It’s Moving Time!!! | Thank You Beautiful Boise Idaho!

It’s Moving Time…

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As mentioned in the previous post we have decided to take our land search to Lexington South Carolina, a suburban city of Columbia. We have chosen to move here for several reasons including the excellent school district, outdoor activity, close proximity to Lake Murray and access to the city of Columbia.

While we are so excited to head to this amazing area of the country we have to bid a fine farewell to Beautiful Boise ID!

Thank You Boise!!!

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There are so many wonderful firsts that have occurred here in Boise that we will be forever grateful for. We completed our first year of school (kindergarten), ran a first, half & full marathon, started a life blog, started talking, completed first baseball season (love it) took our first major hike as a family of four as well as went river rafting & camping. Recovered from a major surgery, made new friends, learned to snowboard, climbed mountains, conceptualized the idea of our dream home estate and set the plans in motion and much more…

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Boise Id, was such a beautiful, friendly, cool, hipster surprise. I will forever be grateful for the love and hospitality that we have experienced for the last year and look forward to returning to visit!

Thank you Boise!!!

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Fun Times At Gaga’s House a.k.a Grandma Loftus | Family

Ace and Kingston spent a week hanging out with Gaga and Gigi(great grandma)  and had a blast!!

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Fortunately we were also able to visit with Uncle Sean & Aunt Amy and cousins Jack and Dylan.

 

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It was also A real treat when Auntie Mern and Uncle Cleve came to visit! We all went to the Museum of Science and industry and had a blast. I will post about that trip later…

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It was also A real treat when Auntie Mern and Uncle Cleve came to visit! We all went to the Museum of Science and industry and had a blast. I will post about that trip later…

What A Great Way to Celebrate Kingston’s 2nd Birthday | Big Al’s

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Thank you so much to Big Al’s in Meridian, Idaho for showing us the most amazing time. This was the perfect choice to help us celebrate Kingston’s 2 birthday on the 28th.

Big Al’s has everything a fun family could possibly want for a winter play day!!!

They have it all from Arcade games & bowling to gigantic screens to watch all types of sports while eating the best food! It can easily entertain everyone for an entire day.

We can’t wait to return…

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This Week’s Travel Spotlight***ULLR FEST AT BOGUS BASIN! | Culture

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We were so fortunate to be able to attend the ULLR Fest at Bogus Basin Ski Resort this past weekend. This last trip to Bogus Basin also concluded Ace’s Snowboarding lessons and it’s safe to say he’s hooked! We can cross off another item on his wish list. Last season was Tae Kwon Do which he still practices then next up is swim lessons with Kingston and then rock climbing. After Ace turns 6 this summer he is excited for football & baseball. We might as well let him try everything he wants and then figure out what he really enjoys, but I am tired just thinking about it!!!

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It was such a treat to participate in the amazing festival which provided food, drinks,  history lessons, activities and more. Ace and Kingston among other children were given prizes and treats as we were treated to amazing stories of Viking Culture and Folklore.

In Modern Culture within the winter skiing community of Europe the Old Norse god “Ullr” is considered the Guardian Patron Saint of Skiers. An Ullr medallion or Ullr ski medal, depicting the Scandinavian god Ullr on skis holding a bow and arrow, is widely worn as a talisman by both recreational and professional skiers as well as ski patrol in Europe and elsewhere.

Breckinridge Colorado  hosts a week-long festival called “Ullr Fest” each year in January, featuring numerous events designed to win his favor in an effort to bring snow to the historic ski town. Breck Ullr Fest was first held in 1962.

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Volcano Winery | Loft & Learn Place To Visit

Visit The Volcano Winery, Volcano Hawaii

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A great day at the Volcano National Park on the Big Island in Hawaii led us to the Volcano Winery on our return home. This was an unexpected and welcomed treat that is worthy of passing along. Located at the 30-mile marker in Volcano, near a golf course it sits tucked away from the main road so we were fortunate to see a few signs leading us to this unique and friendly tasting gallery.

A staple for tourist going to and from the National Park the Winery was well prepared for families looking to understand more about wine while relaxing in a family friendly environment. When we arrived there was a tent set up outside the tasting area with a local artist playing. There were comfortable tables adorned with small snacks for this special event for the day. Everyone was more than welcome to sit, enjoy the act at their leisure before proceeding back in to the gift shop and tasting area where enthusiastic knowledgeable staff were inside serving wine and giving a ton of interesting facts on the Winery itself and it’s specialty wines grown in this very unique environment. It was a very impressive well run business!

The Volcano Winery is a very pleasant experience that if on the Big Island is a must for your to-do list!

If you would like to taste the delicious Volcano Winery Wine for yourself, you are in luck. They also ship directly to your home!!! Here is the direct link to the Volcano Winery, Cheers! http://volcanowinery.com/

 

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