For the last several years our little family has enjoyed going up to Overgaard to stay at the unique Bison Ranch resort. Usually the Arizona Crawfish Festival is going on when we plan our stay, but this year it was cancelled. We missed all the fun the festival offers, but we didn’t miss out on any adventure with all our family who could make it up with us!
This was just two years ago, times sure flies…and the kids sure grow!
My tuckered out crew as we headed up the mountain.
The first morning there, dad took the big bros out on the lake to drop the crawfish traps, so Ardon and I spent a long time hanging out with these pretty horses.
He is the cutest farm boy!
He likes these moments when he gets all my attention, all to himself!
Meanwhile, out on the lake…they were getting hammered by a late afternoon downpour! They had so much fun!!
They might have been just a little cold…
But overall, these Kimmerle boys know how to have fun whenever they’re together!
The next day it was Ardon’s turn to go out on the lake with dad, Uncle Matt and Mikey to pick up the crawfish traps. So the big bros and I headed down to the pool. Mason always knows how to get comfortable!
My sweet boys are always picking momma pretty flowers. These ones went straight in my hair!
This kid is all sunshine!
Meanwhile, out on the lake…
Way to go guys, they caught us dinner!
They’re so cute!
Are your boots a little wet, Ardon?
One of the many traps!
Before dinner we found some sweet treats to eat on the porch while the guys cooked up hamburgers, hotdogs and crawfish!
The twins liked those little guys!
Petting the crawfish before we boil them for dinner! Ha.
Anderson picked out three to keep alive as ‘pets’…they each had names and little personalities. It was so sweet watching him play with them in his own little crawfish world.
He was fearless.
Learning how to flip burgers with dad.
We walked out to the big fire ring after dinner to roast marshmallows around the fire!
The next morning we took out the Tomcar through forest roads behind Bison Ranch. Always a fun time!
Then we enjoyed lunch at the Picnic Basket before the Randl’s headed home.
We love our police officers, state troopers and firemen!
After lunch we headed up the the cabin for one more night in cooler weather before big brothers started school. Dad is so much fun to fish with.
And mom would do anything for her boys, even bait a hook with a worm…
I love bath tub pics of my sweet boys!
And it usually tends to get a little wet and wild!
One last time fishing in Papa’s pond before we headed home!
The worms feel funny!
Way to go Mase!
We love the cabin. And coon hats.
Group selfie attempts!
I am so very thankful for the fun times we spend together doing new things, learning new things and making new memories as a family.