Sunday, September 18, 2011

Results are in


Hooray!!! I am not surprised, but I am happy it is official and Sean feels like he can really celebrate now! Anyone will tell you passing the bar is no small feat. The weeks of waiting for results are over and celebration is in order!

So congratulations to you, babe! All of your hard work for the last several years got you here and it is truly such a HUGE accomplishment. 

We couldn't be more proud of you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Labor Day weekend

We decided to head back up to "God's country" (as my dad calls it) for more time at the cabin. 

My parents, brother Todd and his family, and uncle Karl were also there and we had a great weekend.

These two were quite enamored with the four wheelers and probably would have slept on them if allowed.

My dad, Karl, and Sean took out the drift boat to fly fish one afternoon. They didn't end up making it home until pretty late, but it sounds like they had a good time. 

We took a small hike near my dad's family's property near Hebgen Lake to a little pond we used to hike to as kids. It is one of my favorite places on earth and it was really cool taking my own kids there. 
My little brother and I once saw two bear cubs here. All I remember was being scared to death and running down the mountain as fast as we could. I think Thomas had made it to the bottom before I had even made it down the first hill...

Well hello, Bode!

 Hard to see, but the pond is in front of the guys. My dad and his siblings used to hike to this same pond when they were kids.

 It is a beautiful place and I have fond memories here. I used to think of it as my own version of a secret garden.

Todd's cute family



Someone ate like 10 marshmallows... and yes, this picture was taken on the toilet.

 Hahaha! I'm sorry, but I just couldn't help it.

Hoping we make another trip soon.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturdays with dad

Jackson and Sean have a Saturday morning tradition-- and no girls allowed!

Grab "monkey money"
It's Jackson's little toy that he likes to keep coins in. He steals change out of the jar we have on our desk.

Move car seat to the "zoom-zoom car" and get strapped in

Cruise around and look for garage sales (and stop at a gas station to buy a sucker)

Come home and show off the cool stuff they find
This was what they bought a few weeks ago. They got all 19 of these books for $4!
They got a big Disney set (hard cover) and two other really cute ones called "Rotten Ralph" and "Flawed Dogs." Sean also bought a copy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a book called "Starman Jones" that he saw selling for $50 on eBay.

I'd say the majority of our children's books are ones they've picked up from their garage sale adventures. We have several Dr. Suess board books and entire hardback collections of classic fairytales, etc. A few weeks ago they brought home a copy of "Miss Nelson is Missing" and I about died because I remember loving that book when I was a kid.

I love that Jackson and Sean have this tradition together. Jackson looks up to his dad so much and he is always so excited on Friday night for the next morning :)