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July 2014

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St Pete Beach

July 31, 2014

St Pete Beach was such a nice little getaway. Matt had to go out there for work and it just so happened to be the week of my Birthday so Kalyssa and I decided to tag along with him:) Weather was perfect the whole time we were there! Although Matt had to work during the day most the time we there we got at least 1 beach day with him and then each night after 6:00 we were all able to go to dinner together or do an activity. Night Light Helicopter on the beach was probably one of my most fav things we did together. I know it sounds silly but it was the best $2 spent on that trip. We spent hours out on the beach at night spinning our lit Helicopters:) Kalyssa found more shells on the beach than she knew what to do with. Some fun food places we went to while we were there…Spinners was connected to our Hotel so we ate there for lunch a few times.  Beautiful Views while the restaurant slowly rotates 360 degrees while you eat.. Kalyssa loved Spinners:) Flippers was a casual Pizza/Pasta Restaurant that I fell in love with (Thx to Steve and Tracy, from the HydroShield Fam, for taking us there), Sunny’s BBQ Matt had to take me to because it is one of his fav’s that he used to eat at all the time on his mission! Matt went to Jacksonville, FL on his mission so he wanted to go back and eat there again:) We went to Shula’s Steakhouse and that was good, The night of my Birthday though Matt took me to Bern’s Steakhouse and the experience there was unreal! Bern’s Steak House gives their guests a Tour Experience…. you get a full Kitchen tour and a tour of the Largest Wine Cellar Collection. But I would have to say the best part about Bern’s is after you eat dinner they have a separate room upstairs called the Dessert Room which offers amazing goodness!

We ended up renting a jetski on our last day there and took Kalyssa in the ocean on that which was fun. Also on our way to the airport we stopped to see the Buccaneers Stadium. Super fun little FL trip:)))



Kalyssa singing Taylor Swift when were in FL on our drive back to our hotel. She did not know I was recording though but I had too lol!

Life Travel

Kalispell, Montana

July 9, 2014

This is my most favorite place to vacation ever! There is nothing better than spending time at Grandpa’s Ranch in Kalispell! So many memories have been made here. We try to all get together at least once a year which is so fun when everyone is there! It is so refreshing to see the kids run free all day outside without any electronics!!! The little girls get to help Grandpa feed the horses and brush them and of course ride them. Kalyssa turns into such a lil cowgirl when we are there and I love it! With Rhinos, 4 wheelers,  and motorcycles, exploring the mountains is the greatest it is so beautiful there!!!

The first day we took the boat out and spent the day at Flathead Lake after getting back late that evening we just bbq some chicken and sat around on the balcony and chatted till late:) 2nd day we just hungout at the ranch and went on some trail rides the girls swam, played tennis, took care of the horses, and spent time with grandpa. Glacier Park was our adventure for the next day so we got up early made sandwiches and packed lunches for everyone and then spent the day exploring Glacier Park. Most Beautiful Park ever with the most amazing waterfalls!!! The next day we decided to leave the ranch and head up to Grandpas cabin in Trego which is about an hour or so away. I was so excited to show Matt the cabin and Dickey Lake which is my all time fav lake! The most crystal bright green blue water ever it is so breathtaking up there! We took the boat out on the Lake and then went back to the cabin for dinner and then took a journey down by the river on Grandpas property and made smores and had a super fun filled night! The next day we went into Whitefish and of course had to get Huckleberry Ice-cream and Huckleberry Souvenirs for everyone syrups and jams candy etc. I love Huckleberry Everything!!! We ate outside on the deck at Caseys which overlooks the Big Mountain and it was so pretty. Our Montana trip was amazing and I am missing it already lol!