To start out the month of June, I actually have to start at the end of May...Keith surprised me with a trip to Kansas City for my 30th Birthday. He packed our bags two days in advance and hid them in the basement and just told me to get dressed and we were going somewhere on the day of our trip. He did an AMAZING job...we were on a strict budget with our life changes, so he used some hotel rewards for Argosy Casino and got a free hotel room and free meals for us, he worked my my sister, Vickie, to watch the kids so we could go for a night out and when we were waiting for dinner, I got an extra surprise...our great friends, Robyn and Courtney, walked in! We had a great night out and it was an incredible weekend!
|Robyn took this pic right as they walked in...yes, I was a bit surprised! ;)|
We arrived in Garden Plain on June 15th in whirlwind, my wonderful brother, Dale and niece, Nicole helped us to unpack our truck in a few hours. In just a week, we got pretty much everything unpacked and our new home was ready for a fun filled afternoon to celebrate Kolten's 4th birthday! We had a wonderful afternoon, complete with a visit from "Uncle" Newby in the firetruck! After the celebration of Kolten's birthday, we got ready to pack our bags and head to Montana to see Grandma and Grandpa Hansen! Yes, if you are keeping up...we did A LOT of traveling in June! ;)
We arrived in Montana on June 28th, and Kolten got to celebrate his actual birthday with a fun filled trip to the zoo and a really awesome cake from Grandma and Grandpa Hansen that had an actual Transformer on it! He was so excited!
|Kolten's birthday party in Kansas, pic of the kids on their 1st airplane ride and Kolten with Grandma and Grandpa at the Zoo|
We started out July still in Montana and Uncle Dan joined us for the whole family to take a fun filled vacation to Yellowstone National Park. We had an AMAZING time...we saw so many animals, lots of Buffalo and Elk and an adorable Black Bear to name just a few! We also went to the Battle of Little Big Horn (I think that may have been in June technically - I can't remember now!) and Kolten got to take part in the Junior Ranger Program. He LOVED it! Keith helped him work through some little work books and they learned about all kinds of stuff (that he tried to teach me as well :))! Grandma and Grandpa also got him a pretty awesome vest to put his badges and patches on (which of course we will have to plan more trips to get all filled up). We had such and incredible time and are so thankful to Grandma and Grandpa Hansen for making the trip possible for us! :)
|All loaded up and ready to go!|
|Our ADORABLE Junior Ranger!|
As we got back from Montana, it was time for our new life to start back in Kansas. I interviewed and was hired back at Wichita State before our trip and started the Monday after we returned. Keith started a new job as well as the Manager of the Distribution Center for the Wichita Eagle. We got started with our "new normal" and geared up for a busy and fun fall because Kolten was going to start PreSchool!!!
I am sure there are things that happened here and there that I may have forgotten, but that's our "highlight reel" for June and July! Check back (hopefully) tomorrow for August and beyond!
Have a blessed day friends! :)