The Life of Will

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Life has been a bit stressful for me lately.  I haven't visited blogs.  I have not felt like blogging.  Too much else to take care of/worry about.  But Will.... Will has had it good.  He had the opportunity to spend a week in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons (Jackson Hole, WY).  They are also visting Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City and Montana.  They are fortunate enough to be staying at Old Faithful Inn and the Mammoth Inn while in Yellowstone,  He is there on a school geography/geology trip.  He went fly fishing and has seen all sorts of beautiful things that he does not get to see here (being a city boy and all).

Remember when he was in Paris for Spring Break (another school trip) and never called me?  Well, he is not calling me this time around either and he has his cell (albeit somewhat spotty serivce).   I told him no more trips unless he calls home more;) He has however texted me some photos from his I-phone....

Grand Tetons

Mesa Falls

Snake River


Elk right outside their cabin this morning.

More elk in the town center


A self portrait with the I-phone in front of a canyon/waterfall.

And just like Paris, Dave and I did a trip to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park in Montana before we had kids. It is fun to see Will explore some of the places we have been. Maybe I need to dig some of those old pictures out for a flashback.  I do remember catching A LOT of fish in Lake Jackson!

 I am hoping to catch him in front of Old faithful soon.


  1. Wow! Beautiful pictures! What a lucky kid!

  2. Sorry things have been so stressful. At least Will has it easy ;)

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that you are stressed right now. I, too, am in a funk and don't feel like blogging much!

    It looks like Will is having a great time! Hooray for text messages with pictures too!

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Hang in there!

  4. Will got some GREAT shots and so glad he is having these fantastic trips. Hope things get better for you quickly...really miss you when youre away!!

  5. What school does he attend? I want a teaching job there!

  6. i love that he's such a world traveler!
    i hope we can chat soon. i want to hear about his weekend at the dance too

    hope you're ok sweet friend

  7. Looks like he is having fun and goes on the best trips!

    Also in a bit of a funk and stressed out with work (ugh), so I feel your pain. Hope you are feeling better soon! Take care.


  8. cheer up sweet girl... I know what you mean..I have been so stressed also..the fall weather is helping my mood though! Worldly Will is one lucky kid!

  9. It was great to talk to you.

    Looks like Will is having fun. He's in my favorite part of the country. He's lucky that he's just got on a hoodie! They often already have snow at this time of year.

  10. I hear you! I haven't gotten my blogging mojo on lately either. Ugh! We were in Yellowstone and Red Lodge Montana this past July ...God's Country:)))) no cell service at all , will gets a free pass this time;0

  11. He is handsome AND quite the budding photographer :) I am glad he sent a pic of HIM too!! I know a mama needs that.

    So, whats up? I think every year this time you get a little funky cause everywhere else its turned FALL ith colder temps and its still summer in Texas! Have you got out your fall decor yet? We always love a tour of that!! what about monogramming some white pumpkins!? I love that too :)

    Or have you been on pinterest lately? You could lose a whole day there and have tons of pictures to prove it!!

    Miss you!

  12. Great news! Traveling is an openwide class and helps us grow and get along!! Will seems to be enjoying it pretty well.

  13. What a wonderful school trip!

    My parents took my brother and I on a similar trip when we were 12 and 7, respectively, and I still remember it to this day. My husband has never been to any of those places, and I dream of taking him and our children there one day. Our own country has such geographical and historical diversity, sometimes I think we spend too much time dreaming of visiting other countries when we've only seen a slice of what our own land has to offer.

    Mr. Smith and I decided that if we won the lottery, we would take an extended road trip across the good old US of A!

    Thank you for sharing!

  14. I want to be Will!!!! :)

    I will try you tomorrow!!!


  15. Now that's what I call a "school field trip"! Great pictures!!

  16. I know he's having a great time...I'm with you though...CALL YOUR MOM!!!
    Love you...anything I can do, let me know!

  17. Now THAT is a school trip! Great shots from your world traveler Will!
    Love & Blessings,

  18. I bet he's loving that cool mountain air...wouldn't we all?! sorry you're having a difficult time. Hope things turn around soon...

  19. Loved seeing Will's pictures from Wyoming! How great that he got to go up to Mammoth; most visitors to Yellowstone don't get that far into the park, but it's one of my favorite areas. I've never been to Jackson Hole in the fall; the colors are gorgeous!

    Hope you're doing well. Miss talking to you.


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