Sunday, September 18, 2011


The Davis' were kind enough to take time to join us for 2 days in Yellowstone. Here's what we saw...pretty amazing. If you haven't gone yet, you should make it happen!
Monday morning traffic!

Our rental car had a sun roof, so Madison loved looking out at the wildlife through it!

Lil' buddies.
The whole group- 4 kids under 3 years old!
Savannah LOVED the river- she just gets so excited over anything that moves! She kicks her legs and squeals!
Watching the waterfall.
Old Faithful! About 5 seconds after this photo was taken, we were sprayed with a bunch of the water! It was so refreshing :) Kinda cool that the water was cold by the time it hit us because it's scalding when it first comes out!
Grrr...we think a bear ate this buffalo!
We scrambled up a hill to get this beautiful view!

Mud pots!
Kickin' it through the paint pots!
That night we spent the night at a cabin, and this was the view we had as we drove there!
Morning bottle!
What are we going to see today?!

I just love this happy girl!
We stayed in a cabin near this beautiful lake.
They just love giggling together!
My girls!
Maddie was trying to skip rocks like mommy and daddy.
I was so thankful for this week with Jesse! The day after we got home he left to teach at a conference in Florida. These family times are precious since Jesse travels a bunch!
This spot is called "hook and cook". Some people used to catch a fish from the lake, then stick it in this hot spring to cook it!
The hot springs had such beautiful color!
That day we had a picnic by the river.
We saw bison, deer, elk, and an eagle on the trip! God's creation is so beautiful and varied. It's interesting how each creation is made uniquely.
This is where "Yellowstone" got its name- from the color of the stone.

From here Eric and Leslie drove home, and we continued through to the top of Yellowstone and drove all the way back that night.
God's design is amazing.
This area is called Mammoth.

We stopped for a picnic dinner.
Our luxurious rental car!
This is Maddie's first picture...she was so thrilled to use my camera!
On the drive home, we made a pit stop at Old Faithful again and changed the girls into jammies. In that short time, we were able to see Old Faithful go off a second time!
Jesse and I were so thankful for many things about this trip. A few of them are...see God's loving sovereignty in providing us with so many good things, extra time together to talk as a family, time with Eric and Leslie that was sharpening to our our walks with the Lord...and the list goes on. We even played a "thankful" game in the car when Madison started to get tired of being in her car seat. She was thankful for "God creating beautiful trees and mountains!"
Psalm 48:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD!For he commanded and they were created.
1 Chronicles 16:15 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,and he is to be held in awe above all gods.


Laurie Price said...

Your trip brings back so many wonderful memories of my own, having vacationed (as a kid) and worked (as a college student) in the Grand Teton National Park. YP and GTTP are filled with examples of God's mighty creative power. Your photos capture that and also the wonder it causes in little (and big) kids. So happy for your family to get some time there together.

Robyn said...

Wow, great pictures Deidre- it's been so long since I've been there - forgot how beautiful it was.