Shall we celebrate Rachel?


It doesn't seem like that long ago that she looked like this picture below.
Ah, she was very huggable!
Still is for that matter!

Rachel, you have grown into a lovely young woman.
It is so wonderful to call you my daughter.

There is one thing you will always be able to count on, Rachel.

 Your mama's love for you will never cease!

Another thing you will always be able to count on.
Your dad will always be on your side.
Holding your hand if necessary!

Happy Birthday to you!



Ashley pouted just a bit.

You see, she wasn't in any of the pictures from the last post.

How could I have left her out?
She is such an important presence in our daily life!

Here you go, Ashley.

I don't think you should touch that!  

Speaking of touching.
Ellie is going to be the first to touch the Cheetos!

waiting, waiting, waiting. . . .

The 4th and Steve is 50!

Hope you all had a fantastic July 4th celebrating our great country!

Our day started out with the local Kalispell parade.

Ellie gathered a "boat load" of candy!!!!!!

Then we headed out to Kacey and Jay's to play.
And play we did!!!!

These are the lovely canola fields we passed on the way to Kacey's place.
It is quite breathtaking, wouldn't you say?

Ellie and Hudson were loving the 4th!

Lauren got to meet and say hi to the cows.

And finally. . .
We played cornhole.

Would you believe that Steve made our boards!
Yep.  It took the guy about an hour!  (not counting paint)
Um, totally awesome talent that guy has!
And. . .


Happy Birthday to my husband.