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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Our trip to Idaho

Beau and I took the kids to Idaho late Wednesday night after work. We didn't get there until 1:00 AM Thursday. It was such a short, fast trip that we didn't get to see everybody we would have liked to! But it was nice to be with my family. We hadn't been home for eight months. And my sister Rebecca hadn't been home for a year. So it was nice to finally all get to be together and see each other!



Thursday was Caleb's birthday and we celebrated with the cousins at my mom's house. I seriously can't believe that he is five now. It is so sad how quick they grow up! He got lots of presents from his Grandpa, Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. It was nice to be able to celebrate his birthday with family!















Friday, was the day everyone else was arriving so as you can imagine the kids were hyper all day. My dad took us all to eat at the Great Wall. Then we just went back to his house and enjoyed each other.

Saturday we listened to Conference. What a exciting day. I love conference so much. I have always had a special place in my heart for Pres. Monson. He was the Apostle that I have collected all of his books and always felt like I really connected to. Being able to sustain him as our Prophet, was so special. I loved all the talks and felt so uplifted and edified. I love conference so much and each time feel a bit more motivated and renewed!

Later on that night my mom, sisters, and I went to Garcia's to eat. We had the best time laughing and giggling at each other!



I wish we could have been there longer. We had to drive home Monday and our trip just seemed soooo fast. But it was still worth it!! I miss my family so much. I value these special times that we have to be together! It is hard not to be there in person and see my sweet little nieces and nephews growing up. And it is really hard on my kids not to get to see their grandparents more often!

I am so grateful for the strong bond we share as sisters and as a family. It makes me sad to know that many families don't have that! I am grateful for such loving parents, who sincerely want us all to be together. My parents are so giving and generous and I appreciate all they continually for us! I miss you guys so much already and cried a good portion of the ride home!

Here are some more pictures from our trip- (there is a lot!!)

12 comments:

jenn said...

fun pic bon! i love it. i was supposed to be up there that weekend too! (: i am glad that you had fun. conference was so so so good. i took so many notes. i hope to post about my thoughts on conference in a few days when life is not so hectic! (:

Christina said...

So cute! I'm glad you had a chance to be with your family again- that would be hard to live away from everyone. You look so adorable!

Becca said...

Bon, we miss you! Maybe you and I can get on the webcam later tonight and reminisce. (I hate this keyboard).

Bunnell's said...

now that is some seriously moving pictures! They are way cute! Ummmm I live in Idaho and you did not stop in...hehehehe No chica we miss you guys...We need to plan a way fun trip together! Beau and Wes can entertain themselves while we go shopping! SOMEWHERE WARM!!!

Nikki

Gina Lee said...

Okay, I just clicked on Nikki's blog and I'm crying like a baby! I don't know if that soldier is coming or going but my heart hurts for those who have to be away from their families. I'm so grateful for those who serve!
I'm glad you had a fun trip... Sad that we didn't meet up. But, there's always the reunion! JULY 5th mark your calendar!
You and your sisters are all so beautiful...By the way, Your mom could be one of your sisters, she looks so dang young!

Hanna Terrill said...

It's true about mom looking young! She's the best! I wish you were still here! I can't wait to see you again at the end of the month! I'll get more crafts together that we can do!

Britney said...

Hey Bonnie - Glad you found me! Looks like you had fun in Idaho! I love going up to visit my family,too. Looks you have quite the happy life!

Our little "love"ll bug family said...

It is so cool that you have that with your sisters and your whole family. Looking at those pic made me feel like calling all my family and arranging a weekend together. Glad you had a good time!

Roylance Rec. Center said...

Hey sis. Fun postage, and I was there so it was even funner. I am glad we all got together, but I still wish we would have got a picture professionally done.

Love ya,and miss ya
Love Ali

The Gray Gang said...

I totally understand your emotions! Families are GREAT! It is so hard being apart, but isn't it nice that when you are together, it is like you've never missed a beat! Glad you where able to go! We are going to Idaho May 16- Memorial day! I am SOO EXCITED!

Amber Lee said...

Oh, Bonnie, I'm sorry you didn't get to stay up there longer. I know you were hoping to! I'm glad you had fun, though, and the picture of you with all your sisters is cute! Some of them I wouldn't guess to be your sisters, but I don't know what I was expecting-- a whole bunch of lookalikes?

Boyd, Kathryn, and Ben said...

That was great seeing ya'll here in Idaho. I love seeing all your pictures and I'm impressed with your bread making skills. Way to go Bon.