Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Last weekend summed up in pics...

Most every photo I took last weekend was on my phone so here's a diptic collage. Andrew and I enjoyed visiting 'our happy place.' UT will always be special to us both as we each have family memories there, and it's where we met and married. 
I have no pics of my sister-in-laws (3) though on my phone. What the heck? 

I can't thank Courtney enough for strapping her 1 year old in a car seat and finding a way to accommodate all naps on the go while sleeping in various places with her pack-n-play in order to drive me around and take me to different places.  In addition, she hosted the most lovely shower and worked around the clock the week prior to prepare. Thank you so so much!

Twin Checketts Skit...

Some dear friends threw me a shower last week in Alpine. I wasn't sure if I'd get the green light to travel so, this all came together in one week's time. You would of thought this included many weeks of planning. Here's the skit. More pics of shower to come later. 
 Courtney and Dayna are the two "Checketts Twins." Crystal did the interviewing and sewed Courtney's southern baby attire--a romper with puffy sleeves and a lacy bib. & Dayna is totally thugged out like a New Yorker but with a diaper.

I've watched this many times over already. Andrew had a good laugh over it too when he watched. 

It will be interesting to see how much alike/different my boys will really be? 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oh boy(s), what joy(s)...

We thought there was no better way to announce our twin's gender than by doing so to all of NYC.
We took these a week ago at 18 weeks. 

Neat to see them disappear in the sky together charting the same course. 

My mom having a moment as our boy balloons disappeared into the sky. This will make 5 grandsons and no granddaughters for my parents. And 6-2 for Drew's parents.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Woodstock, VT...

Not to be confused with the concert/festival. 
Rather a quintessential Vermont village

As opposed to a Confederate bookshop...

The wooden covered bridge is so iconic to the town. I saw a few others in neighboring towns too. So neat. Although some were taken out with Hurricane Irene. 

Sharon, VT...

The main reason why my mom and I ventured up to VT for a couple days was to visit Sharon. Population 1,000ish people. This is where Joseph Smith was born making this a historic site for our church. My mom loves church history, as do I. 

This granite shaft was erected in 1905. It was a tuff feat to move such a large piece of granite in that day. 

The local chapel where members meet is beautiful.

Joseph & Emma Smith had twins too. This is a pic of a pic that I took in the visitors center. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Indian Summer...

One of my favorite songs by Brooks & Dunn is called Indian Summer. However, I didn't even know what it meant until recently when my dad explained. I did indeed experience an Indian Summer this past week. I can only size it up through more pics. The last couple posts might be starting to look the same. 

Fall Foliage in Vermont...

The colors were so vibrant. I couldn't get enough. Each day, more and more leaves fell creating a colorful ground too. I love the reflection of the tree in the left pic. 

Most of these pics I took walking through the forrest trails. The following stone wall is most fascinating. It was built over 100 years ago to divide pastures and land plots. Farming was the booming source of income in that day. A lot of the stone structures still remain. Crazy to think about knowing they were pulled by horses and were manmade. 

Picnicking with mom.

New England Autumn...

I learned that the further north you drive, the more colorful the leaves get. Vermont was hit hard by Hurricane Irene. As a result, the paper said this was a moderate year in color. It was more color than I ever experience in Utah's seasonal change.