Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 181 - Thursday, June 30

  For our last day in Jackson, we took a jeep ride back into the mountains.  I can not tell you how breath taking each view was.  This place is amazing.

 We had stopped to get a picture and turned around and saw this guy at the top of the hill.  He looked like a sentinel!! We saw more moose today, a fox, antelope and buffalo.
This is my favorite picture of today!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 180 - Wednesday, June 29

 Had to say goodbye to Wendi and Jerry today. 

The guys headed out on an all day fishing trip.  So April and I took the tram to the top of Mt. Rendezvous....10, 450 feet!!!!
 What a spectacular view!!!!
 yes, I am wearing flip flops with snow all around me!!!
 After the tram, we headed into Jackson for some shopping and had lunch at a Thai restaurant.  This coconut soup was amazing!!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 179 - Tuesday, June 28

 We had to say good bye to James and Kathleen today.  :(
 As we drove out this morning, we ran into this big guy!!!!  I finally got to see a bull moose!

 We then went on a float trip down the Snake River.  
We didn't see as much wild life as we would have liked, but it was a lot of fun!!!
We did however, see several bald eagles....very cool!!!
 Afterward, we stopped here for breakfast...not a bad view while eating french toast!!!

 The guys went fishing this afternoon and the girls.......well, laundry called and then so did shopping!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 178 - Monday, June 27

 Started out our day at Old Faithful!
So much fun to sit and wait for it to erupt.
 These buffalo came right up by us...pretty crazy!
 I love my friends!!!  You guys rock!
Praying for my friend in the grey shirt...she is leaving us tomorrow and Wednesday is donating one of her kidneys to a little girl who desperately needs it. 
Please pray for her!!!
 This is the whole group.
 oh my word, this is NOT a zoomed picture.  This guy let us walk up and take his picture.  I think we were disturbing his nap!
The views here are just amazing....every where you turn, it's breath taking!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 177 - Sunday, June 26

Today we got up early and headed to Jenny Lake in the Teton National Park.  We took a 5 minute boat ride across this lake.
 We first hiked to the most AMAZING waterfall.  There is so much water here right now, that it is just thundering down the river.
 The pictures just don't do the view justice!!!  And we are fairly far from this waterfall and still getting sprayed
 Then we hiked up to 7200 feet to Inspiration Point....I thought my lungs were burst, seriously.  But it was soooo worth it.  We had to walk across a lot of snow to get there.
My and my girl friends!!!  Love these guys!!!
 Wow, the view was unbelievable.  And honestly, I don't see how anyone can view this and not believe in God.  Only He could come up with this kind of beauty!!!

Day 176 - Saturday, June 25

 The start of our road trip!!!!
In 10 hours we will be in the Tetons!

 Our first glimpse of the Tetons

Dinner at the Mangy Moose.
my first taste of Elk....pretty good!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 175 - Friday, June 24

 We are officially on vacation.  
And we unknowningly booked the same flight out of LR as our good friends that are meeting us in Jackson Hole in 3 days.  They are flying to Utah and spending some time in yellowstone before we meet up.

Vacation Steve obviously has not shown up for the party yet!!!

Day 174 - Thursday, June 23

We are doing a Safari VBS for our summer children's program.  Alyssa and I spent the afternoon working on all the decorations.  It doesn't start for 2 weeks, but since I am going out of town I didn't want my friend Denise to have to do it all herself.  And boy, is it going to be CUTE!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 173 - Wednesday, June 22

Cleaned my house top to bottom today.
I wonder if it will look this good when I get back from vacation?

Day 172 - Tuesday, June 21

Lily got her "summer cut" today!
I think she looks like a little mini bear!!!

Day 171 - Monday, June 20

with the boys gone and my "good" eaters at home, I can try new recipes to my hearts delight this week!!
Adapted dinner from this recipe tonight.

Day 170 - Sunday, June 19

 Happy Father's day to Steve!
He got his favorite meal....brats on the grill and we all spent the afternoon relaxing around the pool.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 169 - Saturday, June 18

 We saw Jared and the rest of the missions team off this afternoon.  They will spend the night in Memphis and then head to Brazil tomorrow.  I am so excited to see how God will use them there!!! Please pray with me for safe travel.....2 years ago their plane got hit by lightening!!

Then this little cutie came to spend the evening with us!!!
 I have one more year to enjoy this little one and then his parents will be moving to Houston....that will be a very sad day!!!

Day 168 - Friday, June 17

She's a hero!!!!!
This morning, Steve and I were having coffee and watching the news and Lily came up to us with that I-have-to-go-out-NOW look.  Steve got up to let her out, but she went to the front door instead, which was weird.  When Steve followed her, he heard our 67 yr. old neighbor yelling in her front yard...she had fallen off a ladder and broken her ankle.  If Lily hadn't gotten our attention, who knows how long she would have laid out there.....such a great dog!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 167 - Thursday, June 16

I'm cooking with gas, baby!!!!
My mother's Day gift finally got installed!!!
I can not tell you how happy I am to be cooking with gas again...good riddance electric cooktop!!!

Day 166 - Wednesday, June 15

Started the process of making jerky for Jared to take with him on his mission trip to Brazil.  It ensures that he will eat something while he is there!!!  :)

Day 165 - Tuesday, June 14

 It was H.O.T today....
That and working 4 hours at the pharmacy to fill in, then 2.5 hours at the church getting the summer curriculum together, then cooking dinner..grilling in that heat.....left me exhausted and HOT.  This is where I stayed most of the night...with my scrubs pulled up and a nice glass of wine!

Day 164 - Monday, June 13

The "throne" is fixed!!!
And all are happy!

Day 163 - Sunday, June 12

No picture today!
it was a busy day at church as I was trying to finalize my summer schedule and workers.
Then we went to lunch with some friends that were giving us info on Jackson Hole for our upcoming vacation....can.not.wait.
Dinner found our life group as guests at another life groups house...very fun!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 162- Saturday, June 11

I LOVE my neighbors and summer!!!
The beans, onion, potatoes and cucumber all came from their garden!!!

Day 161- Friday, June 10

We had some friends over to swim today.  this picture cracked me up.  This is the conversation I imagined....
Alex: what? What do you want?
Lily:  just come a liiiiitle closer....and I'll have you!!!!

She was constantly trying to "save" the boys!!!

Day 160 - Thursday, June 9

 Found this recipe on Proud Italian Cook.  
So Yummy!!!  but you see I had to make chicken for Jared!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 159 - Wednesday, June 8

Alyssa had her first day with patients today.
Isn't she cute in her scrubs?
I couldn't find my camera so you got a cell pic.  :(