Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
This is at a rest stop not long before Connor got sick. We stopped a lot to let the boys look around, do a little exploring, and stretch their legs.
This picture is just to once again, prove that it was snowing on the day of the funeral! Plus I wanted to throw in a picture of Jeff (Travis's bro) and Olivia. Olivia says she reads all my blogs, so, HI OLIVIA!!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is Travis's oldest sister Tracey and his mom. (Deone)
This is Grandma Peterson's brother-in-law, Lew Cook. He spoke from the heart and used no notes. It was very sweet. (just a side note, Lew is Quentin L. Cooks uncle)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We had a really great drive from Seattle to Boise. The boys were as angelic as could be. We did not have a little tv or dvd player or anything. They were just super good! We slept in Boise, but after dropping the folks off at the hotel, we went back to Eagle to visit Grandma Margaret. (Mog!) We visited for a couple of hours, had strawberry shortcake and the boys each got a big old bear. (which they all sleep with now) Doesn't she look great?! The next morning we headed on down to Logan, UT! There was snow everywhere still. The mountains looked breathtaking as always. We met up with Travis's aunts and had lunch, got our hotel and then took the boys to the Logan cemetery to take pictures of Travis's relatives headstones and show Joseph the headstone of his great-grandfather and namesake. While at the cemetery, we found a very large headstone that was actually like a small bed with a little boy sleeping in it. It had the picture of the child by his name. He was 3. It was such a sweet, yet sobering tribute to this little boy. It brought tears to my eyes, but it tore Spencer apart. He burst into tears and was inconsolable, saying, "I just can't believe that little children can die!" Here is a picture of me trying to explain to him something that even I don't understand. I was able to take the opportunity to express how grateful I was that all three of my boys are healthy and with me. Spencer is now even more diligent about asking me if every food I serve him is healthy or not. Aren't kids amazing. He is such a sensitive little boy. That night we went to the teeny tiny (smaller than Aberdeen ID folks) town of Newton to have pizza at Travis's Aunt Kathy's. Travis has some really fun relatives. I really enjoy talking to all of them. After a while, the boys got restless, so Travis took them to the park down the street and I stayed and chatted with the family. A good time was had by all. This is Lee and Kathy. Travis's mom's sister. She's my moms age and a real hoot. She reminds me a lot of my mom. This is Deone's other sister, Joyce. She and Kathy are two crazy fun people when they come up to visit. I like Joyce cause she and I have the same taste in books! (o: This is Deone's brother, Richard. (and his wife) He is such a nice guy and I really enjoyed talking to him. We haven't seen him nearly as often as Joyce and Kathy, so it's nice to visit when we can. Travis says this picture looks like I'm being coy cause I just passed gas. Nice, eh? Or...is he right? (o;
Here are the park pictures. There were a few little boys (all brothers) that were at the park as well. Joseph had a blast playing with the ones about his age. For those who fear that my kids are going to be socially retarded because they are homeschooled should rest at ease. Joseph has no problems going up to kids, introducing himself, and then asking them in-depth questions about themselves. (He isn't afraid to do the same with adults.) Lastly, Joseph wanted to make sure that I included a picture of Kathy's cat. His name is Archibald but they call him "Itchyballs". He was really friendly and the boys had a blast playing with him.
(This concludes this round of photos. We took over 300 pictures for heaven's sake! I'll do the rest of the trip tomorrow. I just don't want to make this post too long and boring.)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
We will be going down to Utah this weekend to attend her funeral on Tuesday. I will fill you in on how everything went when we get back. (hopefully by then we will have our dsl!)
Friday, April 4, 2008
Our DSL pooped out on us this week. We have gone prehistoric and are using dial up until we get our new DSL box. We will be getting new email addresses eventually as well. So, until I can get something that goes faster than snail pace, I will not be updating our blog. I called yesterday and they said we should be getting it mid-next week.
Everyone have a great and safe week and we'll catch up as soon as the dinosaurs leave our home.