Alaska Part 1

The day after we got home from Nathan's wedding,
Ethan, Sophie and I left for Kodiak.
Daniel and Samuel stayed home to work.

It was Sophie's first time flying and she did a great job.

We stayed the night in Seattle.
My dad and jean were able to come visit us for the night

We had breakfast at the hotel
then we got on our flight to Anchorage and later, Kodiak.

We were picked up from the airport and went to Frankie's house.

He let us stay in Dewey's room with a bunkbed and a TV.
It helped a lot to have our own room 
because of the time difference. 
We got up every morning by 5am!

Frankie took us out to the Ram's Site for low tide 

Ethan and Aiden hit it off right away
they started tide pooling

They had small fish nets and collected a lot of cool creatures

Frankie and I went waaay out on the tidepools to search for urchins
As I got farther out Sophie started screaming for me.
She got a little scared being on the beach alone
So I went back and sat with her 

Frankie is way out there, right in the middle of the pic
What a great view huh!

Every day we woke up early,
ate breakfast as quietly as we could,
then we got dressed and packed supplies for the day.
Then we would just drive and play!

We went to parks and brought Aiden with as much as we could

This was a park I used to play at when I was little

The weather was gorgeous!

Another day we went out to Pillar Creek

It was a gorgeous Day!
Thanks to Frankie's 4-wheel drive,
we made it down to the beach

We had it all to ourselves!

We bought kitchen utensils from the thrift store 
as shovels and buckets

Having fun in the sand

sand everywhere!

She loved it though

These two had so much fun!


giggles :)

Walking up the beach

The tide was out pretty far

 Just playing and having fun
This was taken right before they started swimming,
they stripped down and played freely
it was awesome

I was concerned about bears a bit,
I kept my eye out,
but we were lucky to have "Little Girl" with us

I loved feeling my toes in the sand again :) 

Nathan and Krystal's Wedding

We were excited for June, despite the heat,
to go to Arizona! 
Daniel's younger brother Nathan was getting married!

We started our visit by going to the science museum 

Afterwards, we went sat outside and ate lunch

Uncle Paul too!

We were at the temple waiting for the happy couple

Sophie was super tired
The heat combined with all the activities, 
tuckered her out

Ethan was tired too, but instead of napping like Sophie,
Ethan just gets grumpy.

She was tired until she saw her Papa Ed

Big hugs
 Sophie with the other flower girls

Aunt Marianne

Here they come!



Happy Couple

So much Joy


Watching from the back

After the wedding, I looked into the back...

and I saw these two.

with Sophie's hands clasped peacefully.

It was a great trip!