Monday, August 10, 2009

Pioneer Day

24th of July
It is so nice living in Utah because we get 2 big holidays. Greg worked all day, so the kids and I played. We met Lisa and Jeff at the parade. It was so stinkin hot.
We met Shawna at Red Robin for Lunch and then went to This is the Place for the afternoon. They had a lot of fun activities planned for kids. Here is Ian in a Pie eating contest.
Alli and Jill in the Watermelon eating contest
We then met Nan and Papa at the Bee's game for some baseball and fireworks.
Sadie loved the fireworks.

Jackson Hole

We left from the cabin and went to Jackson for a few days. If any of you go there, stay at Hotel Terra in Teton Village. We got a 1 bedroom suite and it was awesome. The pool was a little small, but kids didn't care.
Eating at Billy's on the square.
The kids loved the Alpine slide
Here we are riding the gondola to the top of the mountain.
And you can't beat the view when you get to the top. "Beautiful, gorgeous, wish you were here" Anyone know which movie that's from?

The Cabin Again

We went to the cabin again with Nan this time from July 8-11. Grandma Browning came up on the 9th. We were with her for a few days, then Greg came and Jayne, Roy, and Kallie came on the 10th. We stayed a few more days with Jayne and Roy.
We saw the baby black bears and their mama with Jayne and Roy and Gma. They were right off the side of the road.
This huge elk was right by our picnic area.
My camera was not zooming right so this grizzly bear does not look that close, but he was as close as the black bear. We saw this with Nan and Gma Browning. We sat and watched him for a long time. It was so neat.
We went with Nan to Virginia City and Nevada City. It took about an hour from the cabin. The kids really loved this. They thought the ghost town was the best part of the trip. When Greg came a few days later, they wanted to go to Virginia City again. Here they are panning for gold.

This is my favorite pic. I let all the kids take their own pictures. Jill was taking a shot in a window. I just love how you can see how bad she is holding the camera.
Talk about gross! This is a double-decker outhouse. Need I say more.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More to come - We've been so busy this July - lots to catch up on!
There are a few new posts below.

Girl Party

July 6 - The boys went home with Melanie and Scott for a few days so we had to party while they were away. The girls and I started out the day by getting pedicures. They loved it. Jill could barely reach the water and Alli kept looking over at me like she was in heaven. We then met Lisa, Maddy, and Abby at the zoo for an afternoon of fun.


This baby girl has some serious hair! She is now 4 months old and is the sweetest baby. My kids can't get enough of her and never leave her alone.

4th of July

We spent the 4th of July by 1st going to Ian's baseball tournament. Nan and Papa, Lisa Jeff and girls, and Ryan and Kristen came to watch. I don't know why I have no pics. Greg's parents arrived just after the game finished. We spent the rest of the day with Greg's family. We went swimming with Melanie Scott and kids and Leslie and Tavis and kids. Melanie and Scott took Austin, Ian, and Alli with them to the Stadium of Fire again this year to see The Jonas Brothers. Greg and I kept Lili (not a fair trade, I know). If you want to know a great place to eat on the 4th of July - go to Cafe Rio. The rest of us went to eat there - and there was no one there. It was awesome! Thanks everyone for a fun 4th!

Old Faithful

The kids and I went with Troy and Brittany to Grandma's cabin for a few days. We had a lot of fun with them. We did all the usual things, like swimming, picnic in Yellowstone, went to The Playmill. Thanks for letting us go with you.
Here we are watching Old Faithful.