When I was 4 or 5 my family went to Yellowstone. We also went to Mount Rushmore and I'm sure a lot of other really fun things I don't remember. The ONE thing I remember from that trip (other than the family reunion, which is the reason we made the trip) was Old Faithful. It was chilly and rainy. We had to go into the Old Faithful Inn to buy a sweatshirt for me since it was so cold. I've always wanted to go back, and see it as an adult to really be able to appreciate it's greatness. I finally got to go back in the middle of October. Our wonderful friends Douglas and Sarah invited us to their family cabin in Island Park, and we went into the park 2 of the days we were there. It was magical- it made me feel 5 again. Well, a five year old with the patience of a mommy of 2 kiddos. And I think part of what made it so magical was the fact that the day we went into Yellowstone with Madie and Cash was a day just like when I was a little girl and we went to see Old Faithful. It was a cold drizzly grey day, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. It took me back to my childhood- a fabulous one that I enjoy sharing with Cody and the kiddos. We didn't end up with a lot of pictures, but here is one that brings back every memory I have of my original trip to Yellowstone when I was 5: Miss Madison walking on the sidewalks at Old Faithful, with a Yellowstone sweatshirt on.
Can I tell you how much I love this girl, and how amazing it is too watch her grow up into a beautiful young lady!

And this little guy was the best trooper. He did great the entire day just taking everything in while spending most of the time in the backpack. The only word Cash says is still "mum," and everyday it melts my heart more and more. To say he is a mama's boy would be an understatement!

(Dad, I promise I will try to start updating more. It's been pretty easy to put the blog on the back burner since nobody else reads it anymore.)


Jensens said...

I read it! That was a fun trip, and I'm glad you guys came! Your kids are so cute...and we still need to meet up and have a play date :)

Amber Ada Reimann Burns said...

Glad you had a good time with Douglas and his family. My grandpa Cooper would love that you revere Yellowstone so much. He wants his ashes spread out over that park. It is an awe inspiring place so I can't see how much he loves it and you love it. The pictures are great!