Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekend Happenings

 Friday evening, my younger sister came into town and offered to watch my kids for the night.  Dan and I didn't need them to twist our arm, so we packed a quick overnight bag and left.  We headed over to Couer d' Alene, Idaho.  It's about an hour and a half drive this time of year.

Dan surprised me, by booking a night at the Couer d' Alene Resort.  It is a gorgeous resort, right on the lake.  We had breathtaking views from our room.  I just wish we could have gotten over there sooner during the day, so we would have had more time to enjoy it. 

 We got checked in and then headed over to the restaurant since Dan surprised me again, by having dinner reservations.  When someone offers a quick night away for us, my man is quick on making things happen.  :)
 I'm not a big fan of seafood, but I love good calamari.  All of the food there was great, especially the salmon.

 They brought out a cotton candy dessert with ice cream in the middle, which was very sweet of them.

 The sunset was beautiful.  Phone pictures never do it justice.

And this was the view the next morning.  Seriously, I could have stayed here for days! 

When we got home, our house was full with siblings, nieces and nephews.  We all sat down and played cards and just chilled the rest of the day.

Yesterday for Father's Day, we kept it pretty low key.  We went to church in the morning, and then Dan watched some golf.  Before we headed over to my sisters house for a BBQ, Dan and I headed into town for a margarita. 

This man right here, is my pharmacist, my church elder, my mentor, my role model, my favorite person to debate with.  He's the first person I call when I don't understand something in scripture.  He's my Dad... and I couldn't be more thankful that he is mine!

I hope you all have a great start to your week!



  1. What a wonderful surprise weekend!!! The calamari and dessert look great!! Love the photo with your dad too, such a wonderful description of a great father!!

  2. What a great weekend! That is AWESOME that y'all got out of town for a night. I want one of those :) And that cotton candy/ice cream thing is really interesting!

  3. I love Couer d' Alene. And the lake is gorgeous. That dessert looks so fun! Glad you guys got a night away.