, to fill the Yosemite void, we all went camping in Flagstaff, AZ. 

*this is SLIDE ROCK! natural rock slides and jumping cliffs- kinda crowded but really fun!

Flagstaff was a lot more like Yosemite than I thought it would be. The main difference was that the forest backed up to mountains of red rock. Some of the highlights included: 

1. Slide Rock
2. washing my hair in the rain in the forest
3. Williams, AZ (super cool old town named after me)
4. Melanie & Dane's announcement!
5. Campfire games & smores
6. Ridiculously long/over the top fireworks show in the middle of nowhere

My only complaint was the looooonng drive. On the way home we stopped at a Del Taco that had these high chairs that matched the real chairs. Wendy thought they were pretty cool.


Lynsey said...

I love family vacations!!! My family is going to attempt the Yosemite camping next summer, can't wait... oh yes I can I'll have a 2 1/2 and 6 month old.

Beth said...

I loved your blog because it reminded me of the fun we had last month!

How do you post your photos so big...I love them!

Heather Pierre said...

Since I wasn't there, I was able to enjoy all the fun. The rock slide looks fun! Wendy is adorable! We love Wendy!!

Tata, Pierre and Gwendolyn

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

big family gatherings are the best! and that water slide looks like sooo much fun. wendy looks so cute in that high chair, i love babies and kids in their jammies. and you look smokin' hot in those bathing suit pics heather! yowza! :)

Lana said...

I agree with Mel, pretty hot bathing suit bod Heather! :) And Wendy looks so stinkin cute in her Paul Frank jammies too. Actually, whenever I see Paul Frank stuff I think of you and Rachel and when we all used to hang out with Joey and Melanie and Andrew and Stu. Good times!

Shannon said...

You guys are SO cute! I love that your huge family still does stuff together often. We adore Flagstaff! It is such a fun little town and Sedona is only 30 minutes away. We tried to go to the rock waterslides when we were there a few years back but they were closed for some reason. They look awesome and so do you!

Bethany said...

Heather, your trip looks like it was so much fun! And you are so skinny and cute! Thanks for reading my boring blog! What is Wendy's middle name again? For a minute, I thought it might be Jane.