The Free 52 {June '17}

It's been a busy summer so far, and although I've been shooting everyday I am going to focus mainly on our family vacation out west to Teddy Rosevelt Park and Yellowstone.  When you are finished click on the link to head over to the next fabulous lady to see more gorgeous freelensed images.  What can we say, we love to take our lenses off.  

The boys have be spending lots of time on their bikes this summer. We often bike down to see dad and hit balls on the school property.  We've headed out strawberry picking and spent a lot of time at the fields for practice or games.  

The highlight of the summer is almost always our family camping trip to some distant park.  We love our National Parks!!!  The boys do a fantastic job traveling and camping with no electronics just nature and our surroundings to make up games, play and be together.  

Teddy Rosevelt National Forest is an awesome gem in North Dakota.  We spotted Badger, wild horses, buffalo, prairie dogs, and in the first 20 min. of camp we had a rattle snake removed!  

My favorite evening was the first night when we hiked to a lookout to watch the sunset.  

Then there was the petrified forest.  It was a bit longer hike for the boys, hot, hot, and hot.  But totally worth the view.  

The landscape here is so diverse and unique.  The painted hills, the rivers, the forests....They have a little of everything.  

We stopped one evening to fish in a local fishing hole.  The only thing that was made of it though was Becklin finding a floating rock  (super cool!) and Kailer burying a hook in the back of his head.  

The boys always manage to invent new games to play in camp.  But when need be there is always the hammock to bide time between cooking and eating.  

Yellowstone is a beautiful place.  The last time my husband and I were here it was winter and we were camping our way back to the lower 48 after living in Alaska for a few years.  We literally ran in to a hand full of people.  It was ideal.  This time of year is busy, busy, busy.  We went and saw the main sites early to try and beat the majority of the crowd.  

But we always found time after the early morning site seeing to find a little spot away from the crowds to let the boys be boys and all of us to enjoy our surroundings.  

 There were so many more freelensed images from our trip but I'll spare you!  At the end of the day nothing beats the time you spend together.  Now please go check 

There were so many more freelensed images from our trip but I'll spare you!  At the end of the day nothing beats the time you spend together.  Now please go check 

There were so many more freelensed images from our trip but I'll spare you!  At the end of the day nothing beats the time you spend together.  Now please go check the amazing Katie Woodard