Monday, September 22, 2008

Coeur d'Alene

This last week we went to Coeur d'Alene for Weston's CPE classes. We had a blast. It is good that he has a job that gives us an excuse to get out of town once in awhile otherwise we never would!!. Coeur d'Alene was gorgeous, this was the first time I had been there and I couldn't believe how pretty it was. Wes's classes were from 8-3 everyday and so I would hang out with the kids. We did a little shopping in Spokane one afternoon and found ourselves in the hotel pool much more than I would have liked.
This is Kip and Jen Klingler, Weston works with Jen and so they went to the classes together and Kip and I supervised the kiddies.
The first night that we were there we went down to the lake and the kids helped themselves to the water (unplanned by us) Hence how amazing they look!! We went on a sunset dinner cruise around the lake. The food was to die for and the kids loved it! This is Kallie and Kennedy. They hit it off right away and were inseperable all week.
This was some of our entertainment throughout the days. The girls unhooked all the phones in our rooms and pretended that they were talking to Hannah Montana, it was hilarious. Check out Cole on the left. He really wanted to play with the girls but couldn't quite keep up.

This was possibly the best part of the trip. We went to a place called Triple Play. There was basically everything there; bowling, mini golf, kids play land, bumper boats, go karts and an indoor water park that was awesome!! Big slides, wave pools, you name it!!! Rexburg needs one of these!! Anyway we got to Triple play not planning on swimming but when we got there it looked so fun we just couldn't resist. Jen and I went back to the hotel to get our swim gear and left the men with the kids. We get back not twenty minutes later and the kids had all these plastic dinosaurs. Weston and Kip had found a game they were "totally skilled" at and had spent all the kid's tokens playing it. They were having a bawl!!! When we left the Triple Play that night Wes said "hey we should go back tomorrow and get some more dinosaurs for the kids!!" Yeah right for the kids!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Harvest Time

Harvest Time is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the fall colors and I love the relief I feel when our crops our in. I love to watch the combines and we have really enjoyed seeing our new baby calves with our fall herd be born. I love the excitement of all the kids starting a new year of school and I remember how I had so much ambition the first few weeks of school each year. I don't miss going to school myself at all but I do miss the excitement. I love to have an excuse to buy my kids new clothes (because it is just getting too chilly for shorts and tanks but none of last years stuff fits!!) I love to go and watch Regg and Braxton play football, and I LOVE fair food!! I wouldn't say I love Potato Harvest, but there are parts of it I like. We have a good time taking doughnuts and carameled apples to the crew and seeing everyone all dirty, but we don't like the grouchy stressed out men.

Every fall I have taken pictures of the kids in the barley field. I love the way the colors reflect off their skin and hair. I do realize I am far from a professional photographer, but I thought I would share some of the shots that I thought were pretty cute of my little rugrats. Enjoy!!
Nothing quite like a little boy with a nice Wrangler Butt!! He is my little cowboy untill he chooses likewise!
Cole was ready for his nap and this is one of the only pictures I got of him smiling. He is usually a little cheeseball like this but the rest of the pictures don't really show it!
I wish you could see but he is looking through the fence at the horse, I can just see him thinking "someday"!!

Look at how my beautiful girl has grown. I should post last years fall pics she was a baby and now all grown up!!
My Forever Farm Kids!!
Cole didn't really want to wear his hat, atcually he did want to wear it but only if he could put it on himself (which he tried really hard too). He wouldn't let any one else touch it though!!