Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Decade Later....

So while on our trip this year we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly, but what a fun ten years it has been. I am so grateful everyday that I made the choice to marry Ben all those years ago. While life has thrown us a few curve balls and we have had our fair share of bumps along the road I couldn't have made it without Ben by my side. He is my best friend, the most amazing dad to Joseph and the only one for me! I Love You so much Ben and look forward to seeing what the next ten years hold for us.
Attending a Ballroom dance competition while dating.

Our first concert.

Young kids in love.


Doing the dishes.

I do!!!

Yummy cake!


Day trip in Yellowstone

Preparing for Joseph. This picture was taken exactly one month before he was born.

Our greatest blessing!!

We made it!

Christmas magic.

My birthday a few years ago.

On top of the mountain in Glenwood Springs. It is so cool up there.

Hanging in the forest with the Mobley's.

Sam and Nat's beautiful wedding!


Silly newlyweds

Red Rocks with the Hessing's

10yrs later. What happened to those young kids???

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day One with the Mobley's

So we made it to Drummond, MT early Friday afternoon and spent the afternoon hanging out with the wonderful Mobley family. It was so great to get to see all of them, give Ellen her birthday and baptism presents and meet Spencer. Joseph had a blast playing with his cousins in the irrigation ditch and climbing "the mountain" which was really just a big hill. We sure do miss living close to these guys but are grateful that we were able to spend time with them, catch up and love on all our wonderful nieces and nephews. Once we had said our goodbyes to the Mobley's we met up with Grandpa in Missoula to enjoy a yummy dinner, watch a DVD that I had made for Ben for our anniversary and eat yummy snacks. It was a great way to start our vacation.

Ellen, the sweet birthday girl!


Uncle Ben and Spencer

Aunt Lynsey, Anne and Spencer


Playing in the irrigation ditch.

Run Joseph Run!!

Aunt Lynsey and Uncle Ben loving on Spencer!



Such good looking boys!

Sweet beautiful girls!

Noah taking a licorice break.

Love this face!!

Spencer, Aimee and Ben

King of the chair.

Just relaxing

Joseph enjoying a movie and snacks from Grandpa.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On the road....

So I am finally getting to blog about our trip, yeah!! We left town on Thursday June 28th and headed for our first stop in Montana. Once we had loaded up our rental car and hit the road, we had been driving for about 30 minutes on the highway when we realized that our car had no cruise control. Ben immediately called the rental place which of course was closing and asked if there was anyway we could get a different car since there was no way we were driving over 4,000 miles without it. We just figured that every car had it and didn't realize that we had to specifically ask for it. They were helpful and told us their DIA hub had another car, so we took a little detour and went to DIA. We were hoping to make it a quick exchange but the first two replacement cars they tried to give us were either dirty or missing things that we had specifically requested, so finally we found a Nissan Sentra that was clean and had everything we wanted. Once we had moved everything over we were back on the road and we drove until we were somewhere in Montana. Since we had gotten such a late start Ben really wanted to get across Wyoming Thursday night and he did, much to his wife's dismay who really wanted him to stop so she could take some pictures. I did manage to get some pretty cool shots from the car while driving by though.

Our first rental car.

Ready for our adventure.

Sunset near Ft. Collins

The sun behind the clouds.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Water Fight!!

I found this cute idea on Pinterest for a welcome to summer water fight and thought what a fun idea. Since the Father/Son camp out was the weekend they got out of school we planned it for the following week. The kids all had a great time playing with the sprinkler, squirt guns, water balloons and chasing one another. They went through the water balloons faster then we could fill them up, so after filling a hundred of them we just had them play with other things. We had lunch of PB&J sandwiches, watermelon, orange slice and of course Popsicles. :) It was a great day and a fun way to start the summer.

Levi and Joseph

Tori, Haley and Kayla

Lexi getting every one with the hose.

Water balloons!!

Playing in the mud puddle.

The gang.

Jell-O Orange Slices