Sep 29, 2010

My Son Tyler: Aspiring Photographer

This is what happens when you give a two-year-old a camera and show him where the shutter button is....

Really not that bad for a kid who can't even wipe his own nose!

Sep 24, 2010

A Gondola Ride

One morning in NH, we took a tram ride up Cannon Mtn.
It took about seven minutes, and we were able to walk around and see all the views.

Once we got to the top there was a warming hut and a little trail to an even higher observation tower. Looking down made me dizzy.

Old Man of the Mountain looking at the map.

It was WINDY up there

The views were great. We saw mountains in NH, New York, Maine, Vermont, and even Canada!

Kind of a precarious walk along the ridgeline, but no one fell off the mountain.

After the photos and some looks around, we scurried down the hill to the warming area and had hot coffee and fruit snacks. Definitely a worthwhile trip!

Sep 21, 2010

Farmstands are my Favorite

Lots of neat tractors and buildings on these farms.

At this one, we bought a pint of homemade ice cream to share.
Tyler found a little play area complete with farm animals, a barn, and tractors.
GOURDS!! I love their gnarly shapes.

Sep 20, 2010

Mt Cardigan Apple Orchard

We visited an apple orchard one afternoon. How lucky they are to be able to have so many apple-laden trees in their backyard. The views were beautiful also!


Out the back deck of Rumney's little coffeeshop
Grammy and Tyler enjoying coffee and a view
At the 104 Diner after church.
Not many people look cute in these hats but Tyler pulled it off well.

Sep 13, 2010

Aunt Jess

Tyler and Jess were out back this weekend picking flax seeds.
She has the patience and attention to detail that artists are born with.
Then Tyler says: "UP-EE!"

She must give out the huggy vibes because he didn't hesitate to snuggle, even outside.

Sep 7, 2010

A Helmville ranch wedding

The bus arrived

the bride and groom stepped out before a cheering group
the father of the bride surveyed the crowd
the kids started to dance

a dad had to rest

the ladies shared a laugh (my dress got a lot of use this weekend)

the sun started to set over the ranch

the clouds put on their evening show-

and then the dancing began!

The wedding of our co-worker's daughter was also this weekend and we were able to attend. Loved it!
Meg and I jumped in the car Thursday afternoon and headed to Red Lodge. I was going to a friend's wedding, and she was planning on bicycling up the Beartooth Highway (elevation 10,000'). I planned on riding too, but didn't make it very far since my thunder thighs hadn't been on a bike in a while.
Views from the top...(actually the first vista point which was about 9,ooo')

Rebecca and Arland's wedding was later in the afternoon, and it was the most gorgeous, sunny day for it

Dad Charlie and Rebecca
Mom Sally, Alicia, Rebecca

Sweet little Hope was the flower girl

Lots of giggling and smiles...just what you like to see at a wedding

After the ceremony and reception, we went out on the town and whooped it up a little.
Or maybe we whooped it up a little TOO MUCH....