Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving in Idaho.

Flying with multiple children age two and under
is pretty much nuts.
Especially when vomit is involved on the plane.
Lets just say I vowed to never fly again.
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Veva played dress-ups with Grandma.  She was beaming the entire time she had this dress on.  
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Feeding the horses with Grandpa.
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Down by the river.
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28 weeks pregnant + Thanksgiving dinner = HUGE.  Bad time to take pics.
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Children not cooperating with their mothers demand that we take a picture with Grandma and Grandpa on the swing my grandpa Lee built and my dad refurbished.
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Dock just wanted down and Veva just wanted to slide.  Aren't my parents adorable?!
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I really love my brother Jase.  I still feel like he is that big brother figure.  He takes care of his little sissy.  For instance....we flew to Idaho and he picked us up at the airport.  The next day he showed up at my Mom's house with some nice OGIO luggage for us, stating that he wasn't sure how we managed to pack for everyone in a carry-on size suit case and a duffle bag.  Sweet.  It is nice when your brothers father-in-law founded a really awesome company.   I love Bria as well.  And I love that she is due to have a baby just three weeks after me. 
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We had such a great trip.
The flight home was seriously comical.
After two episodes of vomit, we arrived to Seattle.
THEN....
It took us an hour to get 200 yards from the baggage claim to the shuttle.
4 things of luggage (thanks to Jase and the new luggage and everything we accumulated while in Idaho.)
2 car seats
a 2 year old
a 15 month old
back pack
camera bag
purse/diaper/entertainment for kids bag
We had a cart and everything came tumbling down at least 7 times. We were so tired and the situation was so ridiculous that all we could do was laugh. We weren't sure we would ever make it out of the airport. Seriously.
But an hour and a half after we picked up our luggage and by some miracle we made it to our car.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh, Idaho.

To answer a couple of questions...
We are in Idaho at my parents house.
Hopefully you don't tire of this view.
You will be seeing a lot of it this week.
I've known this view out these windows since I was born and it still gets me every time.
It never gets old.
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The snow melted today.
So glad we had a little taste of it yesterday.
However a storm is coming through tomorrow.
One thing I love about this place is the amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Nature put on a beautiful display tonight.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

This morning.

This morning I woke up 750 miles from home.
But I felt right at home.
I crawled out of a cozy bed,
walked upstairs,
and smiled inside and outside when I was greeted with this beautiful view outside the window.
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I watched the sun peek its lovely head over the mountains.
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Peaceful.
It didn't take long for the kids to reaquaint themselves with Grandma and Grandpa.
Dock is sporting a double ear ache. He is miserable.
We did a little shopping.
Aubry joined us for the afternoon, she always cracks me up.  I really love that girl.
We had a great family home evening.
D & I slipped out kid-less for a nice chat over frozen yogurt.
We are off to a great start.
I have a feeling this week is going to go by way to fast.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

D's parents came to town.

When D's parents are in town it is a vacation for everyone.
His Mum does all the dishes and ironing and they entertain the kids all day.
It is great.
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He has outgrown both of them.
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One day we headed to Seattle and did the touristy thing.
They have never been.
We had a great time up the Space Needle. It was cold and windy, but we enjoyed ourselves.
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We love to get out and explore when they visit.
We all headed to the airport and they flew to their next destination (D's siblings in CA) and we flew to Idaho!
We'll see them again in April!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Over the Border.

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Last week we made a quick trip over "the border."  We needed a couple items from Ikea and a 20 mile drive with slightly higher prices was better than a 2-hour-traffic-craze to go to Seattle to save a few bucks.  Ikea is cheaper in the US compared to Canada.  Everything is cheaper in the US compared to Canada.
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We really love Vancouver.

Have you ever been?  We've been several times in the last year and both agree it is in the top on our list of favorite cities!  It is only 40 miles from us, so the drive isn't bad.  We do have to cross the border, but we avoid the weekend rush of Canadians coming here for their Costco milk and gas/Mall/Old Country Buffet/Target/Michaels/Fred Meyer shop and things are just fine.  **on a side note.  Veterans day was insane.  I swear every resident of the greater Vancouver area decided to come for a visit. At one point the border wait getting into the US was OVER FOUR HOURS?!  What would you do for OVER FOUR HOURS stuck in a car at the border....that also happened to be the day I decided to run a long list of errands.  The kids and I were out and about with the hoards of people from 8 AM to 1 PM. Bad day for errands, but we came out of it alive and well.** Back to what I was saying...Oh, Vancouver, yes.  Well it is a great place.  Come for a visit.
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Vancouver, BC, that is.  Although I am sure Vancouver, Washington is a fine place as well.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

If you haven't looked in a while...

you can see a few of my latest photo shoots {HERE}

Thursday, November 10, 2011

When I grow up...

This video literally had me laughing out loud. It is hilarious because it is so true. Enjoy, and if you know a CPA send it their way. They will completely relate!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Foliage...

I love taking pictures of the beautiful fall leaves every year...
Enjoy an overload pictures!!!
The rainiest month of the year is off to a beautiful and dry start!
We are enjoying it...
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As for the beautiful fall foliage. It can be found, but it doesn't come in with a bang like I remember it did when I lived back east, and even in Idaho and Utah. The beauty is more sporadic, little pockets of color. The kids and I have been stranded at home for a couple of days with no car so we took a walk and found a few good trees.
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See an archive post of fall foliage {HERE}