My parents came out for a visit with Mel...which always makes for a party! I love that wherever we live they always make the effort to come see us at least once a year. I was definitely blessed with amazingly supportive involved parents and I just love them so much! We spent a lot of time over at Stacy's in her pool so we could stay somewhat cool. We've made it a tradition that whenever my mom comes to town the girls go and get pedicures and Grandpa gets to be on babysitting duty. Of course we had to hit a baseball game too while they were here. That's my dad's favorite sport. :)
Worst. Decision. Ever. It's about a 2 hour drive. The drive there was fine, until we got there. We went in October last year and it was fun. We had a lot of people tell us we should go to the Slide Rock. So I planned that we go up, have a picnic and then head to slide rock. Well, when we finally got to Sedona it was CRAZY busy! There were SO many people and cars there! I had only been there once and it was going to a camp ground so I didn't know anything else about the place. I felt absolutely horrible because the traffic was so bad, and we had to keep turning around, and it was miserable. So we found a random tiny spot off the road to eat. Then when we headed to Slide rock there was a line at least a mile down the road to get in. Brynlee was loosing it at this point, so we decided that us and my parents would head back and Mel and Stacy's family would stay and try to get in. Brynlee fell right asleep and we were hoping she would sleep the whole way home since she was exhausted and sleep deprived. We made it down at the bottom of the mountain and stopped for a bathroom break and ice cream, and when the door was shut to get back in the car it woke her up. And lets be honest...it was the worst drive on the way home! I had never seen her freak out like she did. Absolutely nothing could calm her down. She started scratching her face and arms, and pulling out her hair she was so upset. I couldn't take it so I started crying. So my Dad pulled over and she loves him, and he couldn't even get her to calm down either. So after about 10 minutes of walking her around trying to get her to stop. We just decided it would be better just to drive and just get home. I felt HORRIBLE for not listing to Adam. I didn't have fun at all, it was a disaster of a trip in my mind. Maybe next time I will listen to my much wiser husband. :) This picture shows our thoughts on the whole day.