Monday, July 25, 2011

Family and Small Town Joys

On Thursday we jumped in the car for the 4 hour drive to Jon's parent's house. All of his siblings were in town for a weekend together and we got to join them. Sometimes I forget how we spent Jack's first two years of life in isolation. Weekends together remind me of how far we've come.

: photos and memories of our weekend :

The park

One of Jack's cousins, right around his age. Isn't he precious?

Jack's oldest cousins who are entering their teen years. What fun and smart girls!

Jon with his sister, Emily. These two have more and more in common as they age. Now they can sit together, talk shop and strategize to their hearts content.

Swinging! and having so much fun.

Cousins playing with legos.

And the Press Secretary doing some work (Daisy Sue giving some press points, I'm sure).

Helping out Grandma Bennion in the kitchen.

Part of our weekend was spent at a small town parade and checking out a new family home. Jack got to see lots of extended family and got some snuggles in with his great grandma. These are memories in the making.

Waiting for this parade to start is rough work!


Beautiful mama and son

And it begins. This is the kind of small town where the American flag still starts the parade and candy is still thrown (oftentimes at your head... in fact, there was this boy of about 6 or 7, on a church float, purposefully aiming the candy at people and chucking it at their heads. Seriously good and funny times!)


cherished memories

...the balloon that got away...

my good lookin' boys


After the parade, we went to check out the new home.

And it gave us a good excuse for a photo shoot in the nice lighting. Beautiful.

Group shot (I'm pretty impressed that all the kiddos are looking at the camera... except one little guy in the back)!

A wonderful weekend, full of memories.
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Lauren said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! Thanks for capturing some great memories, Jessi! Grandma Alys sure loved seeing Jack. Wish we could've been there, too.

Mr and Mrs Hasler said...

I need to come to America, it looks just like in the movies!

Julie said...

love the photo of Jon's grandma with her arm around him. so glad you got to have time with family!

Rebekah said...

Great black and white picture of Jack and Grandma Bennion. Looks like you are having a wonderful time.