Monday, August 29, 2011

East Fork Annual Bike Trip

A crew of friends headed out for the annual bike trip at the East Fork of the Salmon River.  Zach did most of the riding while I pioneered camp with Dax and some other good buddies.  We were lucky to camp out where a perfect kid friendly "hot tub" from the hot springs was formed to relax and float in.
Bike Crew.
Ian headed down.

The bike shuttle. A.K.A. Travis's trailer.

"Hot Tub" with daddy.

Sleepy camper

Ian's trophy finds.

The kid crew.  From left Finn, Sadie, Dax, Charlie, Tucker, and Axle.  Missing Simon & Sawyer Morgan.

Good times with good friends :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yes, The Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League's symbol of excellence, was visiting Ketchum over the weekend.  Long story...We managed to make sure someone had a front row seat.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


4 Months Old... I can't believe it!  It is amazing how my love for Dax grows more and more everyday with every knew discovery he makes.

Some recent 4 month milestones:
Rolling over
Finding his feet- they are amazing!
Sleeping in his crib in his own room
Petting Lucy
He's been to Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California and Wyoming.  Yes, we drag him everywhere.
His new cousin, Liam, is 4 months younger, exactly
Possibly teething
Going to day care so mommy can go to work
Laughing uncontrollably (my favorite)!

4 Generations- Recently Dax's great-grandfather, Zach's grandfather, and Nick's dad, Ken, came to Hailey to visit.  We managed to get a photo of the 4 generations of Latham men.
Nick, Ken, Dax, and Zach
Zach was lucky enough to have the same photo opportunity when he was a baby with his great-grandfather when the Latham's house in Indian Creek was being built in 1979.
Nick, Ken, Zach, and Fred
Looking forward to 5 but I sure have loved the 4's :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Liam Robert LaDuke

Welcome to the world!
We are so excited to meet you and know that you will be surrounded with love always.  
Congratulations LaDukes!

Avery, Gigi, Calli, and Liam

Hope you like to ski because your cousin, Dax, is going to make sure you come visit Idaho :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Anniversary

To the love of my life and very best friend, Happy Anniversary.  
Three years ago today I had never been more sure of saying "I do" to the rest of my life with you.  Thank you for the friendship, humor, love and life you bring to me everyday.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sawtooth's and Symphony

A last minute decision on Friday led us to the Nickum's cabin (ca-bansion as we lovingly call it because it is more mansion then cabin) up North near Stanley.  We spent the weekend mountain biking, relaxing with friends, and soaking in the gorgeous view of the Sawtooth mountains.

Sunday night we rushed to attend the Summer Symphony in Sun Valley.  This annual week long event is free to the public and such a treat to enjoy.  A picnic dinner with good friends and their families on the lawn of the pavilion was outstanding.  Sarah Sundby's parents, Brick & Kim Wahl, were in town from Seattle.  I was unfortunately  more focused on eating then taking any good pictures but they were excellent baby holders.  We made it 10 minutes into the concert before we had to leave but it was well worth the pre-show festivities :)
Ian & Sarah Sundby

Sarah, Zach, and Dax enjoy the music...briefly :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Won't You Be My Neighbor

I have to brag for a minute about our neighbors.  They are awesome!  We are constantly in our yard chatting it up with people across the street, riding their bikes or cruising by in their cars.  When Dax was born, neighbors not only next door but a couple streets over brought us gifts and food in congratulations.  On my first day back to work last week our neighbor, Carol, made us dinner so I wouldn't have to cook when I got home.  And last night the neighbors behind us, the Mary's, brought over handfulls of freshly pulled lettuce to share and insisted we come over for more.  Thank goodness because my lettuce has been lacking this year due to unintentional neglect.

It took me 40 minutes to clean all the yummy lettuce.

This September we are excited to welcome our newest neighbors, Kat and Bryan, to the neighborhood!  Can't wait to swing on by with something from our garden :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Petit With Thijs

Dax and Thijs had a play date at Petit and made the most of their day.  They even got a boat ride around the lake despite a few tears. 

Not a bad view from the car seat.
The parents assembling the beach.
Dax and Thijs get down in the tent.

Rachel keeps Thijs's tank full.
Thijs' first boat ride.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tahoe 2011

Ah, Tahoe, how I miss you!
Lucy looking out from our campground beach. 

Papa and Dax.
Lucy on Emerald Bay hike.

Ali, Sarah, and Zach on the Powerline Loop South Lake bike trail.
We had a fantastic week camping in Tahoe.  
Here were some of the highlights:
Dax did a great job for his first camping expedition.
Lucy was rarely on dry land long enough to dry off.
Zach made sure to mountain bike as much as possible.
I soaked it all up :)
Visiting with Papa Bob and Sherri.
Ali stopped by the campground for my birthday dinner and a mountain bike ride.
Ben made sure to keep the camp activities efficient with cocktails.  
Gigi made her grandson laugh as much as possible.
A great time was had by all!
Ben demonstrates our knowledge of
disassembling the shade tent.
Gigi, Dax, and Sarah at the beach.
Happy campers :)
Sunset near campground.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back to Work

Where did the time go?  And I can't believe my baby boy is 3 1/2 months!  We had an amazing vacation in Tahoe last week with family and I'm dying to blog about it but first things first gotta bring home the bacon.  If your out there blog world readers updates are coming soon :)