Wednesday, July 31, 2013

YellowStone Retreat

We are home! My goodness we had the BEST time ever in Yellowstone National Park the last 5 days. Some of the Flourishes girls all met up in Montana for a fun filled family time and it was nothing short of amazing!  We took so many pictures and I won't put you to sleep with a ton, just a few highlights of the trip!  ;-) 
This first one is of the loved ones who helped make this happen for us girls! From left to right is Christine's Family, Julie's Family and then my family. The husbands and kids were amazing the whole time. Not everyone could bring the family we are counting them in for next time though. What  a blessing, THANK YOU for all your love and support for us Flourishes girls.  You help us be who we are and we love you for it.
Here is a beautiful picture of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Breath taking view from up above. Several made the long hike to the bottom,  I stayed up at the top with a few of the kids. hee hee 
SQUEEL!!! Look who I met for the first time, the adorable Tosha! She is the newest designer at Flourishes and a friend from SCS long before. Tosha has a heart of gold and was just a darling to my sweet boys. Even when they were teasing about My Fro Yo! HA!!!  Tosha you are a gem girlie...
This is not a great photo sorry. The sun was out for half the day and the rest it was raining so I can't complain too much. Here we are at the canyon again. The boys were getting cold hence the sweatshirts if you can believe it.  ;-)
Here is Christine and myself. Oh sweet friend you and your family were such a blessing to us. I am amazed that we could make this trip happen. And to think all the kids just clicked right out the gates. ;-)  Loved every minute with your family.
The kids all had a wonderful time playing Lego's,  ping pong ball, having smores and sight seeing,  the works. They all clicked and have made friendships to go along with the mom's. I LOVE it!

One of the fun things we did was White Water Rafting! Oh my WORD!!! It was a total blast and first time for my family. WOW!!!!  The You can't see everyone in this photo,  Julie is in the middle behind Sharon, me and one of my sons are on the far right and the rest you can see.  However, I had to show this picture because Julie's daughter is in the front of the boat and she looks like she is having way  too much fun! ha ha  This was amazing FUN!

We ended our Yellowstone Day at sunset with Old Faithful blowing! What a way to end the day. I like seeing the boys and the show in between them. They are my heart and love them dearly. There will be more pictures from the other girls in the coming days so be on the look out! Have a great day!
 

10 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

Truly a trip that will leave memories for years and years to come! I am SO glad you were able to come my way and hang out -- it was a dream come true! :-)

JD/ Jill said...

What great pics! Thanks for sharing...It's always been my husband's dream to to to yellowstone...doubt that it will ever happen (We don't travel much...never have) but you never know.

Marisa said...

Sooooo jealous you got to meet Tosh in person and Christine!! Eeek! Two fabulous ladies, three including you :) Glad you were able to connect and looks like you had a glorious time together! Saw the Grand Canyon in AZ and it was breath-taking. Was so deep it lost the 3D and looked like a painted backdrop! Have river rafted once and it was SO MUCH FUN! What a great experience. Wonderful pics - thanks for sharing :)

Stamp like you mean it said...

Aaaaack! There you are! There Tosh is! Two of my best Besties ever! Sister, I am so thankful you two met, and knew you'd be fast friends. What hearts you share. Thanks so much for this wonderufl peek at your week! I missed you so much! Welcome home! LYMI

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos! I can tell you all had such a wonderful time. I am still totally jealous that I couldn't make it. :)

Sherry Kushibab said...

So glad you were able to pull off this get together. I've been enjoying Christine's pics and then there you are. God times, memories.

Cheryl said...

Awww mannnnnn, Yellowstone is on me and hubby's bucket-list, I'm so envious! So glad you all had a wonderful trip, and the scenery is just gorgeous!

Angel said...

So cool! Sure wish we could meet up some day! And I miss chatting with you {need to fix that!}!!!! HUGS!!!

Tracy said...

There's just something about that place. Out of all the places I've visited that one is etched most deeply in my mind. No matter which way you turn there is something incredible to see. So glad you had a wonderful trip full of great memories. :-)

ChristineCreations said...

Right back at ya girl :) Miss you already. I so wish there would have been more time! Wonderful memories we got to make. Hug your family from us!