Friday, April 30, 2010


For my birthday, Brett and I took a weekend in Galena, Illinois. Galena is right on the border of Iowa, by Dubuque. We just relaxed and enjoyed the sights in this little tiny town, where Ulyssus Grant lived.Spring is beautiful in the Midwest!
Wonderful old homes...

Who can resist the Piggly Wiggly?

Trolley cars

And a large tower on the outskirts of town. You can't climb it anymore...
hmmm, wonder why?

Updates! Montana trip

Brett and I got to make a quick trip back to Montana in February. It was so great to see the mountains. When I took pictures back to show my friend, who has never left Illinois, she couldn't believe the size of the mountains!Beautiful!

Ah, yes, Belfry....Just a little weird...

And what would my blog be without one more picture of Cinda??

Finally, a catch-up on the Belleque's...part 1

Lets start with Christmas! That is going back a ways, but here are some fun pictures from our time in Wyoming! Cinda and her tuke...
Ed and Linda

Jasmin and Lindsay
Jasmin is coming to stay with us this summer!

All the crazies and their tukes...

A great picture of Nick and Alena!


Brett and I had an opportunity to spend a week in California at a conference for AMF. It was a great time at a great place - Forrest Home. I loved the sunshine and the fresh oranges right off the tree for breakfast!! Randy Elliots truck! Gotta love it!
Dwight Jungkeit, with Randy's hat!

Ridge with Randy's hat...taking his life into his hands!

Beautiful California!

It snowed on us one day! What a gorgeous place!

Okay, so it has been a while since I posted...but here is one of the reasons why! With Cinda in the house, very little gets done! She is a huge distraction, cause she is just sooooo much fun!
Six months old and LOOOKIN' GOOD!

I don't believe that carrots are a favorite!

Could there be a happier Grandpa?? I think not!