We closed out July baseball-style. Sam played catcher and 2nd base for the Blue Jays. His team took second in the league but didn't place in the tournament. He really enjoyed it, and next year we will, Lord willing, have three boys in baseball- oh my!
Go Blue Jays!!
Silas played for the Duram Bulls- here he is with his good buddy Ross. The value of learning and growing with a team is priceless!
Sy played most positions on defense, and loved to hit a strong cut down right field to get to first or second. His team won second in the tournament.
Crosspoint offered a Fine Arts camp this year, where you see Gretta and Leila sporting the hats and shoes they decorated.
The kids had a blast learning scripture, worshiping, and creating all week.
Three sisters hanging out at Bear Lake!
A perfect day for a swim and kayak ride.
Before we left for Canada, we had a visit from some sweet friends and climbed the tower at the National Railroad Museum. You cannot tell how high we are from the picture, but don't look down if you don't like heights!
Our first stop on our trip was at an Air B&B in Chamberlain, South Dakota. We met this friendly neighbor Allie and the kids had a blast throwing her sticks.
We met up with friends in Chamberlain and made our way to Long Valley to meet a few (MANY, actually) prairie dogs.
Thanks to Sam and Caleb, we were able to get in free to any National Park in the US because they are finishing their forth grade year. These are bison in Custer State Park.
We camped at Crazy Horse Campground...
...and swam in the pool.
Off to Mount Rushmore. Look closely, and you can see what state we are from!
View from below...
Ninety percent of the faces were made from dynamite!
Mt. Jackson and Gremore
We journeyed on to Belt Montana to meet Grandma Lo and Grandpa Jer.
Hiking in Glacier National Park was a blast...
and the views were electric!
I can smell the fresh air!
We journeyed on to Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
The glacier run off was SO cold.
This is a little past the half way point to Lake Agnes.
The rest stop was refreshing,
especially since the incline was steep!
And we made it!
Worth every minute.
The Lake Agnes Tea House
Is there a caption that would fit this one?!
The 3 older kids and I climbed a rock wall (boys in flip flops) to see Moraine Lake, only to find out that there was a trail on the other side! So what did we do?
Climb down and over the logs and back up the rock wall again!
...especially at sunset. We were told to come between 7 and 8pm to avoid the crowds. Boy were we glad we did!
We checked out some natural hot springs too (on a drizzly day). 103 degrees!
Everywhere you look...
this is what you see...
Did I mention this?