Thursday, July 21, 2011

Insta Friday: July 22, 2011

life rearranged
Happy Friday!!!
We've had quite an exciting week.

Remember last week's post?
This was the aftermath.

Friday we decided to try a ride on the Great Park Balloon.

After waiting over two hours,
about a dozen carousel rides,
and 3 hungry kids later,
we boarded the balloon,
only to have the ride canceled for the rest of the day due to high winds.

We put the last of our Chick-fil-A First 100 coupons
to good used for dinner that evening.

We arrived at the Great Park Balloon
EXTRA early Saturday to ride before the winds picked up.

And it worked!

My little sister had a summer bucket list,
and one of her items was to get a Sprinkles cupcake.

In the midst of packing for our road trip,
she and I took some time out for a pedi :)


I chose OPI Teal the Cows Come Home.
Hello, Summer.

We started our drive dark and early on Sunday.
It's been a long time since I've seen on of these.

Here's the crew about 1/2 way through 846 miles.

About the only place open in Utah on a Sunday is this place.

I was not ready for the Summer temps.
Thank goodness for A/C.

We finally arrived in Idaho and found
Grandma, Aunt Corinne, and Grandma Great waiting for us.
Aunt Corinne had gifts!

I only have 5 cousins,
and three belong to my Aunt Michele that lives in Nebraska.
Her kids were out picking up the oldest from college,
so we got to see them.
It's always a special treat to see them since they live so far away.

The Girl {LOVED} her Rapunzel hair :)

We did lunch at Pizza Pie Cafe . . . YUM!

Grandma Great read the kids Pioneer stories from their new books.

Monday evening in town we had dinner at the Ross Park Drive In.
Talk about classic Americana dining.
It should be on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.

The Boy was tired of the heat :)

When I drive through Idaho I think of Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks.

On the way to my parents' house on Tuesday,
we decided to see the Pixar UP House.
That turned into quite the adventure.
But it was so worth it once we FINALLY got there.

It is so dang cute!
Right down to the mailbox.
The Girl wanted to know why Mr. Fredricksen wasn't coming out.

Wednesday I was super lazy.
All that driving really took the life out of me.
Luckily Aunt Kenna kept the kids busy with a backyard pool party.

I love fresh peas from a summer garden - perfect for lunch.

My nephew is super adorable
and looks just like my brother when he was a wee lad.

I'll leave you with this fantastic face.

We call them Crazy Eyes & she can do them on command.


Mandy said...

I love the wide open spaces picture - turned out perfectly!

Amanda Maggio said...

aww love your post!! just stumbled on your blog through the link up today! xoxo :)

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

haha.. omg. LOVE the crazy face. THAT is awesome. Looks like you had a wonderful week.

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