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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Shaw's Super Summer Sabbatical

(there's so many words that begin with 'S' that alliteration is a cinch)

Saturday afternoon July 14th we made our way out of town ... as per usual we were behind schedule and it was too late to swim by the time we arrived in Couer d'Alene to spend the night in the horrible room reserved for us in hell; aka: Motel6. 1 queen size bed and not nearly enough room for the 6 of us! Needless to say we will not be staying in Motel6 ever again!

We arrived in Blackfoot before the sun went down on Jacob's birthday and were so excited to celebrate with him!

Monday thru Thursday were VERY relaxing and enjoyable days playing in the sunshine on the Bonzai water slide (the one that we picked up at Wal*mart in Smelterville, ID for the Cook's to replace the one that was chewed by the neighbor's dog!); working on the playhouse build project; swinging, slides and football at Jensen's Grove; trips to Wal*mart after the kids went to bed and we even went on a double date - left the babies asleep and kids with a babysitter! Don't even worry, there were 5 kids under 7 years old and 2 babies!!

Friday was spent at Bear Lake, we drove into Utah - barely. The sand was nice and the water was BEAUTIFUL!

Saturday was the much anticipated horseback riding day! We packed our stuff to head out of town and then drove up to Archer to Garth's house! They had planned a dinner and everything! We rode for a good hour or so in the side yard - enclosed for safety! Andy had the ride of his life ... He nearly found out why they named that horse Buck!

It was GREAT fun! We love the Cooks and look forward to seeing them more!

(by the way - we stayed in Ontario, OR at the SleepInn there and will TOTALLY do that again! 2 queen size beds AND a crib, with a swimming pool to boot!)


aliciadiane said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I am so glad, but even more glad that you are all home where you belong!

aliciadiane said...

One problem...is there a way to make the pictures bigger? They are too small I can't see faces!

Amy said...

What a great vacation Emily! The best memories are those with our favorite people - family and friends.

iamjennycook said...

we miss you already shaw's! I don't know if I agree with alicia's comment about where you guys belong...