Back from our Adventures in Idaho

Boise, Idaho:

We just got back from a fun filled trip to Idaho. We spent time with some of our family in Boise and celebrated Christmas together with them. We had a mellow week of watching movies, eating excellent meals cooked on my brother in law’s new Traeger grill, and spending time laughing and hanging out together. It was nice to enjoy the holiday with my parents and my sister and her family.



I love that my sister shares!


My nephew helps prepare the feast with his father


I was so happy to celebrate Christmas with my parents


Quality time with my guy


My husband and I were thrilled to spend time with two of our best friends


I love these rascals!

McCall, Idaho:

We left Boise and headed to my husband’s hometown where we met up with our good friends from Portland. We were so thankful to be staying at my mother in law’s amazing home. The kids enjoyed playing out in the snow, sledding, and skiing. The weather was beautiful, sunny, and cold. We had a fun filled and relaxing time together – it was so nice to show our friends how beautiful Idaho is!

Morning frost


Group shot on the Payette Lake


Amazing view


Ready to ski!


Heading down the mountain after skiing




Breakfasts of champions


It’s hard to leave such a beautiful place!

It was a whirlwind trip and we had such a wonderful time but it’s also really nice to be home!  I hope you all had a great holiday season! I’ll be back to cooking tomorrow.

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  1. What fun pictures!!! I love Idaho! So pretty!!! Glad you had a nice time!!!
    xo Kris

  2. Beautiful pictures…that breakfast does look amazing!!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your trip with us, Pam! Looks like you all had an amazing time!

  4. These are beautiful pictures. My husband grew up in Idaho and I’ve still not been there. The pictures are tempting, but I feel colder just looking at all that beautiful snow!

  5. What fun! And those scenery shots are gorgeous! Now I feel like I need to visit Idaho on a frosty snowy morning! 🙂

  6. Kim in MD says:

    You and your family are just so darn cute, Pam! It looks like you had an awesome vacation!

  7. I love McCall!! You just missed all the snow in Boise!

  8. Good times with friends and family, snow for Christmas, skiing – life is good

  9. Sparkling blackberry and vodka? Sign me up! Looks like you had a wonderful trip to Idaho. I’m glad that you were able to spend so much quality time with loved ones. Your outside shots are stunning!

  10. It looks like you had a wonderful time for the holidays. It is always fun to see family and friends that you don’t get to see to often. It is good to see that you are back.

  11. I am glad that you had good times in Holidays . I like your recipes and cooking they are great.

  12. great pictures, pam–thank you for posting them! i’ve never been to idaho but from the looks of things, i would definitely enjoy it. 🙂

  13. Great pics Pam. Sorry I missed you! It looks like you had a great yummy time!

  14. Pam,
    What were the kids having for their ‘breakfast of champions’ ? They look yummy and gooey.

  15. Good lord, are those cinnamon rolls or football stadiums? Those things are HOOOGE! Looks like a fun trip with great people.

  16. We were thrilled to see you all too! Thanks for always including us in your plans – We love you guys!

  17. What beautiful pictures! YOU the family and the scenery! Just gorgeous! So happy for you! God bless you and whole family! I really hope you feel better!