Friday, April 2, 2010

A Little More Detail

Our trip from Dallas to Yuma went quite well. We had 3 friends along for the journey. Our buddy L really liked holding Asa's hand when we went into the mall or a store.
And, it's always more fun on a trip when there are extra friends to enjoy. We stopped at a gas station to fill up and decided to pop into a little restaurant next door. The kids all sat the bar and ate ice cream sundaes. Memories.
We stopped in El Paso the first night and stayed in Lodging at Ft. Bliss. The kids really liked the cool army tanks.
One of our first stops in Yuma was a park. After driving for 2 long days, the kids were ready to run and play and swing and climb. Rylee spent a lot of time in the sand--burying her feet and then drawing. She loves to write now that she's learning words and how to read.
If you've ever been to my house, you might recognize this picture's set-up. I took this same picture of Jenna when we visited Yuma 3 years ago and it's framed in our living room. It will be fun to compare the two.
My mom now lives closer to the mountains than she did when I was at home. This morning I grabbed my camera to document how beautiful it is. Due to a little smoke incident, we had the front door open. Rylee was cross-legged playing cards on the floor and I could see the mountains from where I sat. It's really beautiful to see mountains in the distance. (It's one thing Joel doesn't like about Texas--the topography: no hills, no mountains.)
Today we met with some friends. It was fun to watch my three play with R. Rylee was born two days after R, but he's always been bigger than her. I have a picture of them as 3 month old babies and his feet are twice the size of hers. He was so sweet and kind and they hit it off instantly.
I overheard her telling Asa "he's my best friend" after about 20 minutes of playing.
Then, later in the afternoon we stopped by a school fundraiser. The kids enjoyed bounce houses, cotton candy, and a tractor ride.


  1. I am so jealous that you are able to journal about all the happenings of the Fletcher family! I think you and the children will treasure this for years to come.

  2. It looks like you found so many fun things to do! I hope you post the original Jenna pic along with the new one--totally cute idea.

    Jason feels the same way about Texas topography, BTW. The first place he's ever lived where he can't see any mountains. We do have some really nice hills near us though.

  3. Tell Joel there's lots to see in Texas - nothin' in the way to block yer view. :-)~