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Our Family

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A trip to Twin Falls

The 4th of July was a packed week.  My sister Juli and her family came down from their new home in Alaska to spend some time with the family. Kendra and her husband were sealed, which was the main event. Kendra is just as pregnant as I am, so it was kind of fun having someone around to sympathize with.

Trevor wasn't able to make it, and neither were Spencer and Tom and their families, we missed them a lot but still managed to have some fun. Of course I didn't have a camera most of the time, but I did get a few shots in here and there.

We spent an afternoon at the drops.  This is just a canal outside of Shoshone Idaho.  The cement ends and just feeds into a small river I guess you could call it, and it creates a little rapid that's fun to jump in and ride.  I didn't think I could hang onto Collin well enough so we didn't go, but we did jump in at the end of the rapids and splash around where the current wasn't so strong.

We also had a short camp out at a place near Wendell, called Niagara Springs.  This is a place on the Snake River that has a bunch of boulders.  They are close enough to go "rock hopping" jumping from one to the other trying not to get wet because the water was FREEZING!  We used to go there often when I was a kid, but I haven't been there in years.  We weren't as organized as we normally are when we're camping, but we still had a good time. We just about wore everyone out.

Collin fell fast asleep and took probably the best nap of his life.
Josh and Caleb are best buds when we get together, they were totally exhausted and fell asleep on the drive back to grandma's house, it was just too cute not to take a picture of.  I'm sure they'll thank me some day.
We were also able to celebrate Uncle Jeremy a little too.  He finally finished all his medical stuff and is a full fledged Pediatric Psychiatrist.  Its been a long road, well travelled.  We're proud of how hard he worked, and Becki, Ethan and Mia for sticking by him.  Jeremy's mom rented a bounce house for the kids to play in while the adults got to sit around a visit while eating a whole bunch of really unhealthy food.  It was the best.
Collin inside the Jump Jump!

When the big kids came in Collin came out, but he enjoyed it all the same.

I was sad to have to leave, but Collin and I were anxious to get back to Trevor.  We're probably still recovering a little, but glad we went and glad to be home.


Lisa said...

What a fun trip!

Your comment on my blog made me laugh out loud, Ash. We all know that YOU are the cool one. We miss you!

Kristin Shaw Amrine said...

I love and miss your "Twin Falls" family! I'm so happy for you and Kendra--she's having a girl to right? So names? I like names :) Love your blog!

John and Anna said...

I wish so badly that I lived closer so I could help you more, not that you are struggling without me, because you are amazing, but mostly just cause I miss you! And I can't wait to meet your little girl! Love you guys!