I am back from my vacation…

My family and I just spent the last two weeks on the road in Idaho.  We headed out of town at the end of June to visit my husband’s family’s farm that turned 100 years old this year.  We enjoyed visiting with the family and seeing how much all the kids have grown.  We then headed to Boise to stay with my sister and her family.  We celebrated my nephew’s birthday and my birthday, we visited our dear friends, ate at a few of our favorite restaurants, and we relaxed by my sister’s pool.  Next we headed to my parents place where my sisters and I threw a 50th wedding anniversary party for our parents.  We had 60+ people show up to help celebrate with them… it was a wonderful party!  We then headed to my father in law’s cabin in the mountains for a couple of days of pure quiet and relaxation.  We ended our vacation in McCall at my mother in law’s home.  We celebrated my son’s 7th birthday and enjoyed spending time in our favorite town.  It was a whirlwind trip and full of wonderful memories.  As much fun as it was it is REALLY good to be home!

I’ll be back to cooking tomorrow.

Pritzl Farm’s 100th birthday

 

Sunset after dinner at my favorite place in Boise

 

Enjoying a night out with my guy

 

My parents 50th wedding anniversary party

 

The happy couple

 

Lunch with the Nelson’s

 

Majestic sunset in the mountains

 

The mountain retreat

 

What a view!

 

The birthday boy loved his red panda cake that he made with his grandma

 

What a beautiful view to go with my latte!

 

Special time with their grandparents in McCall

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24 Responses to “I am back from my vacation…”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 15, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Looks like you had quite a vacation! Thanks for sharing your pictures! And that panda cake is adorable!

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    Katarina — July 16, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    What a lovely vacation you have had!

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    Purabi Naha — July 16, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    You have such a sweet family! Those pictures of nature were wonderful, so are your parents. Your son looks so cute and wow, what a lovely birthday cake!

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    Diane — July 16, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    Glad you are back and just love your photos. Your Mum and dad look very well after being married for 50 years :) Have a great week Diane

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    Martha — July 16, 2012 @ 2:36 am

    Wow! Lots of fun things incorporated in one trip! The views are beautiful! Happy belated birthday! :)

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    Jenn's Food Journey — July 16, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Welcome back Pam! Looks like you had amazing time! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!

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    Kim in MD — July 16, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    What a wonderful vacation, Pam! You were very busy- you may need a vacation to recover from your vacation! ;-) I’m glad you are back…I missed you!

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    Loly — July 16, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    WOW, lovely pictures :)
    Thanks for sharing..
    xxx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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    Joanne — July 16, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    Sounds like such an awesome vacation! Sounds like you were really able to just relax and have fun. :)

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    Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian — July 16, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Looks like a fantastic vacation with such majestic views! Glad to see you back.

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    Shut Up & Cook — July 16, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Welcome back! Sounds like a fun-filled adventure, though admittedly it’s always nice to come home again as well.

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    Amish Stories — July 16, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Wow what great images and welcome home. Richard

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    What a great vacation Pam, love all that beautiful scenery and pituresque farm!

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    Mary — July 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    It’s great to see you back, Pam! Your vacation sounds absolutely wonderful. Happy Anniversary to your parents too!!

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    Larry — July 16, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    You sure have lots of celebrations in a short period of time. I can see why you like to go there on vacation.

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — July 16, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Welcome back. Isn’t it nice to take a vacation from the blogging and digital world? It’s also so nice to eat out and to not have to photograph food for a week or two.

    Congratulations on making the top 100!

    xoxo,
    jackie

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    Kris — July 16, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    So pretty. I love Idaho!!! Great trip!!
    XO Kris

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 17, 2012 @ 12:17 am

    Amazing holiday photos, Pam. Welcome back! I have missed all your delicious and healthy creations.

    Angie

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    bellini — July 17, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Sounds like you had the best time!

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

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    Marjie — July 17, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    It looks like a wonderful vacation. Happy Anniversary to your parents; 50 is a huge accomplishment! I love your 100 year old barn, too; knowing your history is really nice.

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    Jessica — July 20, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    love it! it looks like you had an AMAZING time. That cabin is amazing as well as the cake :) have a great day.

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    Chris — July 20, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Glad you had a great time. Even gladder that you are back!

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