Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Idaho Here We Come!

Whew! Vacation is finally here! We are so excited and have been sooooo busy the last few days. We have been looking forward to this upcoming vacation for a long time and now it is finally here! Ryan gets to go to Alaska with his dad for a fishing trip for a whole week. He is so excited and desprately needs a vacation. Ryan's sister Stacie and her girls flew in from North Carolina yesterday and have been staying with us until we leave for Idaho tonight. It has been so much fun seeing them, Emma sure loves her cousins. They are all so cute together, we sure have missed them!
One quick story of our last few busy days. So yesterday I was able to go with my Activity Day girls to an all day camp. It was so very hot but the girls really had a lot of fun. I was not excited to go being so pregnant and in the heat all day but it turned out really great. One of the activities they do is learning how to row a boat. Well, I figured this year I could convince one of the staff members there to get on the boat in my place. WRONG. The 16 year old girl flat out refused to get on the boat because she, "didn't want to." I clearly pointed out my lovely belly and asked her to go in my place, but she wouldn't. Okay I thought, I can make this work without being too embarrased right? Let me just tell you, the nice teenage boys there told me they didn't know if they could find a life jacket that would fit me. Hah, if that didn't make me feel better they finally found one and then had to lift me in and out of the boat. I really didn't feel that huge before but after the ordeal I felt VERY large! The other leader there took some pictures of me and let me tell you how absolutely embarrasing it was! Even after I got off the boat I had to have my activiy day girls put my shoes on and tie them for me because I couldn't bend over to do it myself. Awesome! Everyone there commented that they could pass that off as a service projest :o) Ryan thought I was a little pathetic not wanting to get on the boat when I told him the story, but when I showed him the pictures all he could do was laugh! Stinker! The best part of the whole thing was even with me in the boat our boat picked up the most balls in the water!


7 comments:

Ashley Smith said...
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Ashley Smith said...

You are the cutest pregnant woman I know!!! I bet you can't wait for the big day to come--two girls---how fun. Too bad Nicholas and Ash are moving, they could all be buds!

The Karrens said...

Starla~ What a cute family. I am so excited for you. Where are you living now? And how do you know Annalee and Randall? Anyway it is good to see your blog. Jenna (Adams) Karren

Harmon Family said...

I am so sorry you had to do all of that and being pregnant. I would have been so annoyed. Bless your heart. Love ya.

The Olson's in Idaho said...

Starla, you are so tiny! I can't believe that everyone was giving you a bad time! I only widh that I was that small when I was pregnant! Of course the week you ar in Idaho I'm home, we go back on the 3rd of July and will be there until the 20th. Hopefully we can catch eachother at some point!

Julie said...

Hey Starla! We have been thinking about you guys! I hope the pregnancy is still going well...I'm going to be out in Utah for a visit mid-August...would you be up for us to drop in then? Life will probably be hectic for you at that time, but we would love to see you if you are up for it!

Julie said...

PS--The picture of your shoe being tied for you is hilarious!