A wee bitty vacation

posted on: Thursday, July 18, 2013

A cool thing happened last week while we were on vacation. With the kids' schedule upended and no distinct place to call "home" John and I both participated in this fun game called "kids-stay-up-all-night-and-no-sleep". Have you heard of it? It really is the bestest of the best if I do say so myself. All joking aside vacationing with kids is hard work! You parents that do it regularly should be given a trophy. Heck, maybe a monument! Between the festivities of the Fourth and back-to-back vacations we got a little worked over by our babes. We love them dearly, but holy cow this Momma would have paid a bundle for a nanny on Day Three of our fiasco.

Anyway, John had a conference in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho for a few days and the kids and I tagged along. Have you been there before? It really is gorgeous. It's nestled in the prettiest Northern Idaho valley with rolling mountains full of thick timber that seem to engulf that prettiest crystal blue lake you'll ever see. Our resort aimed to please as well, sprawling floating docks with sandy beaches lining the shore and a golf course with its own floating green. I tried to take pictures, needless to say, between my bags of "necessities," two toddlers, and a stroller I was my own traveling circus, which didn't leave a whole lot of space for picture taking.

Somewhere along the circus shuffle I lost my camera battery which forced us into the nearest Nikon shop  to find a new one. $78 dollars later I left feeling defeated by something the size of a Tic Tac box. I justified the whole ordeal with the fact that a price can't be put on capturing memories. Or so that's what I will say to John when he sees the credit card bill ;)


  1. Sooo, are you going to adopt me so I can go on your next mini vacay?? This place looks amazing!

  2. It's so funny. Your pictures make it look like a stress-free slice of heaven. But as a mother of three, I know better. Even a trip to the store is a nightmare, let alone packing a family for out of town. I think the camera battery was probably one of the best things you could have bought. In 20 years, you'll look at the pictures and smile, not remembering any of the hard work. It will be precious moments, otherwise forgotten, captured forever.


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