Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Family Photos - Part 2 - Weeks 14-26

As one of my New Year's resolutions, I wanted to try this year to take a family picture every Sunday. Sometimes Scott is at work or someone is sick and doesn't go to church or we're on vacation...Whatever the situation, though, we take a photo to document our family. It's been awesome so far, and I thought I'd share the second 13 weeks with you.

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I sure am a lucky mama! This group is not only handsome, but they are so fun! 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mt. Rushmore

After driving to Casper, Wyoming, where we spent the night, we then headed out early the next morning to South Dakota. We drove through Custer State Park where there was a ton of wildlife. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were so lucky the weather was great for us. 

At the end of driving through the park, we were able to drive through three huge tunnels on the way to Mt. Rushmore. As we were about to drive through the first one, we could see in the far distance Mt. Rushmore. It was framing the carving perfectly. It was pretty awesome!

A couple miles away was Mt. Rushmore. It was beautiful. The monument was as big as I thought it would be, but it sure was impressive.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, established in 1925, features 60-foot sculptures of four US presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln—carved into the granite mountain top. The memorial, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.

Walking through the museum and watching a short film that explained the sculptor's idea and their journey creating it all was fascinating. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

This is the Place and Hill Air Force Base

A few weeks ago, on a very HOT sunny day, we headed to This is the Place Heritage Park. It was super busy because it was a free day, and well worth it! The park is set back in time to experience the FUN of the Old West.  We visited the historic Village, rode the trains and ponies, and played in the splash park.  The boys panned for gold, ate ice cream, visited different shops and played games that our ancestors would've participated in at their age.

Another fun day was spent at Hill Air Force Base with our good friends, the Howick family. The boys really enjoyed walking around and exploring the different aircraft and pieces of American history.