August 20, 2008


I think this has been my summer of vacations. John and I made a trip to Montana to see my Aunt Darcie and Uncle Dennis. John had been to MT once a long time ago, so he definately enjoyed the drive. We drove throught ID and a place called Island Park. Island Park is BEAUTIFUL! He decided someday we have to have a cabin there.

While we were in MT we spent time the family Grandpa and Darla were there, also Andrea and the boys came to spend the night, and Erick as well. We played a lot of cards and had a lot of late nights. It is so much fun to get all the family together. John was definatley initiated into the family. We also played golf on Friday ( it was my first time and I LOVED IT!!) It was so nice to get away from the fast paced life that we have here, and go somewhere that is so mellow. I would love to live in MT it is gorgeous there. The winter is pretty tough, but the summer makes it worth it.

So on the way home we stopped at Bear World near Rexburg, ID. It is a wild animal park that you drive through and there are elk and wolves and obviously lots of bears just wandering around. They show you a bunch of pictures with the bears climbing into truck beds and standing on cars, they have broken through windows. I was pretty nervous since we were driving my new car through the park, but we survived with no bear encounters. Its so weird to drive by a bear 2 feet away from ya though. It was so hard to get a good picture because they told you don't stop your car because that is what interests them and thats when they come and jump on your car. So my pictures don't show how cool it really was. The park also had a petting zoo and they had 6 baby bears that you could bottle feed. We didn't feed them but we watched and it was so cute. I definately recommend stopping in next time ya drive by.

August 11, 2008

What an awesome weekend!

So I took some time off of work and the Durham clan came to stay. I always love when they come its such a blast! On Thursday Madison & Dallin stuck around with me and we baked cookies and went grocery shopping. I enjoyed the company...I hope they did too!

Friday we made a stop at the DUP museum up by the capitol. Surprisingly it was really cool. Don't get me wrong I love a museum, but I was pleasantly surprised. I suggest a visit! We did the school shopping as well. Boys are awesome to shop for I must say. The best thing was on Saturday Me, Mom, Dana, Jeff, and the kids went up to Boondocks. I had been there before with some friends but It was so much fun with the kids. We started off with the bumper boats....bad idea we all got SOAKED. The picture of all of us does not even show it I was dripping for at least an hour, but the kids loved it. We played mini golf, and rode in go karts, played in the arcade, and my personal favorite we played laser tag. The best part is that we got our tickets at Costco and it was so CHEAP!

Andrew and Aleta and Connor came over a couple times this weekend. So of course I have to throw in a couple pictures of my adorable little nephew. He is changing so much and his smile just melts my heart. He is a doll I must say.