The Stream

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Happy Birthday to this Rad Girl!

Facts: Fun, giggly, snappy, yappy, honest with her opinions, reads A. Lot., patriotic, party-otic, says thank you, will get you anything, dresses herself, loves her hair down and not brushed, loves her dog, loves movies, loves her snacks, loves her friends, tolerates piano and jobs.
Eight is great!

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We took Micah to Olympic Park in Park City

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It was hot and heated with fun.

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We had a little lunch and refueled for the second obstacle course.

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For her birthday, we took her to a bookstore to pick out loads of books and we purchased a chair for her to read herself to sleep.

Vintage Karuselli chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro. Thanks Michael and Ron at the Green Ant/Tomorrow's House garage sale this morning. #thegreenant #tomorrowshouse

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Phase Two of House

We are finally getting phase two of our house this summer which includes, paint, trim, soffit and facia, and the yard. We started by taking out this wall to put in a sliding glass door.  Why did we not do this when we were redoing the inside last year? I don't want to talk about it actually.

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THe engineers watching











Friday, July 3, 2015

La Caille and The Send Off

Eileen's birthday was June 17th so we decided to treat this wonderful lady to dinner to La Caille... a day early

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My kids were trying to be so well mannered and proper, but when Gretchen had a mouth full of water, she launched that mouthful of water all over me when she almost spilled her glass on the table.  It was pretty funny because she was trying SO HARD to be a fancy lady.

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We all lost our manners after that.







Beautiful food!



Beautiful astmosphere



We made one last stop to Trader's Joes

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Eileen showing the cashier proof she found all five stuffed animals and she deserves a sucker! He replied, "ma'am, technically we're not supposed to take picture in here..."



And, then we sent them off







Becket will be taller than MJ next time we see her.  That's my guess.








Thursday, July 2, 2015

Yellowstone Part two

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Micah missing the waterfall because her nose is in a book.

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Cute siblings

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Cute family of mine

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Junior explorer

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Near Gallatin

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Waiting for Old Faithful

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Mat spotted a Grizzly

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Look at all of the commotion he caused! Traffic Jam

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Artist Point

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Moose spotting buy our condo

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Swim time



So tired!




We drove home through Jenny Lake and stopped in Jackson Hole for lunch.  We drove through Idaho and we were warned by the weather service that there was a tornado on the rise and to take shelter immediately!  Did we listen? Uh, no. We did not.  We were clearly going the other way and would not run into it.  But, we did drive right to it. It never formed to touch the ground but it was sure an angry swirling storm above us.  Baseball sized hail pounced on our rental and adrenaline rushed. Fearing it was going to damage it, I drove on at a slow pace to lesson the speed of the hail hitting the car.  We stopped in Soda Springs, a little shoken up along with several others trying to process what just happened back there.

Right after I commented that this cloud looked like Satan's bumhole, tennis ball sized hail rained down on us. Karma.