Thursday, August 5, 2010


This years State Farm trip was to Austria but because Paisley was only going to be a few weeks old we decided to take the alternate trip to Coeur D Alene.  Although I wished that we were able to do the Austria trip I can't be to upset because Coeur D Alene is beautiful.  It's known for its world class golf course with their floating 12th hole.  We had so much fun with the kids they were in heaven being able to swim in the lake and also in the 2 pools they have here at the resort.  I was able to slip away and get a pedicure with a good friend that is an agent in Wyoming Jen Talich.  The kids are starting to make their little State Farm friends from all across the country that they will be able to see on all the trips.  One of the days we went to the other side of the lake and went fishing with them and the kids had a BLAST.

The best part of the whole trip was the group event that State Farm puts on which is always so amazing.  We were taken by boat to the opposite side of the lake to the incredible golf course where we spent the evening.  They had a live band, Crochet for the kids, an amazing meal, and the best part of all the kids were able to make smores by the campfire.  The pictures just don't show how beautiful this place really is.  There are planes that take on from the lake to give tours, there is para sailing, kayaking, biking.  Endless things to do although it was hard for us to do much because of the baby but we were able to go to the amusement park called Silverwood which was great.  

Every time we go on vacation it is inevitable that one of my kids get stuck in the elevator.  A few years ago when we were in Park City we were coming up from the pool and I was talking to a lady when the elevator opened and little Addie who was about 3 at the time hurried in and the door shut before I could make it in and I had no idea what floor she on, then this past April we were in Park City again at the same Resort and me and Brightyn we coming up to the room and Brightyn jumped out of the elevator and I was reading the list scheduled events when I turned around and the doors were shutting and "NO BRIGHTYN"  I heard her screaming all the way down to the main level and of course on the way back up to get her I was so panicked and of course the elevator stopped 3 times on the way back up that made it seem like forever, but I got back up to the top and she had just sat down right outside the elevator crying her little eyes out while she waited for me to come back up.  I was so proud of her that she waited right there for me.  SOOOOO this trip we were all in the elevator and we went to get out and Brightyn somehow got left in and as the door was shutting we heard this terrified scream of Brightyn who was being left in AGAIN and luckily Aaron got to the doors right before they closed and tried to Pry them open but they just wouldn't budge so we yelled and Brightyn, to push the 4 button (The level we were on) and when she did that the doors opened right up so now Brightyn is always the first one out and she will stand in front of the door until everyone is out every time poor thing she is scared to death now.   


The Dayton Family said...

It's so funny cause I just told Barry that I didn't want Abby and Kade to go on the Rocket at Lagoon!!! lolol We are definitely polar opposites on the worry scale :) So sad about Brights and the elevator :( Glad you guys had fun!

Ali said...

I love seeing the photos of your trip. They are so cute. That family picture of you guys is really fun too. Looks like it was a blast. We missed you and Lynnie had fun with Bright the other day. :)