Felt So Fine

Felt So Fine

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nancy plays catch-up: Take 2 (July)

Continuing on with my summer in December...the dust had barely settled from our busy 4th of July weekend when Nicole packed up her bucket, donned her skirt and bonnet and set off for the 19th century. Having turned 12 less than two weeks earlier, she was able to join the rest of the Wellsville Youth on a Pioneer Trek. It was quite an introduction to Young Womens! She pushed her handcart across Wyoming and had a great time. It was a wonderful opportunity for her to walk the same trail that her pioneer ancestors walked a century and a half earlier. We missed her and worried about her and were very glad to see her smiling face 4 days later.

All packed and ready to go!
Sun-kissed cheeks and sore feet were the souvenirs from her trip.

Also in July, Matt took Nicole and Corinne backpacking in the Uintah Mountains. They went with Matt's friend and his kids and they all had a great time--and good luck with the fish!

They returned from that trip only for Nicole to turn around two days later and go to Girl's Camp. This was her first year and was extra fun for me because I got to go with as the Camp Director. It was a fun week but we both came home EXHAUSTED!! And, masochists that we are, we did laundry as fast as our Maytag would allow and packed our bags again for our annual trip to Jackson Hole. We have such wonderful friends who invite us each year to disrupt their peaceful summer for a few days at their cabin. It was a very fun and relaxing weekend after a VERY busy month.
Carter, Spencer and Nicole canoeing the Snake River.
Cute kids and gorgeous scenery

Paige and Spencer at the cabin
The kids at the cabin

We went to the Bar J Wranglers Chuckwagon dinner and show. Matt and I loved it, the kids thought it was too long!

Paige and Spencer with their new hats in Jackson.

Claire, trying on hats in Jackson.

There's a story behind this cone. We were getting ice cream at this cute little shop, but knowing our Claire, Matt put her up on his shoulders so she wouldn't touch anything. We forgot to take into account the height of the counter where the cones were kept, and too late we noticed her taking bites out of this $4.00 chocolate dipped waffle cone (the same one that we told all the other kids "No, it's too expensive!"). So as usual, she won--but we made her share, and it was GOOD!! Almost worth the $4.
Lunch at Billy's--the best burgers and fries in town!


Barbara said...

Great posts Nancy! Love all the photos and love those kids!

Aubry Wilkes said...

I am loving the updates! Claire is getting so big! How fun to have Nicole in YW's... and yea! for Camp Director... how fun! I love the picture of the children by the fence... wonderful