Tuesday, June 19, 2012

{Memorial Day Road Trip}

My mom planned a little reunion with our long-time family friends: The Goodwins.  We met up in Boise, about half way for everyone over Memorial Day.  We couldn't round up the entire group due to distance and other scheduling conflicts, but we had 3 Dalley siblings represented and 2 Goodwin siblings.  Plus the parentals who have been BFFs for a long, long time. 

We were so excited to get away for a few days.  It was a hectic spring with work at the clinic and the extra long weekend provided some much needed family time and fun! 

Of course, the weather ended up being well below average. The rain actually followed us to Boise along with cooler temps. Saturday we got rained on as we walked around the BSU stadium. 

But the weather didn't stop these kids from living in the pool for 3 days.  It was nice and well-heated for an outdoor pool, thankfully!

So fun to have Aunt Erin with us! 

Ry having fun on Grandpa's iPad.

Pretty exhausted at night...they had no problem falling asleep

On Sunday we headed to sacrament meeting at a local ward and then stopped by the Boise temple (currently being renovated). 

We ate good food (Cafe Rio 2 times!) all weekend.  I love this pic of my mom and Rylan playing checkers outside Cracker Barrel. 

Our hotel was right next to the riverfront park.  We enjoyed a nice walk on Sunday evening. It was such a nice park...and went on for miles! 

Can't resist this sweet face!

Addy with Mary.  The kids love her!

And Thomas was a huge (HUGE!) help with the kiddos. He played in the pool for hours with these little tykes...coming up with games and activities and spoiling them with all kinds of attention and video game knowledge. SUCH a good kid! 

 Me, Becca, Mom, Peggy, Erin (oops...missing Mary!)

Didn't take long before Carson was soaked playing in the fountain.
 The whole group!

And a shot with all the ladies.

My parents sold their house the day before the trip.  They had planned to divide up some of their furniture to give to the kids this summer. But since we were meeting them halfway for this trip and they just accepted an offer, they scrambled and AMAZINGLY got everything together and pulled two uhaul trailers up from SLC to Boise. We hauled one to Seattle and the Goodwins hauled one to Vancouver. Between the two (completely jammed) trailers, we got all the furniture intended for those of us up here in Seattle and Vancouver.  It was huge effort on the part of my parents, not to mention giving us really cool stuff! I'm so glad it worked out, and we don't have to worry about how to get anything up here this summer.

On the way back home we stopped in Nampa to visit Trevor's grandparents for a couple hours.  They treated us so well and just doted on the kids the entire time.  We really miss them and were so glad to sneak in a visit!  Pictures with your great-grandparents is a pretty cool thing!

Thanks to my mom for organizing such a fun trip and spoiling us all weekend!  The Goodwins are like family so we were all right at home, laughing and talking, talking, talking the entire time.  It went by too quickly...we'll be ready for next year!


Kris and Cath 11:19 AM  

Love this and wish I were there! Great photos:)

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