Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family Rocks

I wish I could post all of the pictures of our vacation, but you guys would hate me...and since I don't do slide shows in my posts, I thought I'd just share some of my favorites in this one. We had such a fun week with my family, I didn't want it to end. I loved taking Easton to the places that I grew up loving so much. I know he won't remember, but it was still fun for me.
Easton would have picked our neighbor's blueberries all day if I would let him. I can't blame him though, they were so yummy!

At the sewer park on the cool new tire swing. Easton was literally outside for a solid week...he was in heaven.

My brother Darren and I, and our boys. We did a lot of good hiking, and I love throwing the kids on our backs!

My older sister, Mel. It was so fun to see her since I NEVER get to! She's the best mom to 4 awesome kids and 3 lucky foster kids. She's amazing.

Just a whole bunch of cute girls at Clearwater Falls. My sister, 2 SILs (Jill and Connie), and 2 cute nieces (Beth and Bella).

Easton loves his grandpa.

Our awesome paddle boat ride at Diamond Lake.

The youngest grandkids...Caleb, Justin, Easton. I can't wait until they get older and are so super cute like the boys in the last picture...my very favorite:

Kellen and Joseph. 4 years old and best buds. I could watch them play together all day long.

I was sad to see it all end, but anxious to get back to Steve. I keep reliving my trip through all of my pictures. I can't wait to blog them all, so most of you will probably tune out the next couple of blogs, but that's cool.

18 comments:

Courtenay Beth said...

Emil, I am SO jealous, how FUN. You guys are all so cute, that's amazing that you all got to be there together, family fun time=THE BEST EVER! You're so cute em, so is Easton, he's getting to be huge! All those little boys, when they get older they are going to be a handful, but so much fun! Love you.

C Crane said...

looks like a great time. I have never been to OR. I think I shall make the trip someday!

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Some great pictures there Em and fantastic memories!

And about you in the picture of girls by the log....gaining weight? What are you TALKING about????? CRAZY GIRL!!!

Jill said...

love that jolley fam!

Christi said...

I am soo soo soo jealous. I love Diamond Lake! I am so glad you guys had a good time. I am so jealous that you got to wear a sweatshirt, while we were melting!!!
I love the new header. That is a really cool picture!

Alifinale said...

And you were so excited to get back to playing with us! I love these pictures. Looks like so much fun and makes me miss OR. So glad you are back though.

Aunt Deitz said...

Looks like you had so much fun. The first thing I noticed was the sweatshirt you have on. Don't get to wear those very often in Vegas.


Sorry we missed you. Had an enjoyable, short time with Steve at dinner.

Aimee said...

It looks like you had a super good time!! I can't wait until the day that I can strap a kid to my back and go hiking...I'm so jealous!

Meg said...

Love the new header and that picture of the boys near the river!☺

Cannonball said...

I think your sister Mel is pretty awesome too! Bethany and Bella are pretty adorable also. I want to see the pics you didn't post. Maybe you could email them to me! At least anything I could use to bribe Beth with!

Looks like you guys had a great time.

Lizzy said...

That looks like so much fun. You know, if you're an outdoorsy kinda girl and like that sort of thing. Kidding! It looks like fun even if you're not.

And I love your hair. Did you do something different?

Kara said...

I love all the pictures- and I'll look at more! I just am so glad you're back and I also want to go to Oregon someday! Reminds me a little of CO! Did I already tell you that I'm SO glad you're back! Now I can come out of my depression and Nathan can have his best buddy back!

greg&sarina said...

hi em - we get to go to OR next week - bummer we missed you!! i can't wait to show Luke around our favorite spots too - we are going to Odell Lake for a couple nights!!
glad you had a nice trip - your whole fam looks so happy together!!
-- sarina

Courtenay Beth said...

I'm back..only because...I was thinking of you for the following 3 reasons....
1: last night there was a huge lighhtning storm, and I felt like I should bundle up with every blanket in the house, a capri-sun, and some buttery popcorn to wait it out...
2: today I had Chili-chips-and cheese...remember when my mom grounded me from cheese for bringing it to your house? Oh man, such a nut :)
3: William and Lily rented some cartoons from the library, among them is "Kipper, kipper the dog" Remember watching Kipper and Tiger and Arnold...or should I say Kippah, Taigah, and Ahnuld...I don't even remember why we watched them...did we babysit together or something? it's pretty funny though. A
Anyway, so I missed you, just wanted you to know you are missed :) Love you

Jenni said...

i missssss youuuuuuuuuuu. seriously. every morning i wake up and think that you and Easton will be in the family room- and you're not. and i HATE IT! come back to me!! that really was SO FUN. i'm so glad we got the chance to have that reunion. i had a blast with all you guys. and your pictures are SO GOOD!!!

love you!!

Meg said...

Of course I want Bella to become a vampire...get it "Love Bites!"

And I like Jacob but I love Edward more! Are you Team Jacob?

Cassey said...

that last picture of the little buds looks like it should be wondertime, good shot.

Jill said...

I agree. I seriously think I got so lucky in the in-law department. Love you!