Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ammon the Pioneer

Ammon has become quite the little pioneer trekker over the past year. This summer he has gone to Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho. He has been a trooper, with nary a complaint over the long drives. In the photo above, he is "posing" for me. We were in Pocatello, Idaho where we stopped to take care of him.
On our trip up Pass Creek Canyon, Uncle Stephen kept telling Ammon that there are bears and wolves and mountain lions up there. All of a sudden, Stephen, said, "Ammon! Look, there are some bears."  Of course, they were just silly cows. Ammon said, to me, "Mom, do you ever believe a word your brother says?" I said, "Nope, not a word."

Beautiful little pond way up at the top.
Some of Ammon's favorite people:  L to R, Peyton, Natalie, Ammon with Seth's hat on, Seth, Dax (short for Daximus) and Rylee. I wish we could have spent a whole lot more time with this great little famly.
The boy above is Stephen's partner's son who won grandchampion at the County Fair which we attended for a while.  They won first place and third place with their steers. Tayler won best of show with one of her photographs and Seth also won best of show for a gorgeous pair of cowboy boots he made.
Uncle Stephen kept teasing Ammon about dating girls -- over and over and over. Now Ammon has a hankering to go on a date. He will be 16 in a couple of months. Well..... I think he should wait until he can drive??

Ammon watching the sale show at the fair.


Dave and Tana said...

You look cool in a cowboy hat!!

chelsey said...

Looks like good ol' fashioned fun! I need to make a trip up there. It all looks so relaxing...

Alyssa said...

He sould come to the mormon hand cart park!

Mike and Adrianne said...

I love that you came to Colorado, Ammon. It meant more to me than I could tell you. I needed you there because you have been such an example to me of someone who believes in God's plan and the resurrection and that God will reward those that are faithful. So having you there helped me have faith. Thank you. Love you.

Seth and Natalie said...

Ammon, you are a great pioneer! We loved having you here, even if you did have to take all of Steve's teasing. by the way, I talked to Aubrey today and she said if you won't come here for that date she's coming to you. Then you won't have to deal with all the bears and wolves in Mackay!