Sunday, September 23, 2012

Brandon's First of many TWO WEEKS off of work!

Since Brandon has had his new job he has been in training and working 3 weeks straight or more at time. In August he completed all his training and was able to begin his regular schedule of working 2 weeks on and then having 2 weeks off!
 
So with our first of many 2 weeks all together we went to Idaho with my sister Marie and her family to visit my brother Duane. Their family is a blast and are all the best hosts! We had SO much fun!
 
Grace loved to pet and feed the horses. 
 

 
Grace spent hours exploring their awesome backyard including their waterfalls and stream.
 


 
We rode cruisers along the Boise river to down town Boise for dinner.
 



 
Sushi dinner- I crave sushi ALL the time now that is not very available where we live. Needless to say it was delicious and hit the spot!
 

 
After a few days staying at Duane's house, we drove to Tamarack and rented a cabin by the lake. It was gorgeous! Cousin Lauren painting Grace's nails- clearly she's having no fun at all.
 
 
Lake Cascade. The water was glass and we literally only saw one other boat their the entire day- it was heavenly!



 
Marie painted mine and Ivy's toes, so sweet of her to try and "girlify" us a bit.



Shortly after we returned from Idaho, Brandon had a few more days off, so we went camping! It was Ivy's first camping trip and was lots of fun. We went to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (only about 30 minutes away). It wasn't the beautiful pines that we are used to but still lots of fun.
 
Grace again was in heaven to be outside exploring all the plants, digging in the dirt and finding bugs. And no Connolly camping trip is complete without our head lamps; functional and just awesome.
 




 
Nature walk to the river.
 


 
Of course Grace had to get in, even though it was a little chilly!
 


 
I love these little girlies!!
 


 
So sweet and squishy! (Ivy and me- ha,ha)
 


1 comment:

Jill Lloyd said...

Excuse me?! You forgot to mention the best part of your entire trip. You visited ME.