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Monday, April 7, 2008

Good to be home...

Wow! What a trip!
We had the best time and I'd be sitting here for hours and hours typing if I were to write about it all, so I'll spare all the details and just say it was absolutely fantastic! Everyone needs to go and see all this stuff...there were so many times during the past weeks that I kept saying to myself - I can't believe I am seeing this or doing that - it was amazing! I don't have any proof that I rode a camel next to the pyramids...Brooke took those pictures of me and then lost that camera card in the Sea of Galilee! I am hoping one day thousands of years from now they find it and dedicate an entire museum to me with giant blown up pictures on the walls and everyone will come to see the ancient girl riding a camel - now that I think of it, that was a good move Brooke! Some of my fav memories are: Riding an old wooden boat Easter morning on the Sea of Galilee, Masada, swimming in the Dead Sea, riding a donkey and carriage at night through the city outdoor shops in Luxor, the tunnel at the Wailing Wall, King Tut's tomb, talking with this actress's husband on our ten hour flight from London to LA (LOVE Alias!), laughing for hours about a guy a flight attendent tried to wake up - had to be there (still laughing Brooke?), our staples: pita bread and Diet Coke and bargaining with crazy people.
Some fav pictures: Between the three of us, we took about 6,000 pictures!
Flowers at the Garden Tomb

Swimming in the Dead Sea

A quick stop in London on the way there, we did some drive by touristing. This is Lexington Palace...

Us at the New Holocaust museum in Israel

Egypt


Just wondering...
Anyone ever leave your kids for two weeks, come home and your two-year-old now calls you Jaime and not Mom? Another one of my favorite parts was coming home to my wonderful hubbie & kids who were so cute to get me these flowers and cards and make this awesome sign (which says incase you can't read it WELCOME HOME MUMMY!):


And a SPECIAL THANKS to Teri and my parents for making all of this possible! I love you guys!

19 comments:

[BrookeO] said...

Was that just last week?!
I have all the same feelings you do, it truly was a trip of a lifetime and I would do it all again. I am so glad that we got to go together, it made it that much better. I will be getting some pics up soon and don't worry I have a few more pics of you as well...Miss you already.
Love this post.

Karly Staples said...

It looks like so much fun! What an amazing experience.

Rachel said...

WOW! I am speechless! Glad you were able to finally tell us all about it! See you in a few weeks!

Dana said...

How fun, looks like you guys had an amazing time! Tell Brooke I want an invite to her blog so I can see all your fun pics. My email is danakarren@yahoo.com. I think nothing beats trips with sisters!

Nelson News said...

I am so glad you made it back and that you didn't need the cute bullet proof vest! welcome home, and enjoy being with your family!

Maegan said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Lacey said...

Hey! That looked like so much fun! How fun to go without kids on a trip like that. Lucky you! I bet you are loving being home with your family now.
It's so fun keeping up with what's going on in your life. Your kids are so cute too. And I LOVE all your creative suggestions!
Will you tell Brooke I'd like an invite to her blog? lacey.rignell@gmail.com
It's so good to be back in contact with you!

Karisti and the boys said...

Hey Jaime- Good to hear from you! Isn't bloggin a fun way to get in touch! I'm loving looking at your blog.

Kari and Ryan said...

Wow...that's all I have to say, and that I'm insane jealous! I had no idea Israel was so beautiful!! Glad you had fun and that you are home safe...did you really need the care bear bullet proof vest???

[AlisaR] said...

I have been checking both your blog and Brooke's in hopes of seeing pictures of your amazing trip. I am so glad to see that you had an incredible experience! Thanks for sharing!

brieanne. said...

glad to hear you guys made it home safe & sound, and esp .glad you had such a great time! love the pic of you in the dead sea .... did you add some stars to that or is it really that glistening?! can't believe you managed to post already .... i can't imagine what coming home after 3 weeks away was like!

The Larson's said...

It sounds like such a great trip! So glad that you were able to go and see all of those great places. Glad you made it back safely.

Shelle said...

Hello Jaime--I am so glad that you left a comment on my one blog...I am a blog fanatic...and I love it!lol! I moved my blog address recently...so you'll have to check it out! www.blokthoughtsnmore.blogspot.com! I am way jealous that you went on that trip with NO kids...WOW...how fun! I loved looking through your pictures and things...I added you to my favorite family and friend blogs...hope that is okay!

Lots of Love, Shelle

April said...

How did I not see this post yesterday????
so much fun! I'm jealous of all that sun!!! So exciting that you got to stop in London too (my fave place, someday I'm moving there...)
You guys are so dang lucky!

LACY said...

What an awesome experience for you guys!! I love the pyramids! Amazing!!!

jeny said...

Glad you're back!!

The Corrigan Family said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. My mom said she had a lot of fun with your kids. I love your pictures. What a great experience!

Jennie Minor said...

I am so jealous! I would love to go and be where The Savior was and walk where He walked. So amazing and awesome!

Alisha said...

I'm so glad you are back. Looks like you guys had a great time! Good to hear everybody back home survived. Talk to you soon!