Three Kids

Three Kids

Friday, July 29, 2016


After arriving in Bozeman quite late, we quickly showered and attempted to sleep (in our non-air-conditioned room. We were up by 5 the next morning to get on the bus to head to Yellowstone!

Waiting for Old Faithful!

I think we liked this area better than Old Faithful -- the colors and sounds were unbelievable ... and so was the nasty smell. Ha!

After the bus ride back to Bozeman, we ate supper and headed to our first night of worship.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Early last Wednesday, Megan and I, along with 4 of our GEMS counselors and 44 other women from the area left on a bus for Bozeman, Montana! We were up nice and early! The plan was to leave SF around 6:00 and arrive in Bozeman at 7:00 (8:00 Central time).

Our first stop in Chamberlain ...

And then ... things didn't go so well. Our bus started to overheat, and we stopped and stopped and stopped and sat on the side of the interstate ... and then would start again ... and had no air (during a heatwave) ...

Finally we made it to a rest stop in Wyoming with air conditioning ... and a lot of fun!

Not too many others thought this place was fun, but we enjoyed it!

After 18 hours on a bus (not 13-14 like planned), we made it to Bozeman!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer fun!

We are staying busy each day! The kids like to be on the go (and so do I)!

I even managed to wear Jax out last week! :) I make the kids have rest time everyday (usually after swimming), but they very rarely sleep ... I guess going to the pool 4 days in a row is how you get Jax to take a nap!

Morning walk with Gizmo!

It was a bit chilly one day last week -- this was how Jax felt about the wind ...

And then there's this fish who never wants to get out!

Jordyn and I stayed on the side of the pool too!

I sure love Gizmo! He loves to snuggle with me!

 A little bit of fun at the Okoboji Store playground ... :)

I wish summer didn't fly by so quickly!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sunday at the lake!

It was pretty cloudy on Sunday morning, but it was perfect weather for skiing, tubing ... nobody else was on the lake so the water was very calm.

Justin skied for a bit ...

Then he tubed with Jax and Miles ...

The kids all went on jet ski rides ...

And they all did the ski trainer!

After lunch we took the boat out and anchored it do some swimming!

 Justin and Jax did a little more tubing ...

We had another full day! We picked up Gizmo on our way home. If Gizmo isn't feeling well, he has kind of a funny smell to him. We noticed the smell as soon as he got on my lap. I was afraid he would throw up in the car ... so I had the bag ready. Ha! Jusitn thought he looked way too happy to be sick! :)