Sunday, August 14, 2011

You need to cheer up?

This does it to me every time!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Giddy Up!

Oh, what a blast!!  I used to ride when I was younger. Much younger!  But, getting back on horses was like coming home.  I felt so at peace. It was so fun to see my kids take to them as well.  Julianna was in Hog Heaven being on her horse, Black.  She had a grin from ear to ear.  It made me determined to get her married to a rancher or farmer.  I gave her a nice little pep talk encouraging her to do just that.  Let's see if she listens. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Great Utah Outdoors

I decided a month ago that I wanted to have one last hurrah before school started.  We went to Utah to see my sisters.  Lindsay came from NY and since she wanted a fun packed vacay with no traces of NY, we went camping.  Now, I have NEVER camped with my own family.  This was surreal!  We had such a great time! Jodi had friends who had a boat and raft.  We spent the whole day on the water which was so fun!  I have rarely been on a raft.  It was terrifying but exhilarating.  We had so much fun.  I am grateful we have a photographer in our family so we can document all these moments.  Thanks Lindsay!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


7 miles on the bike tends to do this to her! 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our Getaway

Like two teenagers off to make trouble

Strawberry Village Inn

off to Cliff Lake

On top of Black Butte!  Mt. Shasta!

This last month, Sean and I were able to get away to Mt. Shasta.  We had a awesome time just being free of responsibility.  We hiked around the beautiful area, ate out at cute little resturants, and hung out in our adorable little room at the Strawberry Village Inn.  It made me realize how much I really like my husband when the stresses of life are not with us.  That gave me great comfort and I am excited that we had that time to get reconnected. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Camper

10 years of camping bliss

united by marriage, bonded by friendship!

Ro Ro and Jules

You think you wouldn't be seeing this in the beautiful outdoors, but it is 2011 and the boys had a blast playing together!

Two year old buddies, Ruby & Lyla

The Patriarch!  Love this man!

E2!  Eliza and Elijah

relaxing at the campfire

Cooking up a mean meal

Sisterly Love

Smith Men

Smith Family 2011

Watt Family

Watts Family

Smith Family

Getting ready for our hike!

William and Wolf

Cousins but better fiiends

The meadow of beauty by our campsite

This puts frolicking in the meadow on the map

Grant, flower child!

Campsite 99

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happiness is...

Cuddling with my kids!

Getting some vacay time with my number 1 man!

unlikely best buds!

hikes with Grandpa

video games and bonding with cousins

bounce houses at the park

watching fireworks with my kiddos!