Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dog Challenge

On Saturday (The same day as free fishing day) we went to Eagle Fun Days, a little town celebration in nearby Eagle, Idaho. They have a Wet and Wild parade which is essentially a big water fight. The people on the floats have squirt guns and water, and the spectators have squirt guns and water. It's a lot of fun. Of course, we got there towards the end of the parade, so we didn't get too wet.


As we walked through the crowd after the parade, Kelly challenged me to pet 10 dogs, so after I petted (pet?) three dogs, I told him to start taking pictures of each one, I think I got 17 dogs after all.

 #1 - A fat Jack Russel Terrier
 #2 - A nice Yellow Lab
 #3 - A shy Yorkie (If I didn't love Pugs so much, I would have a Yorkie!)
 #4 - I'm not quite sure what this one is, I think it might have been a Boxer mix, but I can't see the face, now...
 #5 - A Long Hair Dachshund
 #6 & #7 - Two more Dachshunds
 #8 - I'm not sure what this guy was.
 #9 - I'm also not sure what this one was, either.
 #10, #11, and #12 - A Boston Terrier, a Pug and their Baby, a Bugg! (The Boston is the Dad and Pug is the Mom!)
(This is still the same as above.)
#13 - I feel silly, but I can't remember what these were! I think they were a couple of Poodles. 

#14 - a tiny little Chihuahua. She was very skittish. lol

Numbers 15, 16 and 17 were the dogs I petted before Kelly started taking pictures. I'd say I did pretty good with his challenge. =) It was fun, we need to think of more things like that!

Fishin'!

We don't go fishing very often, but this past Saturday was Free Fishing Day, so we jumped at the chance! I grew up fishing - with a Dad who grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming (Western Wyoming, the pretty part!), we did a lot of camping and fishing, and it's something I hope I can always be able to do. I don't have many pictures from the day (phew! I kind of like to make my posts picture heavy...lol), but I'll share some of them. We weren't in the mountains, we went to a park near the city called Eagle Island State Park, (About a 15 minute drive from our house) it's pretty much just a pond they stock with fish, and they have a swimming area for people and a water slide, also. So, not too rustic. LOL

 It wasn't really cold, but Kelly was smart to cover up, mostly from the mosquito bites! I ended up with 5 on my left shoulder, alone! 
 I didn't catch anything. =(
 Kelly caught two Bass, though!

It's really too bad Kelly lost the top half of his pole... He got it caught in one of the trees on an island and the line broke, and the pole fell into the water. There is a Renaissance Faire at that park nest weekend, so hopefully we can go enjoy the fair and take the boat and look for the pole! lol (We know exactly where it should be, so I'm really hoping they can get it out of the water.) I hope that doesn't discourage him from fishing more this summer, I really want to go again! (I need to catch a fish!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My sister is married!

Last weekend, we headed down to Logan, Utah (Northern Utah) to see my sister get married. We had two weddings in two months in our family! We left Boise on Thursday June 2nd, the wedding was Friday June 3rd. The cool thing about the date is that my grandparents got married on June 1st, 1948 in Logan, my parents got married June 2nd, 1976 in Logan, so my sister was able to get married on June 3rd, 2011 in Logan. I had always thought that would be really neat to do, but it just didn't work for me. =)


Here is my sister, Natalie and her new husband, Adam! The amazing thing, is that she made that cake all by herself!  Here's a better picture of the cake,

Isn't that awesome?

Her 3 year old son, Joey and our 7 year old niece, Emma got to be ring bearer and flower girl again! They did a great job for a second time! Joey stood up with Natalie and Adam during the ceremony and it was super cute. 






The wedding took place in a beautiful park with a stream going through it. They got married in front of black and silver tinsel and after the wedding, Joey started playing in the tinsel.
In fact, he enjoyed playing in the tinsel so much, that we had to bring it over to get him into a family picture. I'm not sure how the professional pictures turned out, but this is the best one I had on my camera. 


I'm sure the photographer got a much better picture. LOL

It was a long day, but we had a good time.  The night before, Kelly and I were playing with the kids. Emma and Joey and my cousins' kids, Hailey, Lauren and Greyson. They wore us out! 

 Emma got stuck in Joey's swing. hehe

We played all sorts of games with them, tag, freeze tag, red rover, and running hold hands. lol We really did have a lot of fun playing with them, though. Here are some pictures from that.





The day after the wedding, we spent time playing with the kids again, this time at an indoor fun park. You pay $2 or $3 and you play on this big padded jungle gym with slides. 
 This is Hailey (My cousin, Kurts' daughter) and Lizzie (My cousin Melissa's daughter)
 I kept trying to get good pictures of them coming down the slide, and I got a few, but I already have plenty of pictures on here, so I'll just show my one of my favorites. I love this one, because Emma looks like she's having a blast!
 My cousin, Melissa and her daughters, London and Lizzie getting ready to go down the big slide! She said they went really fast because of the weight of the three on them. lol
Lauren, Hailey and Lizzie at the top.

Sorry I made this so picture heavy. It's a problem I have....lol Kelly and I had a good weekend. We left Logan about 11pm Saturday night and drove back to Boise through the night and got home about 3am. It was good for us, because it opened up Sunday, so we could get some things done and relax before going back to work. It seems to be the year of the wedding, we were first in April, then my sister in June, I have a friend getting married next weekend, (We can't go, though. =(  ), one of my oldest friends is getting married in October (!!!) and I'm sure there are more to come! =)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mini-Moon to McCall!

Kelly and I are lucky enough to have some friends who have a house in McCall, Idaho and offered to let us use it for a weekend after our wedding. McCall is in the mountains in central Idaho, and is about 2 1/2 hours north of Boise, where we live. It's a resort town, and I've mainly visited the town during their winter carnival in the snow, so it was nice to see McCall without snow covering the ground.


 This was the view from the front door of the house we stayed in. It's so beautiful! I love Idaho! =) The house is on a fairly new golf course that used to be a ranch. It's really nice because they tried to keep the golf course woodsy and it makes you actually feel like you are in the mountains.


This is the view from the back yard, there were a few ponds and a little stream connecting them. We went outside one night and even though it was kind of cloudy, you could still see some stars through the clouds and it was so quiet and peaceful. (Except for all the frogs...lol)


We headed into McCall on Saturday and went down to one of the beaches of Lake Payette. It was too cold to swim, and it started raining while we were there, but it was great to see it and just enjoy nature. =)






We went to the McCall fish Hatchery and it was really cool to see 1.5 million baby fish all in one room! We were driving around trying to figure out what to do and we saw a sign for the hatchery, so we thought we'd stop by. We went on the little tour they had, and it was actually pretty interesting! (For an Idaho girl like me, LOL)



We took a "hike" through the golf course. We wanted to take a real hike into the mountains, but it was raining off and on, and it was probably a good idea we didn't only because later that day it poured! So, we set out to explore the golf course. Like I said, they kept it pretty woodsy, so it was kind of like a hike...lol

 This is as far as both of us got before we turned back. Maybe if it was a warmer day we wouldn't have been so nervous to fall into the creek. lol
 We didn't have to worry about falling into freezing cold water on this log!

We just happened to be down by Payette Lake again right at sunset, so we walked along the beach and watched the sunset. 

This is what the view from the front door looked like the morning we left.

We called it a mini-moon because we plan to go to Las Vegas in September for our real honeymoon.  We didn't do much in McCall, we ate at a few places people recommended and just walked around the town, and took in the scenery. It was nice to get away for the weekend with each other. I can't wait to go to Vegas for a week in September! =)