Friday, September 13, 2013

The one where we go on a road-trip

Oh man, what a fun trip we had! We went to Boise for 2 1/2 weeks, and it was such a blast! I drove over/down with the kids, then Erik flew over a couple weeks later. We did a ton of slip n sliding down Grandma and Grandpa Hill's hill, ate a bazillion Popsicles...sometimes that's what we had for breakfast, lunch AND dinner, had our fair share of snow-cones and Sonic 1/2 price milkshakes, checked out Chick-fil-a for the first time (and TOTALLY worth it for the sauce alone! yum), spent time with old friends (although there still didn't seem to be enough time for this!), went to the lake a couple times, celebrated Grandma and Grandpa Paternoster's 50th wedding anniversary, watched my amazing sister complete her first triathlon, took lots of bubble baths with cousins, stayed up way too late, and got up WAY too early, and put on about 10 lbs (well I did...ugh). It was such a nice relaxing trip, even though we jam-packed everything in. So here is an overload of pictures of a few of the things we enjoyed while there. Oh, and did I mention the weather? Perfect! Albeit hot, but I love it when it is super hot inside, then going in to a nice, cold air-conditioned house. Ahhhh Boise summers, you are the best!

Troy and Zander make quite the team. They are so funny to watch together! Troy REALLY misses his Zander :(

Cousin Brian and Elena (these two girls had WAY too much fun together!) These girls FINALLY convinced him to go down the slide with them. No one can deny their cuteness!



I love Troy's squished face in this!!

"Whoa, whoa, whoa!"


Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles!! You should have heard the giggling coming from this room!

Cousin Aundrea kept Savannah entertained while I skied. The cheetos helped too lol

Savanna LOVED the tube and boat! She is still telling me, "Mom, I want a boat!" 

Aunt Cassie and cousin Katie! 

The Man of the hour! Thanks Dad for the fun day on the lake!!

Momma's still got it!!!...well kinda. My form is a little rough, but hey, I'll take it after 3 kids!! :)


Troy wasn't super excited about going on the boat...but I made him. No son of mine will dislike boating!! lol
My awesome sister Melanie about to complete her first Triathlon! She ROCKED it!!

LOVE this poster! Melanie and her sweet family 

Grandma and Grandpa Paternoster during their 1st dance at the fun to see a couple so in love after so many years!!

Cousin Paige

Totally busted Savannah!! She couldn't resist the food table, even though we were supposed to wait until after a couple dances...

Photo booth! This was so fun! The kids were here most of the night lol  (with Cousins Paige and Alexi)

Strike a pose Troy!

Work it! haha

With cousins Karyssa, Mallory, Jordan, Holly, Hailey, Paige, Spencer, Porter, and Jake

Cousin Jaryn joined in too. :)

Brooklyn and Paige dancing the night away! So stinkin' cute

That's all folks!

Liv and Brooklyn boating with the Balls. These two are soul-mates I tell ya. Or as they refer to themselves as, "Tooter-sisters" lol