Monday, April 26, 2010
Now it is 2am and I leave in 5 hours to start the drive up through Canada to Alaska for the summer so give me a few days to make it and recover and I'll post an update.
Oh P.S. coming into SLC my plane got struck by lightening, a little scary but I was surprisingly calm (mostly because there was nothing I could do anyway). I'll go into a little more detail soon too.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Well Gage didn't find it so appealing (I'm sure Emily will post that picture on her blog here soon) but at least we accomplished #2 - Maisey told me she loved me as the Lion! The party was really fun the kids made masks and got their faces painted and pinned the tail on the Zebra and then we took their masks and I led them in an Animal parade around the neighborhood, then read them a Zoo story before cupcakes. It was really fun (I WILL charge for additional parties so don't get any ideas)! But for these two it seems I'll do just about anything - Love them! [more pics on Emily's blog soon].
Thursday, April 1, 2010
However a HUGE thank you to my friends who came over and helped out both to load and unload the truck it went so fast and I really appreciated the extra muscle. As far as the new house/town are concerned I'm still a bit distant. The house is nice and has a lot of space and light so that's good and the new ward seemed really welcoming yet down to earth and the town is quaint yet has enough things to still be comfortable and I'm sure offers more than I even know about. I think at this time however I'm just choosing to remain a bit reserved because it's just different and being down there only made the whole move seem that much more real. I know it is a huge blessing and things really are just falling into place but my friend said it best - "moving is like ripping up roots!" Well I think I'll always feel a majority of my roots are in Spokane but home will be where my family is, even if that is Rexburg Idaho!
He's having so much fun!
Then he fed the remaing garbage from pre-dinner to the trash eating goat, I forgot to mention that this was a sculpture so he got really excited for a real goat - my bad. And unfortunately we missed the carousel by about an hour, it's not quite summer yet so the hours are short but he got to look inside the window at the 100 yr. old treasure.
Still trying to be excited even though it's not a real goat!
We took a quick walk down to the falls that were a little low this year due to lack of snow, but then we made sure to stop by the Bloomsday runners and Mark joined in the fun.
Running with the "pack" and getting mowed down by the wheelchair!
Finally we tried to beat the Sunset and raced over to Coeur D'Alene where we walked around the world's longest floating boardwalk and went and had real dinner in Dockside (with the just about the worst waiter ever) and finally finished with a tour by my house and then the temple on our way back to downtown.
Beautiful view on the drive!
Good thing Mais wore a helmet so it could protect her head from rubbing against the tire when she fell asleep!
But the highlights of the trip were riding in the car with Maisey and teaching her how to wear ear phones so I didn't have to listen to Dora the Explorer for 3 hours, remembering how much I love bikes and my bottom remembering how much I hate bike seats after not riding them forever, playing games with Shaun and Emily and how competitive they get, reading books - I love the new pinkalicious book, and just spending time with my family.
Loving the ear phones and stories!
The weekend was just what I needed to charge up for the first pre-move down to Rexburg.
In between organizing, de-junking, and packing up some stuff I snuck in a day of girl time with some of my best friends and their kids. It was seriously a girls day, there are five of us that have been friends since 6th grade and then 3 of them have had 5 girls and 2 boys. So seriously I borrowed my mom's van and loaded up four carseats with two of my friends and headed down to visit four of our favorite girls (the only one missing was Lisa - we sure missed her). The little girls played dress up and we all painted and even rode bikes for the boys.
Celeste joked that since we forgot to take pictures we wouldn't blog about it but I just wanted to say thanks again girls for making time to get together it was so much fun, Katelyn thanks for the yummy lunch and for hosting your new house is great, DaNae thanks for helping me strap in all the carseats and having such mellow kids to ride in the car, and Celeste thanks for all the snacks and that kid's CD that kept the kids happy even after the 5th full time (I was singing the squirrel song in my head the other day).