Sunday, July 31, 2011

Swinging!

It wouldn’t be a summer trip to Minnesota without swinging on Grandma and Papa’s tree swing. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what mood you are in, or what kind of a day you are having. One ride on that swing will have you gleaming from ear to ear!Swinging with Grandma July 2011 (11)Swinging with Grandma July 2011 (17)Swinging with Grandma July 2011 (1)Swinging with Grandma July 2011 (20)

Great Friends and Family in MN!

We got a lot of visiting in while we were in Minnesota! The kids and I all had the greatest time visiting with everyone!!Mom&Dad (11) Kids with Greatpapa July 2011 (1)Kids with Greatpapa July 2011 (2)Lunch with Godmother Nicole July 2011 (1)Lunch with Godmother Nicole July 2011 (2)Music in the Park July 2011 (2)Music in the Park July 2011 (3)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Cabin Moments!

Here are some more of my favorite pictures from the cabin!Fishing at the Cabin July 2011 (1)Fishing at the Cabin July 2011 (5) Boat ride at Cabin July 2011 (4)Cabin Jasons (91)Cabin Jasons (94)Cabin July 2011 (3)Fishing at the Cabin July 2011 (7)Lizzy and Grandma at Cabin July 2011 (1)

Swimming Time at the Cabin!

We spent a lot of our time at the cabin pool swimming. Apparently my dad isn’t the only person who doesn’t like swimming in the lake. Brad was a bigger fan of the pool than the lake, so we spent quite a bit of time in the pool too :)More Pool Fun at Cabin July 2011 (11)More Pool Fun at Cabin July 2011 (16)More Pool Fun at Cabin July 2011 (23) More Pool Fun at Cabin July 2011 (18)More Pool Fun at Cabin July 2011 (26)Pool side fun at the Cabin July 2011 (7)Pool side fun at the Cabin July 2011 (13)Pool side fun at the Cabin July 2011 (17)Pool side fun at the Cabin July 2011 (43)Pool side fun July 2011 (3)Pool side fun July 2011 (4)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Park Rapids Logging Camp

Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (19) It had been a couple years since we all went to the logging camp together…long enough to get excited to go again. Everyone woke up and headed over that morning for a good old fashion breakfast (everyone except Grandma and Bruce that is). It was a really memorable time with a lot of food! The kids enjoyed drinking their orange juice out of the metal coffee cups and playing in the yard. They had a lot of old logging things all around :)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (23)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (3)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (6)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (13)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (12)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (14)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (18)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (24)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (28)Logging Camp at Cabin July 2011 (38)

At Last…Bonfire!

After a few rain delays, we finally got to have at least one bonfire night. Unfortunately it was so late in the vacation that Brad, the kids and I were already pretty worn out. I was still so happy to get to have the bonfire though, and everyone had a good time! We ended up sitting on the dock a little while watching Jason and Logan cross the lake in the kayaks. Another nice day and night in Park Rapids!Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (10)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (22)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (24)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (28)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (30)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (31)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (33)Bonfire Night at Cabin July 2011 (35)

Itasca State Park!

Itasca State Park July 2011 (21) We made our annual trip to Itasca state park while we were in Park Rapids. It was interesting to see how brave the kids have gotten from the year before. Braden was really into climbing the rocks this time and into the water. They both wanted to walk some of the water path, but it was just too deep for Braden to go. Ellaina went ahead with Uncle Jason and her cousins.

Itasca state park is where the Mississippi River begins, and the place for our annual family and grandkid picture. Oddly enough, neither picture really worked out this year. It took us so long to get everyone situated on the log, that by the time we were all ready, the person I asked to take the picture didn’t want to be there anymore. She took one picture of us situated and handed me the camera. So what you see is what we got. There were a lot of other people waiting for the log, so we also gave up on trying to get a grandkid picture. The kids were wanting to get down to play. With Jason’s kids being older, I was able to grab one of them :)

After lunch at the park, we headed to the Minnesoda ice cream parlor with Papa for a yummy snack!Itasca State Park July 2011 (57)Itasca State Park July 2011 (2)Itasca State Park July 2011 (3)Itasca State Park July 2011 (6)Itasca State Park July 2011 (25)Itasca State Park July 2011 (31)Itasca State Park July 2011 (32)Itasca State Park July 2011 (34)Itasca State Park July 2011 (36)Itasca State Park July 2011 (40)Cabin Jasons (16) Itasca State Park July 2011 (46) Itasca State Park July 2011 (51)Minnesoda Ice Cream Shop at Cabin Julu 2011 (8) Minnesoda Ice Cream Shop at Cabin Julu 2011 (4)