Thursday, August 26, 2010

Home from the Black Hills

First, I wanted to share with you a picture of Blaine's office wall. These (except for Aliya's pic) were Father's Day gifts for Blaine last year. All he wanted for his birthday this year was a picture of Aliya to complete his wall. Katie took it not beautiful??? He loves it so much that now he wants new ones of Mihiretu and Katie to update them! Every time he looks up from his desk, he sees these 5 beautiful children looking back at him. What could be better than that?

Ok, on to South Dakota. We got back a couple days ago from a 5 day camping trip in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We took the 3 youngest kids and had such a blast! It was weird not having all the kids with us but I guess with work and kids getting older, things must change. This is a picture of Aliya at Bear Country. I love it because she looks so happy and pretty:)

We had warned the kids that buffalo were dangerous and that they shouldn't be approached. These were in Custer State Park and were so far away that we thought it was safe for them to get out of the truck to take a look. Misganaw needed a little coaxing from his big brother that it was safe. Cute, huh? Mihiretu is very nurturing and sweet like that:)

We went to a cowboy cookout dinner and they had this jail there. Mihiretu is only pretending to be sad. Just such a cute picture!

We bought the all the kids cowboy hats. This is Misganaw in his. Adorable!

We all LOVED Mt. Rushmore so much!! So beautiful and patriotic!

Yummm! Cowboy cookout!



  1. Hi Laura!
    I sent you an email about a girl named Beza and wanted to make sure you got it!
    - Erin

  2. So great! Just love the family pics on Blaine office wall. Do you have a good canvas printing place? Also love the South Dakota pictures. Not done that trip yet, but I think it's a must when the baby's a bit older to handle all that driving.
    Much Love,
    Nancy Kingsriter

  3. I LOVE the picture wall!! :) How beautiful! :) Looks like an amazing trip to SD. I have never been to Mt Rushmore, looks so impressive behind you! :)

    Love the hats!

    Glad you had so much fun!

  4. Hi Nancy! The place that did the canvas prints is I should have mentioned that the prints are 20x30 inches! They are huge and take up the whole wall. The canvas of Aliya, however was done by a professional company, since Jenny and Katie are doing photography now together.