Sunday, July 4, 2010

America The Beautiful

What do you do when you are out of work with LOTS of time on your hands and it is the fourth of July? Well, I suppose its traditional to pack all of the comforts of home you can fit in your car, toss the baby in her carseat and take off with the family to enjoy the great outdoors. 

We chose to head over to Yellowstone National Park. And my goodness, it was PACKED. Not a unique idea, but, we had plenty of fun.

Abby's sweet Grandma and Grandpa came all the way out from Florida to spend time with her. They may say that they came to see us, but we know better.
My dad showed Abby Old Faithful Geyser. She thought riding on her Granddad's shoulders was pretty darn fun!
And when I said 'camped' I am not talking hotels, cabins, or trailers. I am seriously saying that we stayed in tents, sleeping bags, cooked over an open fire. It was fun, although cooking is fairly different when there is no stove. 

And did I mention it was cold? Cause it was cold. Really really freezing wind blowing in your face cold. 
But we did get to see the deer and the buffalo roam. Or lay around doing nothing. But, I guess it was a holiday. You can't roam all the time or you might get burnt out...

It was a pretty fun trip over all. We got lots of time with our family, good food, including my favorite sandwich, and to top it all off, Abby was pretty perky most of the time. Can't really ask for more than that. So, Happy Birthday, America. Thanks for our life, liberty and beautiful land!


prsd4tim2 said...

It was a blast! Thanks for going with us. I had a great time, and it was great seeing you and Weston - and Abby, of course.

Sean said...

I love her smile! She is sooooo cute!

eve said...

i have to say i think you are brave to take a long camping trip with a baby! it's a testament to abby's temperment. she is such a doll.
almost makes me want to go to yellowstone, too!

Kimber and Casey said...

great pics! her in the binnie is ADORABLE!

danje said...

i love these pics! abby is so cute. have you looked into baby modeling? i'm serious, she's adorable and so photogenic.

did you make that little sleeping bag thingy for her? if so, where did you find that fabric.

love your style.