06 November 2016

Chick Trip

In July I got THREE glorious kid free days in San Diego with Jen and Lisa. We bought tickets to see the Dixie Chicks out there and decided to make a weekend of it.  We shopped at this awesome/sketchy outlet mall right on the Mexican border where I had the most amazing chocolate shake OF MY LIFE.  We also did a cave kayaking tour in La Jolla which was really fun. Plus lots and lots of chit chat and laughing, good food, a little fighting for good measure, and the lamest sad chick movie ever ;) It was SO FUN! I can't wait for the next time we can get together. Next time Kerri will be there too.

 Seriously. It was unreal.
 Getting ready to jump in the kayaks.

 We're so hot, right? RIGHT?
 Oh Jen.

Not a bad place for breakfast.

We got a DOG!!!

I've been wanting to get the kiddos a dog for awhile and at the end of July we found a puppy. Meet Franklin Puggly Wuggly Brown.

He's a shitzu/cairn terrier mix. He's little and scruffy and can be crazy. We're working on potty training and getting him to not chew on our feet and hands.  It's been fun.

Summer Trippin'

I've been terrible about this blog, but I figure in addition to chatbooks it is nice to have a somewhat longer form record of our life.  So. I'll try to catch up a bit.  We had a great summer. In July before Harrison started second grade we went to visit Aunt Kim at her adorable cabin in beautiful Driggs, ID. It was great. She loves to see the kids and they love her.  It's so beautiful and peaceful.  We spent a day at Jenny Lake which was GORGEOUS and I hadn't been since I was a kid. We also spent a day at the ski resort in Teton Village, WY riding the tram up 10,000 feet, watching paragliders, jumping on trampolines, riding the gondola, chairlift and lots of beautiful fun in the mountains.  It's great to be able to visit family in such a beautiful part of the world.  We stopped in Honeyville, UT on the way up to swim at crystal hot springs which was also a bit hit with everyone.

 Takin a dip in the arm water and soaking up the minerals
 Hiking around Jenny Lake was SO pretty although I was the only one gutsy enough to swim in the FREEZING water.

 We took a boat to the other side of the lake, hiked around, and boated back. Next time we will hike all of it  :)

 From the top of the tram with an amazing view of the Tetons

 Watching people jump off the mountain was so cool.

 Bungee Trampoline! Carter and Harrison LOVED it.

 View from the top of the gondola

 someone's a bit tired

For dinner we went to the cowboy dinner theater place. It was not the best place for toddlers but the big kids loved the show!