Thursday, July 24, 2014

Montana Memories

A few more pictures of our vacation to Montana........................

After family camp, my Mom and I drove into Bozeman to visit Montana State University, where I went to college. It was fun to walk around and remember.
Found this Coke with Rebecca's name on it, so we had to buy it.
Aunt Bonnie, me, My Mom
We went fishing at Ten Mile Creek that runs behind my Aunt Bonnie's house.
Rebecca was helping my Dad in the garage to build a swing and ladder.
Spent time with Papa.
And then it was time to fly home.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Camp

We spent the Fourth of July weekend at family camp with my parent's church. I grew up going to church camp, but it was the first time the girls had been and they had a lot of fun.
At camp we had chapel a couple of times each day and then time to do activities.
We went zip lining-- scary at first, but so fun.
Rachel made several new friends!
One afternoon, the camp went to Hyalite Canyon for canoeing and water fun.
Rebecca "decorated" a rock and made a face on it.
My parents renewed their wedding vows.
It had been several years since we were all together, so we took some family pictures.
My sister Amy and her husband Jon.
Their two boys--Micah and Isaac.
Colleen and Chet
Thankful for the time at family camp!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Visit to Big Sky Country

At the end of June, the girls and I flew to Montana to visit my family. We hadn't been to Montana in several years and we had a great time with family and friends.
At the Atlanta airport and ready to fly!
View out the window over Utah.
We had a fun bingo night with crazy dollar store gifts for the winners!
Jon~ my brother-in-law
Rebecca in the playhouse.
I left the girls with my parents for two days and went to Red Lodge to visit
my friend Kristin. We had the best time talking, hiking, shopping and eating :)
We drove up the Beartooth Highway. I forgot how beautiful Montana is.
Feeding the chipmunks!
The house I grew up in.
Kristin and I drove to Billings and spent time remembering our home town.
I had the best time with Kristin. It was so good to spend time with her.
Raphael flew to Montana to join us and we took a day trip to The Gates of  the Mountains.
We toured around on a boat and learned the history of the lake.
We celebrated the Fourth of July a day early with some sparklers and little fireworks.
4th of July!
We took the girls to see a movie and waited for my sister and her family to arrive.
My parents took all of us to spend the Fourth weekend at their church family camp near Bozeman.
I will share camp pictures soon..................

Friday, July 18, 2014

Photos from my Phone Friday

We were in Montana for a couple of weeks visiting my family. We had a great time and made a lot of memories. I am still sorting through all the pictures I took and hope to blog about our trip soon.
A few pictures of what we have been doing ............
Sprinkler fun
The girls chased me with the sprinkler and we had a fun water fight.
Samantha, Rachel, Daniella and Rebecca
We never did have an official birthday party for Rachel, so we took a couple of friends to see a movie.
We went to the airport to pick up Tio Adan and Abuela.
Rachel has been saving her money for an iPod touch and we
went to the mall to buy one. She is a happy girl!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Play Ball

We have been trying to have as much family time as possible this summer.
And the girls are at age where it is fairly easy to go places and do things without too much drama.
We decided to take in a baseball game at the Gwinnett Braves stadium. We had a fun night out.
I like to have the time outside, keep the girls busy and try to wear them out before bed. Raphael made us a campfire and while we waited for it to burn down, I taught the girls to play kickball.
I have great memories of playing kickball with my neighborhood friends in the summer.
The girls caught on pretty quickly and we had fun. Rachel and Rebecca both told me that they want to play again. After kickball we made smores and the girls played for awhile.
I love relaxing summer nights and knowing we can stay up late and sleep in the next day.