A Super Duper Saturday!

This weekend is the National Lentil Festival in Pullman. We went downtown last night to try the chili (it wasn’t my favorite). This morning we got up nice and early for the parade.

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The Reed family was nice enough to save us spots.

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Hanging out with Daddy while we wait for the parade to start.

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Once the parade started, I was very intrigued by the fire trucks.

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We got some pretty cool airplane hats. Jeff was kind enough to model his hat for us.

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This parade entry seemed to get Mommy and Daddy pretty darn excited.

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It’s almost time for football season!!! Yay!

After the parade we went home so I could take a nap. Then we headed off to a wedding!

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Here is my friend Sophia and her mommy, Jenny (who is Maid-of-Honor in this wedding). Mommy and Jenny were good friends in college.

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This is the beautiful bride, Amy! She, Mommy, and Jenny all lived in the same dorm for two years, and were also in the Cougar Marching Band all through college. They have some great memories together!

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I didn’t have a thing to say during the entire wedding because I had a sucker. I say it’s a win-win situation!

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In between the ceremony and the reception, I decided to decorate my hair with bark. That’s just what it needed.

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All smiles with Daddy.

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Mommy, Jenny, and Jenny’s husband, Will (who is also from the WSU and Cougar Marching Band days).

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Being a daredevil on the golf cart.

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I also figured out how to stop and smell the roses. Everyone makes this face, right?

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I sure love my daddy.

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The lovely bride.

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Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo!

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The night ended with a beautiful sunset.

It was a fun and joyous day!

Big Changes Ahead

Well, looks like I’m going to be a big sister! I have mixed emotions about this.

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You mean I have to share my toys?!?!

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Okay, okay…it will actually be kind of fun to always have another kid around.

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This face really sums up my emotions, though…I can’t wait to mess with that kid.

Little brother or sister is due to arrive on February 25, 2014. Oh boy.

Glacier National Park: The Sunny Days

We were able to enjoy some wonderful sunny weather for our last few days at the park. It was so nice!

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While I took a nap, Ba Ba stayed with me and the rest of the crew went down to explore Lake McDonald by our campground.

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After I woke up, we drove a few miles to Apgar Village, which is also on Lake McDonald.

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I spent time throwing rocks in the water and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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It was a warm day and the water looked inviting, so we had to do some exploring.

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But then I decided that I had to thoroughly enjoy the water, so off went the clothes!

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The next day, Ba Ba, Na Na, and Uncle Jaron took a shuttle up to Logan Pass to see the view on a non-cloudy day. That trip was going to be a little too long for me, so Mommy, Daddy, and I went to Goat Lick Overlook.

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We were hoping to see some mountain goats licking the salty rocks, but there weren’t any out that day. We still had fun exploring the area.

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During our time hanging out around the campground, we went on many walks. Everyone else seemed to want to relax MUCH more than I did. Come on guys, let’s go exploring!

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The guys did our cooking and dishes during the trip! Here they are figuring out how to set up the camping BBQ that is a fairly new gift for Daddy and hadn’t been used until this trip.

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We ended the trip with Ba Ba and Daddy setting up a portable Ham Radio by hooking it up to the car battery. They talked to nine states, some as far as Mississippi and Arkansas.

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I helped a lot by twisting the knobs while they were trying to talk. I don’t know how they’ve previously done this without me.

Overall, we had a great trip! The rain slowed us a down a little in the beginning, but we still got out and enjoyed every day!

Glacier National Park: The Rainy Days

Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Jaron, Na Na (Grandma), Ba Ba (Grandpa), and I all went to Glacier National Park for a fun camping vacation. We stayed in Fish Creek Campground for five nights/six days.

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I was in the car for about seven hours, so as soon as I got there I needed to prove myself on the campground balance beam.

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While I worked hard on my balancing act, Daddy worked to quickly set up the tent because it looked like rain might be on its way.

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And sure enough, LOTS of rain was on its way. It poured the whole next day, but it didn’t stop us from taking our (already reserved) red bus trip.

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We rode on bus 89 with our driver, Jammer Karl. The appeal of these buses is that the top can be pulled back so we can let the warm, Glacier wind blow through our hair. Bummer about that darn rain.

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Ready to start our four-hour tour of the park!

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I grew tired of my spot with Mommy and Daddy within about fifteen seconds, so I climbed into the roomy back seat with Na Na and Ba Ba so I could move everywhere.

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We made a few stops on the way up the Going-to-the-Sun Highway.

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Stretching my muscles on one of our stops. I was starting to get a little tired of the bus by this point of the trip. I’m sure my friends on the bus didn’t mind straining to hear the driver over my screaming.

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Even though we missed some of the views due to the clouds, we got to see an eerie and mysterious side of Glacier National Park.

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At some stops it was raining really hard, so only a few brave souls ventured off the bus.

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Here are the rest of us soaked and chilled-to-the-bone people who stayed on the bus.

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Na Na and Ba Ba by the river.

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Almost to the end of our red bus trip. Based on the look on my face, can you guess how much fun I’m having sitting on that bus?

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To end our tour, the driver had a very special sticker for me. This made me smile!

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When we got back to our campsite, I took a much-needed nap while everyone else tried to stay warm and dry under the canopy.

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We thought we had a break from the rain the next day, so we took a drive to Whitefish, Montana.

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Apparently, the rain found us, though. It’s okay because we still had lots of fun exploring Whitefish and doing some shopping!

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We went to dinner that night, and I found Charlie (or more like he found me and stuck his face in my food during dinner).

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He was a little forward, which I was fine with at first…

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…but then it got to be a little much. Okay, Charlie, nice to meet you. A simple handshake might do next time.