Jun 30, 2014

The night before Dad and Jonah left we went on a drive to check out a nearby habitat area viewing platform. 
The birds were out!

Baby Birds kicked out of their nest....Tyler was really sad they were dead

We also celebrated Jonah's birthday...a month early.

Jun 25, 2014

Bighorn Canyon and Hillsdale Ghost Town

Picnic with the butterflies and birds

How far away is it?

A sink?  With leather straps for silverware?  We don't know...

Soaking our hats because it was pretttty hot

This is the root cellar

It smelled like Ghosts and pickles in the root cellar

Jun 17, 2014

Cody, Father's Day, and A wedding

We went to Cody to meet up with Meg and her family, and finally did the touristy thing of watching the Gunslinger Shootout.  It was COLD!

Cash did NOT like the gunshots.

Then we went back to the KOA they were staying at, and there was a pretty intense kids' room.  My kids didn't want to leave.

Happy Father's Day!  We at lunch out back--feta and avocado on bagels with lots of fruit and radishes from the garden.  The white stuff in the photo is cotton from the trees.

Annnnd.....I stuffed myself into the dress.  
I was kind of bummed that it was actually really snug, and of course Shawn's outfit fit perfectly still.
  I guess I have had a lot more goodies than I need lately.

Jun 14, 2014

This morning in my Garden

So many people are posting garden photos, so I thought I would add mine in.
It doesn't look like much in the photo, but I am proud of the progress so far!

Mine wine bottle garden is also the chicken's favorite place to scratch.

Jun 10, 2014

The Real Yellowstone

Last week we had the opportunity to drive through Yellowstone on our way home.  It was great, wonderful, beautiful, and full of PEOPLE.
Here are some photos of what it was REALLY like for our family.

Nice Picture of Roosevelt Arch...taken by Shawn.

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The lady in the pink obnoxiously and intentionally walked next to us on the boardwalk near Mammoth.  She kept trying to make Cash laugh.  He was pretty much just scared of her.

They saw a chipmunk.  They looked like Italian models.

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Where we picnicked.
This is a shot of Tyler needing an emergency #2 bathroom break along the side of the road.

No Dogs Allowed

More obnoxious foreigners with no sense of "sharing walkways."

Me talking to the Park Ranger about the best place to get ice cream in the Park.
Yes, that is a tattoo.

Cash didn't want to be in a stroller.  And he didn't want to walk.  And he didn't really want to be on Shawn's shoulders.

Photo that Tyler took

Look! An elk!

A steam vent in the parking lot.  Tyler jumped over it again. and again. and again.

Dragon's Mouth. 

Lots of interesting footwear

Great shoes for hiking

This photo is immediately before Tyler wiped out on a rock and scraped up his knee and butt.


We made them sit for a while so we could regroup. And find a bathroom (because the sewer inside the General Store was backed up and they only had one portajohn)

What a great picture....

Ok, so it was pretty fun and we had a great time laughing at ourselves and other people.  The end of the day was perfect--ice cream and a lake and a beautiful drive home.