Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bogus Basin Summer Time

About 16 miles from downtown Boise, is our favorite little ski mountain. They have added a lot of summer activities too. . .  so one day during my trip we went to check them out. It was a great day of riding the ski lifts, hiking around and riding the mountain coaster! One of my favorite days spent in Idaho this summer.

 Also, Maisyn tripped during the trip and got covered in dirt! The fall didn't hurt, but when she came up she was covered in dust we all thought it was so funny and she was so brave. 
My cute parents.

Lots of pictures with Whitney, we are going to miss her too much on mission. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jump Creek!

One thing I dislike about living in Tokyo is that nature is so much harder to access— so when we are in America it’s always top on my bucketlist to just be outside and go on some hikes. Idaho is such a pretty state. Caden told me about this waterfall an hour or so drive from my parent's house that I super wanted to go to. . . so when I was in town everyone was super nice and willing to go along and we made a little evening out of it!  It was a super short hike to the falls, which was perfect for the little ones and Caden brought his drone and took some sweet pics.



The cutest Nana <3

 These two could of been twins. Same size and hair.

 Papa Bubbles

 Landon and Briggs wanted to take some pictures and I just loved this toothless grin of Landon
photo credit goes to Briggs for these two.

 I miss them so much!!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Spirit of Boise 2018

 One morning and the very end of August we all woke up extra early to watch the balloons launch over Boise. This is always a summer highlight. They lay the massive balloons out over the park and we watch as they fill the balloons with hot air and then rise over the city as daylight breaks.

It’s a week event, but the day we went the weather ended up not being ideal enough for take off, but they still filled up the balloons and then we were able to walk around and go inside one them and upclose and and talk to the pilots. There was lots of “ooos and aweees” from Luke.

 Luke had a thing for knocking Whitney in the face every single time they were by each other, he would only do it to Whitney and it cracks me up. 

 filling up the balloons 

 inside the balloon!