We just got back from our yearly family trip Idaho. We rented a house in Driggs, Idaho that had enough room for all of Mick’s siblings, parents, and the grandkids / cousins to stay.
The house has a perfect setup. Upstairs had a living room, kitchen, dining, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. Our room had two queen beds and a crib, so our entire family fit into one bedroom. Downstairs has another two bedrooms, one with three queen beds. There is also another two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. The house was well designed to fit large family gatherings and was well equipped for it with bikes, games, movies, etc. (This is the house we rented).
We enjoyed going on some fun hikes. Grand targee ski hill has the ski lift open and half our group took it up and hiked various trails down. The other half with little kids rode it up and then back down again. Jager and Boston were so excited about seeing a real “wheat field” aka just natural wild flowers and grass. They love to sing “going on a bear hunt”, so they were thrilled to run through the grass and called the hike a bear hunt.
Jett loved having so many cousins around. Ian is just 6 weeks older than him, and it’s interesting to see the difference with him being the youngest child of his family versus Jett who is the oldest. The girl cousins spent all their free time making rainbow loom bracelets. Grandma brought a big bucket full of elastics and we used forks as looms. They decided to make a red white and blue bracelet for everyone that was there – that’s 31! and made a presentation for everyone to show off their hard work. After they met their goal they just made more and more. Eventually we taught the younger kids too and even Jett proclaimed it as his favorite part of the trip.
We decided to cut our trip short a few days so we could spend some time at home without a day job to finish all of our half done home projects. We want to sell our house soon and look for something with more space for our growing family. We have a few projects on the go and I need Mick home to get them finished. Hopefully I will have posts showing the finished project soon.
We added some shiplap trim to our island and painted it. Our countertops have a wood edge (I hate it) and I can’t decide if I should stain it dark or paint it to match the island. Any opinions? (This kitchen picture is from years ago but shows the island painted brown and the counter trim painted brown).
We are painting the basement white to make it brighter. It’s almost done then it needs baseboards up and just organized.
The kids bathroom we started tiling before Idaho and it had literally half a wall of tile for two or three weeks while Mick was in Chicago one week for work and then fishing for a week (it was quite the experience and he promised to write a post about it soon).
So. It’s full steam ahead over here. Busy as usual, spending quiet times looking for houses. I am super picky about neighborhoods and we ideally want four bedrooms upstairs with a bonus room, so I am
Worried about finding anything. Literally.
Happy weekend everyone!