Monday, August 10, 2015

Family Vacation 2015. Grand Teton National Park

 Jason took a lot of the really good photo's!   

 Colter Bay Lodge.  Namesake for Mr. Colter.
 Our little miss selfie got a hold of the phone to take photo's of the face painting that we did.

 Miss Emma used her 'special paint' (water) to paint Padre's nails, face, arms, etc.  Kept her quite busy!

Minute to win it games!!  So incredibly fun!!

Sorry for the shaky quality.   A little miss was taping.  Still so incredibly funny from what you can see.

Face painting display

 Britt and I jogged along this road at noon.  It was fun but also very hot and sweaty.

I went on a little hike and ran into the deer with the 'scarf' on.  He was tagged with a plastic thing around his neck.  We thought it appropriate to dub it a scarf.  If you look closely below, you can see his 'tail' end. ;)

String Lake.  Quite breathtakingly beautiful!  The Rock had a spot to jump off of.  Grandpa Brent was the only one to make it out to the rock.

Let me introduce you to my little friend. ;)
 Mr. Fox was quite conditioned to accept our goldfish, hang out in our camping area and lie down and take a little breather under our picnic table. 

The visitor center at the edge of the park.
What a view!

The last night we spent closer to Jackson.  We were all in one fun little cabin.  We enjoyed our night out on the town in Jackson with dinner at a Mexican restaurant and ice cream from this little homemade ice cream shop.  Yummy!!

On our way home, I decided to try and find my grandparent's grave. I hadn't visited their grave in about 10 years.  I thought it was about time to pay a visit. I thought it was located in Malad but come to find out it was in Tremonton. We had quite the time trying to get to that particular spot in Tremonton that day!  Siri guided us literally to the middle of a corn field, my mom didn't know the name of the cemetery, neither did my dad. We were on the phone getting directions and the call got dropped.   Then when we got back on the phone, my dad told me to turn right instead of left, then on about the 20th time trying to find it, we FINALLY got to the cemetery.  But then, we had find the actual headstone.  Oy!  Plus, the sprinklers were on at 2 in the afternoon.  Really Tremonton?  Really?   It was a crazy story we'll have to tell them in the hereafter.

 One of my favorite moments!  The little miss T was so tired and after about 20 minutes of walking around, she bit the dust on my shoulder.  So fun and worth the back ache!!

What a fantastic trip!!  As always, the Wood's went above and beyond to make us all happy!  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Allie's Big Birthday- It's great to be 8!

This is as fancy as we got this year folks. 'I want red velvet cupcakes, mom.'  'You betcha! One batch of ugly red velvet cupcakes comin up.'

Friend party.  They only get them on the even years, so this has been a long time comin.

Such cute girls!

Swim party at the rec center!  Wahoo! No mess at our place to clean up!

What's that huge present you ask?!

Why, it's no more than a child sized Elsa!  What else could it possibly be?  Disney is like crack for kids.

Allie and I went shopping for her birthday presents. Allie is a girl with a mission when it comes to spending money!  We were in and out in about an hour or so.  She can very easily pick out exactly what she wants.  
Spoiled I tell ya!  Just spoiled!

Her Invitation- You know those two front teeth that are adjacent to those big two front teeth?  Both of them are gone now.  Time flies people!

All along I've been planning on Allie wearing Ellyse's baptism dress.  We tried it on a few weeks prior and it was draping off Allie in very immodest places.  I figured we ought not begin this journey with an immodest dress so off to the store we went.

Allie and her cousin were able to be baptized together on the same day due to General Conference being the month of G.'s regularly scheduled baptism.  It was delightful to have them be able to have this experience together.  They were the only two getting baptized that day.  I'm sure it will be a treasured memory for the both of them!

 Guests - Mammy, Read's, and the Rich's all came but trying to get photo's of them didn't quite happen.  We were so happy that everyone who came, did so!  It made the day so much more special!

Dale and Jody Jones live in our ward now but used to live directly across the street from the Wood's. We were scheduled to have another member of the Bishopric conduct but as luck would have it, we got to have him.  He mentioned it was a sweet moment to be a part of with the history of knowing Brent and Diane.  Jason was once in Jody Jones' classroom as well. Funny how things work out.

Duh me!  I was so caught up in getting pictures of all the guests that I forgot to get a photo of our family.  This was taken at the church the next day.

We are so very proud of you miss Allie!  You're one of the most obedient children of our Heavenly Father when it comes to following the gospel.  You constantly remind us to say our prayers.  You love to speak in church and help out in class.  You have borne your testimony in Sacrament meeting a few times by now.  We are so proud of these precious things you are learning and getting in the habit of doing.  We know that being obedient to our Father's will will only get you to the best places on Earth and in the Heaven's.  We love you so very deeply and couldn't be more happy to have you in our lives! Love, mama and daddy

These are just a few fun photo app photo's that I played around with.  They are duplicates of the above photo's.