Last weekend of camping 2014

We went on our last official camping weekend and here are a few of the highlights…..with some great shots of father/daughter time.

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Father Daughter time:

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Learning how to skip rocks:

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Papa taking the girls for a ride:

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Good-bye Summer

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Labor Day

We were able to get away as a family this Labor Day….so get ready for the plethora of pictures.  Sad story, I was in such a hurry to get out of town and drive the many hours to our camp spot…..that I forgot my camera battery that I was charging on my kitchen counter.  So all of these are iPhone pics.

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Friday Wrap Up – Vacation style

Here is a recap of the amazing vacation that we took over 4th of July this year.  We decided to rent a cabin on the Canadian side of Lake Metigoshe.

We crossed the border at Carbury, ND and traveled through the land of Manitoba to the north side of Lake Metigoshe.  The cabin is situated right where the C is.

Canada1Dave had the boat out on the lake for roughly 10 minutes….bringing it from the boat launch to the slip….when it blew a piston.  Sob.  Long….long….long….story short.  A very nice Canadian offered us his boat for the week and saved our vacation.

Here are some pics celebrating the awesomeness of vacation, kids, and 4th of July.

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Montana…..I love you

I am going to go back in time….back to a time where my basement is not in a state of mid-repair, back to a time where my front garden and back deck is not mud central, back to a time where I could walk into the garage….wait…ignore that last one….not sure when that was ever possible.

The week before the water invaded….we went on a trip, a trip to a lake.  AHHHHHHH….

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Just the image relaxes me and takes me far, far away from this dusty house.IMG_1876

I also have some river pics……went for a rafting trip and got rained on…totally worth it.

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See below for whirlpool time.

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Awesome

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I will be getting some house pics out here….but wanted to re-live some great last ditch summer fun.

Summer Extravaganza or lack there-of

So my posts are few but the summer fun is many….yeah, that makes no sense but go with it.  I must say that I feel as though summer is slipping away from me.  August is tomorrow!!!!  Mister and I had grand home improvement plans at the beginning of the summer.

1.  Ghetto backyard needs an update.  This includes a concrete patio, new back fence (to replace the blown down one) and updated fire pit.

2.  WIndows for the front rooms (includes the girls room)….and make sure that all the trim in cleaned up, etc, etc.

3.  Replace the carpet in the spare room…..no pic or link for that!

4.  Move the raised gardens from one side of the house to the other.

5.  Prepare the side yard for a concrete parking pad.

etc, etc, etc, etc

It took awhile for summer to get to Montana so as soon as it started getting nice, mister and I threw our to do list out the window.  What we did not count on, was getting in too deep with other peoples plans.  We have only been camping TWICE!!!!  I want to share some awesome pics of those camping trips and I hope you enjoy.

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North Dakota field

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North Dakota lake

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…..and to say goodnight (or good morning) here is a nice kid shot.

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