Tuesday, September 2

Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Bear World, Yellowstone

Has anyone been to these three places? Well, it's just beautiful up there. I definitely think that everyone should try it. I'm just going to add some pictures really quick - I've got a ton of stuff to do and I need to put pictures of Jake and Tim's triathalon. We're so proud of those two guys - they really did a great job...mostly because we were proud of them for finishing. It's not super easy and you definitely have to be set in following through. There were 2 people who came out of the race right at the beginning of the swim, not even 20 yards out into the 500 m swim. Enough about that though. The first pictures is at Jenny Lake - a little past Jackson Hole. This is Inspiration Point - no, I was not really inspired up there, but it was beautiful. I was freaking out when we hiked up there because there were some really sharp/steep drop offs and I HATE heights. Yes, I know, I stunt, rock climb, etc... but I'm still afraid of heights. It makes me nauseaus.
Family picture - the guys were working hard back in Vegas while we toured the wonders of God's creations. This is a waterfall - don't remember the name, (there were a lot of them all over the place) but it was beautiful and we had to go on a scenic walk to get there. I kept worrying that Cooper was going to slide down the hill and fall into the water - that wouldn't have been good. Apparently he's smarter than I think he is.

Yes, we fed the chipmunks. If you're against that, don't judge me - the kids had a blast and the chipmunks were hungry. Anyway, it was fun and they were cute. I was worried that someone was going to step on them. I'll have to post the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Bear World later. Something is not working quite right with the blogger upload image thing.

Sea World and Newport Beach

Here we are now, a little more than a month later. Lots of stuff has happened - one of them being that my mom and dad came to visit us from China, which is always a treat because they usually stay for a few weeks or a month. This time they not only stayed but we took a road trip that was so much fun...I'll show pictures in a little bit. It's been so crazy, and on top of that my cousin got married, and Jake and Tim completed a triathalon, (they're first). So here are some pictures along with a summary for each...
1. This is how you turn any single child stroller into a double stroller. Cooper has also figured out how to turn it into a triple stroller...he sits on the food tray. This is what happens after a long day at Sea World. Thank goodness my kids are resourceful - Katelyn was lovin' her little basket seat. Yes, that would be Shamu on the right, and we were in the 8th row. No, we didn't get soaked, unfortunately for us we were SOOOO HOT!! But at least I got some good pictures. Does it get any better than this?? I love when my 2 kids love each other, but I guess nothing is ever 100%.

Mom, my sister, and I also went to Newport beach with the kids. Man, did they have a blast, and it was Kenzie's first time in the sand. Katelyn and Cooper were dying to get into the water, but we didn't have our swimsuits, so the kids had to settle for knee deep waves.

We all got down and dirty in the sand building a lake with a bridge. Katelyn kept wanting to spill the water all over the bridge. I think that the best part of the whole trip was just that I actually got to really spend some quality time with Cooper and Katelyn and we weren't interrupted with all the craziness of life.