Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Visit to Boise

This past weekend the kids and I drove to Boise to be with Jarom for the weekend and we had such a great time visiting with old friends. I am sad that there wasn't enough time to see EVERYONE that I wanted, but it gives me an excuse to go again. Right? Here is the recap.

Friday:

We arrived in Boise late Friday night and drove straight to our friend's the Petersons. They have moved into a new home and I couldn't wait to see it. They have done a GREAT job remodeling it! I am so mad at myself though becuase I totally forgot to get the camera out. So, you'll just have to take my word for it, but the house is really cute. It looks like a New York loft. It was also really fun to see the new addition they've added to the family. Little James is barely 9 months old and walking around like a 1 year old. He's a cutie! (Jennifer if you read this, you'll have to send me some pictures so I can post them on my blog. What an idiot I was!)


Saturday:

Jarom was so nice to take the kids to Chucky Cheese while I went to lunch with my dear friend Miki. It was so much fun to spend some one on one time together and catch up. It was 60 degrees outside so Miki and I put the top down on the Mustang and had a great drive around town.

After lunch I joined Jarom and the kids at the YMCA for swimming. If you ever go to Boise it's a really fun place to take kids swimming.

Swimming at the West YMCA and playing with the Farnsworths.

Carter had a BLAST in the kiddie pool. He loves the water.

Alyssa standing in the fountain. It went straight up her nose one time and she came out just a coughing. It was pretty funny.

Halle gave us all a scare when the life guard had to jump in and save her after she came out of the big tube slide. Jarom had been catching the kids, but left to help Carter (he didn't know Halle was planning on coming down) and Halle didn't know Daddy wasn't at the bottom. Thankfully there was no harm done!! After filling out an "incident report", we decided we'd all stay away from the big slide.
(Halle must have a thing with Boise. Last year during our visit she choked on a nickel in an elevator while a fire alarm was going off. I had to give her the heimlich. Ask me about it sometime.)


After swimming we left the kids at the Farnsworth's home and went to Epi's (a Basque restaraunt) for dinner with Ron and Janna. We bought a bunch of slices of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for dessert and we sampled them. Mmmmm.... My favorite is still the Adam's Peanut Butter Cup.

Alyssa and Tiana. When Alyssa was 4-6 months old the Farnsworths babysat her so I could get my student teaching done. (Absolutely free of charge!!) They have become family to us and we LOVE getting together with them.

Handsome, grown up David!

Ron, Kelani, and Malia, now there's a pile of fun.


After such a long day, Carter was down right pooped.


Sunday: Church in Nampa and dinner with the Eakins

Our Sunday started with realizing that Jarom didn't have a tie, I didn't have nylons, Alyssa had tights that were WAY too small, and Halle had packed 2 left shoes. So after a trip to Target to get everyone fully dressed we made our way to our old Nampa 8th Ward. It was so much fun to see so many familiar faces and we were welcomed immediatly.





After church we drove to Emmett to see our dear friends the Eakins. They moved and built a new home after we moved to I.F. It was just like old times being with them for a Sunday dinner.

Jarom and I driving Jeff's Hummer. (Okay, so it's really not his. It's his company car, but still...) It's a BIG ol' thing!!!!



It was so much fun to see Jeff and Missy again. And their new beautiful home. Missy made us a great dinner and her famous chocolate chip cookies! Mmmmmm....

Air hockey with the boys. Carter was SUCH a poor sport. He would cheer when he would sink the puck, but when the cards were turned he'd pout. At one point he ran off and whacked right into a fooseball handle. It knocked his feet right out from under him. Poor kid, but I couldn't help but laugh.

Morgyn and Alyssa playing chess. Morgyn has gotten SO tall!! She looks so grown up.

Cute little Brittyn enjoyed Missy's chocolate chip cookies! As did we all; she seriously makes the best cookies anywhere. I was so excited when I walked in the kitchen and saw the familiar Bosch sitting on the counter getting ready to make me cookies.



Monday: Lunch with Fur and the drive home

The trip ended with lunch at Carl's Jr with my old roommate Jennifer and her kids. It was great to see them all and visit over yummy burgers. (Man I wish I.F. had Carl's Jr.)



Actually I really should say the trip ended with a big ol' crack in my NEW windshield from a stinking semi-truck. I am so sad!! Then later I tried to pass Jarom and shot a rock at his Mustang windshield and gave it a little star crack too. So a trip to the Windshield Doctor is in our near future. Bummer!!!

6 comments:

Becky & Kevin Ward said...

Looks like you guys had A LOT of fun and A LOT of good food. So jealous! I loved Halle's story...it made me laugh out loud (and I am glad she is okay).

PS you guys look good in a Hummer! (:

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

WOW! Sounds like you made good use of the limited time you had to visit friends and have a great time! How fun! Glad Halle was fine--good thing for lifeguards! Carter can sleep anywhere, can't he? :) Sorry to hear about the big cracks finish! BUMMER!

Elena Manwaring said...

Yeah, anywhere but his own bed.

Elise said...

SO FUN!!! I love weekends like this! You guys really had it all-- yummy food, good friends, and a HUMMER!! So jealous.

But not jealous about the crack-- ugh, I hate that.

Mom (Claudia) said...

Oh, thank Heaven for prayers! What a frightening thing to have happen. I am so surprised we don't see more of that at pools. What a blessing. And, what a living doll!

Mom said...

Well, I laughed out loud at Alyssa's fountain up the nose story. Of course, the choking and coughing makes this side of the family laugh.