Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Farm

This is the Nelson Family Farm where Shane's mom grew up. Every year, all (well, all that can make it anyway) the Nelson children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gather here as a family to be together. It is a really beautiful place that rests in the shadow of the Tetons. Well, they're actually pretty far away, but you can still see them. It just sounded better saying in the shadow of the Tetons. :) We had a good time and it was nice to be miles away from civilization, even if there isn't any running water :) We'll just let the pictures do most of the talking.

The Matriarch of it all, sweet Grandma Joyce (always holding a baby as I have mentioned before)
Having fun on the huge swing set

Cousin Thomas

Jayne and her Great Uncle Bruce

I think Bruce had more fun than the kids

Our niece Masey

Kisses for Grandpa Frazier

I absolutely LOVE this old bus and had to get some pictures of it. Shane's grandpa bought it years and years ago and converted it into a camper, complete with a wood-burning stove and chimney. Shane and his family would borrow it every year for their annual Island Park trip, so needless to say, he LOVES it too.
Here are a couple of other cool old vehicles that I thought would be great models. They also belonged to Shane's grandpa.

The kids had a lot of fun when Grandpa Frazier pulled out the butterfly nets.
Kaya got one

Max got one

Then Masey thought, "Nets are for kids." Who knew she was a butterfly whisperer.

These two love holding hands whenever they're together.

My cute sisters-in-law, Patty and Janet

And, of course, the Nelson Family Reunion wouldn't be complete without a trip to Green Canyon Hot Springs. It was Jaynes first time swimming and she loved it and well, it's pretty obvious how Max felt.


Siggy said...

Oh my...Max is not a baby anymore. He is a little man. I miss your faces...we need to play soon!

christianna said...

your kids are so stinkin' cute!!

Ang said...

LOVE the vehicles! Wow, those are so cool. Perfect for pics... is this place very close to you? Miss you lots! Max looks so big!

Blair and Lyndsay said...

Great pics lou! Don't ya love green canyon! My dad makes us go whenever we are up that way!

Jen said...

Hey Elise--

Thanks for the offer to do some photography for us! I will definitely take you up on that! We have had some newborn pics taken...let me just tell you--he HATES photo shoots, pretty much bawled through all three sessions! Lil' Stinker. But, I was thinking I would love to have some "Fall/Harvest" pictures taken--maybe at a pumpkin patch or something? E-mail me at jen.macfarlane@hotmail.com--so we can talk about dates and times. THANKS!!

Seth and Peggy said...

Wow, that place is beautiful. We miss GREEN! That slide looks a little treacherous, thank goodness for the adult supervision. Do you have Amy Fielding's phone number and/or email address? Please let us know if you do. We'd like to catch up with that crazy lady. sethpeggy at gmaildotcom