Friday, June 30, 2006


Since most of the bloggers in the family were at
the reunion, it will be hard to add anything new.

We enjoyed each others company and made a lot of new memories. The weather was great even with the rain and hail.

It was fun geocaching with Alex's Human, and taking pennuts family to show them our favorite activity.

Hopefully next time everyone can be there. We love you all so much...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Counting down

The second tri-annual Carter reunion is just 11 days away. Yes, it is hot in AZ, but we are going to the mountains. It will not be 113 degrees there, the high should be in the high 70s or 80s and since it is in the mountains there is always a small chance of rain. The night time lows in Show Low are dipping into the low 50s so it should cool off at night.

There will be water and we will be able to fish. This is a picture that we took last summer in the White Mountains. It is closer to Big Lake so it is a little higher elevation, but it is still in Arizona.

The main thing is that we are going to spend time getting to know each other a little better. So it will be a good time no matter what. Just wish everyone would be able to attend.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Edge

Saturday before we picked up G'Gma C at the airport we picked up Rhayn and took her to see "Over the Hedge" She wasn't sure which movie she wanted to see then she decided that it would be "The Edge".

We bought tickets then went to Rubio's and had fish tacos. Rhayn wanted chips, she said when we got to the movie we would need to get popcorn, then some candy in a small box. We took our sodas from Rubio's into the theater and bought popcorn and Reeses Pieces. When they showed previews there was a scary one about a house that is alive. She said that it was too scary for her and we decided it was too scary for us also. After the movie we had almost two hours before we needed to pick up G'Gma C.

She told us to go to Target and get something for her mom. When we started to park she wanted to park by the flowers, which was almost as far away from the store as you could possibly get. We decided to get a picture of her by the flowers. She went over and posed for us. One pic was a "lip smile" and one was a "teeth smile" according to this big girl. The only thing she wanted to look at were the toys. We did buy a few things, but we didn't let her pick out more than one thing for herself.

At the airport Grandpa spoiled her and bought her some chocolate milk from Starbucks. It was a fun day and we enjoyed spending time with her by ourselves without all the other family members around.


Last weekend we ran away from home with Scott and Crystal C. We wanted to get out of the desert heat so we headed south. We knew most people would head north to the mountains, so we went to the mountains everyone forgets about. We were able to go on a hike. One of our favorite in the Chiricahuas - the trail from the Massai Point and through the heart of the rocks then down to the visitor center. It is 7.5 miles and took us a little over 3 hours. In a previous life I was a Girl Scout leader and we took about 10 eleven year old girls on this same hike. There was a lot less griping this time.

This is a pic of the duck on a rock and two dusty sweaty hikers that were on the path. Scott C wasn't able to hike so he provided shuttle service for us. After the hike we drove to the Dragoons and Cochise Stronghold and looked around there for awhile before driving back to the valley and doing a little geocaching. On Monday we drove home along the old Klondyke road and then stoopped in Eden at the Carpenter homestead where abe got stung by a bee.