For several months, I knew that I wanted to go to McCall for Memorial Day weekend. Monday of Memorial Day weekend would be my dad's birthday and I wanted to be somewhere where I could really think about and celebrate him. My dad loved the outdoors and being in nature, so I knew that McCall was where I could feel closest to him. Nathan had called his friend to ask if we could have their cabin for that weekend but it was already going to be used. I just kept hoping that something would change and we would get to go to McCall. Thursday night at 9pm we got a phone call that plans had changed and that if we wanted the cabin, it was ours. At 11 o'clock that same night, we called and invited the Ramey family to go with us.
The big kids decided to try ice skating. They all LOVED it!
The kids took a break from skating and had a scrumptious lunch on a boat dock and then headed back in for more skating.
The weekend wouldn't be complete without having some tasty treat at Ice Cream Alley.
The kids spent most of their time near water; whether it was on a boat dock fishing, playing in the sand or throwing rocks into Payette Lake.
Boy howdy did we have us some fun!!
We also made yummy s'mores, took a few naps and fed Hot Dog Bob.
We had so much fun with the Ramey's!!
When we got back to Boise, my mom was at our home so together we sang Happy Birthday to Grandpa, ate German Chocolate cake,(his favorite) and watched a movie that Sarah had made of Grandpa from last summer. It was wonderful to celebrate Dad with my mom and family. Happy Birthday, Dad!!
These are pictures of Andrew and Sarah fishing with my dad in the summer of 2006. I treasure these pictures of my kids doing something with my dad that he loved. He also loved to find arrowheads and on his birthday, Spencer found one in Payette Lake. I felt it was my dad's way of letting us know that he is close and still very much a part of our lives.
We love and miss you so much, Grandpa!!
11 months ago