Monday, June 16, 2014

A Beautiful Weekend

Well, the good news is I survived dirt biking with my little brother this weekend. The not so great news is I crashed the bike twice and am sort of hobbling around, aching all over. My brother is almost 16 and lives with my Dad in Alabama, but every summer he comes up to spend some time in a town north of Boise, McCall Idaho. McCall is a little tourist town nestled in the mountains of Idaho and its such a fun place to visit. So, visit I did.

I left my house bright and early, decked out in flannel and stopped for Starbucks, because if you know me its that I need exactly two things on road trips: coffee in the morning and diet coke a few hours in. Luckily, McCall is only a two hour drive so I jammed out to some music, listened to a Perry Noble Sermon and before I know it, we were in McCall and I was eating the most ginormous cinnamon roll I've ever seen. 

I was basically a pro at the whole dirt bike riding thing, as long as I didn't have to stop or turn. HA! I crashed pretty good within the first ten minutes and am sure glad I was wearing that attractive helmet or else I may have been feeling like Humpty Dumpty who fell off the wall. Jacob took be to a gorgeous trail by the river and showed me some tricks that made my heart drop just sure he was going to end up with some broken bones. One thing about me you may not know: I do not do so well in a crisis. Anyone who gets injured around me probably would end up comforting me while I break down into a full fledged panic attack. Luckily, no bones were broken on this trip.

I had such a fun time hanging with my little brother. The last time I saw him was at my wedding and I feel like that was in fleeting moments because the weekend was insanely crazy. We got to spend the entire day together, catching up, laughing, and exploring. I think my brother is the coolest. We also went to get milkshakes, and his ex-girlfriend happened to work at the joint and I'm sure she thought I was his (much older) girlfriend, which my brother thought was cool. 

Jacob was very patient with me as I made him snap 1000 photos of all of our activities. In my defense, he did ask me if I'd write a blog about him someday, so he basically asked for it. He learned that not only are pictures necessary, 10 retakes of the same picture is also necessary.

I also made a new, four legged, very large friend named Izzy. We were having a moment here. 

I headed back home Saturday after Jacob went to work and tried not to cry when I told that little bugger goodbye. I don't know when he became so, not little. I was very happy that I made the decision to pay a student from my youth group to clean my house though because I came home to a sparkling clean home that I didn't have to spend four hours slaving over. If only I could afford to make that a weekly occurrence. 

So, that was my favorite part of the weekend. Don't forget about the Day in the Life Linkup happening THIS Thursday! Take pictures throughout your day, and come link up and let us have a little look in a typical day for you. I am so excited to get to know everyone more!


  1. The coffee and cinnamon roll sound amazing :) what a fun weekend!

  2. Brothers are awesome. I'mmspendingnmost of today with mine. They bring out the daring fun side of us!

  3. Spending time with my little brothers is always a lot of fun! Looks like a pretty area!

  4. Ah! I was just looking at going to McCall for our one-year anniversary. It looks like a fun getaway! Good for you, trying something new :) dirtbikes are scary, but for some reason mountain biking and rock climbing seem less scary...

  5. Ahh that looks so fun! But considering how I can't handle a normal bike I probably would have died haha.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Coffee + cinnamon rolls + bikes = yes! Sounds like an awesome time with your brother! Even better when his ex thought that you were his new girl haha too good!

  7. What a fun weekend! I always have to start road trips with coffee!
    Funny his ex thought you were his new gf! Ha.

  8. Ohhhh that sounds so fun!!! But terrifying. I would not survive riding a dirt bike, I just know it.