Sunday, August 25, 2013

Us versus Them

Last week our family took separate vacations.
 Abe and Clark joined the boys and men of PiPod for a fathers' and sons' backpacking trip in the Uintas for three days.
They all went together in Andrea's school bus.  Yep, she's got her own school bus.

The little boys and we ladies gathered for a stay-cation at the Flynn's home for three days of rest and relaxation.

You be the judge of who got the better end of the deal.
While the boys were hoofing it up the mountain...
 We mothers were spoiled by the little ladies in the FFT (Flynn, Fox, Thygerson) spa-- pedicures and manicures.
While the boys went cliff jumping into Long Lake (which activity I do not approve of)...
We hung out in the hot tub with the little kiddos.
They got trapped in a tent during a rainstorm and played The Great Dalmuti for five hours.
We discovered a super fun game called Timeline where you have to put historical events in order.  A perfect game for homeschooling moms!
Clark learned how to snare, skin, roast and sample chipmunk.
We enjoyed tea and scones at our tea party.
They scaled a high mountain and eventually found their way back to camp without following a trail (another activity I do not approve of).
 The girls played dolls and we enjoyed movies in the home theater.
 They played with firearms.
We played dress up.
I don't know exactly what they are doing here, but it looks like they are dancing.  And that is something we had in common this week.  We ladies did quite a bit of zumba!  No wait, they're not dancing-- they're zombies.  Zumba.. zombie... close, but not really the same.
I'm sure they were tempted to jump off these rocks into the lake.
We were wishing their pool could have been finished just a few days earlier so we could jump in.  But it was fascinating watching a pool getting finished.  It is ironic that it will be ready to go on the first day we're starting school.
They had a great time with good friends.
As did we.
So what do you think?  Who had it better?

1 comment:

Chante' said...

I love your blog. It is so real. And I can't get over how much I love that Bethany is playing with a doll. Girls grow up to fast, and it makes me happy to see her with a doll.