Where the Buffalo (and Georgia) Roam...

Earlier this month, I finally got around to posting some pictures from my sister's wedding in August - the one my family and I travelled to Montana to be a part of. Life seemed more relaxed and slower in Montana - perhaps that's why I've been relaxed and slow about posting the rest of that vacation. :) (OK, don't laugh, I tried!) Not only were we part of my sister's awesome day, we also had a great week with much of my family and we took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. You know, where the buffalo roam...

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We also made a visit to Old Faithful, but I must admit, I remember it being way cooler when I was a kid. A lot of sitting around and waiting for, well, a geyser. While Georgia tried to snap a picture with daddy's cell phone, she was pretty much unimpressed.

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Speaking of when I was a kid and visiting Yellowstone, it was a year or so before the fire of 1988. If you're not familiar with that fire, it was devastating in human terms to the park, but a necessary part of life in Mother Nature's terms. I was curious to see what it looked like all these many, many years later, and this was my answer:

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Many places still slow to recover from the flames, but as you can see, there's beauty and recovery among the still charred landscape.

This time around, I had the best little darn tour guide to make sure I hit all the hot spots!!

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And there were plenty of hot spots (literally) to see:

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And there were the nice, cool spots:

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And we certainly learned - HEED this sign!

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Georgia, however, got bored of this bear all the way on the other side of the river and decided rock piles were much cooler.

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Yellowstone National Park stayed true to most of my childhood memories - it was rustic, colorful, wild, beautiful, varied, majestic and everything in between. I'm so happy now my daughter will have some memories of it as well, and my hubby too - who now knows what a Continental Divide is! :)

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Flower Girls and Dancing Shoes

In August, we packed our bags and flew to Montana to watch my little sister get hitched. Georgia and her two nieces also got to be flower girls - and there's nothing that gets little girls more excited than being a flower girl. I still remember being a flower girl growing up - pure awesomeness! These days, it's even more awesome to watch my daughter do the honors. This was her first trip down the aisle! I mean, really, how cute is she getting her hair "did" for the big day?

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She and her cousins, Emily and Avery, loved hamming it up!

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And the girls followed the bride wherever she went... 1,2,3...

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Oh... and did I mention dancing? These girls got down!! Georgia still refers to her flower girl shoes as her "dancing shoes." They danced too many hours to count.

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I don't know where she gets it from, it certainly isn't me. It must be her daddy.

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Here's some more eye-candy from my beautiful sister's big day!

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