Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Completely Blown Away

I can't even put into words how blown away I was by all the positive comments I got on yesterday's post.  Seriously.  You are all phenomenal.  I wish I could hug you all and hang out with you in real life.  Your words were so touching to me, and I definitely needed to hear them.  Today I am feeling much better.  I have a fun weekend ahead for me, and that's keeping me positive!

Again--a huge thank you.  Honestly, I appreciate you all so much more than you could ever know.

Okay, onto my awesome weekend ahead:

First, I am going home to Idaho to chill with my super cool Papa.  Me and Pops are super close.  When my parents got divorced when I was 16, it was just me and him living together and dealing with the fallout of our family implosion.  Those were tough times and we survived them together.  I couldn't be more grateful for the awesome father I have:

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My Pictures 510
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We have lots of fun together!

Anyway, I'm going up to Idaho today by myself and then Hubster is meeting me up there on Friday with his whole family!  Tomorrow Pops and I are going to go to Yellowstone to do some awesome hiking (and hopefully not get eaten by grizzly bears!).  We'll be hiking in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone by Yellowstone Falls.
Oh yeah, it's gonna be awesome!
If we survive the bears, the next day will be a 10-mile run for me and perhaps some Zumba with my awesome sister.  In addition to that, I get to play with my super cute nieces and nephews!  CAN'T WAIT!  Love my little kiddies:

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So dang cute!
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Love them all!
Can't wait can't wait can't wait.

Then Saturday I will be going up to Island Park with Hubster's family (+ Pops) and we will go canoeing and then head up to West Yellowstone to see some of Lower Geyser Basin.  I haven't been to the Geysers in Yellowstone in YEARS.  Should be a great weekend!

And if that wasn't enough, Sunday I will be going over to my other sister's house and we are going to have the whole family (both mine and Hubster's) over for a big rib cookout.  My brother-in-law recently took grand prize in a rib cookout (against professional chefs--his first time entering!) and we are pretty excited to try some of his tasty eats.  I'll also get to see this cute little munchkin:

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Life is good when family is around.  

So that's my weekend.  If I don't post for a while, you know why.  Not only am I living life to the fullest with my family, I'm also going into no-man's land for internet service.  My dad has dial-up.  And not the upgraded somewhat "fast" dial-up.  It's the painfully slow, takes 2 hours to watch a youtube clip kind of slow.  That's the trade-off for views like these:

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Pure solitude--nearest neighbor is a quarter of a mile away and it's my cousins!  Can't complain.  Growing up in the middle of a potato field was awesome.

Kinda like all of you guys.  Did I mention that already?


  1. You seem to have a great relationship with your dad!

    You have cute nephews and nieces!!!

    (Send me an email at ilovecafemoka @ dot com, I want to send you a picture of myself in my pretty purple dress!)

  2. ahhhhh. this just got me so excited for going home myself. my and my dad are super close as well so i am excited to be able to spend time with him :) all the pics are gorgeous and adorable. jealous of all the outdoors stuff you have coming up this week!

  3. You take some amazing photos, girl!

  4. GIRL THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!!! Have so much fun. Seriously forget about reality and soak up the family time. You deserve it! Love ya girl!

  5. That is so great that you have such a great relationship with your dad. I wish I could say the same. We don't have a "bad" relationship but there is really no depth to it at all and I wish we had that.

  6. OH my gosh those last two pictures make me miss living in Idaho so much. Have fun!

  7. Awesome post!! It's great that you have such a good relationship with your dad and you get to do so many cool things.
    Have fun!!

  8. Looks like you have aN amazing weekend ahead of you! Enjoy!!

  9. For some reason... probably because my computer is ornery and doesn't want to be friends with me right now... I can't comment on your latest post... but I LOVED the pictures of Yellowstone. My husband's from Jackson and we are planning on moving back that way someday (probably Driggs... we're in Northern California right now.) He'll be so excited when I show him those pics.
    Anyway, I've been reading through your blog and I LOVE it! Thanks and have a terrific weekend!