Monday, August 20, 2007

Our trip to WY and UT




We spent the last week of July and the first week of August at family reunions in Star Valley and Provo. It was exhausting, but well worth it to spend time with some of our favorite people!!

At the Darrington Family Reunion (reid's mom's family) we ate smores with Nutella (highly recommended), sang some sacreligious campfire songs, and slept in a bat-infested cabin!! (sorry it's not zoomed in more!)






We spent the next week in Thayne with just Reid's immediate family...which was great! Grandpa took the girls (Grace and cousin Ella) out to feed the horses, jump on the trampoline, swim in the pool, or go get ice cream cones at the Maverick.


Abby was just happy to sit in the front room for hours on end, playing with all of Grandma's toys, and grabbing her cousins eyeballs.


But the highlight for me, by far, was the Demolition Derby. I have to admit, i was quite skeptical. But it was honestly more fun than i could have imagined! I'm a little embarrassed of my behavior that night....but i wasn't exactly surrounded by high class snobs, or even sober snobs...so i'm pretty sure nothing i did was noticed, or remembered. This picture just doesn't do it any justice, but here it is.


Reid's 10 year high school reunion was that weekend. Reid was the Senior Class President, and is so proud of himself for delegating every last responsibility associated with reunions to his fellow class mates. He did nothing but show up, eat, and toast the couple who did all the work. Atta boy, reid! (sorry, no pics!)

We spent the next week in Provo with my family. Jared and Kristie were in town for a Rush concert, which coincided with my sister Julia's move from Manhattan to Provo. She's just starting a new job working at BYU, teaching Theater.

Grace had a blast at Thanksgiving Point with all her Ashworth cousins.



And Grandma was able to get Grace to hold still just long enough to read 2-3 books every day.



And Abby, just like her big sister, Grace, learned to crawl at Grandma and Grandpa Ashworth's house!! Must be their carpet!!!! Both of the girls had a great time with all their aunts, uncles and cousins!

With the five youngest of my siblings all there, the house was busy, full, and louder than ever!

4 comments:

Em Russ said...

You are brilliant! That first picture of all of you is incredible! Grace finally has hair and it is so adorable!! And Abby looks like my memories of little Grace... has it really been a year since you left? Are you sure you don't want to come back? Thanks for posting! I can't wait for the next one!

BritBliks said...

What a darling family! And what a great trip! Nothing like seeing family . . . and Cafe Rio. Any chance you're going to be in Utah in October? Let's talk. xox

Zarbock family said...

Oh my gosh, where do I even start. Let me just say that I am so thrilled to not see your landscaping picture anymore (no offense, it's still beautiful, but let's be honest, you "lost your bloginity" months ago.) I was starting to worry that you didn't receive a warm welcome into the blogging world. Glad your back!!!

Okay, and Grace...she's the cutest thing ever. So what if she only eats craisins, edamame, and an occasional bean sprout...I"m sure Braxton or Dawson could totally deal with that! Look at that pose in the first picture. THAT is a great family pic!

And...had no idea Julia moved back. Maybe Trevor will follow her sometime??? Sounds like you had a fun trip. Thanks for the pictures. Love you babe!

Boston Paynes said...

Looks like you had a great time. I can't belive how big your girls are getting. Grace looks so tall !! They are both just beautiful. Hope to see you guys sometime soon.