Jackson Hole – Part 2

Curtis and I marveled at how much Annabeth changed during our two weeks in Wyoming. This picture was taken on the day she started sitting up. She was using her hands but could sit for a long time.

Exactly one week later, when she happened to be wearing the same outfit, she was sitting with no hands. This is such a fun stage! I’m enjoying our last bit of time before she becomes mobile.

This was Annabeth’s first time in a restaurant high chair.

One night after my parents arrived, we had dinner on the deck at Signal Mountain Lodge. After that we walked down to Jackson Lake.

Jackson is embracing his big brother role a little more these days.

This is a picture of one of the cookouts we attended by the river.

Curtis and Annabeth challenged Jackson and his friend in a race.

Annabeth did not enjoy being a track star.

Here’s Baby Girl’s first time in a playground swing. I did not bring her enough cool-weather clothes, so I frequently resorted to pajamas.

One morning our whole family attended a breakfast cookout up on a mountain. Dad and I and joined the trail riders on horseback while Mom and Curtis brought the kids up in a car. We had hot chocolate, eggs, bacon, and pancakes. It was so much fun.

Jackson and his daddy played hide and seek in the town square. Here’s Jackson counting.

Here he is hiding.

A view of the Tetons from near our place.

Mt. Moran might be my favorite.

A deer in the river by our cabin.

The Sleeping Indian. Can you see him?

One day we visited Jenny Lake. You do not want to miss it if you ever visit Jackson Hole.

We took a shuttle boat across the lake to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

Looking up at the mountain from the boat.

Here’s what we hiked to see.

We – mainly Jackson – got soaked on the boat ride back. The water was freezing! Jackson has always loved being splashed with cold water (seriously), so he had a great time. People around us were even trying to take pictures of him because he was so funny.

The pictures you are about to see are from The Greatest Day of Jackson’s Life.

We went to Snow King and did the alpine slide.

The slide was really fun, but I only did it once because the ski lift to the top of it scared me to death. Curt says it isn’t as freaky when there’s snow below you. The Moores aren’t skiers, so I wouldn’t really know.

Then Curtis and I went temporarily insane and let Jackson do the bungee trampoline. You are seeing the highlight of his three-year-old life.

Everyone within a mile heard him squealing.

After that, we had lunch at the Saddle Rock Family Saloon.

The only beer they served was root beer. Oh my word, it was the best ever!

Jackson capped the day off with a horse ride. This is Blizzard, the most chilled out horse known to man. Jackson looked like a baby on top of that big ole animal.

That concludes the Greatest Day of Jackson’s Life.

Here’s a bad picture of some elk in the valley.

This is our favorite pizza place. No visit is complete without it.

It’s our tradition to take a picture on this huge stump before we leave. Right after this, some very sad Joneses got in the car and drove to the airport. Sad, sad, sad.

Thanks for sharing our pictures!

For everyone going to Deeper Still in Orlando this weekend, have an awesome time with Jesus!


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  1. 51
    Emmy says:

    Great Pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 52
    momoffive says:

    I'll be at Deeper Still. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 53
    Melissa says:

    I love it that your family is so transparent! Beth (your momma!) is so incredibly awesome and "famous" and yet she seems so real, so down to earth, just like you and Melissa do. I feel like we could so be best friends! Thank you to your family for not hiding away some where for "publicity" sakes, but for sharing your lives with us!

    (I'm a big fan of Travis' and he goes to church with us. Next time you all are in town give us a call and we'll "hang out"!)

  4. 54
    B His Girl says:

    The pictures are great. It looked like a perfect get away!

  5. 55
    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    Amanda….THANK YOU for taking me on vacation with you and your family! I didn't have near the good time you did, but it was pretty good just the same.
    Love, Sue

  6. 56
    Tara says:

    Your pictures brought back a flood of memories. I grew up not too far from there and haven't been back in almost 10 years…I think I'll go have a good cry because I miss the mountains..

  7. 57
    Laurie says:

    Jackson Hole is a place I've always wanted to go!! And seeing your pictures makes me want to go both before snow season and during! One day…

    Glad y'all had a good time and thanks for sharing your family with us!

  8. 58
    Leslie Lauren says:

    Amanda!! Thank you for writing about Orlando this weekend!! I've sat at my desk all day today with ants in my pants and butterflies in my tummy! I've counted the minutes since I got here this morning~ I'm heading straight for the arena at 5:00 sharp!

    This was the first time I've actually been so thoughtful to every last detail of my attire in a looooooong time. I even painted my toenails last night (they'd been yelling at me for a few weeks to get a paint job). My outfit, hair and nails have nothing to do with anyone speaking at the event, I'm sorry to say. I got up this morning anticipating a magical date night with my Heavenly Father ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to look especially pretty, just for Him ๐Ÿ™‚ Imagine the warmth in my heart when a wonderful woman standing behind me in line at Starbucks this afternoon told me I looked beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ My heart beamed because I knew exactly who I got ready for this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

    Praise Him!!! Only one more hour to go!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 59
    BeBe says:

    Amanda – those pictures are awesome! My man and I are going up to Jackson and Yellowstone next week for a short getaway. I can't wait and now seeing these makes me even more excited!

  10. 60
    ~A says:

    Okay, again, these photos make me want to travel to that beautiful part of creation and see it for myself!

    Also, every last one of you is stunning. What a BEAUTIFUL family!

    AND…I grew up about 10 Miles from an Alpine Slide (the one in Killington, VT) and I was always terrified of it! I still am, actually. I have a picture of my awesome grandmother on the slide when she was in her mid 70s.

  11. 61
    roxanne worsham says:


    Jackson's eyes are still amazing to look at! Looks like Lil Sis Annabeth was blessed with the same!

    Thanks for sharing your photos and memories!!

  12. 62
    happymcfamily says:

    You have a couple of the cutest kids on the planet! Seriously!

    I am not above arranging a betrothal for our kids… Jackson and Juliana has a nice ring to it :-p (joo-lee-AH-nuh, not anna).

    Ok, ok, I AM above that. But they are still stinkin' cute!


  13. 63
    drea says:

    Wow!!! It is so beautiful…thanks for showing us all the great pictures. I think we should have a womens retreat there, with you guys!!!
    What a wonderful thought, heaven will be so awesome huh??

  14. 64
    shelli littleton says:

    Gorgeous, Amanda! Thank you for sharing!
    Love, Shelli
    Fort Worth, Texas

  15. 65
    Annalou says:

    Just a few comments for you:

    I recognize so many of those places. The few I didn't I've decided we will have to go check out the next time we are there. :o)

    Those cabins in the back of your mom & dad is where our family stayed when we went there last year. We ate at Signal Mt. Lodge two or three times. :o) Loved waking up and sitting on the front porch looking at the mountains reflecting on the lake. Loved sharing that with Jesus.

    I have to tell you that Annabeth is so stinkin' cute I can barely stand it. LOL

    My heart would have been racing at seeing the boys go up that mt in the lift. I could tell Curtis had a good hold on Jackson though. Jackson and Annabeth look like a lot of fun. :o)

    Thank you for sharing these. I really enjoyed it & can't wait to go back.

    Praying for those going to Deeper Still.

    With much affection,


  16. 66
    mimiburroughs says:

    We just returned from JH last Sunday…and we miss it so much! It's the greatest place!! Oh so beautiful!!!

  17. 67
    Denise says:

    Precious pics, Amanda! So many memories to cherish! You are loving well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 68
    jennyhope says:

    how sad is it that your mom dresses cuter than me?!?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. 69
    Cheryl says:

    Wow Amanda! Your trip looks like heaven on earth! There is nothing like getting out of 'the city' into the beautiful country that God made. It gives such perspective on how large He is, how awesome He is. Thanks for sharing the photos so I could escape to Wyoming for a few minutes!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. 70
    Nicole L says:

    Oh the tree hiding was the best! Too funny, I had to chuckle. Precious

  21. 71
    Mary says:

    Thanks Gang,
    I've been waiting for these . . . do I sound like family or what???? The Body of Christ is truly large!!

  22. 72
    Enfant de Dieu says:

    Love the pics and LOVE the little leg warmers!!! If you guys have any good hills in Houston, Jackson might like ice blocking. God bless!

  23. 73
    Kim says:

    Thanks for loving all of us enough (that you don't even know) to share your lives with us. It really is fantastic – no matter how jealous I may be.

    Kim . . . who is
    Grafted by Grace

  24. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, Thanks for sharing the great pictures!! My husband and I went to Wyoming for the first time last August. It was so incredible! We stayed at Signal Mountain Inn for several days, then stayed in Yellowstone park. We hiked up to Inspiration Point and took the boat back. We saw a bear up close and personal at Artist's Point in Yellowstone. I can't wait to go back sometime. Maybe with my grandkids! Blessings

  25. 75
    Siesta OC says:



  26. 76
    Holly says:

    Looks like that mountain air is pure refreshment for the Moore/ Jones' families!

  27. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Great photos! Now I know where to visit if I get a chance to go out that way.
    If you get to Brevard NC and vist the "Cradle of Foresty" go right down the road to Sliding Rock. Wear no jewelry that can be broken, bent or lost in the river.Don't wear a swimsuit.Wear 2 pairs of old jeans you are ready to throw away and old shoes to protect your feet. The jeans will last @2 trips down the rock. It is icy cold even in July. Bring plenty of towels and and extra change of clothes and shoes from the skin out,including a beach towel to change behind. Last time I was there they didn't have changing rooms or they filled up so fast it was easier to make do than freeze waiting.There is a sign "Do this at your on risk". They mean it.

  28. 78
    Anonymous says:

    I was reading your post and got to thinking about doors. Over 20 years about when I was working with 5-yr olds, a child saw someone go thru a door.He didn't know the person or what they were doing but he wanted to go thru the door. I tried to explain to him he had to stay with his class. A co-worker,who had more experience,saw the situation asked me what was going on. The she said "Can you move the door?" No "Can you move the child?" Yes. Then she suggested I get him to another part of the classroom and interested in something else. I have found this works in other situations also. Sometimes I just need to change my focus or possibly help someone change theirs.

  29. 79
    Miss Debbie says:

    Your kids are so darn cute. Loved the pictures. Jackson Hole is one of my favorite places on earth to be. You and Curtis make the cutest couple. God bless your family, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Love you.

  30. 80
    Aunt Rhody says:

    Yehaw, Jackson!

  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, thank you for the dear dear photos and memories of this very special place on earth- My family (my husband and two sons) spent time at Lost Creek Ranch over a decade ago and were deeply touched by those Tetons- My youngest son's horse at the ranch was "Peanut"- of the gentle persuasion- we were there during the Yellow Stone fires and had to evacuate- all the other horses were rounded up and driven to a save place. Peanut was driven via trailer. I could "hear" those Tetons and for me they are the only other physcial place, other than the ocean, that I "hear" as a mighty creation of our God. Again, thank you for so generously sharing with us and brightening our day. I have driven from Austin and attended the first two Houston studies- My Goodness, what a blessing you talented and Christ filled ladies are to me and everyone who has the privilege to be a student of yours- Blessings to you and your loved ones, An Aunt Siesta

  32. 82
    Wisconsin Farmgirl says:

    Darling! Annabeth is darling! Jackson is darling! Your sweet mamma (Bethie) is darling holding that darling baby girl!! The hide-and-seek pictures are darling! The best day of Jackson's life was so darling!! I love, love, love it all! (Yes, I just watched the first session from "Esther" today! Everyone has their definition of what darling is.) You Moore's are IT! Come see us in Wisconsin! The leaves are just starting to turn, the nights are becoming crisp, and the apples in all the orchards are ripe! We'll take visitors ANYTIME!! Lovin on y'all! Allison

  33. 83
    Wisconsin Farmgirl says:

    This is for Mr. Moore specifically!! It is turkey season here!! And the boys love to play airsoft! Come join us!! Allison

  34. 84
    Marla Taviano says:

    I love this post so much I can hardly handle it.

  35. 85
    DigiNee says:

    Gotta hike to those falls!

  36. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Nice pictures! I love that you take a picture on the stump before you head home.

    In my family, we go to the same campground each year. I have pictures of my son at 3 months and every year after that. He's now 24! And he's the one to remind us we need to take a picture by the campground sign.

  37. 87
    Maria says:

    Thank you for sharing Amanda. One of my spiritual pathways to Jesus is through his creation. I was choked up many times you showed the glory of those mountains, trees, rivers, deer, bear, etc. I think all of us are going to want to go there now.

  38. 88
    Melissa Lynn says:

    Oh my goodness! This is my kind of vacation! Being in the beautiful outdoors, God's beautiful country, I love it. It looks like you all had the best time, thanks for sharing the great pics of your family. It brought a big smile to my face at the end of a long and tiring yet, blessed day. We are considering a road trip next summer with our family of 4 and Jackson Hole is one of the places we are considering making a stop. It will be a bit of a trek, since we're coming from near San Francisco, CA, but wow, from these pics it looks soooo worth it. I'll be showing these to the hubs definitely! Again, thanks for letting us a be a part of your family fun. blessings!
    Melissa G. Concord, CA

  39. 89
    Patti says:

    The photos are great. Looks like you all had a great time! God's creation is awesome!!

    Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.
    Patti, (FL)

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    darla says:

    this place looks like a blast! thanks for sharing the pics! Annabeth is growing so fast, a cute as a button! and Jackson just grows more handsome all the time. I wonder what he thinks is the very best thing he did there..i would have loved to hear him squeal!

  41. 91
    Becky says:

    That was fun, I enjoyed every picture, and I did find the sleeping Indian, which is amazing, since I've never seen a real sleeping Indian. :0)

    Thanks sweetie for thinking of us.


  42. 92
    dm says:

    Those were beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! I loved them!

  43. 93
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Darling kids and beautiful mountains. When you typed what you had for breakfast, I missed the "hot" and thought you just started with good 'ole chocolate. Wow, thought I. How cool that she's not afraid to admit to downing chocolate even before mentioning eggs!

    Then I saw "hot". But, still, you are very cool to take the time and effort to share such great photos.

    Keep having fun,

    Warm in Alaska.

  44. 94
    AbbyLane says:

    shoot! we were just in orlando last week for a show…

    i am so in need of a retreat, and these pictures are just amazing. adding it to my list of places to visit for sure…

    your children are still beautiful, and their eyes still steal the show

  45. 95
    valerie says:

    Those are great pictures!
    Thanks for sharing your family vacation with us.
    Looks like y'all had a wonderful, wonderful time!

  46. 96
    Jen H. says:

    Seriously, thank you so much for sharing your life with us! I really do feel like I know you girls and these are the kind of pictures you share with a friend. I love seeing your kids grow!

    Still need to go to Jackson Hole (with MY Jackson… and other kids, too, of course!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. 97
    Amy says:

    The pictures were beautiful, but really, I LOVED LOVED LOVED the leg warmers… too cute!

  48. 98
    cindie says:

    It was awesome tonight at Deeper Still… cannot wait until tomorrow…I am so blessed to be a child of God

  49. 99
    Donna says:

    Amanda, thank you so much for sharing more family pictures of your trip to Wyoming…they are awesome. I definitely agree with you…Jenny Lake is something to see! Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Wyoming may be on our "to do" list for next year :o)

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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing your vacation with us! Just looking at those pictures made me think I was right there with y'all..! We are headed to Branson, MO in a few weeks and I cannot wait!

    You have a beautiful family…You are making memories that will last a lifetime!

    Gena T

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