Saturday, August 14, 2010

Two weeks ago we had returned from another trip to Utah which, as usual, was super fun and super busy. I always come home exhausted from all the going and doing and driving. So I declared that I needed a beach vacation. School was starting the next week and the baby will be here soon. I needed a diversion. We considered California for about five seconds before I became exhausted again just thinking of the travel and the packing and the rental car and my swollen feet...

So two days later we packed up and drove 80 miles away to McCall.  It was so lovely. Our room had a walk-out patio that was five steps from our private little beach, the water trampoline, and the boat dock. I loved not having to pack a cooler or go anywhere if we needed drinks or bathrooms because our room and the hotel's outdoor restaurant were literally six feet away from me. One of the days we rented a wave runner which the boys loved, but other than that we played on the beach all day and then went to dinner and to Ice Cream Alley every night.

In the 6-1/2 years we've been parents, this was the FIRST trip we've taken solo with our kids. We've been on lots of trips but have always had grandparents and/or cousins with us (which is always a good time, of course) but for a few days we totally loved just being together as a family and relaxing.

This is now the second summer vacation we've taken to McCall and we will be making it a tradition. I even called and reserved the same room for next year.



Love this picture of them in the hotel bed one night. I always thought hotels were so fun as a kid and so do mine!






Michelle Vandepol said...

adorable pics!

Andersons said...

What a fun vacation! That spot looks amazing...I want to know the name of the place for sure!!

: STEVE : said...

I used to love visiting McCall. I haven't been there in years though. Looks like they've definitely updated that hotel on the lake.

Jenny Slingerland said...

So fun! I hope all is well with the pregnancy! You look fabulous!
I really wanted you to have a girl, but three healthy boys sounds good to me too! Hey, if our next is a girl, what do you think about a swap? ;) Ben's dying for a boy.

Sydney said...

Oh, it looks divine, when are you going next year? Maybe we will join you. A vacation with 6 boys, doesn't that scream relaxing?

The picture of CJ and Trey on the bed is adorable. CJ looks just like you!

Aly G said...

How fun!! I can't believe you live that close to something so great! You look great! Wish you would show more pics of you pregs!