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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

VACA BABY

*Finally! Cam hasn't had vacation since July...he took a week off this past week and we had a blast! We started by going up to Uncle Tom's cabin in Frisco. We had an awesome day on the slopes at Loveland...we put the girls in the little kiddy camp and they had a blast. It was a beautiful day up on the slopes and since it was a Wednesday - there was hardly anyone there. We never had to wait in line for the ski lift...blue skies with some snow flurries. Cameron basically beat me down...we skied the whole day, only stopping for 45 minutes for lunch. I could barely move the rest of the night - but it was really awesome!



*From snow to sunshine! We hopped on the plane and went to Arizona to meet up with Matt & Emily for the Rock-n-Roll half marathon. It was so much fun staying with our friends Janae & J.D. They are so cute and such good friends of ours. We lived in AZ while they were building their house....so it was so fun to see how she had it decorated so cute - she is amazing! It was also fun to see her as mommy in full effect...Crew is 10 months and he is such a sweet, sweet little boy! They had the Hotel Hartsfield all decked out for us. It was great to see Johnny & Linda too...we always feel like we are at home when we go back to visit...what more can we say, we luv the Arnold's!

Golfing, pedicures, lots of girl talk, the Wii, Pappadeaux food (thanx Johnny!!!), shopping!
Here's to the 2008 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon...70 degree weather, 30 thousand runners, running with your best friends, finished in 1:57 - not bad and Emily only had a baby 6 months ago (way to go Em - seriously you are the best running coach...I thought I was suppose to be draggin you along!!!), lots of venues, luved the popsicles afterwards (hence my orange lips), cutting in line for the buses (seriously an accident), poor Matty cramping up on mile 9 (luv ya buddy), fantastic bands - that was pretty cool, thanx mommy of 4 Janae for watching all the kidos!, matching outfits (of course!)!!!






*Luved seeing my nursing mentor and friend Pam...she trained me out of nursing school at Maryvale hospital! We have so many crazy, fun, unbelievable stories together...she is the best and I luv her!!! She helped deliver Savannah, so Vanny calls her "my nurse Pam". We had a fun lunch together at PJ's, looked at some of her Maui pics, chatted about our family happenings...it is always great to see you Pami!

*Only wish we could have had a little more time to see all our friends in AZ!

Now it is back to reality...

13 comments:

BOWDENS said...

Wow Cami!! You really are awesome! I can't believe I missed you though! I didn't know it was this past weekend until today...apparantly I don't watch the news :) Well I loved seeing your pictures. Your girls are so cute and it was fun to see pictures of the Arnolds too!

My brother had his farewell on Sunday! He reports to the MTC next Wednesday and then he has 6-8 weeks there, so he should be in CO sometime in March! I'll keep you posted.

Talk to you soon.
Love,
Leah

Tia J said...

Your pics were so fun! It always makes me jealous when I hear someone is going back to AZ, I would love to go back and see people that I taught and some members! Fun times in AZ! I'm glad you has a vacation!! :)

Paula&Adam said...

Hey Cami, this is Paula. I was just wondering about the best way to train for a half-marathon. I'm planning to run the SLC in April. Let me know...my email
paulajohnso@gmail.com
Thanks!

jd.janae.crew said...

I know your laughing about some of the pics you posted...stinker. We loved having you...and I especially loved all the pep talks! I won't let you down. Tell Em thanks again for being such a great guest...we had a great time with them. You and your family are so warm and fun to be around. We loved having you...thanks again for all the cleaning you did...you didn't have to do that! Tell Vanna I miss her sooooo much...we had fun together!
Talk to ya soon.

trista said...

So fun congrats on the marathon!!! Your pics were fabulous. I am glad you guys got to play hard, hope your recovery will be quick vacations always take it out on you...

sillyhaywardfamily said...

Looks like you guys had tons of fun!!!!

Steph said...

hey hey --- so i know i have been awful, and have taken over a month long hiatus, but i am back and am going to post a blog today! (hopefully) if i can get the pictures to upload properly! anyhow, you better look, and be prepared to leave your email so i can give you my phone number and you can call me, as i will be needing your expert advice!!!!
xoxoxoxo
steph

Tracie said...

What a HOT little ski bunny you are, Miss thang! What a great vacation, Cam! I am jealous! My husband doesn't get that whole idea that running can be fun. Except, and this is way TMI, how do you prevent incontinence after babies!?! That is not so fun.

Jonathan & Rachel said...

What a perfect vacation..can't believe you fit it all in a week-great job!! You guys have such a fun life...always fun to read about and see!!

Megs said...

Remember how you are living the rock star life!! This trip sounds amazing. I am proud of you for running your little butt off. Way to go. You little girls are so cute.

The Brown's said...

It looks like you all had a great time! It always fun to get away and you deserve to spend some time together as a family. I'm sure Cam's schedule is CRAZY and you don't get to see much of him

Jen H├ębert said...

Hope you had fun in "Vaca"! I am a true blonde-ya know- it comes out sometimes!

banks said...

Congrats on you your 1/2 marathon. You look so good. You must have trained right:) I am so glad you had a good vacation. My poor Brett hasn't had any time off since the last of Sept. We are going on a vacation in April. If you are feeling like doing any race I have a few that I am doing around here and one in Vegas. Let me know if you want to join me. Talk to you soon. The other Kami