Thursday, October 23, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go!

Last week we had the chance to travel to Wyoming and visit Gramma Jones, Uncle Marlin, Aunt Bette, and Uncle Kevin (who was visiting from Nevada). It was great fun. We love our Wyoming relatives so much and wish we got to see them more often! Thanks, Aunt Bette!
We visited the Dinosaur Tracks. Below is a very cool track. That is my camera case beside it--so you can use it as a reference on size.
We also visited Aunt Bette and Uncle Marlin's farm. Boy are we city folk. The kids had never seen a tractor this big. We took Micah's friend, Spencer, with us too!
Spencer, Lyndsie, Micah

Two mighty muscle men atop the tractor!

Ian, Micah, Lyndsie, Spencer overlooking the sugar beet field.

One of the highlights of our trips to Wyoming is to go to Cody and visit all the tourist shops. Here we are joined by a white buffalo.
Micah, Lyndsie, Mr. White Buffalo, and Spencer

We stopped at the Otto, Wyoming Cemetary and took pictures of headstones of relatives. We have a lot of relatives buried there and it was a great experience to take a moment to ponder them and our ancestory.

In Cody we stopped for lunch next to this little lake. There were cattails growing all over and the kids thought it was great fun to pick them and beat them against the table releasing all the seeds. It literally looked like it was raining cattail fuzz!
Ian, Lyndsie(hiding), Spencer, Micah

This was where we stopped for lunch. Imagine our surprise when, upon ordering, we were told "we do not have any chicken"! Really, this actually happened!

It is tradition to stop in Farson, Wyoming (the half way point on our trip) and get ice cream. I'm not sure if the kids are jumping for joy over the ice cream or to just be out of the car!
Lyndsie, Micah, Lennis, Ian
We had a wonderful time, and treasure this last family trip before Ian leaves on his mission to Porto Alegre, Brazil next week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just call me Grandma?!!

We have the most wonderful news, ever!! Lennis and I are going to be grandparents! AnnDee and Devon have announced that they are expecting their first baby in April.
Here's the deal, I don't know what I should have the baby call me. I was thinking Granny, maybe Grammy...I don't know. What do you think? What would be the best name for my grandchild to call us? I'd love your comments!!