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yellowstone family adventures

Well, better a month late than never right!?
We had so much fun on our family trip to Yellowstone, that I just had to document via blog.
Because if you don't blog about it, does it really happen?

This should most likely be split up into like three posts, but I certainly don't have time for that.
So, photo dump it is!

As stated in a previous blog post, we borrowed the in-laws motorhome for this adventure.
Also known as, "the only way to EVER travel with children."

Our first stop was before Yellowstone, at Bear World.
We had gone a couple of years ago, and Brody LOVED it.
Not so much because of the baby bear cubs OR full size bears that were mere feet away from you, but for the handful of carnival type rides that you could ride an endless amount of time and snow cones.
The next day, we headed into Yellowstone Park. 
There were some quick photoshoots that morning...
 And then a nice hike... which was accompanied by an awful lot of whining from the children.
We had to cut our hike short, due to not only the whining, but we also had to get to our "horse drawn carriage"... as Brody liked to call it. 
These massive horses took us out to a campout. 
We had some great food, cowboy coffee, and some good old fashioned camp fire stories. 
It was fun, and the boys especially liked that they were given the reigns for a bit on the ride back.
The next day we had to get up early to get to another appointment.
Some were easier to wake than others.
But we were able to pull it together and make way to the lake.
We planned a guided fishing trip, and this was probably our highlight.
We had plenty of bites, and even a few catches, but they all had to be released.
Our guide, James, let the boys drive the boat all the way back to the dock though, so that was a huge highlight for them.
OH, and we also saw this guy sitting directly next to a bison!
The rangers made the guy leave, and the bison was still there solo when we returned. 

We had a super fun little picnic/campfire/play session at a beach there before heading off to Old Faithful.
 And we were lucky enough to get to Old Faithful just a couple of minutes before it blew.
Ryan went into the lodge before the crowds filtered in and snagged the boys some ice cream and this frozen lemonade that Bennett was quite pleased with and perplexed by. Ha. 
We then headed South and down through the Tetons.
I was surprised at the lack of Bison in the park, but as soon as we got out there was a HUGE herd right on the road.
We stayed one last night in Lava Hot Springs, in hopes of going to their big water park the next day, BUT they were closed randomly.
We didn't let that get us down though and enjoyed out campsite by the water...
 And then drove much closer to home and went to a Hot Springs before heading home.
It was a fun and FULL few days, but we had the best time ever!
I love my little family and can't get enough of them.


  1. I was wondering if we would ever get to see the vacation pics. Looks like a really great vacation and the boys learned oodles. Love your pack of boys (the big one too!)

  2. Looks like y'all had a great time. Love the pics. Your family is so adorable.

  3. these are BEAUTIFUL. i love their style!! the one of you on the boat is amazing.


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