Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vacation in Coeur D Alene!

Our family vacation was AHMAZING!!

We hardly have had much of an opportunity to travel yet as a family. Every year there seems to always be something in our lives that gets in the way but this year I made every effort to make sure that didn't happen. The kids earned their Silverwood Theme Park tickets by reading through the school. We saved up for months and purchased tickets in advance so when we got there everything was paid for and all we had to do was show up, smile, have fun and enjoy ourselves.

The kids had such a great time. We went on the Coeur D Alene Pirate Cruise, played at the lake and went swimming. Had lunch at the Fire Artisan Pizzeria (OMG TO DIE FOR!) We got our family pictures done on the lake and then we did a plane ride over Lake Coeur D Alene. We spent Sunday with grandma and my sister and her two girls at Silverwood Theme Park and road the rollercoasters, played games and laughed the entire time. It really was so much fun and we all had a great time. 

Coeur D Alene Resort waiting for the Pirate Cruise
Mr. Ryan hanging out watching all the boats and planes take off from the water
Jacob just chillaxin enjoying the sun
The last time I was here with Josh I was 4 months pregnant with Ryan! That was almost 9 years ago :)
Walking to the Pirate Cruise :) 
The boat called the "Eagle" daddy rode that boat to the Coeur D Alene Golf Resort about 6 years ago when he went with Moen on a golf trip
Pirate Cruise!!
Ryan's name on the Pirate cruise was Ryan the Robber. The captain is up top
Madison was named Madison the Mean Girl and Jacob was Jacob the Joker, Katie was Katie the Kutie, Courtnee was Courtnee the Cook, McKynlee was McKynlee the Murderer and Kennadie was Kennadie the Killer. LOL! Every kid got a special name :)
This pirate was trying to take over our ship but we shot her with our canons :) LOL
Having fun during the Pirate Show

Katie loved the views :)
Ryan got a tattoo :)
Views of the resort from the boat
so beautiful!
Theses canons were pretty fun and the kids loved when they shot off
Our clan minus Kennadie... she wouldn't get in the picture with us :(
The kids had a sword fight with the pirate and they sliced his neck. HAHA~ 
Sword fights! :)
Getting ready to board our plane! Madison and Katie have never been on a plane yet so they were excited!
My family! Love them!
Katie and I and our pilot
views from the boat
so gorgeous!

The docks below were in the shape of a cross cause this is owned by a church and they have kids camp here! I would love a weekend retreat here! God is good!
more views of the lake

Going in for the landing :) And Ryan wanted a picture with the pilot
Coeur D Alene resort
Walking to get some lunch
Katie and Daddy. Ryan actually made this face cause he got a freeze brain! HAHA Just happened to catch it. He was so thirsty that he gulped his water a little to fast.
Kid tasted, and family approved! This pizza was to die for!! 
yes,... I HAD to get a picture of the Nikon sign :)
fun times on the lake! 
Katie loves to play in the sand
Ryan should have been a fish... or a shark.... 
crazy kid
Madison burying Jacob in the sand
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Views from the Lake
panorama view of the lake
Metal art in Coeur D Alene. I really liked it! 
In the elevator
Playing at the park in Coeur D Alene
Kids playing pirates at the park. :)

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