Laramie, my brothers fiancée, grew up looking at THIS! Her father is the dam master in the Grand Teton National Park, just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She grew up in the only residential home in the park and this is the view out her front door! What???!! Amazing, right?
Well, they have been dating for a couple years now and our parents had never met. So, my brother planned a trip for our parents to spend a long weekend at Laramie's parents house a couple weeks ago. He wanted to propose to her alone and as the days passed, he couldn't find the right time. So, on my parents second to last day, he asked Laramie to run to the store with him and maybe stop at this beautiful lookout point. They climb the little mountain, only to find a bunch of tourists....Phil started sweating! He looked at Laramie and goes "I have something to give you, but there's all these people around"! If you know my brother, he is hilarious! This quote couldn't have fit him better. Laramie caught on at that point and arrived back to our parents with a little weight on her left hand. They are a perfect match...I couldn't be happier for the two of them.
Philip would make me pee my pants as a little girl. He was a quirky kid and his goal in life at 10 years old was to make me laugh! I thought the things he did were so odd....like one day after school, he was making a grilled cheese sandwich and I was doing my homework at the kitchen table. He started questioning why we only remember certain memories, yada yada yada..he was weird. So, as he's pulling a slice of american cheese out of the fridge, he turns to me and goes "Becky, you will never forget this moment...you will never forget me pulling this piece of cheese out of the fridge"! And I never have! It's our little joke and I pee my pants whenever he asks me if I remember the day he pulled the cheese out of the fridge.
I guarantee this picture was his idea!
Nanny and Poppop had to bring something back from Jackson Hole for Maryn and what better than a pair of pink cowboy boots! My mom was cracking up! She put these on and you would have thought she had 8 feet walking in opposite directions!
She suddenly walked with a wide stance so the boots wouldn't touch
Getting more comfortable but she's a cautious little thing
Then the Ham came out!!!!! She started showing off and running in them!
Then tried to gnaw them off
Tell me, what cowgirl doesn't golf???
Or dance to the Wiggles in her boots??
Daddy's got little feet but not that little. This girl is 16 months and still wears a size 3/4 shoe.
While we were in Buffalo, Mac's parents' 80+ year old neighbor comes knocking on the door with a highchair in her arms. She was cleaning out her basement and thought that we could use it. It was her children's highchair, about 50 years old. This highchair is AWESOME!!! So vintage, so sleek and still in great condition. What a great basement find! I looked on ebay for similar highchairs from Taylor Tot but could only find some vintage baby strollers, going for $345!
She wonders why I take so many pictures, and I wonder why I haven't made myself a photo album yet??? I still owe our parents a 6-12 month album...promised to them 8 months ago!