Monday, August 8, 2011


After spending 3 weeks in Baker, me and the boys came back to Bozeman. We were here for 3 days and then we were on the road again. We drove to Spokane, WA and stayed with my friend Diana and her family. The next day Ken's parents picked us up there and we drove out to western Washington. We stayed the night right outside Ft. Lewis and picked Ken up. It was so great to all be together again. We then visited Ken's grandma in Napavine, WA, which is south of Ft. Lewis. After spending the afternoon there we headed up to Seattle. Ken's aunt June and her daughter April both live there. Ken, the boys and me stayed with April and Byron and Linda stayed with June. We did a lot of sightseeing in Seattle. We have seen it all a million times since we were stationed at Ft. Lewis from 2000-2002. We really enjoy the city though and always love going back.

Getting ready to go up the Space Needle

Diana and her boys and me and my boys

Linda, her mom Pat, Dennis, Byron and all my boys

Matthew and Linc with Great-Grandma Pat

Checking out the zoo map

At the zoo with Ken's aunt June, his parents, and his cousin April and her kids, Sofia and Quinn

Matthew and Sofia

Grandma Linda and Lincoln

Daddy and his boys

Sofia and the boys

Byron, Linda, June, April and Quinn

Pike Place Market

Puget Sound

Getting ready to go to a Seattle Mariners baseball game

We met our friend Kevin at the game

Matthew and Sofia dancing, trying to get on the big screen

And they made it!!  Dancing on the big screen!!

Seattle Children's museum

3 Weeks in Baker

We stayed in Bozeman the week after Ken left to finish off the t-ball season. We then headed to Baker to spend 3 weeks at my parents. We had a great time there. Most days were spent playing with Ashlee and Kynlie. The boys had so much fun with Grandma and Poppy too. Over the 4th of July we headed to Dickinson, ND and Bismarck, ND. While there we took in a rodeo, I ran a 10K race, we went to the zoo, water park and demolition derby. We camped in Ashlee's camper and Matthew really enjoyed that. My parents and brother and his wife joined us too. It was a great family trip!

Poppy and the boys

Playing on Kynlie's playset

Me and Linc

Ashlee and Kynlie

Grandma and the boys

Poppy and the grandkids

Aunt Ashlee with the kids

Cousin story time

Grandpa-Great, Grandma-Great and all the great-grandkids

Grandpa-Great and Matthew
The frog pool in Miles City

Ashlee and Kynlie

Matthew going down the slide

Dairy Queen

Matthew and cousin Riley

Me and Linc camping

Lincoln telling Kynlie to wake up

Matthew camping

Snacks at the water park

Water Park

Napping babies

Enjoying the Baker Lake

Uncle Neil and Matthew

I'm Back!!

Wow!! Summer has been flying by! I am going to do some posts with mostly pictures to catch you up on our summer. Ken left Bozeman June 10th to spend 5 weeks at Ft. Lewis, WA. He evaluated cadets going through an army camp there. My sister, her husband and daughter were here visiting the first weekend Ken was gone. Ashlee and Kynlie stayed the week with me. My friend Christina and her girls also came up and spent most of the week. We had 3 adults and 6 kids. Everyone had a great time!


Matthew with Danica and Kendall Shepherd

Kynlie and Aunt Ashlee