Saturday, August 22, 2009

Jackson Hole/Yellowstone!

We were able to spend a lot of time with family in Yellowstone and Jackson Hole a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING! Dan went up with his family to Island Park before me since he wasn't working and I came up last Tuesday. His family rents a little cabin up there every year and they had remodeled it this year and it was really nice! Very small and cute, but great! I was sad because I got there in the middle of the week after all the kids had left. But it was still awesome and we had a great time. We canoed down the river and saw a huge moose! It was so relaxing to hang out and enjoy the mountains! We spent time at Yellowstone as well and saw several bears, moose, and a wolf! Then Dan and I went to Jackson Hole on Saturday and stayed with his brother Mike and hung out with my sister. My parents came to Jackson Monday and we stayed at a KOA cabin with them. (My sister works at the KOA/Whitewater company there). We had a blast with them too. Steph, me and Dan went horseback riding, and our whole family (even mom!) went down the river! Dan kayaked down the river with Mike, which freaked me out, but it was fun! It was warm and relaxing, and just an excellent trip. We are already missing it and dreaming about the day when we could get a cabin up there!

I told the girls to pose for me and this is what I got. Love it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrapbook pages

So I have kind of become a bit obsessed with digital scrapbooking lately. I had looked into it awhile ago, but not too much and now that I have a little more time on my hands, I have found so many awesome things! Maybe I'm behind a lot of you here, but I love it! There are TONS of free "kits" out there that you can use to put together your own pages. There are also pre-made pages as well that you can just stick your own pictures in. And there are plenty of ideas to copy! Everything I have done is completely free, and I use software called GIMP, which is basically the free version of Photoshop. I had learned it in school, but I had to re-learn and teach myself some new things. It took a little while to pick up, but I've been able to put together a few cute pages and I'm still going strong!

We went to Yellowstone/Island Park with Dan's family last week and then met up with my family in Jackson Hole and had an amazing time. I still haven't posted those pics yet, but a few are on the pages below.