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Friday, November 1, 2013

Idaho, better than Napoleon Dynamite

In August we took a trip to go visit Auntie Em, and Uncle D, in Idaho. My Mom wanted to go visit, but was hesitant to make the drive, to Idaho, from California, alone. So of course I volunteered. I would jump at any chance I can to go see Auntie Em, and Uncle D. Auntie Em, and I go way back.... as far back, as when I wanted my mother to call the little growing baby in her belly "Big Bird". Original I know. Thankfully my mom did not regard my request, and called that babe Emma. Anyhow, I had just had squeaks, and was in dire needed of an adventure. I was slowly drowning with the whole 3 children thing.  I knew driving 8 hours, with those 3 children would be h e double hockey sticks, so hastily I made arrangements to have Sydney stay home. I am pro at two children, throw a third in the mix, and lets just say it can get ugly. Thankfully I have amazing relatives that live close by, and were happy to lend a hand. Although it was hard saying good bye to Sydney, and Jeff, I was so excited to have somewhat one on one time with Sadie. After church we headed out. My Mom was prepared, and had a book on CD. Between entertaining Sadie, and feeding Scarlett, I got to relax and hang out with my Mom. There were moments when I wanted to pull my hair out, and possibly scream, but there were also AMAZING moments. Moments, where I would not have wanted to be anywhere else. Sadie was loving all the attention, and grandma was so kind to even stop a few times, and just run around the car with Sadie. Who does that?? My mom, that is who, and she is pretty cool. We left Saint George pretty late in the afternoon. So majority of the drive Sadie slept. We pulled into good old Rexburg Idaho, at like 12 am. Auntie Em, and Uncle D, are apartment managers. Their tenants whom are college students, live above them on the main level of the house. It was dark outside, and we could not really see address's on any of the house's. We pulled in front of a house, we thought could potentially be the place. Thankfully there were college kids still havin a grand ol time inside. I felt really old at that point, as I thought to myself "what would it be like to have a desire again, to stay up this late".  I walked to the front door, and they informed me we were at the right place. My Mom, and I were thrilled. We were both ecstatic to see Auntie Em, and Uncle D. Thankfully they have a very good size home, and we all fit beautifully.
While visiting Sadie was SPOILED. She loved every minute of the attention.

Sadie's favorite place to be  
Auntie Em, and Sadie roo having a blast

Every night Sadie had to have her time with Uncle D

This is the conference center. It is awesome
We got to walk around the gardens of BYU-I, they were incredible. As you can see Sadie wanted to go swimming in the pond, and almost did!!
Right By Auntie Em, and Uncle D's house they had the most amazing parks! This slide was HUGE, but as usual fearless Sadie took the plunge!! 
This was the splash pad connected to the park!! Sadie peed her diaper she was so excited
Uncle D, Sadies bestest friend. She loves this guy. He was so sweet to play with her at the parks.  
Uncle D had this amazing exercise ball, and Sadie sure loved it
We went to a super cute farmers market, and Sadie got her face painted!

We did not forget about Scarlett, she was hardly ever put down.
Sadie thought this trip could not get better..until she got ice cream!

This little house is right down the street from Auntie Em, and Uncle D. I fell in LOVE. Pictures do not do it justice. It looked like a Thomas Kinkaid painting.
Being around 2 love birds was so fun. It made me think back to when It was just Jeff, and I.

Our trip was over way too quick! I was sure happy to get home to this little girl, and my handsome hubby!

I fell in love with Rexburg. I tell almost everyone just how great it is. I told a girl from Idaho, and she kind of looked at me funny. She than told me Rexburg was known as the ghetto of Idaho. To that, I say Compton is ghetto. Rexburg is perfect!! It was so a joy bonding with Sadie. I always want to make each of my children feel special. I think this trip did just that! Thank you Mom, Auntie Em, and Uncle D, for making our trip so special!! You two will make the best of parents one day, you two helped me want to be a better one!

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