Friday, July 23, 2010
So, my parents told us a few years ago, that we were going to be having a family reunion in Albion, Idaho... Where the heck is Albion, Idaho? What the heck is there to do in Albion, Idaho? I have to say... I was a little unsure about driving 5 hours for this trip and not having anything to do. But, I will be the first to admit you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. I was completely impressed when I got there. We stayed at an old schoolhouse called Campus Grove. This is the schoolhouse we stayed in (now updated of course) and it is set up a lot like a dorm house. We just LOVED the history of it and we loved how secluded the place was. I felt so safe to let the kids wander around the grounds. They had a swimming pool, a bouncy house, horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, basketball courts, and lots of feathered friends. Yes, that's right... we ran into chickens, peacocks, and other large birds. It was crazy fun! We roasted marshmellows, played Family Feud (which our family one...probably because we are the ones that mostly feud...sorry Marisa), crafts- mom's awesome Slat Family, family pics, swimming, pinata, treasure hunts, and so much more... I was SO worn out by the time we had to leave. Whewwww. Thanks so much to everyone for putting together the best time ever for me and the girls!
I had such a good time in Albion, ID with our Bowen Family Reunion this weekend. It was so good to see my cousins and their families and how everyone has changed. However, I've found that we are still the same in many ways. Thanks to everyone who came. It was so worth it to go up there. I loved Campus Grove and thought it was an excellent place to have this.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thanks to Stacie for these great pictures! We went to a little pool today by our house with Bella's cousin, Emma and her friend, Abby. We had so much fun and Stacie and I enjoyed the time out of the house and basking in the sun. I NEEDED some vitamin D. Check out these cute pictures she took...
Monday, July 12, 2010
Yes, this morning I woke to the sound of rushing water... (so of course I went to the bathroom first) and then checked downstairs to see what was going on. We had a busted pipe in our storage room. Luckily it was not in the wall and the turn off valve for the water was close to the break. It was a quick fix from the plumber, but we sure had to do a lot of water cleanup.