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.

Emma's Second Birthday


The Happy Birthday Girl

Kris, Brooklyn, Dustin, Daddy the grill master, Echo and Zoey

Zoey, Rebecca, Allie, Justin, My Mom and Dad

We couldn't get Emma to sit still and eat, she wanted to socialize with everyone.

Present Time. This girl is so "LOVED"

She wasn't too sure about the flame right in front of her.

The cake however, she loved.

Oh Yeah, Thanks to Uncle BJ and Aunt Zoey Emma now has a new drum set, which by the way she loves to play!

Her new sleeping bag

Yep it was our baby's 2nd birthday. On Tuesday Sept 27 which was her actual birthday we went to breakfast at J & D's here in Brigham then we went to Shopko and let her pick out a new toy. After Brock went to work Emma and I went to Zoey's work (Zoey loves to take Emma around and show her off to her co-workers. All of them know who Emma is) she had birthday balloons waiting for Emma. One of them was a big aluminum balloon with princesses on it and if you hit it, it would sing "Happy Birthday". She LOVED it! Then for dinner Mugga, Pappa, Zoey and Mommy went to Dairy Queen for dinner so she could have an ice cream treat for her birthday.

Wednesday night Emma got the flu and it lasted until Friday night :( NOT FUN!!

Saturday, OCT 1st we had a Minnie Mouse themed Party/BBQ for her birthday with family and friends. It was a fun weekend. My parents and sister-in-law came up from Arizona and My brother also came down from Boise. The fun part about that was my sister-in-law Allie didn't know my brother was coming down and they hadn't seen each other for weeks. There also were Rod, Kris, BJ, Zoey, Tyler, Rebecca, Grandma Jackie, Dustin, Echo, and Brooklyn. Grandma Jackie was laughing so hard when Emma was opening her presents and especially when Emma started playing her drums. She told Rebecca that she hadn't had this much fun in a long time. Icing on the cake to hear her say that.

She had so much fun!

Just lounging around

Snuggling with her Baby

Newest Member of our Family

OUR AWESOME NEW (Well new to us) TRAILER!!

At the end of August there was a family in our ward who were being transferred to Hawaii for work (rough life;) ) and they were selling this trailer that they had bought a year before from her parents. It was in good condition for being built in 1988. We made them a good offer and they took it. It came with all the supplies they had kept in there for camping which was a HUGE bonus cause getting stuff like plates, silverware, cups, etc. can be expensive. Its only 20" but it definitely works for the 3 of us.

UPDATE: So a couple of weeks ago our trailer was vandalized. It was parked up to the Shop and one day Rod noticed that both of our batteries had been stolen. So he called the police and when the officer showed up he took a look around and asked Rod if we had the trailer registered. Rod told him that we had just bought it about a month prior and had it registered and everything and the officer commented that the license plate had been stolen as well. Stolen would be putting it mildly, it was RIPPED right off of the trailer. So the officer made a comment that the workers that were working on the Ruby Pipeline had just pulled out of town the day before and come to find out that some of them were staying at the Galaxy Motel located just behind the Shop. The officer figured they must have stolen it because it was registered up til next September. (Moment to rant) What gives people the right to think they can steal from me!! When those pipeline workers make probably twice as much as we do and could definitely afford to go buy their own license and batteries! GRR!!!