We played different games and I had some small prizes that they seemed to enjoy getting when they won. I'd tell them 10 Fun Facts about the big cities we drove through and quiz them throughout the trip (it was a fun way to learn and pass the time).
The beauty that is God's creation is truly spectacular!
Almost the entire drive was along I-40 from Fort Smith, Arkansas all the way to Albuquerque, NM and is part of Route 66. I'm always looking to make a memory so I TripAdvisor-ed some fun restaurants and found the most adorable little diner where we stopped to take in the scenery (which was beautiful!)
Adam humored me and made a few stops for posterity. One of those stops was in Texas at the Cadillac Ranch. There were all kinds of people spray painting and taking pictures, so we fit right in traipsing out into a huge field to take pictures with old Cadillacs that are rammed into the ground.
And when one is in Texas, you must eat like a Texan, right?! We definitely enjoyed our steak dinner!
One afternoon we split up Adam, Peyton and Lawson then me, Emerson and Ava Jane. These two cuties did a steep blue with me that included moguls and they conquered the mountain without falling! I was super proud of these two little people!
Watching the big brothers ride up the mountain together...made my heart just leap with joy. I pray that they are always good friends!
We had great weather, lots of snow, played games (Dutch Blitz is quickly becoming a favorite right now), watched movies and pretty much enjoyed the heck out of our week spent together.
We enjoyed meals together and warming up around the fire pits.
I will treasure the memories from this trip and the time we had together.