Monday, March 17, 2008

SURPRISE from JoJo and Poppy!

I called my parents on Wednesday morning and they said that they were in the car driving down to visit! SURPRISE! We were absolutely stoked. We had such a fun time hanging out with JoJo and Poppy! Thanks so much for coming, and please come back soon... oh wait, my mom already is - she has had her ticket to come back the first part of April for a couple months... now that is what I'm talking about!

We had a ton of fun hiking, seeing the sites of AZ, baseball games, lounging at the pool, watching movies, playing games, and just being together. I think the best part was that it was snowing in Utah while my parents were laying out at the pool here, now that is called good timing!

Hiking Camelback Mountain was super fun - definitely a must for those of you who live in AZ! However... DO NOT take your kiddos! It is too steep and dangerous to be hauling a baby on your back or in your bjorn...


Can I just say my mom and dad are iron man and woman! They busted it to the top - 15 minutes faster than Spence and I! I don't think they stopped one time and it is straight up! Props to the power couple!

View from the top baby!


There are two super steep parts on the trail that have bars to help assist you! The other problem is that the rocks are a bit slippery. We were more nervous about coming down, but it wasn't that bad!


This is basically what Camelback is like... boulder hopping like this for at least a 1/2 mile pretty straight up. Oh and ps - I don't know what my obsession with flexing my muscles is - I know there not that big!


We even got my mom to try out DDR!


We went to spring training baseball!
Overall an amazing time had by all!!!



15 comments:

Jen and Eric Petty said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love the pic of the steep part of the hike. That sounds fun. What did you do with Lance? Surprises are so fun. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The Bells said...

That is amazing. I am way to out of shape to go hiking on a mountain like that. That is awesome that your parents came to visit.
Also, I think your muscles look great! :)

Criscell said...

How fun that your parents came and surprised you! They are really in great shape to hike up Camelback that fast! You must have gone up the hard side. We did the easy side...and I still thought it was hard enough!

Suzi said...

How fun! I would love to hike that, it looks amazing! Your mom is so tiny, you guys are both so little, you are too cute!

Melissa (Catlin) Kiser said...

now i really want to come and visit you guys. that hike looks killer, but oh so fun. how awesome that your folks are in such great shape too. what a fun time!

Vic, Linds, and the girls... said...

O My heck How fun to have your parents just hop in the car and come down!! Your parents are so cute, your mom is a doll. I miss it since you don't live here I never see them! Whats the dealy for May. I have my ticket so let me know if you find a cheap ticket for Jess bc I know she would want to come. Looks like even if you end up leaving I will probably take the girls down anyways and wait for vic and my fam to come down. I already have the tickets so why not?? Miss you! call me when you get a sec.

Adair said...

your mom is absolutely darling. No wonder you are are such a beautiful little thing yourself.

youngfam said...

How fun of your parents! Lance is so cute and so big, 8 months!! oh and flex thoes guns... i know mine have never been bigger, lugging a kid around sure does the trick. ;)

Voigtsfamily said...

y'all ALWAYS have the BEST blog postings! If there was a prize you would win hands down!!! Looks like you had a GREAT time!

Abi said...

Your mom is coming for a couple of months? That is so exciting! You and your mom are so cute together!

Joel, Mollie & Tait Diamond said...

Kates! I am here and still pregnant and I got your cute message. Life has actually been pretty busy lately, but I will call you soon. And I will definately let you know when she comes! So fun that your parents went down to visit. I really can't believe how big Lance is getting- he is darling! Talk to you soon- Moll

Nicole & Weston Maughan said...

How fun, your parents are so cute!! I bet you totally miss them. I know I'd miss my family a TON if we moved away...but with Weston's golf career it's likely to happen in the future!

Rachel said...

Fun, Fun! Visits from the parents are so much fun! Cool pics of the hike, it looks beautiful! We loved Savannah too:)

Erika Hanks said...

What???? You never told me your parents were down here!!!! SO FUN, I wish I was in town so I could have stopped over and said hello!

ChrisandKate said...

Looks like a he__ of a time, Kates.!!