Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Family Campout

Jake came home from work one sunny Friday evening and wanted to go camping.  Well, I’m all for spontaneity so we (Jake) packed up the truck and took off to find a campsite.  This wasn’t until after 6:00pm, and after driving over an hour to the campsite we were worried the campground would be full.  But as luck would have it we got the very last site.  The kids were in heaven throwing rocks in the river and eating marshmallows to their hearts content, and I enjoyed staying up late and watching a meteor shower.  Even with all the work it takes to go camping with kids, and the fact that I never, ever get any sleep in a tent, it always seems to be worth it in the end.

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Hazel, aka Meeper, did awesome on her very 1st campout.  Isn’t she adorable!074  076 077 078 079

Monday, August 30, 2010

The house

I took these pictures the night before Heidi came into town for a visit.  It was spotless, and I figured it might never be that clean again.   So please come take a look at my home! :)

Here’s the entry way.  My dad helped me spruce up the flower bed a bit, so it looks much nicer.


This is what you see when you first walk in.  I absolutely love the fireplace, and can’t wait to actually use it!


Here’s the view of the kitchen from the front door.  I really like the red walls.  I don’t think I’d ever be bold enough to do it myself, so I’m glad they were already that way066

We have our table in the kitchen and it fits pretty well.067 Here’s my “office” area.  It actually supposed to be the dining room, but I like having my computer out in the open.  On the left there is the kids art table.  They get to make whatever art messes they want on that table.  Then they don’t need me to get out art supplies when they are ready to create something.  It’s been very well used.


Here’s a view from the back of the house looking forward to the kitchen.  069

kids room with an extra bed on the floor for Abbie.  Aren’t the blinds cute?  We now have a gecko on the dresser in there.072 

guest room/fly tying room/piano room/movie room.  I had it all set up for guests.  Usually the bed’s not there.070 

That’s all the pictures I have.  I still need some of my room the bathrooms and the backyard.  I LOVE this house.  I’m sad we’ll only be here a year.  If your ever in Boise stop by and say hi!  I’ll make you cookies :)