i spent the last week in pima, az.
never heard of it?
(until jennie and wendi moved there, that is).
jennie and her husband joe went to
the outer banks in north carolina for a week
and i got to stay with their children -
the cutest, funniest children ever
(except for my own nieces and nephews of course!!!).
jacey, jaron, jayton and jackson
pima is about 2 1/2 hours east of mesa
so i had a nice little road trip.
i love road trips!
i get that from my dad.
that's what you need for a good road trip.
(no line on the horizon-the album, music for the masses-the album, ex-girlfriend-no doubt, song 2-blur, be there-unkle, this mess we're in-pj harvey, indefinitely-travis, simple kind of life-no doubt, glory box-portishead, road to mandalay-robbie williams, hella good-no doubt, numb-portishead, 5 years-bjork, joga-bjork, bedtime story-madonna [but written by bjork, and oh-so bjork!], blue orchid-the white stripes, we're going to be friends-the white stripes, millenium-robbie williams, a love supreme-robbie williams, trouble-coldplay, bleed american-jimmy eat world, a praise chorus-jimmy eat world, warning sign-coldplay, a rush of blood to the head-coldplay, the wanderer-U2 w/ johnny cash, some days are better than others-U2, die all right-the hives, someday-the strokes, mamma mia-abba, waterloo-abba)
you also need beautiful scenery:
during my week in pima:
we went for a nice sunday drive and stopped for this beautiful picture
(this must have been when the bee got into the car
because shortly after this
the bee flew down my shirt
and stung me 8 times!
didn't know they could do that.)
we went for walks.
on this particular walk jayton kept climbing all over
every electric box we passed along the way.
every time, i would tell him it was not wise to play on electric boxes
(what are they really called anyway?)
because they might be dangerous.
i think i was bugging him with all my warnings
because he finally said back to me,
"this is not electric!"
they buried each other in the backyard.
i had to put a stop to this
because i got tired of giving them baths
we celebrated jackson's 8th birthday
with waffles and ice cream for breakfast!
and then we went to mcdonald's for dinner.
that's where he wanted to sit,
not sure why.)
after 6 short days jennie and joe returned,
but the fun didn't stop
because joe turned right around
and took his boys on the fathers-and-sons outing.