Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Sedona Thanksgiving

Our family was fortunate enough this year to get to take a fun vacation for Thanksgiving. The whole Ball family packed up and headed to Sedona, Arizona to stay in our family friends' gorgeous mountain home. I supposed "adventure" is the best way to describe traveling with 3 infants and a 3 year old. We were quite a sight cruising through the airport, and I'm pretty sure many of our flight's passengers cursed us in their minds prior to boarding. I have to say, though, the kiddos did pretty darn good. Sophie and Campbell acted as though they had been traveling for years, and were absolute rockstars on the plane. But gosh I don't know what we would have done if we didn't have our whole family there for help and support. We mostly relaxed and lounged around in the beautiful house, went on scenic walks, played some games at night, and escaped a few times to do some shopping and eating (Ball girls are pros at both of these). All in all it was a great time! Here's a few pics from the week... 

The girls checking out the plane

Sophie hammed it up and was waving at everyone on the plane. A flight attendant even asked if she could take her home with her. Ha!

CJ and Daddy reading Skymall

One of our many gorgeous views

Enjoying the scenery via stroller

Our transportation for the week: a 15 passenger van. Here come the Griswolds! Believe it or not we were able to fit 4 car seats, 7 adults, 2 strollers, and all of our luggage into this bad boy. Yes, it smelled and looked like a college dorm room by the end of the week.

Me and my girlies.

The gang minus Sam and Bubba.

Gigi and Canon racing up the hill

CJ had a bit of a rough time cutting 2 teeth while we were there and fighting a little bit of a fever. :( She was a trooper, though.

Stunning! Our friends who own the house have a saying: "When the rocks turn pink, it's time to drink!" This was the view from one of the back patios.

Don't they all look thrilled to be taking a picture?

We had so many things to be thankful for this year in our family. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, as well. :)


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