Picture Prose Update

We were on our way to fancy Sun Valley, Idaho. To the pretty Sawtooth Mountains, cool summer days & cooler nights. Dad had a convention to attend (he was speaking—how cool?) and the fam got to tag along. Spending days at the pool and even ice skating in an outdoor rink! (How do they do that?)




But it was a six hour drive to get there…and big kids or not, the whole—“how much longer, Mom?”—gets old. And let’s not talk about where to stop for 4yrold potty breaks!

To make it more bearable for the kids (and mom) we mapped out Redbox sites! Spiderwick Chronicles to the rescue. There were Redboxes in both of the tiny towns of Burley and Hailey. Who needs beautiful scenery? Not the kids…eh?

(PS. You know you are an addict when the promised WIFI at “the clubhouse” doesn’t exist. And you can’t imagine anything worse. The horrors.)

Hello. My name is Carissa, welcome to Onliners Anonymous.




Recipe:

3 parts children, 1 part giant pool.

(complete with diving board, 4 foot area and plenty of steps in the shallow area for 4yrold to play in)

What do you have? 3 kids playing OUTside the pool begging for snacks and asking “when can we go over to the playground?…can we go to the park now?” Etc…




What gives? They maybe get to play in a pool once a week during the summer—and rarely in the winter? I think if they had one other kid in the mix they could play all day. Sibling crap would fly out the window?

Have you ever taken a vacation with friends? Cuz. I would seriously consider it. Does anyone want to join us at the in-laws cabin? This is what it looks like up there:













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12 comments:

Sarah said...

I'll go on vacation with you - oh my gosh it looks gorgeous!! Those pictures are stunning!!

And how do they keep that ice cold in the summer?!?

Jaime said...

We'll go! That looks awesome! Come on, how could you not have a good time?!

Threeundertwo said...

Yeah! Your feed is working!

Love the pictures!

Laurie said...

I will take my family and go on vacation with you! Looks gorgeous!!! I have a 4 y/o boy too.

anti-supermom said...

It looks like an awesome time and you are one great photographer!

I wish I was there...

Melissa said...

We'll go - we'll go! I'm not first to answer, but... I'll bake for you at the cabin! Name your date :)

Don Mills Diva said...

Beautiful photos but...

No Wifi and you lived to tell?!

Melanie said...

I love the idea of mapping out the redbox locations...we are heading out for 2 weeks of reunions and camping in many locations..so I will for sure do that!!

Melanie said...

curtis.hart@comcast.net
when I finally get the dishes, laundry and all misc. cleaning done I sit back and am so happy. I know in 5 mins all will change.

washed the back-door windows (mind you that only happens twice a a year at best!), and within seconds my youngest had her hands, and mouth (she likes the way you can leave lip prints on it)all over it. When I caught her I couldn't help but laugh and ask her why...reply "cuz it so clean!" (as she tries to wipe it off, lol.

Jaysi said...

Wow great pictures. That looks like tons of fun. I love the Redbox!! Glad your family had a great time.

Saucy said...

I love your photos. You've got the eye, lady.

Sonya said...

What a beautiful place! I wanna come, I wanna come!


Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!



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