It actually snowed on our way out to Idaho. Snow in the middle of May...yikes! Taylor Mountain sure looked pretty though.
Julia and her boys were in town. It's crazy to see how much they've grown!
The boys were such good sports and humored their younger cousins by having a slumber party.
The Idaho Falls Temple underwent massive renovations, causing it to be closed for over two years. We happened to be in town during the last week of the open house, so we were able to take the kids through. They were so thrilled to be able to go inside. It really is beautiful.
Thankfully, the weather improved enough for the boys - big and small - to start a pick-up game of baseball in the backyard.
Even before Adam's grandpa passed away, we already had a trip planned to Idaho Falls - to house hunt! After ten years of living in the Portland area, we both felt like it was time to live closer to family. Adam looked for jobs in Idaho Falls, Green Bay, and even Salt Lake (as a good mid-point between IF and Cedar City), and IF is what worked out. Adam accepted a finance job with Melaleuca and was slated to start at the end of May, so we hoped to be able to fit in a bit of house hunting while we were in town. We weren't sure how that would work out, as our realtor is Adam's uncle, Mark, and obviously, with his father just having passed away, we weren't sure if he'd be up for it. But he insisted that he was, and we fit in two days of looking at houses. We found the one! It wasn't even listed yet, but since Mark was the listing agent, we were able to get in and see it. It's beautiful and we love it, and as the sale of the home was part of an estate, we were able to snag a couple of extras.
In addition to us finding a home in Idaho, we had our open house in Oregon while we were gone. It was easier that way - a whole weekend in which our kids wouldn't be home to mess everything up! We got a full price cash offer the night before the open house, and three more offers as a result of the open house! We ended up selling our house for $30k more than asking! Our new home in Idaho cost us less than what we sold our Oregon house for. It's amazing how everything worked out so quickly!
Adam was starting his new job the day after Memorial Day, but because the kids didn't finish school till the end of June, we decided to stay until the school year was done and so that we could finish up odds and ends. It was bittersweet driving home, knowing that this would be the last time we'd do so together. At least we were welcomed back with bright blue skies, bright green grass, and yellow wildflowers.