Heidi Swapp | change of scenery
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change of scenery

After a few short hours home from the western carribean… we packed up our crew in the car and headed for slc, utah! It’s spring break in sunny az…and despite it being the absolute most beautiful time of year in az, my boys all wanted to go snowboarding. I had meetings here in utah, so we decided to make a family trip out of it! The drive took us 11 hours. We drove up through flagstaff and on up through the little town of southern utah. I took over the driving as we crossed the border into utah… we have a dvd player in the car, and the kids were completely happy watching movies and listening with the headphones; eric was reading a book and I had time to look out the window and think. Typically, I am sleeping during these drives. I was SO enjoying the scenery…it was a beautiful day. Light dusting of snow… I just really enjoyed the time to appreciate the beauty and think. it was a nice drive! Eric and I were talking a lot about how our kids have gotten to the point that they can be entertained by books, gameboys and dvds etc… in a few months, we’ll be back dealing with diapers, pulling over to find pacifiers and trying to console a crying baby. Life will change dramatically for us! (understatement)

We woke up this morning to about 6 inches of snow on the ground and still falling! Needless to say, my kids were thrilled! They pulled snow clothes on over their pajamas and immediately went outside to stomp around. It didn’t take long for them to figure out how cold snow is! I guess they decided to try to build a snowman. So they were like trying to make some mounds of snow. Eric went out there to see what they thought, and started to show them how you make a little ball, and then start to roll it. They thought that was about the most fantastic thing ever! The snow was so wet that it was the perfect weight to roll it up. They made a pretty good snowman for a bunch of Arizonans! By the afternoon, snow storm cleared and blue skies emerged and I snapped this photo!

Today the ‘creative escape’ website went up. So exciting! We have been having so much fun planning, refining, finalizing and imagining more cool things to do…it’s going to be so awesome. It’s cool to have the site up and even though there are a few glitches. Paul, the IT guy at bazzill did like a hardcore-stay-up-all-night to make it happen. If you haven’t already checked it out… the site is: creativeescapeaz.com
You also might notice that there are a couple of links to the shiny-new bazzill blog! You have to go check it out… funny!