I will admit that I am not a huge fan of the desert. In fact I have never found it aesthetically pleasing. We took a trip with my parents and Connie out to see all the flowers that have come because of the rain. It looked much nicer than usual. And I decided that even though I do not think it is pretty, it does have it's own beauty and that is enhanced by the fact that it is were I grew up.
Both of the kids loved being outside. Later that night we found out that Williams shoes must have been too small because with all the running around he did, he wanted me to carry him everywhere that night.