Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Our Home away from Home!

Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Our Home away from Home!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Deb!

Many family and friends have helped me celebrate my birthday all over the state! Last weekend the Dothan gang spoiled me, and this weekend the Grassi and Malires crews showed me a great time. Luckily, Riley partied with Mommy everywhere! Thank you all for the great celebrations!

We're Back to School! Many More Firsts!

Riley took her first plane ride to get home. Grammy and Savannah watched Riley her first week back. Riley got her first big girl high chair. Deb and Riley had thier first "official" day of school together...Deb at her new school, Richland, and Riley with Ms. Amanda, at her first day care. It was a crazy week, but both of the girls survived the new routine without a hitch! Riley is loving daycare and is eager to play with her new friends each morning!

The Final Days of Summer

We had a farewell dinner to see the Jackson gang before we left. We squeezed in one more day of fishing on the Salt, and it was great. We went back to Parker, CO for a couple of days to see Grandma and Grandpa, and before we knew it, summer was officially over. :(

Yellowstone Take 2!

Riley got two visits to Yellowstone during her first summer in Jackson. We had to give Papa and Parker the grand tour. We did the southern loop, and we saw another bear! Papa's favorite part was Artist Point, and Parker enjoyed looking out for buffalo!

A Covered Wagon Dinner!

We went to the Bar H Chuckwagon where we enjoyed a wonderful cowboy feast. We traveled in conestogas to our dinner camp, and the food and entertainment was great! Papa and Parker even got to help put on the show!

Jim's Off Days!

When Jim was off, we had amazing days on the water. We took the boys on Jenny Lake where Parker and Jim also did a hike. We had a couple of great scenic floats on the Snake as well. We experienced two bald eagles hovering over the boat for about 5 minutes. We got some neat photos of our Warrrrr Eagle! Parker caught 4 fish on a dry fly! He did an amazing job! Uncle Jim was most impressed with his natural fly fishing abilities! :)

Parker and Papa come to JH!

Riley loved having more company in WY! We took Parker and Papa on the full tour. We spent a day touring and picnicing in GTNP. We saw a Black Bear and a Grizzly while they were here. Riley was the Ranger for the day! We all rode the tram to the top of Rondevous Peak. There was never a dull moment with this gang!

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Desperate to fish with a dry fly...Take 2!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! With the Snake River remaining muddy and swift from the snow run off so late in the season, catching these fish with a dry fly was a great success! Jim took us to River Notellum for a great day of fishing! We had a drive more than we got to fish, but it was worth every second of it!

Happy 4th of July!

We began the day with breakfast at Bubba's, a Jackson tradition for us. Then, it was off to Jack Dennis to see the town parade. Ben's wife Sam joined us for the day. Next, we were off to Jenny Lake to stroll around. With two amateur streamer throwers, the ride was much more about the views and the Margaritas! Finally, we returned to town to see an amazing fireworks display over Snow King Mountain. Riley had a perfect 1st Fourth of July!

Desperate to fish with a dry fly...Take 1 !

On June 30th, we took a desperate attempt to fish in the park on a dry fly. It was our first time walking in somewhere with Riley and she was a champ! We fished a channel between String Lake and Jenny Lake. The fishing was sparse, although Jim did catch a nice one, but the views were amazing. We give the spot 5 stars for "Most Beautiful Place to Fish"!

Monday, June 30, 2008

June 29th- Our First Family Hike!

Jim had the day off, so... although we still can't fish on the Snake River, the weather was perfect for a hike! We went to Hidden Falls and up to Inspiration Point near Jenny Lake. The views were gorgeous and well worth the trek with our Little Riley, who enjoyed the ride!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Riley gets to meet the Jackson Hole Gang!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Riley's first trip to Teton National Park!

Our Road Trip Out West!

We had an eight day journey out west this year with wonderful visits with family and friends! We spent three days in Texas where Riley was finally able to meet the rest of the Reetz gang. Thanks to Aunt Red and Uncle Vinny, she also experienced her first trip to Six Flags while we were there. Then it was 3 great days in CO with Grandma and Grandpa. Riley enjoyed the mountain views and (like the rest of the family) found her favorite spot on Grandma and Grandpa's deck. Finally, a night in Steamboat to visit Rob, Kenda, and the kids. We had amazing meals and happy hours at each stop along the way. Thank you so much to all of you that hosted us along our journey. You made it incredible!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our First Mother's Day!

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May 9, 2008- A Family Night at the Ball Park!

When Riley and Deb went to Dothan for their first Mother's Day, they were able to catch Parker's Friday Night game. Everyone munched on a basket of fish and chips while we enjoyed watching Parker hit some beautiful line drives. It was Riley's first ball game, and she had a blast!

An Amazing Birthday!

We took a little roadtrip to Allenhurst, GA to celebrate Riley's Great Granny's 106th Birthday! It was a wonderful family gathering! What a blessing!

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