Summer 2011 in Review: June

Visiting the Zemke Ranch in Montana

It was an awesome summer for our family. Every month was action packed with wholesome goodness family fun, and a whole lot of delicious baked goods! Let’s start off with June 2011.

We kicked off June with a visit from Laura’s sister Shari and her family. We visited Carkeek Park and enjoyed an evening BBQ. The following week Ethan spent a few days with his Grandma and Grandpa in Oregon. While he was away Laura, Autumn and I did a wonderful hike up to Barclay Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It was a beautiful family hike. When Ethan returned from Oregon, he  completed his first year of preschool with an outstanding celebration for all the kids. We enjoyed some DQ Blizzards in his honor. The following week we headed east to visit our friends Phil and Jessica and son Evan. We did a great hike in Cowiche Canyon near Yakima. Ethan finished up his first season of soccer. It wasn’t a competitive season but rather was spent on skill development. It was perfect for him.

Summer Vacation: Autumn stays warm.

The last week of June was the start of our Summer Family Vacation to Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. We first stopped in Spokane, WA to visit Laura’s alma mater, Whitworth College. We next spent a few days at Glacier National Park where we camped, hiked, did a boat ride, and enjoyed the views. We then continued east to Billings, MT where Laura’s cousin Scottie and his family live in the area. We enjoyed the simple life where Ethan and his cousin rode horses and we got a tour of a wildland fire station. You can read about the entire vacation here on our site.

Indeed, it was a great month…and start to our vacation. I’m going to keep this pretty simple and just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Read about all of our June experiences here!