Thursday, September 1, 2011

[ˈbɔɪ.zi], [ˈbɔɪ.si]

Tuesday we returned home from our final trip to Boise before my parents leave for their mission.  The kids and I were there for a week, and Eric joined us for the last weekend.  We got to hear my parents give farewell talks in their brand new ward.  It was a bittersweet trip, and it really made the idea that they're leaving for 18 months sink in.

I've got a modge-podge of pictures, so I'll just get to it.  In no particular order.

The first night we ate at Donnie Macs.  It is one of my favorite places.  The "muds" are so good and you can't go wrong with a burger and fries.  The kids LOVE the atmosphere.  Eating dinner on a ratty old couch is cool.

We spent hours and hours swimming in the pool and hot tub.  My kids love the water.  I am not a huge fan, but it was so hot out, it was the only place to find relief.

The cousins bonded like crazy.  They fought like crazy too ;)  With that many "Shavers" there's bound to be a lot of alphas...

One night, the best night in my opinion, Carrie was kind enough to babysit for us and we had an adults only night out. 

Our kids always get an education at my parents house, and this time was no exception.  Snickers, the horse, was a hit.  T-Bone, the cow, was not.

A new addition to our Boise trips is my Dad's land in Parma.  We had a Sunday picnic planned, but Amos came down with a wicked fever, and the women folk ended up staying home.  Eric and Maggie went with my Dad and Josh.  Maggie turned into a girl of the wild and had a great time.  Eric also managed to have a little fun.

One thing we did not do a lot of was sleep.  Amos and Maggie couldn't stand missing out on any of the fun, and usually snuck back to the railing to watch us after they'd been put to bed.  It was sad.

We were all exhausted by the time we got home.

One last picture of Audrey from the airport.  How could you leave that face for 18 months?

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Looks like it was a really fun trip! I love the picture of the kids holding hands. So sweet. Funny that the cow was not a hit. Nice fish Eric caught. Sorry your parents will be gone for 18 mo, but you'll be blessed. :)