S: 2010: family, friends, and adventures
1: Vacation in September. The first stop was Sioux Falls to see friends--Marian and Barb.
2: North American Single Officers Retreat Orlando, Florida | RUTH
3: Sea World
4: surfboard shopping | Tampa, FL September 2010 | Atlantic Ocean | Aaron & Rachel | After the Single Officers Retreat in Orlando, I headed over to Tampa to spend a week with my sister. We went to the beach, went for a run on the causeway, visited the Salvador Dali museum, and enjoyed the area. I had a great time.
5: the causeway | The Dali museum in St. Petersburg
6: LifeLight 2010 Remedy Drive, John Reuben, Group 1 Crew, David Crowder Band, Children 18:3, Kati Jobe, Family Force 5, Barlow Girl, MercyMe, and many more. | All the best bands!
7: Scott & Kelli from K-Love | Angela's new friend | rockin' buddies
8: Horseback riding at Officers Councils
9: Melissa and I enjoyed some much needed girl time | I made this gingerbread house. Rhoda and Dakoda and Savanna decorated it.
10: Family Gathering October 30, 2010 | Mom made sure we all gathered together for the holidays. We spent some time playing in the park together. Because it was so close to Halloween, the kids brought their costumes. | Dakoda,, 11 | Savanna, 8 | Rachelle, 4 | Brianna, 5 | Elisha, 2 | Isabel, 3
11: Showing off Dakoda's art. She was a tattoo artist for Halloween.
13: A visit to Spearfish, SD | One last vacation before Christmas season. I drove to Spearfish, SD to visit Deb. We had such a fun time: carving a pumpkin, making dinner, making cookies, making lists, and exploring the area. November 2010
14: South | Deadwood, SD famous for its outlaws: Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. This spot was one of my favorites. | Saloon No. 10 This is the saloon where Wild Bill was shot and killed while playing poker | the Badlands
15: Dakota | I took some time to see the sights of South Dakota while I was on vacation in November.
16: Home of the World's Only CORN PALACE | Every year the corn palace gets decorated with a new theme. Over a half million ears of corn are sawed in half and nailed to the building. Milo, rye, oat, and sour dock are also used in the decoration.
17: Winter Adventures: Joined Trista & Donna at Winter Wonder Slam with Skillet & TobyMac, had a relaxing bath, compliments of Lush, and decorated my Christmas tree.
18: double the love The thing about pets is that they love you unconditionally. Merlin and Hannah are the best. After a stressful day, there's nothing like time with my pets to make me feel better. | Merlin | Hannah
19: This particular injury came from running down the hall too fast and smashing into the bathroom door frame. Good thing Rachelle and Uncle Reuben are here to help Elisha. December 2010 | "Brianna wine? But she can't even drink!" -Rufus
20: Skyview Lake was frozen, so Savanna and I decided to walk on water together. | Driving Adventures
21: After-Christmas Vacation!! It was a much needed break and a chance to visit family. First stop: Laurel, NE to see Jeff & Rhoda. Then on to Norfolk, NE to see Mom, Reuben, Rufus, Rachel, Rachelle,, Elisha, Dakoda, & Savanna. I saw Dad briefly. After that, I moved on to Omaha, NE. | December 26, 2010-January 6, 2011
22: Jan. 1, 2011 Brianna's 6th Birthday Party | Look at her rock that throne--she looks a little too comfortable, I think. | We celebrated Brianna's birthday at Pump It Up--a fun place with inflatables, slides, rock climbing, pizza and cake, but best of all was the giant inflatable birthday girl throne.
23: Family and Friends | Vacation Continued I spent a few days in Omaha with Rebecca and her family. Then I headed to Lincoln to see friends: Angela, Grace, Ashton, and others. A vacation, after all, is only as good as the people you spend it with. | Isabel and I playing dress-up with Brianna's birthday presents