Sunday, November 25, 2007

Grateful People

Enlarge at your own risk. Jackson was growing lettuce out of his nose all week.

My boys doing the "We made it!" dance on top of the stump. We take pictures on the stump every time we go.

Jackson and me on the day it snowed.

The UNO Mafia.

This picture makes me so happy.

Sledding all the way down the driveway, which we caused to ice over. We almost had an accident when the Suburban couldn't make it up the hill and started rolling backward. Scary!

Pancakes at The Virginian. Don't miss these if you visit Jackson Hole.

"The Grand." You should really enlarge this one.

Hubs was the fire man.

Little Man loving the wooden tic-tac-toe board.

Wearing Daddy's big "boot shoes."

The Mister was a sledding fool!

After Thanksgiving lunch down at the ranch where our friends stayed. Curtis is checking football scores on, I am posting a blog entry for my mom, and Jackson is playing checkers.

Definitely a framer.

Yia Yia and Jayk, Bibby and Jackson.


Melissa and Dad. AKA Noogie and Pabby.

Notice that my child is screaming. It was so incredibly bright.


Toknowhim said...

What a beautiful place!!! Great to hear that you had a wonderful time with your family and friends. I have always wanted to go on a vacation with my friends, it just has not happened yet, but I bet it is a blast. The pictures of your Jackson are adorable, especially the one where he is crying :) I say that because I just had a friend come over and take pictures of my family (for the Christmas Card) and I had one that cried on and off the whole time :) I have 3 boys!!! Loved your Thankful list, and as always I enjoyed reading your posts.

Blessings to you!!!

jen said...

I love these pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us. Looks like ya'll had a blessed Thanksgiving! thanks for sharing some of that snow with us fellow Texans. Can you believe FOUR inches of snow here in Abilene on Thanksgiving! God rocks! :)

jennyhope said...

y'all are so beautiful...inside and out! Seriously!

Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

Gorgeous pictures...
The Grand was, well, GRAMD...oh my
It's now a memory for you
that you hold in your heart
for your beautiful God
has given you a beautiful time.
Just Beautiful.
Love your list about
your amazing God!
You are so loved.
You are so full of childlike faith
You are so full of childlike wonder
You are so full!
So loved by your King
and by so many of us!

Heather said...

What beautiful pics! I am a picture fanatic! I love to take pictures ... I've been SOOOO bad about getting them in albums though! Your pictures make me sad we didn't get to be with my family for thanksgiving as we normally are. Why did we have to move so far away? And why did hubs have to work the day after? ;( Glad you guys had an awesome time!

Fran said...

Ok..."The Grand" makes me wanna hop the next plane and go out there! We were just talking over the weekend about when is the right age to take 3 boys out there?
They have never seen that part of His creation and I only have once.

Your pictures were beautiful and funny and I loved every last one of them!

I gave big ole thanks for you and your family and for LPM this year, Amanda. This community we have is the best thing going! :)

Much love~

Anonymous said...

So fun! Those are great pics! Looks like you all had a blast!

Sarah, TN

Judy said...

Thank you for posting the pictures. They are so beautiful. I so love the mountains.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures.
I LOVE Wyoming...used to live there and miss it terribly!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing pictures. Whoever said "a picture is worth a thousand words" was right on the money!! I love Thanksgiving--it is my very favorite holiday.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite picture. The ones of Jackson enjoying the snow are adorable, I love the scenery, the picture of Melissa and Colin is super sweet.

Put this post together with the one below, and it sounds like you had a perfect week. What a blessing!

(And welcome back! I missed reading your stories while you were gone.)

Lauren said...

I am so jealous of the snow and the mountains that I can hardly stand it! Reminds me of our honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies in winter. I'll take snow over the beach any time. I can't wait to get back out west sometime!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pics!

Dionna said...

Looks like a wonderful time together. I live in Idaho (Boise) and I have been wanting to go to Wyoming and Jackson Hole since we moved here about 12 years ago! Someday.... :)

Karla Porter Archer said...

good times!

I hadn't realize how much Jackson looks like Curtis until I enlarged the photos.


Kelly said...

Loos like so much fun! This makes me want to spend Thanksgiving at Jackson Hole now!

Holly said...

Thought of y'all so very much! So glad you had a wonderful time. The pictures of this area are amazing! Your family is such a beautiful one, Amanda. And your sister looks very happy--thank you Lord for blessing her!

Better get my troop to school!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

Richardsons of HV said...

We missed you at RT this year but it looks like y'all had a blast!!! Melissa's man is cutie pie and they are a beautiful couple!! Can't wait to have lunch together soon!

Unknown said...

Absolutely precious!

Shelley said...

That looks like one fabulous Thanksgiving...and I love the part about playing UNO, I love family game time! I've been wondering where we should go for a winter vacation, I'll be checking this area out, it looks like lots of fun!

Tammie Head said...

I had to run home and check your blog for all these cute pics! Barbara told me about them this morning while we were doing payroll!

Oh how I love every last one of you!

Y'all made me wish for sister friends for Peyton and Savannah that we could hang with :)

Love you so much, Manda! You are beautiful as always... And GIRL, that hat was making you "all that"! hehe

Lindsee Lou said...

The pictures are absolutely gorgeous...and The Grand?! Oh my, BEAUTIFUL. I love that the God we serve is the most perfect Artist! :)

Unknown said...

Loved all the pictures! I'm so glad to hear you had juch a wonderful holiday with the family.

connorcolesmom said...

I LOVE THE pictures!!!
I am so glad all of you had such a great time. I prayed for a safe and wonderful trip for all of you.
Thanksgiving is so much fun!
We had 80 degree weather in Florida and came home to really cold 50's!!
We put up the tree, turned on Christmas music and made some Hot Chocolate - SO FUN!!!
Thanks for sharing!
God bless,

Shelly said...

Those mountains are down right

And the crying pictures - cracking me up. Hope y'all had a blast!

Patty said...

What a beautiful place to be and praise God for the snow! I love your coat!! I have been looking for a white coat. Great pictures!!

I am glad you all had a great Thnaksgiving. I am ready for some snow. I haven't seen a lot of snow in a long time.

I could relate to your thoughts on snowmobiling. I would have prayed many times just like you did.

Have a blessed week.

Janelle and Ella said...

I LOVE these pictures! Seriously they are adorable. How did you choose which pictures to post? I love the sledding ones too. That looks like so much fun! And oh the snow...amazing!

Anonymous said...

That is a framer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics/vacation/family time with us.


boomama said...

When I saw that y'all had internet access there, I promise you that I exhaled. I mean, I love some beautiful scenery and all, but still.

And y'all all look like you walked straight out of a J. Crew ad. You are some PURTY PEOPLE. Yes ma'am. :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Amanda, now i know why your mother places her trust in Sabrina....her contributions to the employee evealuations are right on!!!!! I've been stalking the lpm blog since its inception and the edifyin' and encouragin' that goes on there just keeps getting better....Thank You and your family for your work and what a treat these pictures are!!!! love, jellybean's cousin aka anonymous

Erin Ward said...

I love that second picture with you and Jackson in the snow. It, on the other hand, is a framer.

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing them!

Murrell Family said...

The pictures are looks like Jackson had a good time in his cute outfit! He just needed to be out of the 80 degree Texas weather to enjoy it!

Darlene R. said...

What great pictures and wonderful memories of your Thanksgiving! You all have a beautiful family.

Thanks for sharing it.

Vicki Courtney said...

What fun! Jackson is a cutie-patootie in his winter wear! Glad you guys had a good time. Looking at the pictures makes me want some snow. We are heading to Santa Fe over the Christmas break for a ski trip w/ our longtime friends and all the kids so I can't wait! Here, in Austin, you see snow every five years or so.

Okay, and I had to chuckle at your snow mobile story. I think you're right in that we become scaredy cats once we have kids. Too much at stake!

Praise and Coffee said...

Looks like a great time!
Happy Thanksgiving!


The Schmidt Family said...

Those pics rock sister! What a blast. I sure love you!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

You have an impossibly pretty family.

Inside and Out. ;)


Zaankali said...

Too funny. Jenna at A Joyful Journey put a link to your blog on hers and so I jumped over and was looking at pictures thinking why would this girl look so familiar and then I got to the picture with your mother. I am seeing her on a weekly basis while doing the study "Jesus the One and Only" and I have checked out the LPM blog before also. What a beautiful family you have.

Debbie said...

Great pictures! We are from the east coast, but plan on visiting out west this summer or next. These pictures make me want to go sooner!

debra parker said...

This place looks downright amazing. I am glad that you had such a wonderful time.

Have you got back into the routine of things? It has been a little hard for me.

Them Chandlers said...

Looks like so much fun!! I want that hat for Christmas...I've already spotted one at Banana :) Great taste :)

Allison said...

Looks like so much fun! Brad really wants to visit Wyoming, but I don't think I'd know what to do on an "outdoorsy" vacation. Maybe you can give me a few tips!!! Mel's man looks like a hottie. Tell I said congrats!

FitzandMolly said...

moriah calls them "boot shoes" as well! all of a sudden, i'm reminded of being at round top one year, and teaching your mom how to swing dance in the barn.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. I've been out of town since Thanksgiving and couldn't wait to get back to a computer so I could see them. We are going to Jackson Hole in Jan. with my parents, siblings, cousins, etc. and I can't wait! My youngest will be 16 months when we go, so I was using Jackson as a comparison. Glad to hear he enjoyed it!
The mini magna doodle is a great idea! Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for sharing

Ashton said...

Oh Amanda...Just surfing blogspots and one lead to another and then Bam! I found this delightful one...Yours!...with those great pictures you posted for thanksgiving. :) Nice to see your blogspot! i will enjoy coming back reading and viewing pictures! thanks, allison