Friday, July 23, 2010

Stop #3- Wyoming :)

Turns out, Wyoming is on the other side of the country. It's a pretty far drive, but it was totally worth it.
We loved getting to see my Dad's family and my grandparents, who I hadn't seen in y.e.a.r.s and they've never met Paul or Abby, so it was an extra sweet occasion. My grandma has been pretty sick lately, and they live in Canada, so it really was a treat to get to see them.
While we were in Wyoming we ate a lot of ice cream from DQ, we drove around a lot to see wild life and scenery, we played a lot of cards, and we got to hang out a lot and just enjoy each other's company.
I didn't take as many pictures as I should have... I tend to have that problem. I'm not a huge fan of taking pictures, but I love having them. Oxymoron, huh?

Abby rode like this most of the time (only with a buckled car seat, we were eating while she was sleeping this time). She will only fall asleep on her back with something on her face. Weirdo.
We got to hike up a mountain to the very top to see "The Medicine Wheel" one afternoon. Before we got started, we stopped and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for smores, of course!
It got pretty cool while we were hiking. There was still a good amount of snow on the ground, so Abby got all bundled up. She was so content in this stroller almost the whole time. She's pretty awesome :)
This is just a short part of the hike. We thought going up was bad... then we went down and somehow we ended up going "uphill" way more than we should have.
This is the Medicine Wheel. People come from all over to see it. When you go, you can leave something tied or sitting on a post.

Beautiful scenery everywhere. I loved it!

If you look close, you can see a blue bird in the center of the picture. They're my grandma's favorite. They are SO blue, it's unbelievable. One of God's many beautiful creations we were able to appreciate while we were there.
Paul was a trooper and held Abby most of the way down. Turns out a stroller wasn't the best idea for a mountain. Go figure..

My grandpa, Abby's G.Gpa Mac. I love this. Gma and gpa loved seeing Abby.
Meet Lyla. She's a tute sometimes, but she's so adorable. She wouldn't smile for me, so I took this picture, showed it to her and she laughed. She's pretty cute.

See? Told ya :)

4 generations. I love this picture. They're actually smiling! ;)

My dad and Terri.

Gma and Gpa with some of their great grandkids. Coen wasn't happy about taking pictures... He'll regret this picture when he's older :)
This is everyone! :)

We so appreciate the hospitality of everyone we stayed with on our long vacation. We don't regret going one bit. Abby was a champ in the car everywhere we drove. She's such a joy and we are blessed to have an awesome baby girl!


Shannon said...

oh man, that first picture of Abby. So durn cute! Want to squish her little leggies! Looks really fun, and what a great family memory you created!

Jennilee said...

holy longest post ever!! but i loved it!

Paul & Marlee said...

It was so fun. It's the longest post because we spent the most time there, Jenni! You're just mad because we only saw you one day while we were in Utard. ;) We'll make it up to you when you finally reunite with the cool people in Texas again! :)