In July we took a fun road trip to Seattle, Yakima, and Coeur d'Alene. Grandma and Grandpa Deaver took the kids in Yakima and let Joe and I continue to Seattle on our own. We had fun visiting all of our favorite places (which, strangely, were grocery stores and restaurants).
In Coeur d'Alene we were on the 12th floor in an awesome suite where we could see the lake and keep the kids from eating the $5 candy bars in the mini bar. We took a boat tour of the lake, had some fun dinners with a bunch of doctors, and made some friends.
One day, the kids and I ditched the conference and drove over to Wallace where we toured a silver mine and checked out the cute downtown composed of 100-year-old brick buildings.
While in Coeur d'Alene we also go to see my brother Alex while he was doing an internship. He volunteered to watch the kids one night while we were there (slumber party!) and took us all up to Harry Potter 7.2 the next day. We had fun taking the kids on a little hike around the lake.