Saturday, July 17, 2010

What a Weekend!

What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend spent camping and hiking turned out much differently.  We made it just past the little town (how is it possilby a town...store is more like it) of Banks, when Jeff decided the check engine light was not messing around, that the truck battery was quickly losing power, and that we needed to turn around ASAP.  Prayers were said quickly in hopes of making it to some form of civilazation before we completely lost power.  We made it through Horseshoe Bend and slowly made it up the big hill between Horseshoe Bend and Boise, the engine died at the top of the hill and we coasted to the Chevron station in Eagle.  Civilization!  After way more drama than I choose to go into, we spent the day at Jeff's dad's replacing the alternator in the truck.  Fun times. 

So, instead of lazing about camp and hiking through beatiful and cool forestland, we spent the weekend doing a bunch of stuff that actually ended up being fun, like...

Climbing trees with cousins...

Riding tricycles with cousins...

Losing our 5th tooth...

Searching for four-leaf clovers in our grass with a whole different set of cousins, and actually finding about 20!  Seriously.  Regan said, "Why do people think it's lucky to find a four-leaf clover?  Our lawn is covered with them."  Well Regan, when your lawn has as much clover in it as ours does, the odds are definately in your favor...

Regan even found a five-leaf clover.  What does that mean?

In hindsight, we should have hunted for the four-leaf clovers before we attempted the camping trip.  We could have used a little luck this weekend...

5 comments:

Rebekah said...

I know a great little place in Horseshoe Bend...

David said...

Way to get the cousins working hard at pulling your clover for you. Tom Sawyer would be proud!

Levi and Teri said...

Other than your camping weekend not going so well...I've LOVED catching up on your blog! Your girls are SO stinkin cute and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new house! But I'm sure you are too :) Congrats! We're getting ready for football season this fall! Are you still around Boise?...we should meet up with you guys. We'd love to see ya and catch up...in person :)

The Prestwich's said...

Man, those kids sure look a lot like the prestwich's. Speaking of Prestwich's--give us a call! Let's meet in McCall?? We have a sweet hook-up.

Deb said...

5 leaf clover = radioactivity?

hey, if you ever figure out how to get rid of the clover, let us know. it's pretty much taken over our front yard and i'm not sure how to bring back the grass....