Monday, August 17, 2009

In the good ole summertime!

This summer we went to Island Park over the 24th of July. We stayed at a wonderful cabin owned by some friends of family, went to Yellowstone, played in the great little creek in front of the cabin, and hit Bear World! We had such a good time! We went with some of our family: Mike and Paula, Brandon and Shantel, Jenna, Sierra, Huntlie, Hannah, Grandpa Jay and Grandma Annette.
The kids played and played, when we were at the cabin, if they weren't in the creek, they were upstairs playing Guitar Hero or Air Hockey! Huntlie was an absolute doll...she let Addy take her by the hand and drag her here and there and everywhere without a single complaint. What a good cousin!
We had water fights, wonderful yummy food, and good times with family. What follows are some of the pictures. I am trying to get Bear World to upload and am having a hard time. So, enjoy these while I work on the rest!
Our Roots! Or rather the froots of our roots...Huntlie, Hannah, Holden, Tyler, Shantel, Jenna, Camden, and Sierra (in a circle)

Some old tree was tipped over on it's side and these are the roots...What a great photo op! Thanks Mother Nature!

Another hot pot...

The paint pots, it's just hard to tell...

Waiting for Old Faithful the second time around. We'd hiked around to see all the hot pots in the area and caught the second blow. It was just as incredible the second time as it was the first!

So many hot pots...so little time!


Waiting for Old Faithful to blow!



It was a long and tiring day...





Beautiful Emerald Lake! Worth the trip.

The whole group at Emerald Lake

"My legs are broken!"

Happy 24th of July...too bad we were the only ones celebrating!

Dryin' off after a fun afternoon in the hot sun and COLD water!

Ever the fight starter, Shawn dunked a dry Mike and Paula...every party has a pooper...
Oh what a view!

This was the 2nd day, the kids feet were so sore after the first day, we got them all swim shoes. Problem was, the rocks got inside the mesh on the sides...emptied them a few times.

One hot DADDY! Addy had a book of over 500 Hello Kitty stickers. By the end of the trip they were gone. Shawn wasn't her only victim...just the one willing to be documented. :)


Catchin' some rays!
Just one shot of the GORGEOUS view from the front window of the cabin.

Falling asleep? The current was nice and gentle...

Startin' a water war on the tubes...

Lots of floatin' and walking back...

There were highs and lows...Tyler's on a high, everyone else is on a low...

Coming back, not nearly as much fun as floating down...

Taking a trip down stream, dad at the helm...

Cheese!

Only the feet at first...

Just thinking about getting in...

A little brotherly love and a trip up the river...

Floating around...
Relaxing in the nice cold creek...AHHHHH!

2 comments:

DT Young Family said...

Looks like you had a great time! Cute pictures! All the kids are getting so big!

Greg and Holly said...

Every party does have a pooper and if we would of been there it would of been Greg..... He melts when he gets wet! Looks like a super fun trip !