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Monday, July 19, 2010


It is 9:30 and Levi is taking a nap right now.
I am wondering if it is too early for me to take a nap too.
I think maybe it is.
Since I have only been awake for two hours and all.
But I am feeling just as tired as he is.
Vacations are wonderful and much needed.
But the coming home part is always hard.

We just got back from a week in Colorado.
We had a great time.
And we have some wonderful new memories as a family.
My favorite thing about going on vacation is that Joel gets to see Levi for  "whole" day.
Of course we are not in our normal routine...
but he gets to see how happy Levi is in the morning...
and he can take a nap with Levi if he wants to...
or feed Levi his baby food.
I love that he can be a part of our normal day-to-day things.

On our LONG drive home Saturday I downloaded my first iPhone App.
(I know my family will be so proud of me!)
The ShakeItPhoto app is so fun.
I was entertained for a long time.
I think Joel was getting very annoyed by me...
and all the shaking.
But it made the time go by faster, right Joel??

So here are a few iPhone pictures from our car ride home...

Joel always chews on a straw when he gets tired or bored.

This is how we knew...

we were getting close to home.

And this is how we all felt about that.

By the way...all the pictures of Levi out of his car seat were taken when the truck was parked and we were taking a stretching break. I am a huge stickler when it comes to seat belts! Just in case you are worried...or wondering. :) 

More Colorado pictures to come.


Blogger jbreeden said...

As I was looking at the photos, I was wondering if you might say something about Levi being out of his car seat. Of course we all knew you weren't driving when those pics were taken. ;)

July 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Morgan Paige said...

Oh my goodness, he is probably the most precious boy I've ever seen! The one of him asleep snuggled up to his blanket is SO cute!!! Glad yall had a good trip!!

July 19, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Katy Clouds said...

Levi is adorable, I love reading your blog and I absolutely knew you would not have been driving with him out of the seat x

July 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

thanks for the seatbelt disclaimer. sad that you have to say those kinds of things. giant DUH. you would never put your child in danger… double-DUH.

he's adorable. and yikes on the 104. yeeeowwwch, that's hot! glad you have a fun family vay-cay.
so hard to come home, but the "own bed" thing makes it all worth it!

July 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Jenae said...

Wow....we came back from Colorado on Saturday....AND we ate at Freddy's too (in Salina)!!! We were probably on the road at the same time!!! Too bad we didn't see each other at some point! Hope you guys are doing well. We miss all of you a lot.

July 19, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

good thing you are such a stickler about seat belts in the car. me too. for sure. me too. all the way. even on really looooooong trips up the mountain. me too. :) love you. love joel. love levi. loved our time together.

July 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

He is the most precious baby boy I've ever seen. Thanks for the sweet comment on prayers for our house to sell. You are so sweet. I think about you all so often and sweet Cora. I'm sure she's one proud big sissy :) Levi gets cuter by the day!

July 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Southern said...

don't you just love road trips?? but it's so touch when traveling with a baby. i too am a stickler for the car seat even when he is screaming his head off and i'm not able to get him out until we are at a complete stop.
levi is getting so big and still so cute! the shake it app is cool and makes me wish i had an iphone instead of a blackberry.

July 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Carla said...

This is my first comment from my iPhone :-) Aren't they the coolest. Am off to find the shaking app! Levi is just gorgeous, glad u had a good holiday, it's always fab to have daddy around all day, fun for baby and a break for momma!

July 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

you take awesome pictures even with your cell phone! I'm impressed. Also, I chew on straws when I'm bored too!! I often chew on straws while going on long drives. Too funny.

Welcome home!

July 19, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Glad you had a great family vacation. Love the pics can't wait to see more :)
No one should question you on Levi being in or out of his car seat..YOU seem to be an awesome MOM! Thanks for sharing with us.


July 19, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

ohhhh....he is SO CUTE!!!
can't wait to squeeze him soon. :)

July 19, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

hey, sleep when baby sleeps! whenever you want to! :) Looks like a good road trip. Kelly

p.s. I'm no good at knowing how to get iphone apps. Don't think I've ever downloaded one all on my own. Way to go. What is cool about the shake it one?

July 19, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Welcome back home. I can't wait to see your vacation photos. I too just got back from my vacation and it's fun to read about someone else's. How far of a drive did you go?

July 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Coming home from vacation is ALWAYS a bummer :(

July 20, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Kristin Stegent said...

Great pics...I am going to download that app. Sounds fun! :) Glad you guys had fun on your CO trip!

July 20, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Your statement about seatbelts cracked me up. When I saw the first picture, I thought, "Surely they weren't driving!" Then I noticed the fence in the back and I thought, "OF COURSE they wouldn't be driving...she wouldn't do that." :o)

Levi is just TOO CUTE!! I'm so glad you "share" him with us through your blog. I always find myself smiling at just how dang cute he is!! :) Glad your trip to CO was wonderful!!!

July 20, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Make sure you pop up the chest clip on the car seat (which is my favorite brand of infant seat BTW) to be level with his underarms. It looks a smidge low in the pics. I am a car seat tech, so I am always checking out car seat pics....forgive me! ;)

July 20, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Joel Smith said...

Thank you for clarifying. I WAS worried about seatbelts!!! (Not that I'd think even for a SECOND that you'd put your darling boy in danger!!!) :-)


July 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Princess Martha said...

He is sooo cute. Try the Hipstamatic photo app on the iphone, it can take black & white phots too, its pretty cool. I love it. I am buying shakeit now.

July 21, 2010 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Country Roads said...

Glad you are a seat belt enthusiast! I knew right away you wouldn't be the type of mom that would have Levi out of the car seat while traveling. Car seats were still in the new stage when I started having kids 27 years ago. But I always insisted on one. So now I've got three grown kids that wouldn't imagine being in a vehicle without one using their seat belt.

BTW, Joel looks just like my hubby crusing along with something in his mouth. Your pics were great!

July 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

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