Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Easily the best photo series from this summer

I'm just sorting through our summer pictures and came across this beautiful series of pictures in front of the Old Faithful Geyser from our visit to Yellowstone National Park. As you can see, we have an 'Old Faithful' of our own.

Just a typical day in our Family...one is blissfully unaware, one is bullying the other, and the third just couldn't take it anymore and ends up in tears.  And don't you just feel like these are the pictures we'll all enjoy looking at in 20 years? It's not the perfect ones that are interesting, it's the REAL ones. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


Ok, I'll give in and blog about it. This year, just after school started, mother nature decided to play a trick on us. A cruel trick, in the form of snow in the first week of September!! Who does that?? Canada!! Yay! It ruined my garden, but it actually made the girls pretty happy. They built a snowman with some of the best sticky snow ever. It wasn't super cold so they got to really enjoy their time outside. The best part of it all is that it's supposed to warm up soon and give us some serious summer weather again! So I like to think we already had winter for the year...isn't that hopeful thinking??

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's basically winter...

It's Snowtember (you know, when the snow comes in September) and I'm just trying to remember what summer felt like. The snow this week destroyed my garden...which makes me so sad! It was looking so good until now. And it just feels so dreary and awful. Especially when I think about how we spent our weeknight just a few short weeks ago. I just have to remember this snow thing won't stay. We'll get some more summer weather before fall hits...right??

Thursday, September 04, 2014

First days of School

So the girls started school this week. Hailey started on Tuesday - and we were late!! We stayed out camping the day before way later than planned, so we happened to sleep in a little on the first day of school. oops. But we missed the rush, and found her class no problem. She has a few friends from last year which is great...and Denver. Of course she still has Denver! It's so nice dropping her off and not worrying about her. I know she's in great hands (her teacher seems really nice) and I know she's strong and confidant and totally capable of taking care of herself.

Paige started today, and it was just so much harder for me than I'd expected. She was very very excited about school, but I could see the apprehension in her eyes. I wanted to stay with her ALL day long! And I would have, but I also know this is fun for her and just what she wants to be doing. She's tough too...I just hope she can make some friends since she doesn't seem to really know anyone yet.