Monday, March 15, 2010


For Ben's spring break we went to visit Nana and Pop in Guatemala and had a wonderful time!

Monday we spent all afternoon walking around Antigua and loved all of the beautiful sights including the cobblestone streets, people dressed in their authentic clothes, ruins, zip lining, market places, and lunch at Casa Santo Domingo.

Notice Grace's doll. She wanted to get one with a basket on the head like a lot of the women she'd seen.

We LOVED zip lining. Gracie did not want to put on all the gear and was screaming to leave. Luckily she was able to go with our tour guide and after the first zip, she was sold and didn't want it to end.

At the pinata store Nana told Grace she could pick out any one she wanted...her choice: the biggest one; Cinderella. After whacking it open, Ben repaired her and we saved her the rest of the trip as a little dancing partner for Gracie.
The Panaderia was right across the street from Nana and Pop's apartment. We came here multiple times and enjoyed all the delicious breads.
VIP movie theater...leather seats that reclined, and food service at your seat. This is my kind of way to watch a movie. It was super nice and comfy all for only 7 bucks a ticket.
Guatemala had a wonderful Children's Museum.
Abigail loved her first time ever swimming!
We went to Irtra on Saturday. It was a combination of zoo, park, and rides. There were peacocks walking all over the park. We ran into a group of school kids there and they were just as fascinated looking at Gracie and Abby (because of their blonde hair, blue eyes, and light skin) as they were looking at all the animals.
Thanks Nana and Pop. We had a wonderful Spring Break!


Heather and Nick said...
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Heather and Nick said...

oh my goodness! How FUN!! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Jim and Jennie are such sweet grandparents. I'm glad you guys got to go! I wish the movie theaters here had seats like that! I can't WAIT to chat with you on the phone! Give me a call when you get a chance to unwind! Sure love you guys!

Emily said...

Looks like fun! I LOVE your short hair~it's so cute! The girls are getting so big! Glad you guys got to go and have such a good time! I'm sure you loved having Ben around for a whole week.

Claudia and Glenn Walker said...

I'll make sure Glenn doesn't read this post. He would be so jelous. I promesed him I'd take him to the VIP movie in Monterrey Mx. There was always something else to do that made almost imposible for us to go.I told him I used to go all the time I told him what was it like and how cheap was it.. Do they have waitress too? Guatemala looks awsome! I'm glad you guys are enjoying your vacations:)

Lauren said...

Looks like a great trip! I'm so glad ya'll are coming down next weekend.

Stephanie said...

First of all, I love your haircut!
Second of all, are they on a mission there?
Third of all, I wish Brigham had spring break.
Fourth of all, Ben reminds me of my little sisters boyfriend.
Fifth of all, now I'm just trying to think of things to say.

I was recently browsing songs for a kids music class I do for mini-groups at church and I came across a song that reminded me of you, or at least I think you'd like it. I need to find it again and email the name to you.

Jennie said...

We miss you all! What great fun last week was! The little girls are just adorable and we love you all so much!

grannybabs said...

What a great trip!! And how nice to take your kids with you!!

Stevie and Melinda said...

Sooo fun!! What a fun family!

grandma graham said...

I am so glad that you and Ben had such a good time!! My favorite picture is Gracie with her human size cinderella pinata!!! She looks so happy with it !! What a crack up !!

santino, polly and little dude Eli said...

Guatemala! How fun! Thanks for sharing those neat pictures.

I can't believe Gracie was beating up Princess Cinderella! Funny!