Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trip to Wyoming! I LOVE MY FAMILY!

This last weekend was so awesome! My family and I headed up to Wyoming for my niece, Jordyn's baptism. On Tuesday, my Mom went up early to visit with some friends and Katrina, Jeff, Christian and Preston went up to Utah early to spend time with her family. Thursday morning Jenn, James, Jason, Rachel, Dad and Aiden, Ty, and Jocelynn flew to Salt Lake City and then drove out to Wyoming to stay with my sister Jamie, Chad and their 4 kids Jordyn, Micah, Dylan and Jaeger. Keven came up Friday night after work. I wish he came up earlier, but unfortunately he couldn't come until later. His family were so amazing and drove 3 hours away to pick up Kev at the airport. They then drove to Evanston and came to the baptism. I am so grateful for their love and support for not only me and Kev but also for my family. We had to come home on Sunday for work tomorrow, and the others are still in Wyoming. We really wanted to stay longer, especially since they are going to be camping, shooting and playing sports of course! They are coming home on Wednesday! The whole time we were up there, the kids wanted to jump on the trampoline. It was so much fun bouncing the kids! Keven would jump everyone (including Jason, James, Jenn and myself) so high and then take us out. It was pretty funny! The kids were a crack up!On Friday we went to the rec center and went swimming. The kids loved it. Jaeger would jump in the water completely submerged. It was pretty funny considering he is only 16 months and kept wanting to go under the water! Saturday morning was Jordyn's baptism. She looked so beautiful. I still can't believe she is 8 years old! That's seriously insane! I feel like she is getting older but I am staying the same age! How does that work?! Here is my sister and her beautiful family. Jordyn just got baptised to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! She is so sweet. Here's the whole family! (immediate plus Grandma Gloria and Grandpa Ray). We are really close, so it was so much fun to have everyone together for this special moment in Jordyn's life. 9 grandkids and counting! They were so funny all together and really had fun! Here's my older brother Jeff and his wife Katrina with their two boys, Christian and Preston. After the baptism, everyone that went to it came over for a luncheon. It was such a nice day! When everyone left, the boys (minus Jeff because he went back to his inlaws house in Utah) played a game of "home run durby" wiffle ball style. Man, it was so funny. Keven and Jason were on one team and James and Chad were on the other team. Not to brag, but my love and Jason won! Woo hoo!Oh Keven and his many home runs! :)James had some few good home runs! I believe he was saying "dang it" in this picture! :)My brother Jason.My brother in law Chad.My 5 year old nephew Micah! He is a really good baseball player! Two of our handsome nephews, Jaeger (16 months) and Micah (5 years). I love their big brown eyes! Two more of the beautiful clan! Jordyn and Dylan and their baby blues! After they played wiffle ball for awhile, we headed off to the state park. There are buffalo and elk and other wild animals there. It was pretty cool to see and the kids loved it. It was such a beautiful day and a lot of fun! We stopped first at a table and grubbed on some KFC! Keven being Karate kid on the pole!This is Tyler (18 months). He is so hilarious! He kept running out in the streets so "daddy" (my brother) had to sit him down and let him know that we do not run in the streets. I love that face because he knows he's in trouble...and we are all in the back ground smiling because he is just so cute! My dad is in the back just in case he falls back. Jaeger and Tyler are 6 weeks apart and from behind look like twins with their white hair! They were so funny! They were in this wagon for awhile and the best part about that was that they kept talking to each other. Jason found a grasshopper and gave it to Ty and Jaeger and they were laughing and just loving it. Well then Ty gets it and holds the leg with one hand and grabs the other leg with the other hand. He starts stretching his legs!! All the girls were screaming and the guys were like, "YEA! Pull it off!!" He didn't end up pulling them off but I can guarantee that poor grasshopper will never be the same! Sorry, it's sad, but you just had to be there to see how funny it was. The two cute little boys looking at it like it was normal and what was wrong with it! Keven is a serious skipper of the rocks! We took a time out and we all skipped and threw rocks in there. It was actually really fun! I love this picture. Keven looks so hot! :)Then we walked to the open field and James and Jenn vs. Kev and I played football. Chad was the all time quarterback. It was so much fun...except the fact that we were all in sandals and there were the worse thorns on the ground! Oh man, it sucked! I still have one in my foot!Oh I love this picture!! Keven and Jordyn are SO cute!
This is right before we left. It was so sad to say goodbye, but we know we'll see them soon! Dylan really didn't want to take a picture so I had to trick him. He ended up laughing and then I took it! muahahaha I am so good!

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite picture! Jaeger is such a cute boy! He has the cutest laugh and smile and he is the most ticklish boy ever! These past couple days have been so much fun to see and hang out with the family. The last night we were there, most of us stayed up and just played the Wii until we could barely keep out eyes open. It was pretty funny. I'll have to post the video later! I love my family so much and I love my in laws. I am so grateful for family and the blessing it is to live with them forever! They are truly my best friends and I cherish every moment we have together! I love you all!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Awww, it looks like you had a really great time with your WHOLE FAM!! What a gorgeous bunch of grandkids your parents have.

Also, I love your hair. You look beautiful! We really, honestly, are going to be coming to see you sometime soon. My new # is 801-529-6206, so please put that in your phone, and text me your #. I thought I had it memorozed, but I guess I have forgotten it after all these years. I texted my old boss thinking it was you! Ahahahaha!

Ashley Jones said...

OK! So I LOVE your commentary on all of your pictures, you are SO funny. Dang, you young married couples are sooooo cute, I love it when you say "Kev is so hot" hahaha so cute, I want to be like that when I get married lol. Looks like you had tons of fun on your mini vacation! Your fam is getting so big!

Chrissie said...

Looks like Wyoming was a blast. How fun to all be together. Your nieces and nephews are so adorable! I bet you are the favorite aunt!

Katie said...

how fun!! we need to have a family reunion so bad. don't ya think?? it's been 5 years. sheesh. :) you and keven are so cute together. love it.

The Hardy's said...

looks like you guys had a blast! and you all got so much color! so jealous! i bet it was so fun to have all of the family together!

Lindsey Whiting said...

Jessica, It's so fun to get to know you more throuh the blog. You and Keven are so perfect together! And it looks like you guys have so much with your family!

The Little Family said...

Hey Jess! Thanks for the comment, ya Ashton looks like Jake BIG time!! I do all the hard work and he gets all the credit! Its funny cuz some people say he looks like me, but I can't see it? Your blog is cute, looks like you guys had so much fun in Wyoming!I love your family they're great!!

Whit said...

OMG! Your family is growing like crazy!! I miss you Jess! A couple weeks ago I was like "Hola que pasa? Hess es en la casa!"