Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baby Awesome Turns ONE!
I can't believe that our little girl is one. Where did the time go? Aftyn we are all so lucky to have you in our family. You make us all laugh with your silly faces and cute personality.
WE LOVE YOU








I made Aftyn's cake. Notice how shiny the dolls face is?
I melted part of it off when I lit the candle... oh well!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Fun 2009
Swimming Lessons







we signed up for
Kids Bowl Free
at our local bowling alley our "free" bowling cost $13.75
for our entire family to bowl two games. Not bad not bad at all.







Playing in the backyard pool






Friday, July 10, 2009

Beautiful Scenery
Yellowstone Trip 2009
Lewis and Clark Caverns

Nevada and Virgina City - Ghost Towns


Lower Falls
Lower Falls
The Brink of the Upper Falls

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone



Elk who invaded our fishing grounds


Fountain Paint Pots- Red Boiling Mud
More Boiling mud at Fountain Paint Pots

Look at the photo genius of this shot just as the bubble is about to burst. Amazing! Or maybe just lucky :)

Bison

These very blue pools of boiling water are all over geyser land in Yellowstone. They are so beautiful and deadly. I never got tired of looking at them.


Old Faithful


Boiling Water

video

Look at this video genius not everyone can bring you Old Faithful sideways. You are now free to marvel.
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More Boiling Water
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Firehole Falls

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yellowstone 2009
Day 1

We left on Wednesday around 7 and drove to Missoula Montana were we stayed the night. We arrived in pretty good time because we told the kids if we got there early enough they could swim in the pool. They had a great time except Aftyn who HATES swimming. So we stayed out while everyone else enjoyed themselves.






Day 2

Lewis and Clark Cavers and Ghost towns in Montana.



Nevada City and Virginia City Montana.





This is Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana. It was fun and a little stressful. First you walk up the outside of a mountain for about 3/4 of a very steep mile. Paytyn cried the entire way up. So not like her, so I was worried about her in the cave but she was fine and very cautious. Tanner was crazy and I thought he might fall to his death. Thankfully we could get him to hold the railing most of the time and there weren't very many long drops. Aftyn screamed the first 20 min or so. We were suppose to be silent because of pregnant bats in the opening of the cave. Aften woke one of them up with her screaming and it was flying around our heads for a little while. Kaylynn was ready and willing to do everything and always way ahead. Making me realize when the last child is 7 that will be very nice. But after Aftyn stopped screaming and went to sleep, Paytyn quelled her nerves and Tanner decided to hold on tight we had a great time and it was really fun. I love caves and was glad to share that love with the kids they all thought it was very cool.