Wednesday, July 28, 2010

15 Months

Summer Sweet Pea

I love this girl♥

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Loved This

Couldn't resist sharing this great little bit of wisdom by Edward Abby.  Sometimes I wish I could tattoo things like this on my brain.  I think I need a little adventure right about now.  While I am so grateful to be able to stay home with my birdies, I CRAVE adventure.  I used to create my own as a teenager, mainly in very silly, immature, dangerous and rebellious ways.  But, I never wanted to cause trouble.  I just wanted to LIVE.  To roam free and explore the ends of the earth.  One of my favorite books and movies of all time is "Into The Wild".  If I had met that kid back in the day, I would have jumped at the chance to follow him on his journey (and I probably wouldn't be sitting here typing this today).  I hope I can share some good 'ole healthy adventures with my kids as they get older.  I hope they appreciate this world and feel confident exploring always!
"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." 
~ Edward Abby

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Time

We have had so much fun the past few weeks, I decided to lump it all into one big post with a bazillion pics and title it "Summer Time".  You get the idea.  We've been busy.  Soaking up family time.  Playing into the night.  Catching critters.  Getting dirty.  These are the times I don't ever want to forget.
Snowbowl... about to embark on the Skyride to 11,500 Ft.
Baby girl's first time taking the lift to the top of the world.
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My Dad flew in and joined us for a few days.  It was great to see him and share our little world with him.  I think he had a GREAT time and we did too!
Dad in the great outdoors.  It was a little cold at the top, but he didn't mind.  He loved the views.
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We took Dad butterfly catching in the Westfork :)
Helping our Little Lady along.  What gentlemen!
What a hottie!

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Downtown 4th of July Parade
Watching the Festivities... (it was a long parade)
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Movie Night!
A Grandpa and a Princess
We were able to head to the Midwest this year and visit Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.  What an amazing place. 
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Fun in Chicagoland.  This is a place to spend LOTS of time.  Our little whirlwind didn't do it justice.  Next trip the Field Museum!
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A tiny bird we found that had crashed and was out of it enough to let the boys hold her.  Sory was enamored... he told me "I always wanted to hold a baby bird my whole life!"

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More of God's creatures.  Dylan said Grandma Bonnie's is the best place ever for catchin' stuff.

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Swimming!  This girl loves the water.
Warming up...
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Lightning bugs... only in the Midwest!

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We love Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Bob!  Their house is a kid's paradise.  Toys, animals, tractors, yummy treats!  The kids had a blast.
This girl loves men.  I know, not sure what to think of that ;)  She's had no trouble warming right up to her Papas.

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