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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Stratobowl Rim Trailhead

We finally had a nice day where the temperatures were tolerable, so we ventured outside for a hike. 
We made our way to the Stratobowl Rim Trailhead outside of Rapid City to check it out.  Lexie did fantastic and she has come a long way when it comes to hiking, so it really was a great day.  She's getting so much better at keeping her footing and now just needs to teach her younger brother.  

Taken from a website..."in 1934 and 1935, the Army Air Corps and National Geographic Society launched manned balloon flights into the stratosphere to a record 72,395 feet. It was then that this little valley became known as the "Stratobowl" and the birthplace of the space age.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day Date at Mind Blown!

Being in the military means we sometimes hear about these really cool and unique places that bring character to the state.  We drove to Deadwood, SD to check out a friend's recommendation.  It's a super cool coffee shop/restaurant that is also a glass blowing studio!  Hands down the best Chia Tea I've ever had, but the glass blowing is what blew our minds away.  Now we know where they got their name from Ha. ;)  Eric made a cup and I made a heart paperweight.  Eric mastered it quite easily whereas I've accepted that my artistic side is about artistic as a lump of wood. 
 It was a great day and we had a lot of fun! 

Monday, February 19, 2018


DOUBLE DIGITS for this sweet girl!  Being a perfectionist and a mini Destiny, Aka Control Freak,  she planned her entire birthday and made sure it ran according to plan.  From the snacks at her sleepover to baking and decorating her own cake, her birthday was perfectly suited to her.  We started the evening off with picking up her friend, Lynzee, for a dinner date at Gracie's favorite restaurant, Taco Bell...hehehe.   Then we headed home for cake, presents, and to begin her birthday sleepover.  They had a movie night and partied into the night.  Then per her request, it was her Dad's Famous French Toast for breakfast.  It turned out to be the best sleepover to welcome a big birthday.  For her birthday lunch, she requested pizza with her guy bestie, Coltin.  It was fun celebrating our Gracie Goose and I just love how she planned and executed her birthday plans flawlessly.  

Gracie's Girl Scout Troop sang
 Happy Birthday to her the day before the big day 
and I was lucky to catch it on tape! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018