While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

June 23rd - June 24th 2008

We Just Celebrated our 10TH Anniversary !! For our celebration we managed to get Chris's parents to kindly agree to watch our kids for two days. So we started off Monday morning and headed for the Family History Library to do some exploring and try to find some clues to help fill in our gaps. After we left the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, we grabbed some food from Wendy's so we could get driving on the road to get to our destination. The frosty's were the BEST part. It was quite the strange drive just being the two of us and not stopping the entire drive. We didn't hear " How much longer" " Are we there yet?" "I need to go POTTY!" and all the various other saying that kids like to screetch out during a ROAD TRIP. It was awesome to just enjoy the beauty and how green the hill sides were. It was so BEAUTIFUL. Upon arriving in Idaho Falls we wanted to eat dinner at a restaurant called Garcia's -- Mexican cuisine is what they serve and the food was delicious. Afterwhich we drove the backroads to get to the highway again, and drove the rest of the way to Archer -- which is about 7 miles away from Rexburg. We were able to stay with a friend, to whom we are very GRATEFUL!!! She has a cute little place, simple, but surrounded by such beauty and peace.

We then visited with her most of the evening where we played a MEAN hand of Mexican Train. It is so much FUN!! I forgot how fun that game can be -- and of course, it was her house so we had to play by HER RULES!! She was a great hostess with a tin of chocolates ready for us to indulge in, and then she brought out some ice cream crunch bars from the freezer. It was great.
In the morning -- we had our breakfast as promised and she made us, scrambled eggs with cheese, and sausage with a scone. GREAT STUFF there again, we just can't believe we weren't seved the potatoes as well -- I mean come on, we visiting IDAHO which is known for it's potatoes. But nonetheless it was all delightful, mainly because I didn't have whiny children to deal with and I didn't have to make breakfast! So who wouldn't enjoy that.

Chris and I left after breakfast and headed for the Rexburg Temple!! Just gorgeous on the outside and so peaceful on the inside. We can't wait to go back.

We got lucky that some passerby was coming and we asked if she could take a picture of the two of us together by the temple, I don't think she quite knew what to do because the picture was blurry but hey, beggars can't be choosers right??

After the temple we headed to her house again, and she was again KIND enough to pay for lunch at a favorite of ours called Big Judd's. We only do this everytime we go there but we're glad we only go at least once a year the last few years.
This place makes the best burgers and the biggest I've ever seen. We've even taken our kids there a few times too, and they like as well.

We were going to buy new rings for this anniversary but instead, for some other reasons -- surgery, a cross county trip, I told him, I would be Okay without one this year if we compromise and buy a new bed set for our bed. So this is a picture of it on our bed. And No, we aren't fancy or anything we've never had a headboard or footboard, but at least we have a mattress. It was a really fun getaway for us, but not quite long enough. So it's a glimpse into being empty nesters and not having to go with the kids all the time. BOY that will be a nice phase of life to experience after they have all grown. We had a great trip except that a rock landed on the windshield and caused a huge rockchip that immediately had 3 or 4 cracks start branching out from it, so on Wednesday I had to spend my time getting that fixed. FUN!! FUN!! NOT !! We have the worst luck with getting our windshields hit in his car or in the van. Some year I hope that we can go without that happening, but I'm just glad that they can be fixed to help needing a complete new windshield put into the car.


  1. So Wendy- did you get your picture on the wall at Big Judds?

  2. That is one big burger! Im glad you guys got away. Every parent needs some time away. Happy 10th!

    Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog recently. Your words have meant a lot! : )

  3. Let me clarify: I didn't actually eat the whole burger. We bought the one BIG JUD and then we had the french fries that come with it, so no I didn't get my picture on the wall. That would just be grossly INSANE!!


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