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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Giving Thanks In Idaho....

We decided we wanted to do some exploring over Thanksgiving break and we loved Northern Idaho when we were there a few years ago so we decided why not check out Boise. We had heard great things about it and so we rented a little condo near downtown and off we went...

We fell in love with so many aspects of it that it is hard to nail down just one. We took a couple of hours one morning before the storm rolled in and toured the state capital. It was like 23 degrees outside so it was also a great excuse to get in out of the cold...

This building was beautiful and the marble work was breathtaking....our kids were afraid we were trying to "sneak" school in and make them learn while they were on break. Whaaattt? Me? "Nooo....just walk around the state capital and read all the historical markers and don't let any of it sink in, I promise you'll be just fine children."

Boise is Bronco college football nation so of course we had to visit the stadium..

Sadly they were in CA for a game so we missed seeing them play...

The best part of exploring was finding all the cute little areas with old fashioned candy shops and quant coffee shops....


One of the days brought about 2" of snow which was nice because we built a fire, had hot cocoa and just enjoyed the different weather than we are used to...

Dan & the girls did a 5k turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning and it was COLD! I think like 15 degrees. My doctor told me no because my leg is still healing, so me and my mom were the support crew...

Being a support crew member requires that you put a crazy turkey hat on and cheer on your loved ones. Yes I was proud and plus I think it makes me look taller. The atmosphere was so amazing. There were over 6,000 runners, walkers, people walking dogs or pushing strollers but then they asked us to face the flag while this guy played the national anthem on his violin....it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Then one person started quietly singing, and then another and then pretty soon all 6,000 of us were singing. I got very emotional and couldn't help but cry as I was moved to be thankful for our freedom.

My mom likes hot weather so she was freezing! She especially liked when I had the bright idea to take pictures near the river when it was like 12 degrees out ha!

We try as often as possible to take our girls and get away from the norm and into new places with different people and things to see and try...to just have that time with them that we can't get back and to be together as a family.

It was so beautiful this time of year. We are thinking of going back this summer so we can try some of the summer activities like mountain biking and kayaking, tubing etc.

 
On the way home we stopped in Provo Utah and woke up to more snow...I made sure to tag cars as we were leaving...the friendly kind of tagging of course.

Me and my mom are kindly making you aware that in this very moment it is 5 degrees!

















4 comments:

Jessica said...

Looks like a nice time away! So glad you guys could do that :)

Jessica said...

Looks like a nice time away! So glad you guys could do that :)

John Heflin said...

Fantastic pictures.
Boise in the summer for me. Ha

Jeff and Aimee said...

I love to see that you guys are having adventures together.