Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Introducing...Jaxon Riley Wilkes

My twin brother Garrett and his beautiful wife Kathryn welcomed their first child, a sweet sweet little boy, Jaxon, into the world this morningat 3:48 AM!!! He is so dang cute, snuggly, and has great feet!

Congrats Twinny and Kathryn, you guys made a good one!!

I love baby feet and Jaxon has GREAT feet.

Kenzie has developed quite the relationship with my mom, Grandma, this summer spending so much time with her. She loves when Grandma comes to visit.

And she gets to play with Grandma's fun toys.

And make sure she really is IN the bathroom when she says she is.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

3 out of 4 weekend getaway

Matt and I have had the greatest August ever! We have spent the last four weekends off galavanting in far away places. First, we went camping in our new camper. Posted pictures of that already. Next, we went to one of my great friends, Suzie's, wedding in San Diego. This one was sans Makenzie. She got to spend the weekend with her Aunt Amber and cousins in Tucson. By the looks of her blog, fun was always on the to do menu!This past weekend, however, we got to spend in BEAUTIFUL Bend, Oregon with some of my favoritepeople. My wonderful parents own a house in Bend, and let Matt, the peanut and I, along with some fam (to be named later) snuggle in for the weekend. The only thing that would havemade itmore perfectwere if my parents were there. Sadly, we missed them. On the contrary, we very much enjoyed touring the beautiful countryside. It was brisk, cold, and even rainy while we were there. A much needed break from the heat of AZ. Here are some snapshots of our weekend:

Makenzie helped Matt get ready to go down the river!! Yes, she is in just her diaper. She decided she really wanted to perform on the plane and saved her best poop for the landing! Matt had so much fun changing her in the men's room with a size too small diaper b/c ours were all checked and we had to ask strangers for one. Next thing I knew, a baby was running towards me in the airport with just a diaper - WHO IS THIS KID!! I am glad I had a sweatshirt at least.

Driving to hike 1/2 up to some waterfalls. Does the world look anymore beautiful anywhere else? I am not sure.

Em brought out her best pose for the picture. She is so dang cute.

Lauren hoofed her way up to the waterfalls 7 mo preggo! Nice job YaYa!!!

Never too tired for some fun.

Where's Waldo, I mean...Uncle Thos!!! He took some awesome pictures on the trip.

Annie and Bridger came too. This is how he spent the hike...nestled against mom's bossoms. A man's favorite place to be. :)

Don't forget Grandma!!! Glad she came too.

Oh Morgan...

The next day, Sunday, we drove up to Washington to the Columbia River. What a sight. It was a LONG drive, but so worth it. Even more so when I was driving and not getting car sick.

Propped and ready to snap!

We drove by Mt. Hood on the way home. It's August, almost September people and look at that snow! I am pretty sure the thermostat had the temp at a brisk 54.

We stopped at a vary quaint pick your own fruit stand for a picnic. It was so cute, and had a great view of Mt. Hood.

I seriously love that girl!!

Her facial expressions were so funny. She looked and acted like she was driving the tractor. Notice Mt. Hood in the background!!!

Alright...Em - you take the shifter, Kenz - you steer, and Grandma - you navigate!

Sunday night, our last night, Matt and Thos drove up to Mt. Bachelor, lucky guys! Another beautiful sight. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you so much Mom and Dad for letting us stay at your house. You were right dad in telling us to make sure we had round trip tickets home, b/c we sure didn't want to leave!!