Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Then & Now

We got to take a day trip to visit the Grand Canyon yesterday. Yes, it was my first time to "visit" the Grand Canyon - how shocking for a native Arizonan! It was beautiful - very breathtaking - and of course now I want to go back so we can do some of the hikes.


The reason, though for our trip was not just to see the Grand Canyon, but more importantly to meet up with a family from Toronto. We got very close to the Ardelean Family while we were in Toronto and when we heard they were going to the Grand Canyon, we knew we couldn't pass up the opportunity to see them. So, we headed out at 6 in the morning and got back last night around 8:30. Yes, it was a long day but very well worth it!

Here's a picture with the Ardelean family on our last Sunday at church:


And here we are almost 2 years later:


(From L-R: Colton, Seth, Becky, Christine, Andre, Kalan & Dragos)

The great thing was that it didn't feel like any time had passed at all - except for how much taller Dragos and Kalan are.

Colton also did great with the drive and all the stopping and "looking" - we couldn't have asked for a better trip!

8 comments:

The Fife Family said...

Hi Becky! Any questions you have, just email me. I'd love to help you out.

Nick and Maddy Winward said...

How fun! Reunions with old friends are the best!`

The Nunes' said...

What a fun little trip! Have you guys decided what you are going to do for the 4th? We are thinking about just doing a day trip up to Willow Springs to go fishing and swimming with the kids... let us know if you guys want to come!

Wendy said...

So awesome! Love the before and afters. And I've got to say I was totally surprised that was your first trip to the Grand Canyon. I haven't been - but I've flown over it.

The Riding Family said...

Glad to hear your trip to the GC was good. How were you able to keep Colton entertained during the drive?

The Nunes' said...

Can you help me find my hamster (gerbil)?!!!

Ryan and Tawnee said...

I have never been to the grand canyon...chances are good that I won't anytime soon either. I will live vicariously through your first time adventure!

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Okay Becky - where are you guys? What have you been up to in the last month? I hope you guys are doing well and we hear good things from you soon!