Sunday, August 7, 2016

lyla turns 8!

lyla girl woke up with a 103 degree fever on her birthday. it was so sad, but she took it like a champ.  we did open some gifts in the morning, but she spent most of her birthday curled up on the couch…
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feeling a little better by nighttime, so we celebrated with a homemade blackberry pie…
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the party eventually came (a week later) and we are EXCITED…
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these kiddos have been lifelong friends. what a gift!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYLA GIRL! You are loved more than you will ever know!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

taylor family part 2

this was a cool river spot in middleton. the kids loved the rope swing and jumping off the “cliff.”
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eli and lyla…
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the cousins: yogi, clark, eli, isabelle and lyla.
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and last, but not least, the boise river float…
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catching some snakes along the way…
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we did do a few things not involving water, like picking potatoes with grandma:)
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we also practiced the selfie stick, hahaha…
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it was FUN to see the taylor family!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

the taylors

we’ve had a great visit with the taylor fam.
we hit every body of water we could:) first lucky peek.  we call this hover-tubing…
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i love this view…
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wheeeeeee!!!
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the marker 14 fire came right up to the lake.  we had perfect spots to watch the helicopters fill their buckets to dump on the fire.
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at one spot the fire came right down to the lake, it’s crazy how loud the crackle and pop of a little fire can be!
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our little spot on the dock…
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Friday, July 15, 2016

twin falls

we had a fun little get away and saw A LOT of cool stuff. the shoshone ice caves, perrine memorial bridge, craters of the moon, malad gorge, and niagara springs. oh yeah, don’t forget the hotel pool, that was a popular spot:)
the perrine memorial bridge was absolutely stunning…
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plenty of time spent at the hotel pool…
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niagara springs gets the “most beautiful water i’ve ever seen” award.
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shoshone falls
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craters of the moon

we took a trip to the twin falls area last weekend to see some new sights.  craters of the moon exceeded my expectations.  the caves were pretty cool, literally and figuratively.  we spend all day exploring the caves. it was crazy to think that LAVA had been flowing through the very caves we were walking through. loved it.
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ice!!!
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walking on a lava tube…
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