Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grand Targhee

Today we headed up to the Grand Targhee ski resort. This is where Rick and I spent the first part of our honey moon - skiing and loving every minute of it.

We took the kids up there to see it. Of course it was freezing, but we still took a chair lift ride, thanks to the blankets they provided us.  It was a really fun day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Really Special Day

We were able to get sealed to our adorable Sarah this past Saturday.  It is the day we believe she literally became a forever family member not only in our eyes but in God's eyes too. It was a beautiful day.  We were surrounded by siblings, parents, dear friends, and most importantly our darling children. Sarah keeps amazing us. We are so lucky to have her in our family. I am feeling really blessed!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Trip to Salmon and Kellogg

We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Salmon and Kellogg. It was a little strange to leave Cora behind so that she could dance from 9-4 everyday while we were gone. She had a great time though, and we had a blast even though we were missing her.

We swam in Salmon and visited the Sacajawea Center, ate old fashioned candy, and went out to lunch.

In Kellogg we stayed in a really beautiful condo and just enjoyed the outdoors and the indoor swimming park - truly impressive. I think we will add these places to our new favorite destination spots! We had such a wonderful time together and made some fun memories.

Swimming in Salmon

John is getting so brave in the water - so proud of my little man 

The Sacajawea Center

Kellogg has the most amazing indoor swimming park

Rick rode Lincoln around on his back for almost an hour. I love that man!

Rick trying to coach John into riding on the ride with him

Ropes course

John LOVED basketball

Sarah decided that swimming is for suckers

Rick's charms worked - John was brave enough to take a ride!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I 'll Be Your Huckleberry ...

This is a quote we have been saying a lot lately in our house. It is Huckleberry picking season!

We went out for Family Home Evening last night and had our very first huckleberry picking adventure. Our first step was to head to the hills where the berries are at their best. Thankfully we found some knowledgeable locals up there who were gracious enough to take us to the perfect spot and show us what huckleberry plants look like (helpful info!).

All of the kids had a great time, and each were able to fill up their cups to the top with the huckleberries.  I enjoyed it because my dad's side of the family lived around here - at least 3 generations back, so I have heard of huckleberry picking. I felt like I was connecting with my roots a little, and I liked it.

Update 8/22/14 - Although we thought we were picking huckleberries, we recently discovered that we were actually picking choke cherries - that information would have been helpful a few weeks ago - so funny!