Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rocks that Bite!

I took the kids rock climbing this week to an inside rock climbing wall. We learned the basics of climbing, belaying, and what kind of attire you need to climb. Of course, we could not have a day of climbing rocks without a fall. Aaron decided to climb a rock they have in the middle of the gym that is about 10 feet high that requires no ropes or clipping on. He climbed to the top and to get down you just have to shimmy down as far as you can and then jump. There are mats that are there to break your fall. Unfortunately, someone did not realize that he had climbed up and removed the mat before he came down. We spent the better part of the week watching his swollen foot to make sure we did not have any broken bones. Thank you God that it was just a sprain as the Peasley family definitely does not need to visit any more hospitals. Aaron of course is ready to climb again as soon as possible!

Easter in Colorado

We traveled to Colorado Springs for Easter weekend. The kids were so excited to spend Easter with Grandma and Grandpa. Tom and I were treated by my parents to an early celebration of our 17th anniversary with a suite at the Embassy Suites Hotel where we held our wedding reception 17 years ago. The upgrades to the hotel were beautiful and it was so nice to spend some time together before Tom leaves. We got up early Sunday morning to return to my mom and dads so that we could all attend Easter services at their church. We enjoyed watching parts of the Passion play their church puts on annually. We then returned to my parents where we had a great lunch and then headed back to Albuquerque. Oh, and did I mention, it SNOWED! Forget those outside easter egg hunts. The kids had fun doing a flashlight easter egg hunt Saturday night INSIDE the house while it snowed 5 inches outside.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Amazing Race-Albuquerque style

Tom and I hosted a post-inspection team building day on Friday for his office. They had all been working so hard and just finished a major inspection earlier in the week. Tom and the crew met for breakfast early Friday morning and afterward they participated in an amazing race I had planned for them around the city. They had the best time. They were counseled at Target for running through the store and were very competitive with each other. Afterward, they went rock climbing at a local gym and then returned to a barbecue that we hosted. Tom was so exhausted by the end of the day and said everyone else was also. I had the privilege of then going to a church sleepover with 65 other 4th-5th grade girls. Miranda made new friends and I realized I am so ancient and not quite up with the new generation of cell phone users, new terms and am old and need more than 3 hours of sleep at night. It is good to realize these things!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Visting Acoma-Sky City

You can't live in New Mexico without visiting at least one of the pueblo's that make this state famous. We visited the Taos pueblo last year and wanted to visit one more to compare the different lifestyles of the different Indian tribes that populate this state. Acoma is a pueblo that was built on a mesa hince the name "sky city." It is located about 1 1/2 hours west of Albuquerque off of Interstate 40. We expected great things from this pueblo since there is so much advertising indicating it is a beautiful, scenic pueblo with culture and history. Unfortunately, about the only culture it provided was the fact that our wallet was a little emptier when we left and the fact that the pueblo is not even inhabited by more than just a few families is failed to be mentioned. We were quite disappointed but none the less, found a few photo opts. to cover our $12.00 camera fee.