Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Rim

The wild flowers are everywhere, and the meadow next to our camp site was tall grass and white flowers. The weather was cool, and some clouds to keep us out of the sun, and we just loved every minute of it. We read, and ate, and read some more. We took 3 walks a day, morning, noon and evening. It felt so good to hike again and not hurt. I actually found I was a little stiff in my bottom and belly! I haven't felt that in years. So I am so grateful my knee is healing so fast and I am able to do so much more. I love the rim country!

We put an awning over the dog pen so they had shade all day too. They chewed on pigs ears, and they each found on elk bone to chew on, so they were happy too. When we went for our walks they were off the leash and ran and romped through the grass and flowers. We have many cute photos of them, but they are the ones that you would might think our dogs are very spoiled, and couldn't we find anything else to take a photo of... and you would be right. We took over a hundred photos of the dogs playing...... I know...... we are sick..... !

We are going to spend more time up there over the next 11 days. Some time I will be alone, and other times Ty, Varce, and more dogs will join me. I have books to make, journaling to catch up, crocheting on baby recieving blankets and crocheting baby blankets, and some reading to do. I won't get bored.... and hike 3 times a day to continue my therapy on my knee. And best of all, I look forward to picking wild berries, and enjoying a monsoon storm to pour down rain, thunder and lightening upon my head! I love, love, love the time on the rim. To go back to nature!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rexburg, Idaho on the 4th of July

Small town parades speak for themselves. Limited budgets, but lots of imagination. Enjoy a few of the sights I saw on the 4th of July in Rexburg, Idaho with my family. This car had been used in a car crash derby prior to the parade, and was it noisey!!

This tank is used to fight fires, and sometimes for road construction, etc. Interesting abilities.

Yes, we all got wet! It felt wonderful on a hot summer day. I didn't even mind the hair! It was worth it. My sister, Liz stayed on the road while mom and I ran for the trees. Liz got drenched.
A happy grandmother with her girls. Grandma bought them matching outfits. SO CUTE!

Who made Kaidance unhappy? Oh, Canyon didn't let her push the stroller with Kymber in it.

Savanah is such a cutie, as are all of the little girls. This is a cute photo of her.

My brother Jeff, who is a grandpa, treated the kids to ice cream.... and Sheridan gladly shared with Canyon. What a sweetheart! (Inspite of her hard day)

Sorry Dad, it doesn't matter how many times you tell me to quit taking your picture, just know that I won't. I love you, and since I don't get to see you often, I take your picture!

My niece Heather is married to this handsome guy! Jared, you are eye candy!

Canyon is such a good big brother, and Kymber loved every minute of being pushed around.

Back row: Tawnya, Liz

Front row: Heather, Grams, Holly, Lois and Canyon.

We ate the best food made from scratch by a Phillipino lady. And ice cream, cotton candy, and drank lots of water. The day passed to quickly, as all holidays with family seem to do, but I will cherish the memories, and look forward to making more! I love you all very much!

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