We made it!! The final trip of our summer 2011! We took 6 days to take a roadtrip to Flathead Lake & Glacier National Park, both in Montana.
The occassion? My dear childhood friend Erica was getting married!! She made a beautiful bride and her husband Todd, was a great looking groom!! The ceremony was at her dad's house, a remarkable setting on Flathead Lake!
Hudson and Camden were looking their best...
The kids sat on the rock steps and watched the wedding from there.
And we took the opportunity (since we were all dressed up) to take a family pic!
After the wedding the kids had the run of the property... which for Emerson meant not going too far from mom or Dad.
For the boys it meant all sorts of crazy stuff.... Like doing flips off the dock! Go Hudson!
We had such an amazing time at the wedding and were so thankful to be a part of it!
The other part of our trip was Glacier National Park.
We had a perfect campsite less than a 2 minute walk to Lake McDonald. Is that a gorgeous lake or what?
Our campsite, complete with Camper (so nicely lent to us by our friends Mark & Kim!)
I LOVE morning pictures of the kids camping. Big puffy eyes, wild hair... LOVE it!
Here is Camden at Lake McDonald.
The boys taking an evening dip and 'bathe' in the lake...I think this was sometime after 9:00pm.
At our campsite Camden and Hudson enjoyed making "Candy" out of the tree sap. I don't think they ever ate it, but they were entertained for hours!
We took the second day at Glacier to go on a beautiful hike!! Avalanche Lake. It was about 5-6 miles roundtrip. I think it was the maximum for our family, but I also think everyone had a good time.
And here is Hudson playing on the rocks RIGHT next to a raging river!! Mommy was a little nervous!
Avalanche lake gets its name because in the spring you can sit by the lake and listen to, and watch...all the avalanches fall around you. By late summer when we were there, The snow is virtually gone but several gorgeous waterfalls remain.
On our roadtrip home we stopped in this adorable little mining town in the middle of Idaho called Wallace. We had spotted it on the way out and it was the perfect timing to make a stop, have lunch and stretch our legs on the way home.
When we pulled into Moses Lake at 6:00pm, it was 95 degrees. By 8:30 it was still super hot so we decided to forgo the bonfire this one night and have hot weather smores. Which were graham crackers slathered in Nutella and a nice glass of cold milk! I think I liked them even more than smores :)
This was the first time the boys had been on "real" waterslides!! they also jumped off of the high dive for the first time!