Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wyoming - Part 1

Last week we drove 1,200 miles away to the small town of Encampment, Wyoming for the Bush Reunion. It was a long drive, but the kids did wonderful with minimal meltdowns and fights.

We had beautiful weather during the day and cool at night. Ryan decided to sleep in the tent with his brother in law, while the kids and I were able to sleep inside the house. The first night Ryan and George woke up the other campers at 4 AM with laughter from being so cold and the wind so strong. Zack did spend one night in the tent, thankfully it was the warmest night there.
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Zack was the event planner on the first full day. He organized a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. It quickly turned into a game of Full Contact, Tackle, Duck, Duck, Goose. I had the video camera out to capture that action, so I need to upload the video.
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We ate VERY well in Wyoming. Not only did we have Mickey Mouse pancakes for breakfast, but also BUSH pancakes in honor of the reunion.
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Ryan and his dad manning the rib eyes
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potatoes and some dogs for the kids
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Uncle Tim, our host, also cooked made a prime rib for the reunion. No fried chicken at this reunion! Ryan's step mom cut him a special piece. He did his best, but wasn't able to finish it and had people lined up to take a bite.
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We also had a delicious carrot sheet cake to celebrate everyone's birthdays. I think I tossed a nut at Ryan and the next thing I know, cake is being flung everywhere. I grabbed my camera and the nearest kid and ducked for cover.

Ryan's mom and Uncle Tim
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the cake stuck really well to Rick's freshly shaved head.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Five on Friday

I know I have been awful about updating my blog. Life is just busy. Good, but busy. During the winter we are stuck indoors and don't have much to write about and during the summers we are go go go and I don't have time to edit and update the blog. Here is a quick update on the family.

1. Addison has turned into a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse junkie. She will bring you the remote and request, Mickey Mouse, over and over. We went to Disney World in April 2008 and I made a photo book of our trip. She absolutely loves to look at that book and find the Disney characters and her family members. She definitely isn't helping Ryan and my love for Disney World vacations.

2. We are leaving Wednesday night for Wyoming for Ryan's family reunion. Hopefully Mickey Mouse helps make the trip less insane :) We will be camping in a tent for multiple days and I'm not sure how available running water and electricity will be. My brother-in-law also wants Ryan to ask his uncle to allow bro-in-law to hunt the land for elk and bear this fall/winter. I'm more than a little worried about sleeping in a tent with my two small children, just sayin. Hopefully we make it out alive and not too stinky.

3. We bought a Honda Odyssey minivan last night. It will get a good road test out to Wyoming and back.

4. For Zack's birthday in May, Ryan got him a youth sized left handed wedge golf club. The wedge was the only club the golf store had in stock. Ryan took him to the driving range a few weeks ago and Zack absolutely loved it. Ryan immediately ordered a driver and a putter for him. Ryan picked them up yesterday and Zack couldn't wait to hit some balls.


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5. We have been letting Zack's hair grow out. I'm not sure if we should continue to let it grow, chop it short, or maintain it at its current length. I know my parents vote for cutting it off, which comes as no surprise to me. I need some unbiased opinions though. Does it look cute surfer boy or trashy?