Saturday, July 19, 2008

...and Washington State!

Sorry it's been forever since I've last posted pictures on our blog. We've been so busy being gone on our family vacation to Utah and Washington. We had such a blast being at both places with family. So, here are a ton of pictures of both places we went to.

Before we went to Hood Canal for Daves family reunion, we had some fun spending time in downtown Seattle, Washington.

One of the days we were there we had so much fun spending time with Daves brother, Kevin and his family. Jackson had so much fun hanging out with his cousins Ricky and Billy. These are some pictures of downtown Seattle of course.

It was crazy, my sister-in-law, Cindy, heard that this Troll was pretty cool so we went to see it. It was really neat. There was a Troll made out of cement under a bridge just like the Troll in the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Jackson couldn't stop talking about it after we went there.

This was an actual real guy that was completly silver and looked so fake to me. It was totally crazy when he would move and make noises just like a robot. Another one of those people on the street trying to make money. He won my vote for the one that deserved money on the street the most. That was so amazing to me, fooled me!

There was also a fun little carnival on the downtown streets of seattle that the kids had so much fun going on the rides. Jackson always likes the carousel.

We went with all of Daves family to the Mariners baseball game.

Dave and I enjoyed going to the Seattle, Washington Temple together.

At Hood Canal Mansion

These are some pictures of the beautiful house/mansion we were staying at for Daves family reunion in Washington, it was GORGEOUS! It had an amazing view of the lake from all the millions of windows on the back of the house. We had so much fun hanging out with all of the Pendleton family. While we were there we were able to spend some time also with Daves Grandma and Grandpa Pendleton which was really nice to get to know them more.

This is where the spa was. It was such a pretty view at night just relaxing in there.

Jackson looks up to all his other boy cousins. This is a picture of Jackson and his cousin Ethan.

Jackson just loved spending time with all his cousins on the Pendleton side. The house had a room that just had a huge screen T.V. for playing the Wii. They could have all been in there day and night if we had let them. Jackson and his cousin Benjamin giving each other a hug. So cute!

Jackson and his little cousin Billy playing together.

It was so much fun, they had a little family talent show with all the kids and familys doing fun talents together.

Jackson counted to from 1 to 10 and sang Old McDonald with everyone for his talent.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Family Trip to UTAH....

We had so much fun going on our family trip out to Utah to see my family. We first went to my Great Grandpa Stewarts cabin up at Sundance. We went bike riding, hiked the Stewart Falls, played croquet, had birthdays, and just had a blast hanging with the fam!

Happy 2nd Birthday Jackson!!!

I made Jackson a baseball cake with cupcakes decorated as baseballs on top. He just loves all kinds of balls. So, I figured this would be great for him.

My sister-in-law, Kristi, and Jackson share the same birthday now, so we celebrated it together. It was so much fun being able to have Kristi come up since she did just have their baby, Karli, two days earlier and had to be at the hospital all the time. It was great to have her be able to come up at least some. Hope everything is going good Kristi.

I don't know if you can tell here, but Jackson had a blast playing with his two cousins Alexa and Nathan with the bubbles he got for his birthday from Alexa.

My nephew, Nathan, sure loves to eat grapes. As you can tell, he has a full mouth.

Jackson just loved being able to spend time with his Grandma and Grandpa Shelley!

Since we were staying at my parents while we were there. One of the nights I was able to go to my sister, Ashleys, softball game. Which I totally loved, since that use to be me out there. Man, thats been such a long time since I've played. To actually think back to the days of pitching fast pitch softball. Wow, It's CRAZY!

My new sister-in-law, Kaitlyn, and my brother Kyle also came to the game with me and my mom.

One of the days we went with my sister, Ashley, my mom, my niece, Alexa, and of course Jackson, me and Dave to Salem pond and had fun feeding the ducks and playing on the playground.

Jackson and Alexa were so funny playing together. Alexa was chasing Jackson here.

Jackson loves to be like his daddy and wear his Star Wars hat that dad "use" to wear.

It was great that while we were there visiting my family, we were able to also be there for my brother, Kyle's wedding. Crazy but true, my new sister-in-law, Kaitlyn Issac is one of my best friends sister. They got married in one of my favorite temples, the Manti Temple, such a gorgeous temple.

Such an adorable couple!

Their reception was at the Issacs residence. It went so well, they had it on the front lawn. They had these snowcones that had fresh fruit and ice cream. So yummy!

This is a picture of me, Jackson and my wonderful Grandma Shelley.

I was so excited to see both of my Amber friends, this is a picture of Jackson with Amber Dahle(Wilsons) son Connor.