Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy 30th!!!

September of 2011 was a big deal for my sister, Sarah!! It was the big 3-0 !! Oh how we love that birthday! There's just something about saying good-bye to the 20's! I know people say that 30's are the new 20's, so that's what we tried to tell her!! She looks like she's 20, so it really doesn't even matter to her! All of my 4 sisters except for Melinda, flew out to Helena, Montana to go be with our youngest sister as she jumped into a new era of her life--the 30's. She got a job transfer there about a year ago, and has always wanted her family to come see where she lives. She found the cutest condo, and really got to love it there!! Believe it or not, Helena is actually a beautiful little city! She took us on a tour and this was one of our stops--the Capital!
One day she met us for lunch because she was working.
She works right by this happenin little street with fun shops and restaurants.
We definitely did our share of eating, but what more fun can you have than enjoying each other's company while savoring a delicious meal!
Carrie, Sarah, me, Mom, and Holly(We missed you Melinda!)

These are just a bunch of pictures with each of us with our Mom! We have the best Mom ever! Isn't she Pretty!!

So this "kissy face" pic is a little tradition with my sister, Sarah and I (I don't know why?). And just recently it's been Carrie's tradition to get in on the fun and sneak in the background without telling!! We just had to laugh at these ones! LOVELY!

After a big meal, we had to find something to work it all off! We were stuffed!! We got a little crazy as you can see--but we were in Heaven--having tons of fun together! People were wondering if we had a little too much to drink--haha!!
these 3 were posing for the action setting on my camera....gotta love 'em!
Here we are trying to get some action photos-we couldn't stop laughing it was so silly! I guess that's what happens when a bunch of crazy drunks get together!! Love it!!

Still working on our timing

Here's to our fresh Tat-Toes!! Check 'em out at
They are awesome! They stay on so great and they're so much fun!!
As kind of a surprise to us sisters, we did manage to get outside almost everyday and do something outdoorsy!! You definitely have plenty of things outdoors to do here in Helena! One day we walked down to this Lake and went running around it a few times, we hiked up to Mt. Helena, went paddle boarding and kayaking, and walked around the fun streets with shops and restaurants. This was on our way up to Mt. Helena! My Mom has a horrible knee, so she was so sweet and sat and waited for us with her chair and her book until we got back. It ended up being quite a "straight up" hike, so it took us a little longer than we thought, so by the time we got back it was getting pretty dark. And there my Mom was just sitting in her car reading a book! So Patient!

Oh how I love my sisters--and MOM!!! I could have stayed a whole other week! We had so much fun together like we always do--There's just something about sisters!! One day Sarah had to work, so we stayed in our pajamas til 1:00 in the afternoon just watching Anne of Green Gables! Oh boy is that a long series, but after watching it again, you realize what a great classic that is--especially when you watch it with a bunch of emotional girls--lots of crying going on(not from me of course-haha)!! We had tons of fun and of course it always goes by way too fast!! But even when we have to go home--we still have something else to look forward to--our FAMILIES!!! My kids were so cute, I got home to such a beautiful Welcome Home poster hanging on my garage--so special!!! They were all so excited to show me their creation! BEAUTIFUL!! It was good to be home!!

Happy Birthday Sarah--Hope we made it a little easier for you to be 30!!


Sarah Ida said...

Love you too. It was a fun visit, you are all so sweet to come.... and 30 is great so far. :)

Elisha and Scott said...

What a fun trip. You all are gorgeous! I love sisters and my mom too. Something special about those relationships!