Last weekend the girls and I drove up to a little, tiny town in Idaho to spend some time with my friend Maria and her boys. It's one of those places that you might drive through and wonder to yourself "what do people do here?" And I LOVED it - it was wonderful to take a step back and slow down and enjoy a quiet way of life if only for a couple of days. It's one of those towns where everyone knows everyone else and since I was with a Packham, everyone in town seemed to know a Packham since Mark's dad grew up here.
We took all the kids to the local county fair and pro rodeo - ok, SO much fun - we really got into it, buying the program and learning about all the different events - even cheering for local cowboys from Fairfield. Another highlight was attending the small branch on Sunday - our six kids almost tripled the primary, increasing it's numbers from four to ten! We met so many humble, kind people and were grateful to be included among them. Thanks so much to Mark's family for such a warm welcome, and especially to his aunt Nancy for an amazing meal at her home and the time she spent sharing her horses with my girls.