Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Winnemucca

I went to Nevada this weekend to visit my older sister and her family out in Winnemucca, Nevada (and I have no idea if I spelled that right). That was a lot of fun. My brother-in-law is a farmer, and he was in the middle of trying to get a crop of hay raked and baled. So we ended up spending most of the time with my nieces and nephew. We mostly just watched them play around the house. I did get to play Scrabble with my older sister--that was fun (even though I lost twice). My brother taught my 18 month old nephew (give or take a few months...) to do "knuckles" (or bones, "pound it," or whatever you want to call it). It never seemed to get old to say "knuckles!" and have him stick out his tiny fist to hit yours. I'm glad I got to hold him, because the last time I saw him (at Christmas), he only let me hold him the last day or so. I'm glad to hear he likes machines and stuff, because with six older sisters, we were kind of worried he's turning into a pansy. We're going to try and make another trip over there before the end of summer. Here are some of the pictures I took from the trip. Some of them are a little out of focus, but I still like them.

My niece eating a s'more


Another niece playing a homemade guitar.



My nephew



Another niece





This is just before church--we decided to take some family pictures.















My brother-in-law and my nephew




My brother-in-law and my sister




And the family portrait

3 comments:

Cocoa said...

We had fun too! We did feel bad that we didn't get to go do anything fun like 4-wheeling. Next time we'll make sure to go in the hills, explore some old mines, and maybe look for arrowheads by the mountain springs.

The photos turned out so good! I can't wait to get the CD.

Rebecca said...

da blog looks much better. my eyes bleed less, j/k

Great pics, by the way! You always do an awesome job with portraits :-)

Sylvia said...

cute pics. I love the homemade guitar.