Monday, September 16, 2013

Robin McKinley's New Book!

Do you love fantasy author Robin McKinley’s books Blue Sword, Sunshine, Pegasus, The Hero and the Crown, Spindle’s End, and others? SHADOWS is coming in September 26th! #RMcKSHADOWS Tweet it, Facebook it, blog it to enter a drawing for a signed copy Repost to share with fellow book lovers.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Idaho - Part 2

At Bloom Lake:

Couldn't get enough pictures of our lovely fleet of canoes, kayaks, and even the occasional rowboat:         (all the kiddos are getting so big!)

Goodbye pics

Yes, it's blurry, but too funny not to include :)

Buddies :)

Just after this Brannon told Aloria "I'll be back next year, okay?"

Thank you Dear Friends for having us again :) 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Idaho - Part 1

Splitting this post in two because even when I try to limit the number of pics I include, I just can't help myself :D

We had the great fun of getting to visit our Dear friends in Idaho for a second year running. This time we took our wonderful bus and camped along the way.

We stopped at a park in Bend for lunch our first full day of driving (we set out late the night before and drove for about an hour and a half)
Brothers :)
Blaizen picked this giant dandelion clock for me (don't know if it's actually a dandelion, something related maybe?) and Nate was holding it up so I could take pics of it, then he had to have some fun too.
So many gorgeous flowers on these roadside banks!
We were all fascinated by this sunflower growing out of a crack.
Gorgeous full moon! Took this pic when we stopped to give some guys with a flat tire a ride back to the nearest town. Since the whole adventure took about an hour off our time we decided to stop there for the night (Condon).
View from our campsite in the town fairground.
At Marvel Hill:
Lots of ziplining...
picture taking
super-cute five-year-old adventurers
Crazy dads
happy grins
coffee in bright mugs
precious sisters
and some of the best kids-enjoying-each-other we've seen yet :)