Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jackson hole, Yellowstone and Westons 1st birthday...Whew!

The Grand Tetons!
Riding the new tram at Jackson Hole
Beautiful scenery everywhere we turned
At 10,400 feet
Riding the covered wagon to dinner. Our horses names were "Daisy" and "Duke"!
Cowgirl Alexa and Cowboy Weston
Jameson, Alexa and Ashton go to participate in the show during dinner!
What a handsome mountain man
"MiMi" (what Ashton calls my mom) and Westie bear
The boys are tuckered out from all of the fun!!!

My CRAZY family
The brown bear Tommy got a picture of.
My sis, Ashton and I
Old Faithful, still amazing
Ashton loved all of the hot pots
Weston getting some birthday kisses :)
More birthday kisses!
Getting ready to blow out candles
Both boys enjoying Westons birthday gift from my family
Weston *complete with cake on his face* opening his gift
What an awesome 1 year old!

We are now back home, and enjoying getting settled back into our routines. Our vacations were amazing and we were blessed to be able to do so many things with so many people we love. The last part of our trip was time in Jackson hole and Yellowstone. I have so many great memories from these places thanks to summers spent there growing up. My dad had a whole lot of fun planned and we hit Jackson full force. We got to stay in some really cute cabins. My family was right next door, so it was easy to get together and visit late into the night.We went on a tram ride to the top of a mountain, went on a wagon ride to dinner and a show complete with cowboys, indians and mountain men. We walked and shopped all of the cool stores along Jacksons main street . We also enjoyed "Grease with a western twist" at the Jackson Play House, Yellowstone National Park, some geysers, yummy food and so much more. While driving through Yellowstone we noticed a crowd of people standing and taking pictures of something and soon found out that it was a bear that they were tracking. Tommy hurried out of the car equiped with the camera and got some great shots of the bear (might I add that the bear was really close, and I was nervous the whole time he was out of the car). We were also lucky enough to be able to celebrate Westons 1st birthday on the 23rd with my family. He enjoyed a dump truck cake, and when I say enjoyed I mean it (what's not to love? It was chocolate!) All in all it was a really fun filled time. The boys got so much attention from everyone, and loved playing with my siblings. Thank you for letting us come to Jackson with you. We had a great time, and love all of the memories we made!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Even more fun!

Weston having fun with the flowers (a.k.a. picking them!)
At the water park getting ready to eat lunch
My dads 50th birthday cake
Ashton and Weston watching a movie (cars :))
Zonked out after a long day of playing
The water slide at our family reunion (Weston and Jameson)
JJ and Ashton on the slide
Some of the party guests (singing happy birthday)
My dad opening his gifts (Jameson admiring the gift!)
Ashton and Weston eating corn on the cob-Yuuummmm1
Ashton dressed up as a wounded soldier
My sister Alexa and Westie bear
Ashton after my dads party
Ashton taking a cat nap at the water park with his snack
Ashton and Grandpa blowing out the candles

Well, we are still having tons of fun and we keep taking more and more pictures (believe me it's been a chore trying to choose what pictures to post). We enjoyed yet another family reunion and had fun playing, splashing, eating, visiting and catching up with everyone. We have also been lucky enough to explore some different water parks this vacation. The boys have been great and Ashton even went down the "scary" water slide with Uncle JJ (one with dark tunnels). When we asked him if it was fun he shook his head and said "too scary" ha! We also were able to celebrate my dads 50th birthday. THANK YOU to everyone who made the trip! It wouldn't have been the same without you. We definitely pulled off the surprise (even after a few white lies to cover up some questions from dad) and it all came together quite nicely. We were literally running all morning non-stop! All in all it was a great time. The food was awesome (mexican, my dads favorite) and the company even better. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Here's to 50+ more years right?:) Our vacation is slowly coming to an end. We have been 11 days without Tommy, but he will be here Tuesday night to join us for the conclusion of our vacay (Jackson/Yellowston with my fam). We are excited to see daddy, and look forward to some rest/relaxation/playing in a few days. Stay tuned for more updates!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What we have been up to

Weston at the wedding
Weston trying on some girlie boots
Grandma and Westie bear at the wedding
Checking out the pool
Marianne and Westie
Watching everyone slip n slide
At the 4th of July bbq
Ashton and I braving the slip n slide
Uncle Jeff and Ashton cleaning up
All the guys
Cruisin' in the jeep
Our boys loooove ice cream

Ashton going down a water slide
Ashton getting uncle Peter
With grandma in the hot tub
Ashton loved floating around the pool
4th of July
We have had so much fun this far on our vacation... and it's only half over. Here are a few pictures of everything so far. We spent a week in Idaho at Tommy's granparents farm. We visited with family, had bbq's, played on the slip n slide, went to a water park, did fireworks and much much more. It was a jammed packed week. We then drove to Utah and had a great time and Bradley and Marianne's wedding in Bountiful. It was fun to be a part of that. Tommy flew home after the wedding and will be there for another week and then he will meet back up with us for some fun in Jackson hole. We will post more soon of some more activities and reunions we have been doing.

We miss you daddy! We will see you soon!!!