Monday, August 30, 2010

Week in review

I'm a little late with these. Bri started school last week. She looks so big and grown up.

We all walked her over the first morning. Carly doesn't start for a few more days.

We are really excited about her teacher and class this year.

Friday night we returned home from dinner to find our tree looking like this.

So Saturday we started cleaning up.

It just kept getting worse. We love our big trees and the shade they give us but I don't think we can save this one.

We tried to go swimming this weekend, but it was a bit chilly. Carly and Atty sat poolside wrapped in towels.

Brianna and Daddy were the only ones who braved the cold.

Today Carly started dance. She really likes dance and she is quite a good little dancer too.

We have another busy week ahead of us, but we are looking forward to lots of fun.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School Shopping.... Ugh!

We procrastinated going school shopping till pretty much the last possible minute. We only ended up buying a few things because I couldn't find anything that didn't reminded me of the 80's. Seriously, The clothes are so ugly. I don't want my eight year old looking like Madonna. It was a bad bad decade for fashion. Lets not repeat it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Grand Adventure

We really hadn't planned on taking another trip this summer, but after listening to Jon's parent's talk about their recent trip to Yellowstone we just couldn't resist. We decided to go to Grand Teton National Park, and it was so beautiful.

Our little family on the shores of Jenny lake.

The girls actually went up the day before we did with Grandma and Grandpa and had fun without us. Jon and I drove up a day later, just the two of us and we had such a nice drive in. So our first day there all together we went on a boat ride on Jackson Lake.

Grandpa and his girls by Jenny Lake.


We just couldn't resist driving into Yellowstone one day. We saw this guy on the way there.

It was very cold and rainy that day but Bri wanted to walk around the Old Faithful Geyser Basin anyway. Carly and Grandpa hung out in the lodge.

Lewis falls.

The famous entrance picture. We managed to get to 5 national parks this year.

We always love to have Grandpa Gail with us.

We went to a spot called Oxbow Bend and saw lots of wildlife. There were 3 beavers swimming around a coyote, and some really neat birds.

This is the top of Signal Mountain.

such a great view.

Another view from Signal Mountain. We went up here twice just so we could see the sunset.

On the way down the mountain we saw 2 cow elk and when Jon got out to take the pictures he saw this bull elk there too.

The girls had a great time playing on the lake and would as to go down every day.

Carly called this her 'boat.'

Both girls got their Jr. Ranger badges. Their 4th of the year.

We really wanted to see a moose, but didn't have any luck. We did see this guy on our way home.

We have had such a great summer and have had so much fun on our trips. We feel very lucky to have the chance to visit so many great places.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday fun.

We got to go to Jon's company party on Saturday. Small amusement park. The girls have been very excited for it. The pictures are not the best, but here they are.
Mommy and Carly on the Racetrack.

Daddy and Bri on the bumper boats.

Mommy and Carly on the bumper boats.

Golfing. Carly was actually pretty good at it.

Our family self portrait.
Summer is winding down, I'm pretty sad for the girls to go back to school. I'm very nervous about my responsibilities with PTA. I really don't like being the one in charge, I'm also often reluctant to ask for help with things, two things I'm going to have to do a lot of. I've actually been having anxiety attacks about it. We are having a carnival, which I'm in charge of, I know I have good people to help me, but I'm still not sure how I'm going to pull it off.
I wish summer could last a little longer.