Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Girls Trip

A couple weeks ago right after I got back from my family Idaho trip, I left on a girls trip to Idaho. My super generous friend Brooke decided that for her graduation present she wanted her mom to have us come up for an all expense paid trip to their beautiful house in Couer d' alene. This was one of the most unforgetable trips I think I will ever experience. And on the plus side I got to experience this with some of my best friends since elementary school. Sorry there are a lot of pictures but this trip was packed full of stuff and I want to remember it all.




The girls
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Their gorgeous house was in the middle of the forest right on lake. Soo pretty!
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Our first morning we made a new friend. Their pet deer, Daisy. Yah I said pet DEER!! This was so freaking crazy I still can't get over it. To make a long story short, the mom deer left daisy on their driveway and after a couple days of waiting for the mom to come back Brooke's mom adopted Daisy into the family. She was so tame, just like a dog. And I'll never forget that morning when her mom yelled out "Daisy, Daisy" and this random deer comes frolicking out of the forest. Oh goodness it was priceless.

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We all took turns giving Daisy her bottles. This deer loves her milk!



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On our first day we went out shopping at this thing they do once a year called, Art on the Green. They had tents set up all down the main road. Her mom came with us and she was so fun. Man alive can that women shop!


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We had a blast on the wave runners. We loved driving around looking at all the houses.


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We definitely had to make a stop at Hudsons, a place that is famous for their hamburgers. It was very tasty!


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We crowded on their 3 person tube and seriously I don't remember laughing more.


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Of course we had to attempt some stunts for the good old days.


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Probably my favorite part of the trip was our spa day at the resort. I have always wanted to do this and it was the most relaxing thing, getting pampered all day long. I could get used to this:)Photobucket


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My last day Brooke suprised us with Parasailing. Once again this is something that has been on my bucket list. It was so much fun. The scenery with the mountains and the lake was beautiful. Great place for parasailing!


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I loved their pool. The beams on the celing were amazing. The whole house was beautiful!


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My first corndog. The girls freaked out when I said I've never had one. I have to admit it was really good and soo much better than it sounds.


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One of the days we decided we needed to put on big hats and red lipstick. I know we are so lame but it was a great photo opt. I love this picture cause we are beeing super cheezy. We kept trying to fake laugh but it always turned into real laughing. I loved this trip for all the obvious reasons but more than anything I just loved beeing a crazy girl again, not having any responsibilites. It was great!! I did miss my family, it was weird being away from them for that long. But I figured something like this would probably never happen again. Unless..... Broooke you feel like celebrating anything in the future:)

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Road Trip

A couple weeks ago we set off to Mike's family reunion in Idaho Falls. This was quite the road trip. We drove probably around 30 hours there and back. So it definitely had the possibility of being a total nightmare with 3 young kids. All I have to say is thank goodness for movies and coloring and books. That saved us!!


Classic first stop in Wikieup

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We broke up the drive to Idaho and stayed two nights in Vegas. This was so much! We stayed at the Excalibur and we spent all day at the pool. The kids loved all the lights and the M&M factory was a favorite.
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Our friends the Smiths met up with us in Vegas for one night and we had a blast together. We are so happy that our vacations overlaped to where we could meet up.

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We made it in one piece to Idaho Falls. This was my first time up to Mike's grandparents house. It was beautiful up there. We had a great time at the family reunion. They had non stop activities for the kids and they just ran around outside the whole time.

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First stop in Idaho was the a local carnival.

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Minute to Win it Games

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Our last day they had a full on Wipeout set up. I have always dreamed of going on that show so this was right up my alley. Overall we has such a fun family vacation!!

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