Monday, July 16, 2007


It's a week late, but I didn't have time to do this blog before I left for our family reunion.

The first week of the month we took a trip up to Montana to visit Chris' aunt & uncle, Pat & Roger. Chris used to go up there every summer and stay with them and loved it. He wanted to be able to take the boys up there. Pat & Roger had never actually met any of the boys, so it was good for everyone. Chris' parents drove up with him and the 2 older boys and Brekan and I flew.

The first couple of days were just relaxing days for everyone. They didn't do much except stick around the house. They did find a few fun things, though...

Petting the horse

Chaetun riding JJ

Xadun riding JJ

Helping Aunt Pat feed the fish in the pond

Playing in the pool with their new floating swimsuits

Monday after I arrived and we had a nap, we headed up to Pat & Roger's lake front property at Lake Thompson. As much as I'm not a fan of camping, it wasn't too bad. They had a couple of trailers that we stayed in, so we were able to shower and have bathrooms. They also had a fairly clean "Johnny on the Spot" that wasn't too bad. Because the property is lake front, they have their very own dock. It was pretty hot, so we would just hop in the lake to cool off. They also had a boat to fish and have fun with.

Hanging out in the tubes

Brekan decided he didn't like his turtle tube because he couldn't reach the water. He wanted to be able to splash, too.

There was a log that stuck out of the water just down the way. Through out the day you would see several turtles come out on the log to sun themselves. Chris snuck over at one point and was able to catch one of the turtles. The one he caught was the one the neighbors had been trying to catch for a week. He had a hook through his mouth and they wanted to get it out. This picture is of them working on it to get the hook out. They were successful.

Playing on the tube behind the boat.

Crawling on the dock.

The whole family on the tube (except for Brekan, of course)

Chaetun with Papa and his fish. Grandpa caught this fish, but the first day they went out on the boat, Chaetun was on the only one to catch anything and he caught 2. Not bad for his first day of fishing. Unfortunately, those pictures are on someone else's camera.

So relaxing it put him to sleep.

In Montana none of the fireworks were illegal, so we got a pretty good show. Roger teamed up with the neighbor next door and we got to watch from the dock. Another neighbor lit some off from his boat in the middle of the lake. It was a pretty good 4th.

Watching the fireworks on the dock

Washing all the bugs off the car after getting home from the lake.

All in all it was a good trip and everyone enjoyed themselves!

1 comment:

Morgan said...

Great pictures!! Looks like a blast! When Gracey was a baby, I got her a floaty thing just like the one Brekan had. She hated it because she couldn't reach to splash in the water. She was just like Brekan!! Funny kids!

I can't believe how big Brekan is! What cute boys!