7.11.2010

WHY YOU WANT TO LEEAVE ME??

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We took a Relief Society of single college girls on a canoe trip yesterday. Of course, it was accompanied by an insane amount of squealing and shrieking and laughter (maybe I am getting old), but it was still a lot of fun.

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We put in at Big Spring and floated down Henry's Fork until we came to Max Inn. It took several hours, and I even pulled my feet out of the water a few times to help with the rowing.

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We were privileged with some of the most beautiful Idaho views. Crystal clear water, lush green grasses, bull moose on the river bank, towering pines, baby ducklings...

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We had raindrops hitting the windshield the whole drive up to the springs, but by the time we were launching boats in the water it was warm and sunny.

Then, just as we were strapping the canoes back onto the trailer at the end, black clouds rolled in, lightning flashed, thunder roared, and rain fell in sheets...as if the storm had been holding out for our benefit.

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It was like a miracle. Or just another day of crazy Idaho weather.

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.In other news:

Lane moved out.
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We stood on the driveway, Andrew's arm around my shoulders, as we watched him load up to leave. "This is kind of sad," Andrew sighed.
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"Yep," was my response. "Our son is all grown up and leaving home for college."
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Lane got in his jeep and buckled his seat belt. "I forgot to check his oil," Andrew told me worriedly.
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As Lane drove past and waved, we decided that he looked MUCH happier than the situation merited. We walked back into our empty house, and mourned what was left of our sad, little family.
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An hour later, Andrew called him from his cell phone:
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Where are you?
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So you're not very far yet?
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Good, then you can still turn back! We voted and you are coming back now.
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Lane just laughed heartily and hung up. Like I said before: WAY too happy.
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We feel like a couple of empty-nesters now. I really must be getting old.
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P.S. Can anyone guess the origin of the movie quote in this post's title? The winner gets to buy our Miata convertible!!!
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(Checks payable to: Andrew and Rachel Ashmore)
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Just kidding...sort of. But really: our car's for sale! Any takers??
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2 comments:

Breanna said...

The quote is from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, said by the dad.

Sorry, I don't want your car. Good luck selling it though! ;)

Katie Koivisto said...

Dang it... someone already beat me...oh well:) If Jyri and I weren't in Finland I'm sure Jyri would already be knocking on your door to test drive the car... good luck selling it.

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