For months, we have been trying to find a time when we could get together with our good friends, the Bolander family. Well, miraculously, everything worked out so that on Friday, we were able to visit them in Boise. We sent Cory and Kevin off to play golf, and Terrie's three youngest kids came with my kids and I to the zoo. (I never even knew that Boise had a zoo. Pretty funny.)
Arthur just loves the zoo, and we had all had a blast. The lions were particularly fun, especially when Terrie made the male lion mad and start roaring at us and marking his territory around the enclosure. It was hilarious!
Arthur was all over the place, running from animal to animal. Luckily, between Lily, Derek, Drake, Vigo and Alia - and Terrie, of course, we were able to keep up with him. We took turns chasing him around and it was quite and adventure.
While we went to the zoo and had a picnic, Kevin and Cory had a fantastic time golfing together. They used to play golf together in Colorado, and were so happy to get out and play again. Terrie and I have always joked about how similar our husbands are - maybe that is why they get along so well :).
When we all got back to their house, the kids watched a movie, and then we spent the afternoon playing ping pong, pool, and air hockey. The kids also had a great time playing outside on the trampoline.
At dinner time, we got the kids pizza, and then Kevin and I went on a double date with Terrie and Cory. We ate at Big Judds, a famous hamburger joint in the area, and it was so yummy! After dinner, we went to Table Rock to watch the sunset. It was gorgeous!
We had such a wonderful time with Terrie and Cory, and it reminded me how much I miss them!
When we got back to the house, the kids had one last wrestling match while we got Arthur ready for bed. He promptly fell asleep on Kevin, in spite of the chaos.
It was hard to say our goodbyes, as we dearly love this family, but we had had a fantastic day with them, and are so grateful for their wonderful friendship.