Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Island Park

A couple weeks ago James an I took a trip up to Idaho to visit my little brother and his cute family. His wife Jen's family has a cabin in Island park so we headed up to spend the weekend with the bears. Let me say, I am NOT a camper. Never have been. BUT, this was a cabin with a toilet and running water so I fared pretty well. We had a great time. The weather was perfect. The night before we went up I was able to have dinner and spend some time with an old friend. Jaime and her husband Brandon. It was so nice to see them and their super cute kids.

James also had a chance to re-visit his adolescence...
I think my favorite part of the trip was riding the quads. No broken bones this time.
We visited the oldest cabin up in Island park. It was built by a man named Johnny Sack. He was only like 4 and a half feet tall. So everything in the cabin was little. Here John and James decided they would reenact what Johnny must have looked like next to a normal size man.
The cabin sits at the head of the river. The water is crystal clear and you can go and feed the fish there. James thought it would be funny to feed me to the fish.
James trying to find signal to call a prescription in for his patient. What did we ever do before cell phones? Oh wait, I know, we had nice, quiet, peaceful vacations.
James really loves kids. And they love him right back. Trynitee was his new best friend while we were there.
I went out with the boys to watch them shoot. I did give the handgun a try. Not a big fan of shotguns. I was quite content to run the skeet shooter.
Dad and John giving me a few pointers.
We decided to do a little fishing before heading home. Unfortunately all that was accomplished was the refining of our casting skills.
Mama's little man...
John with his little boy Johnny and a pink and purple fishing pole...hey I'm just pointing out details.
On our way there and on our way home I got to meet my sweet little nephew Juno. He was such a cutie! Needless to say he looks just like his momma and big brother! I think he got Bud's hands and feet. ;-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy 4th...Just a little late!

We had a great, relaxing 4th of July. James and his buddy Beau went golfing that morning while the kids and I just hung out at home. We then had the Manutai family over for a little bar-b-que and then headed over to Peoria to watch the fireworks. They had a fun little carnival for the kids. They had a lot of fun, despite the heat. The fireworks show I must say was a little weak...or I guess it would be better to say it was short. But regardless we had a great day!

Walker made a cute new little friend. ;-) At least we know he has very good taste.
How does that saying go again? Something about when a boy hits you...
No worries though, she she wasn't going down that easy.
Brooklyn wasn't going to get beat either, especially not by a boy!
We got the kids these great light up swords...the funny thing was, the line was ridiculously long and James didn't want to wait so he went to a lady at the front and asked her to buy the swords for him. She was confused and it took him a minute to explain to her that he would give her the money, he just didn't want to wait in line. I think she's still a little confused.
We have about 30 pictures of the fireworks. James was having a grand ol' time with the camera but this was one of my favorites.
Well, since I am incapable of going anywhere without losing something no one will be surprised to know that somehow I managed to just forget I was holding my phone and dropped it out in the middle of a field. Luckily I had Klorissa! She kept calling my phone until someone answered. Then she went and found the lady who had found it. Thanks girl, I owe you big time!