Today's thought

Build your own dreams, or someone else will pay you to build theirs!

Friday, February 4, 2011

BC Friends

We arrived at The Gorman's house on December 18th after our nice stay in Boise. They are some of are very best friends, and even though we are not related we consider them family. When I met Lee he was actually living with them. We were all excited to see each other and the Jack jumped right in with Tori and Kenzie playing and having a good time. Oh and the dog on the right is
Pete's dog Akeela, she is such a sweetie-a pure bred Mastive.

After hanging out for a while, we got the kids ready for bed- giving Tori the instructions for babysitting and took off with Pete and Kathy for Lee's annual Friend Christmas Party. I have been with Lee for 8 years, and the annual friend party has been going on longer than that. Lee grew up in Brigham City, Utah and maintains close friendships with about 15-20 guys from high school. I have became good friends with a lot of their wives and girlfriends and love spending time with them. The Christmas party was a ton of fun, with the annual white elephant gift exchange, and some good Texas Holdem. Sadly though, my old camera was dead, so possibly in the future I will post some of my friends pictures from the big night. Here is the one picture I got before my camera died of Chris holding his Happy Birthday sign from Miss. Anna. Jack did a great job staying at the Gorman's and Lee and I had such a fun night, getting some adult time and catching up with old friends. I love hanging out with guys who have known my husband since 1st grade! :) I always hear the best stories about Lee from "back in the day!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Making our Way Home...

Since Jack is now 2 and requires a plane ticket to fly, we decided to brave the stormy roads and drive home for Christmas. Here is a peak at the inside of our Gunther Caravan, yes we all had our traveling faces on. So serious, :), or maybe we were all just bored and sick of being in the car! :) It was a beautiful drive though, perfect road conditions, clear skies-and great company. Lee remarked that he could drive all night.

But....after 6 hours of driving I was done. YES it was me, not the 2 year old that couldn't take it anymore. This came as a surpirse to Lee and I considering we have drove from Utah To Florida together sometimes driving for 20+ hours with only gas breaks when we first met. We consider ourselves seasoned road-trippers, and would never dream of wasting money on a room after only 6 hours. But............for some reason on this trip I was tired of driving by the time we hit our half way mark of Boise. I begged and pleaded with Lee to get a hotel room, using his biggest weakness "food" against him. "Come on, I said, you know they have a free all you can eat breakfast!" And that did it! We stayed in the amazing Oxford Suites (which I highly recommend to those traveling through Boise). And I couldn't have been happier.

We had a great time, getting some one on one with just our little family before all the craziness of Christmas visiting began. !
The Hotel was a super deal. with
a decent work out facility, really great rooms, a terrific
pool w. hot tub and separate kids pool, and an amazing breakfast included in the stay. IT was a worth every cent. The boys had a great time swimming while I ran on the treadmill and used the workout room.

Here we are all the next morning posing in the lobby of the Hotel. I was feeling super happy about my great nights sleep and workout, while the boys were feeling great about their huge breakfast, and swim time. :) I must say it was a win-win for all! With only six hours left on our journey we headed out on the road again.

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