Friday, June 17, 2011

Sawtooth Relay

What were we thinking???  This summer, Angie, Adam, April, Abbey, Justin and I committed to running in the Sawtooth Relay.  It is about 62 miles form Stanley to Ketchum.  We started at 12:15 am, and got done, just before noon the next day.  It was an amazing experience to be with all my sisters.  April and I ended up running a little more than thought,  (Justin got hurt the night before in a rodeo and was unable to run his legs.)  I ended up running 15 miles altogether.  It was awesome.  I could barely walk the next day, but it was awesome.  A HUGE shout out to my dad sponsored us to run this race, and Lone Pine Ranch should be proud of "Rico's Runners."  My mom kept 8 of the kids at her house so we could all go, and she is very brave.  Thanks so much mom and dad!!! get ready for next year.....

Baseball 2011

Brock played baseball in Chubbuck this year.  He played on a team with a bunch of his buddies, and they had so much fun.  They were the "Dodgers."  Brock pitched so good at every game, and had numerous strike outs.  He was a "vacuum" of a short stop and second baseman.  It was such a fun, learning, and very emotional season.  Poor little Brock wears his heart on his sleeve, and got very upset if something went wrong. 

Memorial Day

THERE ARE BEARS IN YELLOWSTONE!!!!!  I actually saw some this spring.  They were soooo cool.  We have been going to Yellowstone every year since we have been married, and this is the first time I have ever seen any bears. (Thanks Abbey for letting me use your pictures...your camera is better than mine)

 We all went to Island Park over Memorial Day Weekend this year.  Mom and Dad rented a beautiful cabin on Bills Island, and we kicked back for the weekend.  We played games, ate lots, and laughed until we cried.  Grandma and Grandpa Armstrong went with us and thought that we were crazy, but they laughed hard too.
We went to Big Springs to feed the fish, but there were no fish there, so the kids fed a couple birds instead. 

 Chandler loved taking pictures of everyone.  We laughed so hard at him.  He had to pose to take the picture.  He was too funny.
 We went into Yellowstone Park, and it was snowing so bad.  It was super cold, and you could hardly see anything.  We did get to see some baby buffalo and they were soo cute.

This buffalo walked by our car on the road at Yellowstone.  It was so close that it brushed up against the side mirror of our car.  A little to close for comfort for me.

Jordan's Pre-School Graduation

 I cannot believe that my little Jordan has graduated from pre-school.  He loved taking school from Miss Zee.  My wild and rambunctious little monster was such a good boy a school.  You always wonder how your kids are when they are not under your watchful eye, but he was such a good boy.  He is all ready for kindergarten, and cannot wait for it to start.  Love ya bud!!

Hayley's Clogging Recital

Hayley's dance teacher started started coming to McCammon this year to teach clogging.  It was awesome.  Hayley absolutely loves her clogging class.  She does so well, and and she is dancing, she sings the entire song along with it.  She is such a little performer, and I hope she always enjoys dancing.

Pinewood Derby

 Brock had his first Pinewood Derby this Spring.  His car was called "The Dragon Slayer."  And yes, there was a fire breathing dragon painted on top.  He and his dad worked on it, not expecting to do very well.  Well, "The Dragon Slayer" came in 2nd place.  It was awesome. He was so proud of his fast little car.

Brock's Birthday

Brock's 9th birthday was spent in Boise.  He got sick and felt pretty yucky most of the weekend, but still managed to eat a little birthday cake.  He is looking forward to having a late birthday party this summer and take some friends swimming.

Brock's First Basketball Season

Brock was so excited to play basketball this year.  He had an awesome season and it was even funner that his dad and uncle Adam were his coaches.  His cute little team won most of their games which was awesome and great for their self-esteem.  He always hustled and always had a smile the entire time he was playing.  It was such a fun season of basketball.

 Brock and one of his best buddies Matt Pope from Downey.

Sunny Las Vegas

Spencer and I went to Las Vegas last February to the Reba and George Straight concert.  We spent 4 days there and enjoyed a great weekend together.  We went to the top of the Stratosphere, which is quite scary and very windy, but has awesome views. 

 The night of the concert was so fun.  We got to the MGM Arena and it was buzzing with people.  We got to the concert early and we were on the very back row.   That was OK.  There was not a bad seat in the house.  I tried to take a picture of us, and you would have thought that I brought a child.  All I wanted was a good picture of the two of us, and as you can see, this is what I got.

 The concert was soo much fun.  LeAnn Womack opened and it was pretty good.  Then my favorite Reba came out.  That was the second time we have been to one of her concerts, and she is so good.  King George was amazing.  I love him and his songs so much.  It was definately a great trip.