Wednesday, July 2, 2008

that grand ol canyon

soo our big family vacation this year was going to the grand canyon. oh and we stopped in powell on the way back. let me say, the car ride there wasnt THAT bad, except my family wouldnt turn off the music in the car, and i couldnt concentrate on harry potter seven. if youve read this book, youll know how frustrating that must be

we also played the alphabet game..where you go in a circle and name things that start with the letters of the alphabet. subject: people... example:

nicole: adam.. from adam and eve.
michelle: brian booth
mom: cwazy moto.

cwazy moto? ya.... cwazy. like a small child trying to say crazy with a speech impediment.

another one... subject: animals

kristin: Horse
Nicole: Iguana
Dad: .....Jackass...(giggles mischeviously like a little boy)

the list goes on, i just cant name it all

some more memorable quotes from the car include..
"you cant bite through an umbelical cord unless youre a conehead"
"she cant even get her letters front words!"
"vulupta raptor!"
"shakespeare probably had spyhillis"
"the bug is falling! the funny bug!!!!
"stay away from the edge slim! youre gonna get blown right off the mountain!"
"isnt that an ana-snazzy?"
"that would be so cute if there were a thousand bunnies jumping in that field"


we got to the canyon, and saw it. alot of it. my mom was being a dare devil and walking by the cliffs. we all scorned her.





we didnt have a tv in our cabin, so we played catch phrase and rode horses for entertainment. that, was hilarious.

then we made it to powell. and the highlight of the last day is etched into my mind forever.
my mother was getting into the boat from the shore, and was about knee deep in water. she shimmied her way onto the nose of the boat, and she was totally horizontal. then, she began to slide. it was in slow motion from there. her legs went first into the water. then she curved into the letter c, and tried to hold on for dear life as her legs went under the boat. it was hopeless and absolutely hilarious. i then saw my mom plunge into the water, glasses and baseball cap and all. she was down for approx. 2 seconds, and i was afraid she was dead. she got up and gasped, and i didnt know whether to laugh or not... or if shed be mad. she got up and i havnt seen her laugh harder in her whole entire life. she got up, her freshly permed hair dripping wet and laughed for the next 20 minutes. if you know my mother, this is 20x funnier.

the ride home took twice as long as it should have, but thats normal for us booths.

oh AND, another great part of the trip was watching my mom and dad play 'name that 60's tune' and have my parents be both so competitive, my mom kept score on a sheet of paper.

3 comments:

Dallas and Amylee said...

That's it, I'm going on your next family trip. I love love love you by the way. I have the cutest picture of us from NY.

Kristin May said...

hahaha... please add to the quotes list that "the jackass should be our family mascot"

steve groch. said...

Ha Ha. That was some good reading. My favorite family.. I wish I hadn't taken that fateful nap on that beach that led to me missing out on Lake Powell.