Temple Square

At Christmas Brock's Grandma has the parents of the great-grandkids buy them gift(s) to be from her, so Brock thought it would be a fun idea to take Emma to the Build-a-bear store to pick out her own stuffed animals, clothes, shoes, the works. So we made an adventure of it. We rode the frontrunner down to Salt Lake where we met Tyler and Rebecca. She loved riding the train! It was so funny cause as soon as we got out of the car she was so excited, then she was looking out to the street and saw a fire engine and then up in the sky there was an airplane. She was happy as a clam seeing all those big "machines'. Once Emma got the idea of why we were at the build-a-bear store she had so much fun picking stuff. She got a dog with a "Sheriff Woody" outfit which she wouldn't leave the store without and she got a teddy bear with a girly outfit that Brock and I picked for her. Then we went to Temple Square, then to dinner at the delicious Tucanos.

This tree at the Gateway was so COOL, it would change colors.

Picking out her Puppy

Washing her animals with Daddy and Uncle Tyler

Putting in her animals information for their birth certificates, etc.

Riding on the Trax in Downtown SLC

We met a Santa and Buddy the Elf. Emma wasn't too sure about Santa when he got closer than about 2 feet.

Uncle Tyler and Aunt Rebecca

Mommy, Daddy, & Emma. When we were here by the famous "pedestal" we got to watch a proposal take place. It was so romantic and cute.

The Beautiful Lights

Waiting for our table at Tucanos (Yum, Yum!)


Emma is in Control

In case any of you were wondering this is what happens when your 2 year old gets a hold of the camera! LOL!! FUNNY GIRL!!


Our little Minnie Mouse!

Emma and Aunt Zoey (Aunt Zoey borrowed Emma's 4-wheeler, she was dressed in her riding gear)
We went Trick-or-treating to Aunt Zoey's work and Emma got a pumpkin bucket FULL of candy. There was no need to go that evening! I'm a lame mom! I like getting her all dressed up but I think going trick-or-treating door to door is pointless and a little dangerous especially after hearing that two young teenage girls were involved in a hit and run last night on the news.


Our Trip to Heaven and Back

Brock and I were having a down day and we decided we needed a little getaway so we booked a hotel room for the weekend in Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is one of our favorite placed to go and forget about stresses and "life" for a time. We got a screamin deal on a room since it was off season. So I got Emma excited by telling her that in a few days we were going on a trip. After a little trouble at the start, it was a way fun weekend! Emma has never been there so we were way excited to take her not that she would know or care where we were going.

Emma getting ready for the day by brushing her teeth and watching Mickey Mouse (both are some of her favorite pass times)

Mommy and Emma in front of the Tetons

Daddy and Emma in front of the Tetons, it was a little chilly


We took Brock's Buick with almost no room in the back seat. As you can see Emma prefers to put her feet on the backs of the seats for a little extra space.

Bruce the Moose in Teton National Park

Visitors Center, Emma loved all the statue animals

She got some new Moose earrings. She was so excited to wear them.

The family under one of the Antler Arches in Jackson

Emma and Daddy being Goofy :p

Eating at the always YUMMY BUBBA'S BBQ

FYI: If anyone tries to go to Teton Village after Oct 1st, know that they whole town pretty much closes down :)

But we did find this COOL playground for Emma to burn some energy on

Saw this cool sign in Teton Village so we took a picture of it

By Sunday none of us were ready to come back to reality. I just love it up there!


LOL!! Blast from the Past!!

So the other day Zoey e-mailed me this picture from YEARS ago. Like 2002-03. I don't think Brock and I were even engaged yet. We went up to Box Elder Campground for a picnic with Brock's immediate family and took a bunch of pictures. Ahhh... how young and naive we all were. It was so much fun!

We love Government Holidays!

Last Monday was Columbus Day so naturally Brock had the day off, so we decided to go for a drive and we ended up in Park City. This was our first "Nature" drive this year and normally we would have gone on at least 3 or 4 by now. Better late than never, right? We had so much fun!!

Devil's Slide near Morgan

I'm a sucker for pretty scenery!

Pretty sure this snow was left over from last year

Ok, so we have no idea what this building was, probably some kind of snow resort, but we saw this massive building and it was tucked back in the mountains in a spot that I would not envy the construction workers that built this. But even so it was amazing looking.

Emma and I in front of Stanley the Moose at the outlet mall. The whole time we were there she kept asking where the moose was and wanted to go back to it over and over again.

FYI I didn't get ready at all that day, just put some clothes on and away we went.