Sunday, July 31, 2011

IMA Conference in Coeur d'Alene, ID

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.


Over the Fourth of July weekend I met my parents and siblings at my grandparent's cabin in McCall, ID. It was the perfect weekend of hiking, hanging out on the beach, roasting marshmallows, boating, and reading (I finished 2 fun books on a 3 day trip). Joe had to stay home and study for step 2 of the boards. Too bad!

Summer Sports Camps

This summer I signed Madison and Hayes up for a week of soccer camp and a week of t-ball camp through the YMCA ( I love that the age requirements were 4-6 year olds so that they could both go together). Joe ended up taking them to most of soccer while I was in Rexburg researching, but they loved it. The had a blast learning new things and making new friends. Just watching Hayes dribble the ball down the field, I totally realized he was a natural.

T-ball camp was fun. It is funny to see little kids in the huge batting helmets running around looking for the base they are supposed to be on. Madison excelled at t-ball, and Joe is seriously hoping that we have a glitter-band wearing softball player in the house (not Hayes).