August 26, 2009

Boise vacation

We were so lucky to be able to spend a few days in Boise with my aunt Sandra, uncle Kevin, and their kids.

It was a fun, action packed week.

The first day we the boys went golfing. They even took Eli and he golfed his first game. Ryan said he did pretty good. The first couple holes he played, but once he discovered the ball washer he was a little more intrigued by that. By the end everyone had very clean golf balls. The girls ran errands and  got ready to go to the cabin.

Wednesday thru Saturday we were able to stay in a cute little cabin in Round Valley that my aunt and uncle's friends let us all stay at.

IMG_1901The kids playing on the bunk beds. 

The road to the canyon was quite windy. Hallie and I both realized our lunch and the windy road didn't quite agree and we both lost our lunches. Hallie spewed on the way up there. I didn't get sick until the second time we went up the windy road.

Thursday we went to some of their other friend's "cabin" for the day. The "cabin" was quite large. I said something to Eli about the cabin, and he said, "mom, this isn't a cabin, this is a house." I had to agree with him.

IMG_1951The cabin/resort 

IMG_1935The view of the lake from the back porch. (Absolutely gorgeous).

  It is right on the Peyette Lake. The "cabin" is more like a little resort. They have their own private dock, they brought in sand so that  they have a little beach, and they have all kinds of fun water toys. Eli loved the wave runners. I am pretty sure he could have stayed on those all day. We also wake surfed, jumped on the water trampoline, and just swam in the water. Eli had a blast. I am pretty sure I could have stayed there for at least another week. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

IMG_1916Ry & Eli on the tramp. Eli was so proud that he swam out to it without any help.


IMG_1973Sunset on the dock. 

Friday we  took it pretty easy and went exploring and hiking. Eli spent most the time trying to find the most perfect walking stick and planting pinecone seeds so that more pine trees would grow, and Hallie just followed him around, idolizing him.


That night we went to a fun little outdoor theater in Garden Valley and watched 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. It was very entertaining and a PERFECT night for an outdoor show. My kids were even pretty darn good.

IMG_2008My cousins MIchelle & Kelsi 

IMG_2011Cousin Danielle, Steve, & cute little E. 

IMG_2022Making faces to pass the time until the play started. 


On the way home from the play is when I decided I would need to toss my cookies. I was able to make it back to the cabin, and jump out of the car, and go behind a pine tree, but as I was giving the wildlife a midnight snack in the bushes everyone went inside and locked all the doors. Locking me out and leaving me alone in the dark. Thanks, Kevin.:)

And every night at the cabin was packed with some crazy games of Nertz! I have to say that is one of my all time favorite games. It definitely brings out the best in all of us! Haha.

Saturday we came home from the cabin took naps, the boys did some more golfing and then we all  went to the pool.



IMG_2045Ryan going off the diving board. 

It was a fun filled week and a great vacation. I am so glad that I have extended family that treat Ryan and I like their own kids and treat my kids like their own grandkids. Eli and Hallie loved all the attention Sandra and Kevin gave them, and I loved how patient they were with my kids. One time Hallie cried when Ryan and Kevin left. I picked her up and said, "It's ok. Daddy will be back soon." And Hallie said, "No. I want Kevin." They are definitely like extra grandparents to my kids.

Thanks again Sandra and Kevin. We always have a great time and love hanging out with you guys. We owe you.

IMG_2007 Our gracious hosts-Aunt Shandra & Kevin.


Sandra said...

We had such a great time having you here! You are welcome anytime!!!

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