Friday, June 20, 2014

A Happy Father’s Day and a Birthday Celebration

Bozeman, MT  High 56  Low 34

This is why we made the detour to Bozeman.


Son – David; DIL – Kelly, Granddaughter – Katie

David called us on Thursday and told us that Katie was competing in a track and field event in Bozeman on Saturday. That was not to be missed.

They bought a new 16’ camper and pulled into the site next to us. It had quit raining when they pulled in but it was cold and windy.

The weather did not improve on Saturday for the competition. This was the sky over the stadium. We had rain, graupel, and wind. But the kids took it in stride and did their very best. (I whined the whole time.)


Katie competed in the long jump, the triple jump, the javelin and the hurdles.


Trying to stay warm between events.


Katie took home four medals and is headed to Idaho for Regionals next week-end. She fell on her tailbone on one of her jumps so she needs to do some healing before the next competition.

A wonderful Father’s Day for Jim to be able to spend part of it with David and a happy birthday for David on Sunday to be able to see his Dad.

P1080640Sidney was sure glad he finally got to meet Katie.


  1. That was a special day for all I am sure. Those are things that children and grandchildren remember. Well, we do too.

  2. isn't it great to be able to spend time with family??

  3. So great that you got to spend time with your son and his family. Congratulations to Katie for her medals. I'm sure everyone is very proud. I'll trade my weather 90s and humid any day for your weather! Okay you've stumped me. What in the world is grapple? I'm going to google, but that's a new one on me. Still love opening your blog and seeing those four adorable eyes. Hope your weather improves, tomorrow. How nice that you can camp with your family, now. Hi to Jim.

  4. ::rolling eyes:: small particles of snow with a fragile crust of ice; soft hail. :)

  5. Congratulations to Katie!! Best wishes for the Regionals!!

  6. Glad you were able to attend the competitions - it means so much to the participants. I would have whined the whole time too!

  7. It is so much fun to stop by and visit with family, especially with Katie competing. Good job 4 medals.

  8. Congrats to the granddaughter and great that you got to be there for it and spend Father's Day with family. I had to look up graupel, but now I know.

  9. What's a graupel? I think if I remember right when we were in Kalispell with you, you were showing Katie how to skype and we were you guinea pigs.

  10. Congratulations to Katie. I know you two would have never missed seeing the kids. What a wonderful Father's Day y'all had!

  11. I do not know what a graupel is.
    Happy Fathers day to all of the fathers in your family.
    Happy summer.

  12. It sure is worth it to make detours for your granddaughter. She is quite the athlete!

  13. Your granddaughter is quite the athlete. Good luck to her in the Regionals.


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