My mom flew out last Saturday, and we left Taylor home to go to his first week of school and we left for Byron Wy where my mom grew up. Byron has about 550 people, it is one of a kind, it smells like rotten eggs because of the oil being pumped near by! It has one gas pump...no store attached, a post office, and a bar. But I always love going and hearing about all of my moms and her siblings crazy adventures growing up there! We went to help my grandparents finish a room. So my mom and aunt Lorraine spent some 10-11 hour days painting, etc. Brynne and I just did random things. Brynne did so well in the car, I was suprised. As long as I kept the snacks coming, and either my mom or I was sitting in the back with her to entertain her, she was fine. She also mastered pickaboo on the drive. Brynne got her first Tooth on the drive up..or at least thats when I noticed it, that day also happened to be exactly 7 months for her!
While I was there I was looking through my grandpa's old year book, class of '48. It was so fun, I found out that he was on the football team, started on the state championship basketball team, was valedictorian, class president, and was in a play his senior year!! Wow. Also they had some hand written advertisements in the back of the year book that I thought were so hilarious after taking a few advertisement classes in college.
I had to take a picture of the stairs in my grandparents house because growing up this was the best part about going to Byron. The stairs are really wide across but each stair is not very deep or far apart, this makes them perfect for stair sledding. We would get in sleeping bags and slide and race down the stairs. How many injuries occurred I don't know!
We drove home on my birthday and when we got home Taylor had made my favorite meal (Navajo Taco's) then he took me to Sundance and they had a full moon lift ride where we got to ride the ski lift up and down the mountain, it was gorgeous. Then we came home and had cake. Taylor caught a Hobo spider last week and him and Kenny brought it into the house to "classify" it. Annnnd I absolutely hate/despise/am freaked out by any spider, but this one was particularly nasty!! So eventually I couldn't take it any more and dumped bleach on it. So because of this event, Taylor made this creatively creepy cake!! Then today my mom took me shopping and I feel so spoiled with new clothes. Then we went to Famous Daves with Erica, Riley and the girls. It was a amazing 26th bday!