Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Here are the City of Rocks Photos

Here we are climbing up in between two huge rock...Derek climbed up here, too!
As we started, we decided to snap a picture in case we got too excited and forgot later.
How cool is this hollowed out spot...perfect for a little break for the sun.
This tree in the middle of all this barren land was a nice little bit of refreshment.
Derek loved sitting under this rock tunnel that only he could get into...victory for Derek!
Dan and Patrick seem to be on top of the world...it was SOOOO high...yikes!
My mind cannot imagine the how or the why that goes along with this type of landscape.
I know, it's a bunch of pictures, but theyare so interesting that I edited out as many as I could without losing the feeling of the day...sorry if this is too much at once. We love you all and miss you greatly. To my lost boys, Mama K loves you, too!
Kristy and the Man Crew

Sunday, October 28, 2007

City of Rocks Escapade

The Man Crew has had it 2nd successful adventure without catastophe! I know, I couldn't believe it either at first. We drove about 1 and 1/2 hours to a place called the City of Rocks State Park. It looks a bit like StoneHenge. It is just a buch of HUGE rocks that looks like they just fell out of the sky into random piles. Jacob would love this place!! We spent the afternoon climbing and tunneling through these huge rock formations. Luckily, the worst pest we had to endure were a few black beetles. Dan and the boys just went nuts and ran around yelling, "look at this...no no no look at this one...come up here...no first come and look at this I found!!!" Derek was a bit frustrated that he couldn't quite keep up. Dan carried up to all but the most difficult ones to climb...it was then that I started feeling a bit panicky, but we escaped without harm. I'll post the pictures when I get them uploaded to the puter, but rest assured that it was great. As for regular life, we are enjoying it here VERY much. The boys are finally settling in to a better school routine, Dolli's visit has been great and due to an oversight on her husband's part, she gets to stay an extra week (HA!), we have been invited to numerous fall/ halloween parties, some of which have already been attended, Derek is cutting his two year molars and is very drooly and a bit cranky, Dan may be starting a side job with his foreman and I am keeping busy enough with school, chores and family stuff that I'm starting to wonder how I ever managed back in IL with all that I tried to do. Anyway, Ill add the pics soon and I miss you all very much and wish that you were here with us.
Blessings,
Kristy and the Man Crew
PS. For those of you who know my parents, I have humorous news...My MOM joined myspace.....Isn't that a hoot? Flood her with friend requests, I beg of you!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Mesilla Maize Maze

Hello, from sunny New Mexico! The most amazing thing happened this weekend....the Meyer Crew went for a little family outing and we had FUN! We decided to take the boys to the local pumpkin patch, called Mesilla Maize Maze. It has a nine acre corn maze which I thought was pretty cool. There were games to play and slides to go down and small craft activities, hay rides and of course, a pumpkin patch that you got to pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. Dan and the boys raced on the pedal go carts, Dan and I strolled down the Mystic Grove, the boys got to go Mining for gems, make a rope, race on the trike track, slide themselves silly on a few slick slides with burlap sacks and climb a orange tire mountain. We had a ball, just being there as a family and goofing off together. We didn't have any of our normal issues, like whining, psychotic meltdowns or crying to go home/stay longer....oh, and the kids were good too. Ha Ha! The only problem that we had was that we figured we'd only be there for an hour or so, but since we stayed 5, we all came home burnt to a crisp. OUCHIE!! Anyway, fun was had by all and we intend to have another family outing soon since this one went so well. By the way, all you up there, what is the normal temp for a trip to the pumpkin patch in IL, something around 55 or 60? I wish! It was 96 degrees while we were there...yuk. Not to mention very bizarre to me. I suppose I'll get used to it, but the very thought of Christmas where it never snow is surreal. Oh, duh, David's birthday went great...he got several things that he had really been wanting, Grandma's box arrived right on time and several people called to wish him a happy 10th birthday. Thanks for those who called, it made his day! All in all, a very blessed week and we thank God for it.
Kristy and the Man Crew
PS. I didn't bring my camera along so just imagine all of us sitting on an orange tire pile, looking sweaty, sunburnt and holding a pumpkin on our laps. Dusty, too, there is no grass here to hold the ground down where it belongs.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Birthday Surprise!

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to quickly mention that Wednesday is David's 10th bithday. If any of you could call and surprise him, that would be great! Thanks a bunch! It would mean a lot to him as we haven't made new friends yet. Even if you get this message late, he would still appreciate a call....it's the amazing week of David's Never-ending Birthday! Thank you!

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