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. 101
    Maria Cristina says:

    thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing these wonderful, wonderful pictures! As soon as I've settled back in the U.S., I will definitely start planning a visit to Jackson Hole… I wonder if driving is feasible from Orlando? cough. I just looked at the map… I think driving is NOT an option!

    … and speaking of Orlando, I just wanted to say that I am ABSOLUTELY gutted not to be there for the Deeper Still Event!! I am moving there in mid-October, so I am missing it by barely a month! sob! Next year, for sure!!

    pps further to my move.. may I post a "selfish" note here? I am moving to the Orlando area (Lake Mary, specifically) in a month's time from England, and I would soooo welcome to get in touch and meet some of the local "Siestas"… it will also make my move a bit easier as I am moving to a totally "unknown territory"!! pls email me!

    thank you Amanda for this aside… and thank you again for the wondddderful photographs!

    maria cristina

  2. 102
    Maryellen says:

    Just beautiful! My son, Jack, just asked if these pictures were of friends of mine. I told him not exactly, but we are brothers and sisters in Christ and we will meet them some day. I am not sure he understood, but we do!
    Thanks for sharing the family photos!

  3. 103
    Island Rider says:

    My husband and I have some fond memories of Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons as we spent our 25th wedding anniversary there. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  4. 104
    By grace alone says:

    The pics were beautiful! The children look exactly alike except one is blue and the other one pink!!! Precious, precious babies!

  5. 105
    casey-princessmommy.blogspot.com says:

    Amanda, my husband and I have been going back and forth about over our vacation for next year. Yellowstone is on the list and after seeing your pictures it has moved way up. I have 3 boys 3,6,9 and they would love it!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. 106
    lizibeth says:

    what a great vacation! and the pictures of your kids enjoying it all make it just come to life ……. not that the mountains don't do that already!

  7. 107
    SarahfromWyoming says:

    Wow…that even makes ME want to go to Jackson and I only live a few hours away! Thanks for sharing.

  8. 108
    Amy says:

    Oh, SO LOVE these photos. We took our two girls out west a little over a year ago. My husband was laid off, we withdrew girls from school, (home school for a semester) got in an RV and headed west. We visited many of these same places! So fun – can't wait to get back there some day!! Thanks again!

  9. 109
    Audrey says:

    So much fun! Isn't it neat to see how our children react with water? Some like it cold, some hot. Some love the splashing, some don't. And the beauty of seeing the world with the enthusiastic eyes of our children–priceless!

    I hope pre-school is going well!


  10. 110
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    Hi Amanda,

    Had to Check In and see if any DS (not my husband DS = Dave Safina) Photos were posted yet!!!

    I went to Starbucks EARLY this morning and got myself a Pumpkin Spice Latte, drove back to my little valley house to sip and pray for the conference this morning in Fl.

    I never realized how much easier it is to PRAY when you have a Pumpkin Spice latte taste in your mouth!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs to all my Siesta's ~

    I hear there are several at the DS conference.

    Georgia Jan,Roxanne ("foxy roxy") Sparkle, Fran, Angie, MooseMama, Patty,Holly, Linda, Teri, & so many more
    Beth, Melissa, Amanda,It has been a humbling experience to find such WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN WOMEN ON THIS BLESSED,SAFE,LOVING,HONEST BLOGSPOT!!!!

    Enjoy those little ones of yours ~ They grow up so quickly!!!

    With "Heaven Bound" blessings with a pumpkin spice latte in hand,
    Kim Safina
    California "CaliKim" ๐Ÿ™‚
    off to give a baby shower today!

  11. 111
    Marie says:

    Wonderful memories and might I say beautiful pictures. Jackson Hole is now on my Bucket List.

  12. 112
    Fran says:

    I loved seeing your beautiful pictures! I went white water rafting on Snake River with our Youth Group while on a mission trip to nearby Ethete, and it was freezing in late June! We wore wet suits and still froze- but it was breathtakingly beautiful and so much fun! It is always a pleasure to see pictures of your sweet family- I really feel like I know you all personally though them.

  13. 113
    Kristy says:

    Oh how beautiful. I do so want to visit there one day! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Deanna Gott says:


  15. 115
    Lelia Chealey says:

    Beautiful memories! We need to take our family there, plus I have a friend that lives there who has twins I have yet to see.

    Your kids are gorgeous.

    I just saw one of those bungee things when I was in KC a month ago. We're going for a weekend visit to friends' in October & my 8 yr old wants to do it. Her backdrop won't be mountains though, it will be Macy's as it's in the mall. ๐Ÿ™
    OH! It can be though…Photoshop ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 116
    Pat from Kansas says:

    Wonderful, wonderful pictures!! So glad you all had so much deserved down time!! Wish I could have heard Jackson 'squeeling'…I love that sound….
    Love ya

    Pat From Kansas

  17. 117
    Leslie Lauren says:

    My cup runneth over…that's about all I can muster after Deeper Still this weekend. I definitely need some time to mull over everything that was said, but I was absolutely BOWLED OVER with God's Presence, and the fact that He purposefully placed some very amazing women around me while there.

    P.S. For anyone else who was there, did Beth's rap not crack you up or what!?@???! And I about fell off my chair when she said she had a "God-given Bump-it"!! HAHA!!

  18. 118
    Stacy Norris says:

    Just got back from Deeper Still in Orlando!! I am still in awe of God and how he uses his own to speak to others through them!! It is so awesome. I learned just what I was asking for. I had been praying specifically about the need for discernment and God delivered! Thank you Jesus, Thank you Beth for being his vessel. Please pray for my family as we consider all the things we really need to pray about. Kay's message on being prepared for the troubled times ahead and resting in God, and Priscilla's word on believing that our God can go above and beyond our beyond because HE IS ABLE!! I was so refreshed. ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, Jackson Hole is my family's favorite place to visit!!! Have you ever tried Nora's fish camp in Wilson??Awesome breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚ And we love the desserts at Spectacle Mnt. lodge. (like the gift shop too!) Blessings to you all for all of your hard work at LPM. Stacy

  19. 119
    Melinda says:

    No, thank YOU for sharing your pictures! Looks like it might've been among the happiest days of EVERYONE'S life!

  20. 120
    revjen says:

    Just had to pop on here and say how much I appreciated Beth at Deeper Still this weekend. I was supposed to go to LPL in JAcksonville in Feb. but had to cancel because my daughter was in the hospital. Then I had to cancel a Women of FAith event b/c my husband was having surgery. IN between I had to cancel to cancel a Revolve Tour event b/c my daughter was in hospital again. I almost had to miss this one b/c my Father in law was having surgery for bladder cancer. But God is good and this time I actually made it! And oh my oh my oh my did I ever get a word! It was like God looked starigt into my situation (preachers wife here, nuf said?) and told me EXACTLTY what to do. Not only me, but my wonderful husband as well. I know how exhausting it is to prepare and teach and I just wanted to say thank you. You matter. You and Kay and Priscilla brought God's word to me and that MATTERS! WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVENT. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 121
    Cathy Davis says:

    Love them!

  22. 122
    Anonymous says:

    What darling children. Thanks for sharing your pictures. We are the proud parents of three boys. While I wouldn't trade them for the world; there is just something special about those little baby girls and all the cute little girl clothing, shoes, princess costumes, etc… O.K. Maybe baby boys are a little cheaper, but they do get just as expensive the older they get. Have a great weekend!

  23. 123
    Jean M says:

    I love the 2nd round of pictures. makes me want to go out there even more

  24. 124
    Linda says:

    I absolutely loved the pictures and the narrating of all of them!! What a beautiful family you have!

  25. 125
    Christy says:

    Thanks for sharing. My in-laws had a cabin near Glacier National Park for years. Seeing these pictures make me miss our summers there.

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for blessing me w/a ticket this past week-end.I would not have been able to go, if it werent for you, & Angie. Deeper Still was awesome!! I actually got to hug your Mom. I felt like i was touching the Pope!!! I love her, she has changed my life!
    She also carried me, when my son passed away, I was doing "Daniel" & I believe that study gave me the strength,& everything else it took to carry Nick home. I was being refined.
    OH, BTW, tell Beth, after she uses her "tease in a bottle" not to comb after. <3<3 xoxoxo jo

  27. 127
    elaine says:

    Enjoyed the pictures.

    I am envious of the need for a jacket.

    Elaine – in New Orleans, where summer lingers…

  28. 128
    Little Steps Of Faith says:

    Oh I HOPE there is a " Deeper Still" post until then, I just will say…
    We went " beyond, beyond"..
    " beyondsaved" LOL!!!


  29. 129
    Sheryl says:

    Great family pictures. We love that you share them with us. What a bond it creates with women who have never met. LOVED Them.

    Orlando Deeper Still was awesome! Just got back about an hour ago. We stayed through Sunday and went to Millenia Mall for some last moments of girl time.

    I'm already planning to get some women together for next years' LPL in Tampa. I'm already convicted of three lost friends who I'd love to expose to the Lord. And what better event than LPL. I'll be praying for the next 6 months that God will start working in their lives. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to go. I was very restored in the Lord. God Bless you ladies for persevering in ministry. I know it's not easy.

    Love to you all.

  30. 130
    Homie says:

    The Alpine slides in Jackson are the BEST!! I love them.

  31. 131
    Evangelism Chick says:

    The photos are amazing, Amanda. I really FELT like I visited that part of the country.

    Never seen such moutain beauty in my life. Here in Jax, FL the only mountains we get are the on and off ramps of the highway…hahahaha.

    Love you all so much!!

    Jacksonville, FL

    P.S. Deeper Still was great. Sweet Beth helped me so much in the area of discernment. (One of my scriptures memory verses is Phil 1:9-10…thought that was so cool.)

  32. 132
    Andrea says:

    Deeper Still was AWESOME! Thank you so much for letting us into your sweet family's life!

  33. 133
    Walking on High Hills says:

    Your little girly is getting so big- she is precious..they both are-It looks like you had a great trip!!

    PS, I wish you'd visit my blog..there is a video Siesta Mama – I think would get a kick out of!

    Love y'all!

    –memorizing away…!

  34. 134
    Sharon says:


    The pictures are great! They reminded me of what things we did when we lived in Colorado Springs, CO., a very long time ago.

    The children are precious!!


    Pontotoc, MS

  35. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Those were some great pictures. Thanks for sharing them. The scenery is breathtaking in the photos, so I can only imagine what it was like in person. What fun and great memories with the family! In Jesus' Love Kathy Knoblock

  36. 136
    Melissa S says:

    We visited Jackson Hole this summer and loved it! It is such a beautiful place. It was so much fun to see your pictures.

  37. 137
    Barbara says:

    Great pictures….our family also loves the mountains. Amanda, did I happen to see you on the Texas A&M campus yesterday?

  38. 138
    Anonymous says:

    your picture of your splashing-water-loving son and your comment immediately brought to mind an earlier picture of him with the garden hose!!!!!

  39. 139
    LynnOnTheNet says:

    Oh, Amanda. You must spend some significant time staring at your darling kiddos. In every picture of her, Annabeth is just breathtakingly adorable. That face, seriously, I gasped at how cute. And those eyes. Jackson looks soooo tall. And even in still shots, you can tell he's having a blast. It glows on his whole face.

    Thank you for sharing the trip. The pix of the scenery makes we want to go (and this Houstonian does not like cold weather!) Well done on telling the vaca story in pictures!

    Chillin' vicariously,

  40. 140
    gr8flone says:

    Oh Amanda, What memories your pictures resurrected in me. I grew up in western Nebraska, so we made trips to the Tetons a few times. I'd almost forgotten Jenny Lake. . . it all made me homesick. Our kids wanted to do the "Alpine Slide" in the Black Hills (S.D.). The ride was a blast, but I didn't enjoy it much because I was so traumatized by the ski lift up (with no snow)! eeek! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. Jackson Hole/Yellowstone is a great place to bask in the beauty of God's creation.


  41. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Great pics once again Amanda. Thanks for the look inside your family's life. It just seems like we all know you and we KNOW that isn't true.
    Have a blesed day!!
    Bible Bunny in NO MI

  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    Must be nice to have enough money for a vacation like this.

  43. 143
    Jesusistheparty! says:

    Thank you for sharing your trip pics! I've never been there and I don't hike either but I want to hike there now! Deeper Still was a "hike" of sorts (tons of stairs at Amway Arena not to mention the maturing in Christ challenges by your mom, Kay, and Priscilla). I actually called it "IAMtheWAY" arena this weekend. God was huge to me!!! Loves!

  44. 144
    vharned says:

    always love you sharing your family photos…beautiful country, makes me want to add that to my list of places.

  45. 145
    Groovewoman says:

    Oh it looks like yall had a BLAST on your vacay. I would Love the cooler weather right about now. I am so ready for fall this year!

    So glad you all got to spend some family time together! ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. 146
    Heiress of God says:

    Those were great!!!! thanks for sharing!!!


    PS what I wouldn't give for some time in the mountains.

  47. 147
    Missy says:

    Loved, loved those pictures…thanks for sharing your vacation with us! It looks absolutely beautiful there! So glad y'all had a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. 148
    Kelly Jo says:

    Did your dad tell you he saw a sleeping Indian? And did you really see it ? Because I looked at that picture for ever and well I think he must have woke up!

    Anyway enjoyed looking your pictures! I love you all ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 149
    Bajo Sus Alas, Isabel Andrickson says:

    As you ended up with best wishes for Deeper Still in Orlando this last weekend, let me tell you all, that for the group of Dominican women at the event, it went over our expectations. God was there so evident in everything, the organization, the worship music, that group they are really worshippers from the heart, all three women were used magnificently by the Lord our God. It was worth flying from the Caribbean to Florida. Now we are going to share that blessing with our sisters in Christ in our country. Hoping that someday we can have our Deeper Still Event locally. Ephesians 3:20

  50. 150
    Shannon Pate says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip pictures!! It makes me want to visit there!!!

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