Wednesday, May 7, 2008

There's No Place Like Home...

We took a trip last weekend to my hometown in New Mexico. It was the first time we had been back since July of last year due to me being heavy with child (that's putting it nicely) and then having a newborn so it was a long overdue trip and we had a ton of fun. It was even more fun because my little sis Whitney and her husband Bryce went down as well. We had a picnic and went shooting on Saturday which was surprisingly really fun. I say surprisingly because guns make me nervous and feel like I need to poop myself, lol. I restrained myself from soiling my pants and actually turned out to be a pretty good shot. Beat the boys a few times too, ha! Here are some pics and videos:

(Bryce shooting his gun and Lexi freaking out in the background because of the boom boom boom as she puts it. Oh and I'm pretty sure she did soil her pants. I'm passing the torch er toilet paper on.)

(Here is Lexi freaking out in the back of the truck while Carlos shoots the gun. This was their first exposure to guns and gunfire. We kept the kids in the back of the truck or in the truck the entire time the guns were out, remember guns make me nervous, lol.)

(They all have jackets on because Northern New Mexico is colder than Arizona. Dang it, I thought we were done with jackets and long pants for a while.)

(Elli was nice and cozy in her stroller. It has this mesh thingy that you can pull down in front and attach to the tray. I love that feature, keeps the bugs and other undesirables (like strangers trying to touch her hands and face, blech) from getting to my baby.)

Later we went and fed my dad's horse. Here's the video of them "helping" Grandpa feed Chisum (the name of the horse). It was pretty funny when Chisum chuffed at the kids and scared them. CJ totally had horse snot all over his forehead. Makes me laugh still and I've watched the video probably 15 times. Oh and notice how they run straight to Grandma, completely bypassing me and ignoring Carlos. When my parents or Carlos' parents are around we are invisible to the kids. Nice to feel loved and appreciated ;)

Overall a great trip and I can't wait to go back!


rubyjade said...

Okay, that has got to be the funniest thing I've in a LONG time!! We're talking Americas Funniest Videos funny. Too cute!!

rubyjade said...

Oh, and I tagged you. Sorry. But I had too, it's part of the "rules" LOL.

Kate said...

Oh the horse video is too funny! And eek, I don't like guns!

New Mexico, huh? I learn something new about you every time. Oh yeah, that's because you're a stranger. Ha!

Jaymie and Donna Jones said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

Amber said...

Looks like fun! I love trips! I'm ready for short and sandal weather here too.


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