Sunday, September 14, 2008


Jared and I got to go to Idaho a couple of weeks ago and it was SOOO much fun. We went for Derek's homecoming from Paraguay. It was mainly a very relaxing vacation for us, but it was so nice to be home for awhile. I never thought I would get homesick thinking about Idaho, but I think because it is where Jared and I started our life together, I kind of think of it as home. While we were there we got to visit old friends. (Sidenote: I look huge in this picture. I am at an awkward stage where my normal clothes don't fit, but maternity clothes make me look like I am wearing a parachute). We went to Texas Roadhouse, yum yum, with some of Jared's best friends and their wives.

We also got to meet the pups. My father in law's dog had 10 puppies, but by the time we made it out there, these 2 were the only ones left. How CUTE are they.... I wanted one so bad, but lets be honest- apartment living is not ideal for a black lab.

Here is the Rexburg Temple. We didn't get to go in, but it was amazing to see it finished.

Here are some of the pictures from Derek's homecoming. I think Derek coming home made it even harder for Jared to leave...they became such good friends the last year we were in Rexburg. His "mission war cry" was Git R Done, so Matt and Suz were holding this sign when they picked him up at the airport.

Uncle Bear was a huge hit with the nieces and nephews. We met a niece (almost 10 months) and nephew (4 months) for the first time- and fell in LOVE!!!! All the kids call Jared Uncle Bear, so they have all been calling our baby Bear Cub. Abby was so cute: every night she would give me a hug and then kiss Bear Cub goodnight.

We did tons of other stuff that I didn't have pictures of. My mother and sisters in law took me shopping for baby clothes and we got tons of cute stuff. While we were doing that the guys took the kids fishing. We also got family pictures taken, but we didn't buy any of them so I can't post them, not to mention the SERIOUS pregnant face I was sporting that day! All in all, it was a really great trip and was so hard to come back to Connecticut. We don't know when we will be able to make it back out there and we will miss the family for sure-but it was really great to spend time with them.


Brooke said...

glad to know you are alive. Maybe when you get a minute you can call me :)

Tyler and Naomi said...

I am glad you are back to the blogging world. I missed you!

Erin said...

Gotta love that pregnant face!! Although, yours really doesn't look bad at all. I really like your maternity clothes. Very cute.

Reisner's said...

Oh I love Idaho! I'm jelous you got to go out there. Hopefully we will be able to make it there for thanksgiving or chrismas. Oh and by the way I think you look so cute in that first picture. You looked pregnant, not awkward

Lori said...

That looks like such a fun trip. You have some way cute maternity clothes, by the way... I bet you are getting so excited to see what your baby will look like!!

Nicole said...

Idaho is a beautiful state, I had been there during one of my vacation trip.