Thursday, December 12, 2013

thanksgiving weekend // the polar express

i know this is a little late but better late than never.

thanksgiving weekend was awesome. my parents planned the most fun trip to arizona for some great adventure. it started off thanksgiving evening in prescott where we had dinner at the cutest little restaurant murphy's. it was delicious! that night my mom did story time for the kiddos and then of course we all went night swimming at the hotel.

friday morning we ate at this seriously yummy restaurant for breakfast that i cannot remember the name of but it was seriously so good. i wish i could eat there every morning! i'm serious. so good. then we went back to the hotel where my sister-in-law basically brought color me mine to us and we all painted ornaments. brooklynn loves to paint so she was really happy about this. 

that night we went to the local zoo for some zoo lights. we all had flashlights so we could see that animals and the whole zoo was covered in beautiful lights! so much fun! i'm not sure how much the animals liked everyone shining flashlights in their faces but we loved it. ha

early saturday morning we all packed up and headed up to the grand canyon and had lunch at el tovar. my mom got there super early to be the first in line since they don't take reservations so we could sit in the one spot of the restaurant that was next to these huge windows that would overlook the grand canyon. we got those seats which was awesome… except for the fact that is was extremely foggy and you could not see a thing! it was still really fun and the food was superb! 

we then checked into our last hotel which was in williams, az. this town is seriously the cutest little town. and we stayed in this hotel that was right next to a train station where we would later be boarding the polar express train. this hotel was so much fun. fully covered in christmas decorations and there were kids running everywhere and it just had the best feeling about it! ah, i want to go back to that fun christmas town!

that night we all boarded the polar express train which was just an all out blast! there was hot chocolate, and cookies and singing, and santa who gave all of the children bells! it was just magical. if you have never done this i highly recommend it!

a huge thank you to my mom and dad for that amazing trip! 
we all had the best time!
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^^brooklynn loves her carson so much^^
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^^cutest mimi and papa^^
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^^brooklynn straight up stole papa's ipad^^
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^^mimi with my niece iris and quinn^^
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^^the family in front of the grand canyon… haha^^
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^^mimi and the babies again^^
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^^the whole family!^^
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^^best buddies^^
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^^brittany and brooklynn^^
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thank you mimi and papa again for the best family trip!!!
we love you guys so much!!


Marie said...

Great pictures, you have the best family! I love you all and miss you so much! Please give everyone a hug from us the next time you see them!
Love, Marie and Richard

Tiffany said...

This looks like it was such a fun family trip. So cute!