Sunday, August 31, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It was SO much fun being home! We crammed alot into the week we were in Missoula and had a blast while doing it. We hit the Dairy Queen, Out to Lunch, hiked the M, went boating at the lake, went to the mall, saw my parent's new house multiple times and had fun just hanging out with my family. I was so glad that I had Kristin and Kerri there, but we definitely felt a missing void with Melissa in Texas. Maybe next summer...

Mackenzie River Pizza... Yum

Thanks for the pedicures Mom!
Girl's Day out
Boating at Salmon Lake was so much fun. We did go wakeboarding but we left our camera in the car and by the time we got it out, it was too chilly for me to get back in. I forget how pretty it is in Montana.

Watching Dad make his famous pies
Picnic at Bonner Park
Kerri and I have a very "love-hate" relationship =)

I'm so glad I got to see Kristin again and her cute little McKenna!

My last time at my house! =( It was so sad to think that was the last time I would ever stay in the house I grew up in. We will miss it, but it will be fun to stay in the new one and have lots more room. Goodbye Arlington Drive!

Hiking the 'M' was a must for me, so the morning we left to go over to Washington we woke up and hiked it. It was so pretty with the sun coming up and I got a little sad to leave Missoula.

Fun In Pasco

Being in Pasco was a lot of fun as well. It was nice to relax and hang out with the Barber family. We played lots of games, ate yummy food, and spent many hours out on the golf course. So many fun memories!

We went to the Columbia River Temple to do a session and it brought back lots of memories from our wedding. It was beautiful!
One of the Barber boys' golf outings
Family picture at Grandma Barber's- She lives right in front of the temple and has the most gorgeous view.
Family Golf Tournament- Brad won this round and claims he is the new family champion. Good job!

We Love the Wisconsin State Fair!!

Well Wisconsin does not mess around when it comes to their fair. It is HUGE. It lasts for about two weeks and they have every type of fried food you can imagine. They do deep-fried oreos, snickers, mac and cheese, cheese curds, pretty much anything you can think of =). But they sure do taste yummy. It was lots of fun and we got our fill of flavored milk, livestock, and fair food.

Lots of Rain = Flooding

We rode our bikes down to this little stream that goes through Milwaukee and it was so high and really flooded. Kinda scary!

Storms make us a little nervous =)

Nauvoo Trip!

We went to Nauvoo with our friends Phil and Tiffany. It was alot of fun and it was a good way to start out the summer. Nauvoo was a neat place, but the temple was definitely the highlight. I have never been in such a beautiful building.
Carthage Jail

Herbie lives!!
The Beautiful Nauvoo Temple

Our comfy little tent. The campsite was actually pretty nice. They had bathrooms and showers, so we weren't roughing it too badly.

So on the way over, we had a little detour. We missed an exit, so we decided to turn around across the median. Unfortunately this was during the flooding, so the ground was quite moist. And we hit the mud perfectly. Our front tire got stuck and it was stuck good. We called AAA to get a tow truck and while we were waiting, this nice guy below came and pulled us out of the mud. He was really funny and we were so grateful to him. It was quite the adventure. We didn't get to Nauvoo until 1:00 am. Then we had to set up camp- it was a short night=)

We made the best out of the situation and got some good laughs over it.