So cool! The weekend before last we went to visit our friends Brian and Becca Nate in Cokeville, Wyoming. Dan had gone up earlier in the week to tag along with Brian for some bow hunting and the girls and I went up on Friday. We stopped in Evanston to get some lunch and while we have been to this McD's several times, we always go through the drive-thru. But this time we were forbidden from eating in the Xterra (who Lily has affectionately named Punkin) because Dan had just spent three days completely detailing the truck so we can sell it. So we went inside to eat and you should have seen the delight on Lily's face when she saw the saddles! Amelia, who had to sit in a high chair anyway, was far more impressed by being able to double-fist it with some chicken strips while Biggie bounced around the room.
As cool as the saddles were, Lily spent more time wandering around the room than actually sitting on a saddle.
Cokeville, Wyoming is about 3 hours from American Fork right on the border of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
We have been friends with the Nates for several years. Dan and Brian were mission companions in Virginia back in the day. For nearly 10 years we have enjoyed visiting Brian and Becca in Cokeville, a small ranching community of about 500 people. They have a little girl named Kamille that is the same age as Lily. The best part is that I like Becca as much as Dan likes Brian. It works out very well!
When the girls and I got into town we joined everyone else at the high school homecoming football game. Man, it is so much funner to go to a football game in a small town! Dan and I took the girls to an American Fork High School football game a few weeks ago and it was miserable. It was super crowded, we barely found a seat in the bleachers. The walkways were constantly jammed with teenagers scoping the crowd and there was nowhere for the kids to walk around or play. Now, in Cokeville, everyone pulled their vehicles right up to the football field and all the little kids played in the grass just outside the endzone.
Notice the guy watching the game from his front porch.
You could wander up and down the sideline along with the action. It was great for picture taking! Here's Lily and Kamille watching the game under the scoreboard. (Well, Lily's not really watching, but that's no surprise!)
Amelia is so funny when she sits in grass. She doesn't like grass touching her bare feet, so she always lifts one foot up, keeping the other down for balance. She'll put her foot down to rest after a few seconds, but then she always lifts it back up again. It's so amusing to watch!