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.


JCLS said...

So fun. I miss Island Park so much and I am still mad about my parent's selling our cabin....4 years later. :) You are lucky! Your boys are little studs and you look beautiful as always!

Valerie said...

"God's Country" indeed!! I totally agree!

It was good seeing you guys. I'm glad the hike went well. I guess we'll have to see if we can walk up to the old pond ourselves. (We found out how to get to the "beach" by the old harbor and spent some time there over the weekend skipping rocks and remembering how we used to love to spend time there as kids.)

Andrea Steffensen said...

Such a cute family!! your boys are sooo lucky to have such a sweet mom!!