Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ironman Wisconsin

For my 40th birthday, I wanted to celebrate by doing an Ironman.  That means JT gave me time to train without complaining, 100% support, encouragement when I wanted to quit, a lot of taking care of the kids and so on.  It was an amazing experience.


 

 
Thank you Papa for letting me achieve my dream!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Another Birthday Boy

We spent the day at Skyzone, then had a party for my littlest guy,  Lot you lots, Brenneman.  For some reason, he really wanted rainbow poop.


 Serious stuff here!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Benbow week at the lake!

 We have to get the annual dock photo.  I'm not sure which is the best?? 

 But Liz made me laugh the hardest in this one!
 Working till the last ray of sunshine is gone.
 Never buy one of these balls!  Each pentagon had to be blown up on its own.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Another teenager!

Hard to imagine that James is 13!  We had one day at home, then we had to rush up to the lake for my annual Benbow week at the lake.  Kicking off the week-James' birthday.  We went to Wild Water West for the day, but I only got one picture because everyone else was running around.
 

 I love you little man!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska

We had another day of cruising and another 5 hour bike ride for me.  Then we landed in Seward.  We took a bus ride from Seward to Anchorage.  Those pictures are on my phone which is in the shop getting fixed, so I'll post those pictures when I can.  Today, we went on a sight seeing airplane tour in a seaplane.  Seaplanes are the most common way people get around in Alaska and we got to land on a lake up in Denali National Park.













Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Skagway, Alaska

Our final excursion day.  We went to a wildlife sanctuary.  These guys were incredible.  Have you ever heard/seen the show The Wild Kratts?  We these guys are the ones who do this show.  Their knowledge of animals is amazing!  This is Mario.  He knows everything about every animal and wants to tell you everything he knows.  They had to cut him off many times to move onto the next animal.  First, the snowy owl.

 Then, the grey wolf.
 We all got to pet a fox.
 Then comes Steve Kroschel, he reallly is crazy! Feeding mice to the lynx.
 Playing with the wolverine.

 Brennen was brave and he was always chosen to be the "helper." He had no fear about getting in there with all those crazy animals. Porcupine.


 We all got the chance to feed and kiss a moose.



 But, the moose liked me the best!
Then we got to pet and feed reindeer.
 Brennen, the helper again!
 The bear charging us.
 Scenic ride back to the boat.
 Back in Skagway for some ice cream, is the building made all of antlers.

Another awesome day!