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December 08, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Pictures from Thanksgiving

This year we decided to head to Boise to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  Scott had the time off and the kids were out of school for the whole week, so we headed over Saturday and spent a week there.  It was great seeing family, cooking in a big kitchen, and just relaxing.  Zak & Ellie enjoyed playing with their cousins Jeff & Josh.

It was a nice week in Boise and the drive really wasn't too bad. 

Girls Weekend to Vegas

Pictures from Vegas

Scott was nice enough to let me take a girls weekend away to Vegas.  It was a great time and a nice break.  Of course, for some reason I could never sleep in.  I guess I'm used to the kids' schedule.  Vegas has changed quite a bit in the past 10 years.  The biggest bummer is not having real slot machines.  You can't put coins in anymore.  What's up with that?  Anyway, it was a great time, but I think next time we'll have to go somewhere else for a girl's weekend away.  Somewhere really warm!!!

 

Ellie's Birthday 2008

Photos from Ellie's Birthday

This year Ellie wanted to have her Birthday Party at Blake Island and invite all of our sailing friends to join us.  So, on Thursday November 6, 2008 we decided to take the kids out of school and head over there a couple days earlier than when we planned on meeting everyone..  The weather was forcasted to get pretty nasty that afternoon, so we tried to get out early so we would miss that.  We untied the lines and headed out.  It's always such a great feeling to get away from the dock.  We were outside of the marina and decided to accelerate, when the engine decided it didn't want to accelerate.  Scott tried to figure out what was up and made a decision to head back to our slip.  We didn't want to get to Blake Island and have something go really wrong.  Ellie was in tears as we headed back.  We felt so bad.  We decided that we would stay at home and bribed Ellie with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner.  We also contacted all our friends and told them that we wouldn't be able to make it and would love to have them all over to our boat for dinner that Saturday night for Ellie's birthday party.  I made two huge batches of soup and we set the tent up outside for a dock party.  The weather was amazing for November and it was an extremely comfortable evening.  Ellie had so much fun being the center of attention:

Group Photo (quite a few of the group had already left)

Present time:

Here's what Ellie got from Mom & Dad:

Watch out Hannah Montanna!

I think that she's one lucky 6 year old.


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