Brad and I have been together since Feb. 2000. We were married October 2004. We have the most amazing little ball of fire Tucker who is 7. He is full of vinegar and so much fun! Bryken is 3 and he really keeps up with Tucker. These two boys are the best of buddies. We love our two little boys! Remington is 18 months and she is a total doll, she is a diva in the making!!!We are finally all living in the same place and it has been wonderful!!
Well Brad and I have come to quite a fork in our road.....he has a really great job and he is making good money. I am making average mula for now...so I applied for a job in Wyoming making $15.00...but it is salary..they are giving me the opprotunity for a phone interview so it could potentionally be a great thing. The complete DOWNER was when I called up and talked to a few daycares! Well it goes a little something like this...$1320-$1360 for my three kids and that is with Tucker being there only after school! I about barfed! So that $1.67 more an hour just flew out the window. Then rent would be about $800.00 a month for a TRAILER in a trailer park, plus utilities and internet and t.v. So we are looking at $1400 a month for rent there. Then my boss and I were talking and I was informed that one of the probation officers is planning on moving as soon as she gets a job where her fiance is...he also told me that I would be the next in line for that position if I were to stay around and apply. And that would increase my paycheck $400.00 a month. We pay $200.00 a month for Brad to live there in rent...at least $150.00 a week for him money for gas and food...and then we spend another $150.00 a month in groceries for him. That is $800.00 in extra spendings that we could save living together again. But he has a really great job, and it has benefits which is something that he will not be able to get somewhere else considering he does not have his high school diploma. So now what? I just do not know what to do..do I see us in Wyoming long term..No! We love it here and what a pain in the butt to have to bring him back here to find a job. It stinks because he makes such good money over there, but having him home all the time would be worth the sacrafice...
This year in Yellowstone the rest of the family could not make it so Brad and I took our little family up and invited our friends Matt and Jenn. They have Matt's boys Cade and Mason for the summer so it was fun...5 kids in one car for hours going through the park...NEVER AGAIN, but it was fun. We love heading out to Island Park and chillin at the cabin. We stayed at the old cabin this year but it was still relaxing and just what the Dr. ordered. Brad and I decided that we are soooo making sure that the usual Winder Clan goes next year LOL!
First family picture LOL! We are so cute! Brad and his boys are so amazing. I love taking pictures of them.
Cade, Mason, and Tucker...Bryken is MIA...
Brad was IN LOVE!
Our sweet little Remi. She was a good trooper. She hates her car seat so it was an exhausting vacation for her! But she did well all things considered.
This little black bear was over by the Petrified Tree. Sooo cute!
Tucker is such a little poser. I love that kid so much!!!
Even in the Ford, 4 boys was tight in the back. They all fought over who had to sit by the 2 year old. So they took turns. Crazy that a 2 year old scares a 8 year old, 5 year old, and a 6 year old. What can ya expect? He has to deal with Tucker Ray all day!
The water was flowing like crazy!
This hot pot was so pretty that day!!!
Jenn and I..It was fun to have her up!
Brad and the boys again...LOVE THEM.
This year we spent the money and went into the bear and wolf exhibit. It was really neat. The bears were the same as I remembered but they have really expanded the wolf exhibit. In side the museum was really interesting as well.