Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Home Sweet Home...Until We Move

We're back, and I'm exhausted. I have been packing for 2 days straight and really shouldn't even be blogging right now, but I just wanted to throw these pictures on here. We had a BLAST in Oregon and were busy the whole time with wedding prep, family in town, and lots of play time.


Back up just a second and we will recap the drive from Rexburg to Springfield. Road trips with my family were never dull growing up. My dad always liked to stop at random places that nobody else ever stops at. It breaks up the trip a little and makes things more fun. The above picture is at Massacre Rock somewhere in Idaho between Pocatello and Burley. Some Pioneers were minding their own business and the Indians attacked them, bla bla bla...it was freezing out there and I just wanted to get back in the car.
We were going to try to make it to Burns that first day and get most of the trip over with, but my parents, who were riding with Easton decided to stop in Ontario. Their reason? Easton wanted to go to the park. He sure has them wrapped around his little finger! It was a good idea though, he had tons of fun and was able to get lots of energy out before another day of traveling. I'm just sad we didn't have the camera around when my mom fell down the slide. It was the best.

Below is the water fountain with fresh water from the mountain. Somewhere in between Ontario and Burns. Easton thought it was pretty cool and I hadn't done it since I was a kid, so it was a good stop.


Here he is getting more energy out. The end of the week was busy with wedding parties and plans but Easton just wanted to jump on the trampoline. I'm a good mom like that, letting my broken-footed kid jump around.The beautiful bride and groom! It was such a good day at the temple. Congrats Steph and Jarom!

An outing so Saturday Market with Jill and the boys. We were so glad to have them in town for the wedding, Easton loved having those cute boys to play with.
Such a long trip, so tired on the plane.
We missed Daddy!!!!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You cold I don't believe it!!!! I am glad that you guys had such a good time. I love that new photo on the header. I want to see the rest!!!

Christi said...

That anonymous comment was me.

Carol and Bruce said...

Let me just say in my defese, I dare anyone to look at the new photos on the slide show and say they wouldn't have a hard time saying no to that face.

I need some of those pictures! Good job Brenley!!!!

Thanks for being here, it was so wonderful and a HUGE THANKS to Steve for allowing it. Love you all, good luck with the move.

Kara said...

Oh my gosh! Cute pictures! I love the new header!! I'm glad you had a good time with your family and we're so glad you're back.

Lizzy said...

How fun! You look so good, too! Finally I can spot a teeny-tiny belly bump. It's about time!

Good luck with packing and moving!

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

What a fun, but busy trip! I think that's hilarious about your dad and his random road trip stops. Such a dad thing to do!

Good luck with the move!

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

CUTE pics!!!!!! THanks so much for coming for our wedding!!!! It was so much fun to have you guys there! Too bad steve couldn't come but i'm sure he's glad your home now!!! :)

Melanie said...

Love Love Love the new pictures!!! I couldn't say no to that face either! Good luck with your move!

Jill said...

Easton DOES look happy to see his daddy. We miss you already. SOOOOO glad we got together.

I HATE packing! Good luck and work Steve and Aimee to the bone! You need your rest!

Brenley said...

LOVED getting to see you! LOVED taking pictures of Easton! And love that you are happy with them! GOod luck with the move, wish I was there to help!

Jenni said...

oh gosh. the road trips are just one of a kind SO FUN!!! I never would have known about massacre rock!! it was great! the pictures of easton are SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO O SOS SOS OSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! the playground was a huge highlight. our parents ROCK hahaha!!!! love you! and i miss you!!!!!

Tara said...

YAY you're back! I can't wait to see you and your new house!

Matt and Shannon said...

Easton's pictures turned out really cute! I really like the ones on the bench. And good thing that Oregon rain finally shut off long enough for outdoor pics.

Megan and Greg said...

Glad you had fun! MAn, your mom falling off the slide made me laugh. But I shouldn't! Great pic of Easton on the trampoline. He is so cute!

Megan and Greg said...

By the way, I love the new slide show! I just noticed it! The pics are amazing. Not to mention your HAIR in the pics is amazing and I wish it were mine!

Lindsay said...

Awwww Saturday Market! That made me miss Oregon.