Sycamore Creek

Sycamore Creek

We took a long, rocky dirt road to Parson’s Trailhead and hiked down to Sycamore Creek. We found an awesome swimming hole with a sandy beach.
Gelly Ball Wars

Gelly Ball Wars

Our kids had been playing with Orbeez (knockoffs) the whole week and our oldest had mentioned that she wanted to try paintball so when I found out they had Gelly ball wars at Be Wild in Cottonwood, we had to try it out. They had a great time. The 8 year old got hit...
The Pool is Open!

The Pool is Open!

The Sedona public pool had their grand opening today so we got to go swim for free. The kids met some new friends and had a blast jumping in and going down the water slide.
Rock Climbing at Flagstaff Climbing Gym

Rock Climbing at Flagstaff Climbing Gym

We had a great time at Flagstaff Climbing Gym. They had a great variety of difficulties and styles to fit everyone’s needs. Colton was a beast and did much better than I expected. Josh did awesome and felt much better about himself than after our bouldering...
Snowball Fight!

Snowball Fight!

When we drove over Mingus Mountain to get to Prescott, we found a little patch of snow near the road that leads to camping, so we had to stop for a bit of fun 🙂
Building Gingerbread Houses with the Family

Building Gingerbread Houses with the Family

My mom loves to set up gingerbread houses for the kids for Christmas. She had a whole cooler full of candy, cereal, marshmallows and pretzels, new and old, to use for decorations. She even offered to break out the cake decorating stuff too but it was already...
Backyard Camping at Grandma’s

Backyard Camping at Grandma’s

When we had a free night and day to go visit my parents, we asked if we could campout in the backyard, just for fun. The teenager slept on the couch inside, the middle two shared a tent, and I shared with the youngest. It was a fun, silly little adventure. The rooster...
Colt and I playing Wizards’ Chess

Colt and I playing Wizards’ Chess

Colton wanted to play Wizard’s Chess so I made him ask his brother, to be respectful, since it was his game. He let us play. Colton is so imaginative, half of the game involved pretending to be the characters, lol. The other half was teaching him the way the...

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