Let’s just say we found a new favorite beach and there is nothing like a nice cool lake on a hot day.
Sunshine. Sand. Water. Beauty. Friends. Food. Floaties.
On Thursday two of Jeff’s sisters and their families came to Idaho, along with Jeff’s parents, to spend the weekend. We all set up tents in the back of Andrew and Rachel’s property. The weather was so beautiful it was pretty luxurious camping. We did most of the cooking and eating outside though and entertained ourselves with yard games, water balloons, swimming in the river, and holding a tarp during a wind storm.
Gage had Teagan and Taitum to play with and Braxton was thrilled to see Alex once again. The big boys rode scooters most days and bikes.
Adelle and Riley and Laney danced on the porch, swam and chased each other back and forth from the tree fort.
There was lots of play. Lot’s of worn out kids by the end of the day too. Lot’s of photo bombing took place.
If I didn’t know where Braxton was he was always on the trail, riding his bike over jumps. He called this special spot the “skate park, made of dirt,” and man, did he put on the miles here.
Everyone worked together, we all brought food for organized meals and helped clean up. Jeff’s mom had almost all the grandkids together at one place and one time.
On Friday, it was the 4th of July and we went together, all of us, to Idaho Falls for their big Firework Show. It was a super hot day but we got seats right along the river. The show was great and the kids were troopers. They all stayed awake for the whole thing and we didn’t get home until almost midnight.
Here’s the whole gang, that was present. We missed Ryan and Nicole this trip but hopefully next time they will get to be there.
Saturday morning after packing up and saying our goodbyes we loaded up our super tired, worn out kids and hit the road, stopping only briefly to fill the gas tank and our guts.
We were sad to leave everyone and all the fun but we had such a good time and it was time to get back to reality. The drive home was beautiful and relaxing. We got in around 3:00am….. exhausted and happy to sleep in our own beds.