Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Late Recap of the 4th

Well, another 4th and Firework Season is in the books. With the 4th falling on a Monday, the kids actually had two full weekends to sell. We had lots of meals, fun, and family time. Lisa, Anja, and Chad did not get to be with us at all. Chad was really bummed; this was his first 4th to ever miss! He just couldn't get the time to fly in from Singapore for such a short time. (The upside to this is knowing he and Tara will be coming home to the states for good in October.)

Highlights of the season:
*the guys did three city shows and one private show
*record sales
*Keelie and Justin about 8 months pregnant with #3
*Jenna and Jared with Marlow celebrating her first July 4th
*Lisa in Minnesota 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with #2; Greg facetiming each night
*Jonah and Glory at such fun stages 
*Marilyn taking candid shots of my family
*visited with lots of friends and met new ones
*we survived the heat
*were together as a family with lots of craziness thrown in

Wouldn't take for it!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wowed by All the Wildlife

We literally saw hundreds of bison on the trip. I was so thrilled to see the grizzly bears and moose. Everywhere we went we saw wildlife!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Our South Dakota/Wyoming Trip 

Rick and I recently flew into Rapid City, South Dakota. Our goal was to visit sites around there as well as drive through Wyoming over to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. We spent the first night in Deadwood, the second night in Cody, the third night in Jackson, the fourth night in Sheridan, and the fifth/sixth nights back in Rapid City. I took 400 pictures and drove our rental car 2000 miles! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

This Girl.....Melts My Heart !

Thursday, June 30, 2016


The first two photos are of Jonah and Glory at a school function. The last one was taken at Glory's spring dance recital. Love these kiddos!