Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet Modern Family cast members? Done.

For those of you who don't watch MF should stop reading right now. Because you won't appreciate it. But if you don't watch it then you're missing out and I suggest you start watching it. Now. The season premiere is on September 21 for two hours! :)
Anyways, Modern Family was in Jackson Hole shooting for their season premiere and of course they had to shop around. So, like a creepy stalker I started a Twitter account to follow them and follow them I did! I was fortunate enough to snag photos with six of the cast members!

 With Sofia Vergara. She looked so different compared to TV. She was so tired and wanted to leave but was so kind and took a picture with us! Her very attractive boyfriend snapped the photo. On my phone. No big deal.
...Gloria from MF.

 With Eric Stonestreet (I kept a duplicate of his receipt after he purchased some pajamas. Was that creepy? Slightly. Don't judge.) and Ed O'Neil (recently awarded a Star in Hollywood! and has his arm around me :))
...Cam and Jay from MF

With Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter, and Rico Rodriguez. 
They were so adorable and so nice and loved riding the Alpine Slides at Snow King; just throwing that out there.
...Luke, Alex, and Manny from MF.

This was basically the highlight of my summer and I cannot wait for this season. The season premiere is titled "Dude Ranch" so get your cowboy or cowgirl attire on!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Good times, Happy times.

The fam bam came up and visited this weekend and I was so very happy to see all of their faces! I hadn't seen my mom or sister for over a month so it was even better! We had a fun time of staying at my dad's friend's house in the Aspens, canoeing at String Lake all day Sunday, shopping, eating out, hiking to Phelps Lake, and of course, people watching. What's an Emmett family vacation without people watching?! Canoeing was a blast and the weather was perfect! We had a few scares of storms rolling in but they detoured around us making for a great day on the lake. 
Monday morning we woke up early-ish and headed out to hike up to Phelps Lake (a must hike while here). When getting stuff out of the car the Ranger that was directing parking came over and said to my mom, "It looks like all of your kids qualify for becoming Junior Rangers today!" I looked at her like, "Honey, I'm almost 19 and I'm sure I don't qualify for even coming close to becoming a Junior Ranger." Of course everyone else thought this was hilarious and when my mom told her that we would have to pass because we were on a time crunch to get me back to work at 1 the Ranger looked at her like, "You're daughter works?! She's not even old enough!" The Ranger then walked away confused and all of us busted up. Some day I'll become a Junior Ranger....someday. Another story of me being aged...I had a 15 year old ask me how old I was and when I told her she told me that she thought I was 12. To get aged by adults is one thing but to get aged by a 15 year old is a whole other story. No big deal.
Of course our moose sightings were at a minimal because my mom was here...let's just say that moose run when the mumzy comes because they probably think it's funny. My mom would give anything to see a moose in the proper manor (not tucked behind a bush or standing a mile away from the road looking like an ant) and she rarely gets to see them! Poor girl. Someday she'll get her moose. My dad was awesome (but what's new) and brought me zucchini from his garden with a newly purchased bottle of lemon pepper! This made me love him even more! The next time that we'll all be together in Jackson will be LOTOJA in exactly one month and one day. I'm sure everyone is excited about this...I know I am! 
Speaking of LOTOJA...I was walking to the apartment for lunch on Saturday and came across 20-30 bikers sitting in the Town Square all wearing biking kits that read "Arch to Arches...AFTOJA". I was so confused but of course snagged a photo to laugh about later with the parentals and continued walking. Afton to Jackson is an hour and a half drive so about 85 miles on a bike and they went to all of this trouble for one little ride?! Wimps. They even had stickers on their cars, shirts for the support crew, poster boards that read "CAUTION: BIKERS" (classy), and kits for everyone riding and it's not even a long ride! Props to them anyways for getting on the saddle and hopefully one day they will all build up to the real ride of 206 miles and three states in one day...LoToJa. 
 Canoeing at String Lake!

 Siblings in the canoe :)

 The impending storm

This man was swimming laps in the lake and reminded us all of Kramer (from Seinfeld) swimming in the Hudson. He even had a wet suit and swim cap on!

 All the paddle boards were rented out so Alex decided to tip the canoe over and give it a go. It didn't work too well...

Brunch time for the chipmunk

Siblings at Phelps Lake

 We're weird. We know.

 My mom and I struggled a bit

Looking over Phelps Lake. What a beautiful day it was!

When you're the best of friends

 Kaylee adding some excitement to our photo

 Laughs and splash

 We struggled

I know, I know I'm a little behind but at least I am updating! A couple of weeks ago my three best friends decided to be absolute gems and come visit me for the weekend! I was beyond excited because I hadn't seen them in a very long time. They rolled in late Saturday night and we decided it would be fun to set up a tent in the front yard of my apartments and sleep out there for the night. Well, it's quite dark because the nearest street light is a half a block down the road so we decided that it would be best if we walked that half a block, set up the tent under the street light in the middle of the road, and walked the tent back. Success. Good thing it was 1 o'clock in the AM so traffic was non existent. I honestly slept better in the tent on the hard ground with a thin sleeping pad than I do every night in the thing that's called a bed. The next day we took the tent down, had a small breakfast, and headed up into the park to see the Tetons and to mess around at String Lake. Although the weather wasn't ideal we still had a very fun time and I'm sooooo so so glad they came all the way up here (even though the may or may not have struggled with directions) to visit me just for a day. We then enjoyed a cheeseburger at Billy's, shopped around, and then they were off! Kate, Lexi, and Kaylee....thanks again for visiting me!! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hike to the top of Snow King

 On my way to the top...looking over JH

 JH, Tetons, and Flat Creek

 Shack on top


 Looking through at the Tetons

I'm glad there was a sign pointing to the outhouses or I would have been lost
Myself and two girls from work decided to hike to the top of Snow King Mountain Resort this morning. It was a fairly good hike and it was beautiful to see Jackson from so high up! The wildflowers were incredible and there, once again, was not a cloud in the sky to be seen! Even though the hike was pretty much switchback after switchback I still enjoyed myself and the view of the town. Definitely a hike that I will continue to do! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A day well spent with Alex, Thomas, and Norda in JH

 Alex and his butterfly :) Such a cutie

 String Lake and a lady catching some Vitamin D

 Another moose! This time it was a bull moose and I was so excited!! 

 View of Jackson from the kiddie lift at Snow King

Getting ready to ride the Alpine Slides...quite a bit of fun packed into 44.6 seconds

 SO HAPPY they came to visit!

 Enjoying some Huckleberry Soda at Billy's!

If you haven't been here then you are missing out.

I was so excited when I found out that I was having visitors! I loved having my brother, dad, and grandma here even though it was only for a day :) I miss my family so much and it was perfect for them to come! We went to lunch at Sanchez (also a must try), drove up into the park, did the Alpine slides at Snow King, shopped around the store, and ended the day with dinner at Billy's. It was a fun filled day and I can't wait for my next set of visitors!

Other than having visitors and working nothing else has really happened. I was helping a lady from Logan the other day and she asked me what my last name was so naturally I told her and after I told her she said, "Well that's a very well known name in Logan!" I was kind of taken back at the tone in her voice. She almost seemed jealous that she wasn't an Emmett. I would be too. No big deal. Anyways, she snatched her purchase and walked out as I stood there with a puzzled look on my face. Other than that I'm just working as often as I can and taking pictures whenever I have free time! If you're ever in the area let me know :)

String Lake

 Not a cloud in the sky

 The girl who hikes alone...

 String Lake!

 Self timer photo with the lake? Sure, why not!

 Mt. Moran with the lake

 Black and White of the moose

 My moose! :)

I hadn't been up to String Lake yet so I decided to head up there one fine sunny afternoon. Might I add there was not a cloud in the sky to be seen...this made for excellent photo taking. I took a four mile hike around the lake and it was beautiful! I could have stayed there all day. THEN on my way home, on the road from Moose to Wilson (which is my Logan Canyon temp), I came across a moose lounging in a swampy area! Obviously I pulled over and hiked down to the moose to get some close up shots and to make my mom jealous. I literally could have sat there all day and watched her drink water. So exciting. I know. Don't be jealous :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Camera happy at Taggart Lake

Better in person but I still love it 

I found me a moose!

The beginning of my hike to Taggart Lake. 1.6 miles up and 1.6 million mosquitoes later...

Such a pretty bridge

Look closely for the Tetons! A certain tree was, of course, right in the way of making this perfect

Oh wildflowers :)

Aspens all around

This gets to be the biggest picture because it is my favorite!

Give said the little stream

So many trees


Reflection on the lake

Tetons and Taggart Lake

I had the day off on Monday so I took some FHE time to myself and headed up into the park. It was very pretty and it was fun to just be able to take pictures and think! I headed to Jenny Lake and last minute decided to hike to Taggart Lake and it was definitely worth the hike! I had way too many pictures that I wanted to post so sorry if there seems to be a lot. Deal with it :)