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Spring Break Take Two

 

I have been blessed with wonderful friends to grow up with and accompany me through the crossroads of my life.  In college, I was spoiled with incredible roommates from the moment I arrived on a hot August day my freshmen year until I walked at graduation 5 years later.  One of those wonderful roommates, Dori, brought her 4 kids to Arizona to spend their spring break with us.  Naturally, we decided to take a second spring break as well!  We had the absolute best time!!

 

 

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I had Taylor during my last year of BYU’s nursing program.  The faculty and guidance center warn you (rather forcefully, I might add) to not become pregnant during the program because the pace of the clinicals and classes cannot be slowed down to accommodate individual schedules.  Taylor wasn’t concerned about these rules and regulations and arrived midsemester during my last year of the nursing program.  Thankfully, my wonderful former roommate Dori, lived close by and watched Taylor when I would go to my long clinicals along with her little baby Melaina.  Thus Lanie is Taylor’s oldest friend and they loved hanging out together and orchestrating excitement and adventure for all of their younger siblings.
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Dori and I had 4 other roommates, one of whom also lives in Arizona.  Aren’t we lucky??  So, the three of us thought it would be a fun idea to take our collective 15 children to the Grand Canyon.  Are we crazy??  Thankfully, no one fell into the cavernous canyon (we only had one REAL scare with Sadie) and we had an amazing time!

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IMG_6395Mckay enjoyed being “homeschooled” for the week and came to classes and co-ops with Jake.  They even taught this project on volcanoes for Drew’s class for me.
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