Aug 3, 2010

The past few weeks...

We had a wonderful family reunion in Bear Lake with the Stum family. Preparing for the trip was a beast - it took me DAYS to get laundry, grocery shopping, and packing done. Nursing every 2 hours will do that to you. We looked like we were heading out of town for a month with gear & food for 7 people - the van packed tight, a cartop carrier, and our trailer. Crazy! We camped (in cabins, thank goodness) at the KOA and spent a good amount of time at the beach. Lots of yummy meals, fun activities, and visiting. I was really nervous about taking Bryce, being only one month old, but we managed ok and although I didn't participate in as much as I would have liked, I don't regret going. It was great to see everyone and especially wonderful to get out of the house and have a change of scenery. The kids had an absolutely great time with all their "new" cousins! They wish we could to it every year!

Josh...mud...water...have at it!



Ammon fell asleep watching the horseshoe tournament. Must not be his sport of choice. He slept forever - it was awesome.
Ammon loved having his dump truck to play with in the sand

no words...just adorable!
Mark and the kids rafting
Ammon and Ella konked out after playing hard at the beach
Uncle Karl helped the kids make a way fun sand castle
Marci (in the background) and I were debating whether it was harder to be at the reunion with a newborn (me) or very pregnant (her). I still think it's debatable. I was way tired, caring for a rather unpredictable baby, and couldn't get in the water, but I'm positive she was more uncomfortable!
Mark, Em, baby Bryce (4 weeks old)
Bryce sleeping - August 1. I LOVE how he's holding his hands
His cord FINALLY came off when he was three weeks old so he was no longer banned from the tub. Here is his first real bath - he loved it! Even got a little finger sucking time.
Watch that finger, Bryce!
Sleeping peacefully at the beach - 4 weeks old - July 30, 2010


  1. Emily, great pictures! I'm so glad you guys came. It was fun to spend time together. Get ready for a million comments that say you look SO good for having a baby four weeks ago. Actually, you look so good for having a baby four MONTHS ago. :) Wish me luck, I am dreading this 5 day road trip ahead of me.

  2. Emily you do look GREAT! I had fun seeing you with your new baby Bryce! I enjoyed painting Ella's fingernails and toenails. She has a cute personality.

  3. Okay..that's just not fair! You have a 4 week old and are posting pictures in a swimsuit! You look great! What a cute family!

  4. Im still in awe that you made it...and I'm so glad u did! ur family is so stinkin' cute!

  5. What a fun trip Emily! Bryce is adorable. You amaze me taking a trip like that with a 4 week old!

  6. Seriously, 4 weeks and a swimming suit! We love Bear Lake, what beach did you hang out on?