This past weekend the kids and I took a little road trip to visit friends In Wyoming. It was kinda nice to have 3 drivers….. and kinda scary 🙂 It is SO hard to give up control of the vehicle to my teenagers :P~!
Took a few photos of course:
After several hours in the vehicle (thank goodness for iPods and DVDs), several potty breaks, and some confusion in Gillette, we finally arrived at our destination and one young lady got a surprise for her birthday: a long-time friend just shows up at her house. Screaming could be heard outside~ 🙂 That made the trip worth it.
We had a nice dinner and finally settled the kids down all over the place. Some kids were up early and out to visit the animals…. one in particular:
Riding the horse was the ONLY thing EmmaLece cared about! She was SO happy to have this chance.
No one wanted to be left out so they all clambered on…. CoCo is a good old gal and she put up with them!
The horse was taken back to her pen and unsaddled, but some kids just didn’t get enough
and went on bareback rides!
The kids also load tested the 4-wheeler. Scott was so bummed that the little one would not start. That was his only desire: to drive the little 4-wheeler. I let him drive the big one with me on behind him, that seemed to help.
I took the girls out for a very quick photo shoot around the yard. They both needed an updated photo together. The one they both have displayed in their rooms is about 10 years old!
They had a cousin in town for a soccer tournament, so he joined in on the birthday fun. Cody was able to have a guy his age to hang out with. Since they are both wrestlers, I heard there were a couple of matches battled out.
The birthday girl!
We went to Church with them in the morning, came back home had lunch and loaded the sub for the return trip home. Before we could go I had to get some photos :
I think the tramp might be over weight!
I tourchered them by having them all hold hands!
It has been nice that we have gotten to hang out twice in about a month!
After all the photos taken in front of the barn, we loaded up and headed out in the pasture to try our hands at carving on sandstone.
This is NOT easy to do…. carve one’s name into sandstone. We were each given a screw to carve with. It works, but it IS work! Cody had a knife on him and that helped 100%. He went back and helped nearly everyone.
Finally, we had to head back home. It was a quick trip, but I think everyone had a nice time.
Cody was helping me capture the sky outside the windows as I drove home.
I think there might have been a fire off in the distance.
Cody took a short turn driving and I took this moon shot. Once it got really dark, he said his eyes were tired and we switched. We arrived home around 9 to hot pizza for dinner 🙂