Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The one with the quick trip to Boise

The kids and I made a quick weekend trip to Boise to pick up our meat (thanks Mom and Dad!) and also to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday! We surprised him with a birthday party/open house and invited all his closest friends. He was so surprised and had a great time reminiscing with friends. Can't believe he is 80! He still acts like a 20 year old sometimes. :) We also got the chance to check out my brother Mike's apache helicopter! He officially has the coolest (and somewhat dangerous!) job! The kids were in total awe.

Mike showing them how the gun works in the Blackhawk. 

See? In awe! 

Troy in the blackhawk cockpit

Brooklyn in the blackhawk cockpit

Now on to the Apache! 

Mike showing Troy the gun on the Apache.

It's pretty heavy! 

Looking down the barrel of the gun

Mike explaining the missile. It can shoot and aim up to 5 miles away!!

The eye piece they wear in their helmets. Mike said this alone costs $27,000!! It is very sophisticated and is infra-red. With this, they can see little bunnies on the ground even from a mile up!! 

Our "lets get the bad guys!" faces :)

Still so in love even after all these years!!

LOVE them!!