Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Grouse Hunting
This was my first time going grouse hunting and it was pretty fun. Even tho we did not even see one grouse, we did get to see a squirrel and a couple of deer. It was pretty excited. My favorite part was the hiking with Shane and Ellen, Steve-o and Tuff the dog, and my two favorite boys Ben and Kyle.
Ellen and me
I love this picture of Kyle and his little boy.
Shane, Ellen and their guns
How cute is this little boy. I just want to squeeze him and always hold him.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hiking in the Lemhi Mountains

This weekend we went and visited Shane and Ellen with Steve-O and Nancy. On Saturday we went for a drive to the Lemhi Mountains, it was so fun to all be together and to be up in the mountains hiking around.
It was a bit cold, the first snow that we had seen this year. I am a bad mom and forgot Ben's gloves and big coat in the suitcase at Shane and Ellen's house. He only cried a little bit when we were on top of the mountain and it was really windy and cold. We kept him bundled in blankets and in Kyle's coat. I think he was mostly crying because he wanted to get down and to walk.
This little boy LOVES to climb on things, he is going to be a good mountain climber when he gets a little older.
A lean-to shelter that we found, we want to go back and camp in it.
A little critter's home at the base of the tree.
On our way home we saw a baby moose right next to the road and on the other side of the road was his momma. I love seeing wildlife. We got out and watched the momma jump the fences to be with her baby.

Thursday, October 7, 2010



What a beautiful hike. I love this time of year. The colors are so pretty and I love the weather.
I love these two boys.


Ben is about walking
Our little boy is getting so big! He is standing for a couple of seconds on his own and walking with a little bit of help. He loves to go all around. He hasn't quite figured out how to turn all the way so he will go in a line until he hits into something. Then he will let out a yell until we turn him around to go in another line. He is so much fun to watch.


Amy and Kenny are finally married!
What a cute couple. We are so glad that Amy and Kenny got married. They are so good for each other. Welcome to the family Kenny.


Ben 10 Months


Granny and Pa's

Grand Boys

10 months old

Almost 2 old

3 years old

3 years old

5 years old


Ben 9 Months
I can't find Ben's 9 month old pictures with the monkey. This one will have to do.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Our First Backpacking Trip
We started near Franklin Basin on Danish Pass on the Highline Trail. We made it about 14 miles which was pretty good considering Kyle was packing at least 80 pounds.
No turning back now.
We had so much fun.
Taking a brake for lunch on the Bloomington Lake.
Ben loved his first backpacking trip. He only cried for a little bit at night. I think he is going to be a good backpacker when he gets a little older.
This is a little taste of what the trail looked like on our way down. It was so steep.
Some of the trail was not managed all that well, but Kyle's contraptions was the best for the adventure. It held up very well and protected our little boy just great.
This is where we set camp up.
Family picture at Bloomington Lake.
At the end of our backpacking adventure. We ended up at Willow Flats.
Grandpa Steve-O met us with chili to end our fun trip.
Ben thought he was so cool driving down the road with just a seat belt.

August 2010

Party Time in the Bath Tub!
Ben loves the bath. Whenever I start the water for the bath he is crawling and trying to get into that tub. Even if it means leaving his clothes on. He loves playing with the bath foam and watching it disappear.

August 2010

This is what my cute, peaceful, sleeping baby usually looks like. Normally, I would leave him sleeping in his swing, but one day I went into the kitchen to finish dishes, when I came back this is what I found.
He had climb out of his swing to eat and play with the dirt.
I don't know what the deal is with dirt, but he loves it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


8 Months

Monday, July 5, 2010


4th of July and Rodeo Weekend

My mom bought all the boys matching shirts and horses for the rodeo. They were all so cute and had a blast with those horses.