Monday, August 6, 2012

Sweet Time

Things going on right now in our house:

1) laundry
2) laundry
3) more laundry

We are living out of our suitcases. Simultaneously recovering from our last trip and getting ready for the next. This is summer in the Bennion household.

We just got back from our annual getaway to Whitefish, Montana. I always tell people - if you pick any place to visit in our whole state, pick the northwestern part. It is absolutely GORGEOUS. Think Glacier National Park and green, green, green everywhere. I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked (kinda hard to focus on pics and Jack at this age), but I took a few that I'd like to share with you.

This boy of ours. He did really well on the four hour drive, but was oh so happy to make it to our hotel room.

really into kisses these days

We were up in Whitefish for Jon's work. Each year they put on a big golf tournament, starting things off with a Sandbaggers dinner.

I had such a hard time getting pictures of Jack at this event. He just wanted to move, move, move! 

there he is! if you blink, you'll miss him!

While Jon was working, we filled our time with quick (and I mean REALLY quick) coffee shop visits, little strolls through town, and of course, the park.

We made sure to take time to see daddy on the golf course and ride around on the cart!

Jack was such a trooper this whole trip. In the evenings, we normally had important dinners to go to. He sat through some longs ones and was such a good boy (minimal screaming/crying).  He kept busy with his books, toys, and trying to find escape routes. He almost busted loose a couple times, but we always caught him as he was booking it out of there. I think he was just telling us he doesn't enjoy too much hobnobbing.

When the tournament was finished, we checked out Whitefish Lake. What a beautiful spot!


There was a time on this trip when I was getting ready in the bathroom. I glanced up at the mirror and in the reflection I see Jack, walking around the corner, down the little hall, to where I was. It took my breath away. He just looked BIG. Like a kid who was walking around as if he owned the place. Last year, at this same event, Jack wasn't yet walking. And I remember it being a struggle to take him here and there, always in his stroller or being held. This year, the significance was not lost on Jon or I. We felt so blessed.

Such a sweet time together.

Jack singing his little heart out

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Emily Real said...

So glad that the famous Jackpants isn't concerned with hobnobbing given his celeb status. :)
So blessed indeed, Jack is beautiful.

Mummypinkwellies said...

Cute, cute, CUTE Jackpants :) Love the last one on the swing singing x

Rebekah said...

LOVE the pictures of Jack and John on the bed together. Can't wait to hear about the whole trip!

Christi said...

I can't begin to choose a favorite photo - they are all excellent! So glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! Jack amazes me and I love hearing all about him!

Julie said...

Love that profile pic of Jon & Jack...related much?? The hair. Love it.