BEGIN October 2017 | Corina's Corner

Yellowstone and Island Park


Last weekend we went up to Island Park with Jordan's family. His parents rented a sweet cabin and we spent two days exploring Yellowstone. While we were up there I realized that this was our third National Park this year, which I know probably isn't very many for some people but seems like a lot for us (We've visited Bryce and also Capitol Reef this year). We drove up on Thursday night, and visited Yellowstone on Friday and Saturday. We attempted a small hike in Island Park on Friday, but once it started snowing we scrapped the idea and opted to just drive around Yellowstone in the car (in the warm car) instead. We saw lots of elk and lots of buffalo, and really wanted to see a bear but unfortunately we weren't so lucky. It was absolutely FREEZING while we were there and because it was freezing the hot springs were really neat to see because they were extra steamy. We did a few short walks around some paint pots, and tried to see the Grand Prismatic Spring (it was too steamy/foggy to see anything) and of course we had to go see Old Faithful. We also went to church on Sunday at the building at Macks Inn that has possibly the largest parking lot I've ever seen at an LDS church. I can't imagine it being packed full in the summer. It was such a fun trip and I'm so thankful Dave and Martha made it happen!

^^This was one of the weirdest things! It was a mud pot that was bubbling so fiercely. I read in the visitors center that in the fall it's really thick and in the spring its really watery.

^^All of the steam was freezing the trees.

Thar she blows! It was predicted that it would erupt at 2:13 and it went off at 2:10. Pretty faithful if you ask me.

^^Gorgeous views, right? Haha!

^^Had to document this since we're in the business now.

Thanks again Dave and Martha! It was a great weekend!

Europe Disposable Camera Pictures


We brought two disposable cameras with us to Europe for the girls to take pictures. Naomi was just a little bit too small to actually understand so Reagan got to use both. We told the girls to ask us for the camera if they saw something they thought was cool, or interesting, or just something they wanted to remember. Reagan loved taking pictures and generally she did a pretty good job. Sometimes we would have to try a few times because we saw her finger was in front of the lens or something, but besides that I think she did a great job and I love seeing this trip from her perspective. She also really loved staging different shots. She would say things like, "Ok, all of the girls stand by this bridge so we can take a picture together. Ok. Now let's take a picture of me with Mom and Dad." Ultimately, this idea wasn't as cost efficient as we had hoped ($8 each for the cameras and then $16 each to develop them!) but there are some pretty cute shots and I'm glad we did it. I'd do it again.

^^A pretty good shot of our hotel

^^One of Reagan's staged shots, all of the girls

^^This one is too cute!

^^Love this one too. Riding on the top of the double decker bus...

^^A lot of the photos are dark, but just look at her little leaning pose... so cute!

^^Our only picture from Paris

And on to Switzerland...

^^Such an artistic shot. This restaurant really did have such nice plates... just kidding.

^^This picture is hilarious to me. I love it!

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