Wednesday, November 28, 2007


My trip to Utah had it's share of highs and lows.
Here are a few of the highs.

1. Spending time in my Grandpa's studio.
(His palette - caked with paint)

2. Sorting through all of my Grandpa's paintings.

3. Seeing all of my extended family.
(me with Natalie & Shelby)

4. Hearing President Monson tell hilarious stories
about him and my grandpa.

5. Meeting Arnold Frieberg, my grandpa's life long friend.
He too had great stories about my grandpa I had never heard.
(here with Molly and Martha)

6. Having a break from my boys - I seriously recommend to all stay at home moms out there, to take a weekend away when at all possible. Required: that you leave your kids with their DAD! Not your mom or mother-in-law, your husband!
Now, Eric fully understands, after only three days what a big job it is and that he never wants it.

7. And of course hanging out with my fam, which I will see again in two weeks!!! Can't wait.

My lows came when my thoughts turned to my grandpa. Thinking of him only leads to thoughts of my grandma and especially Noah. I don't think of him as often as I should, but being at the cemetery made it difficult not to. I've always heard that time will heal all wounds, but I am waiting for that magical day when it finally does.


Renae Kirby said...

jos, funerals are such a mix of happy and sad. glad you got to see your family and laugh at the fun times. but the flip side is so hard... i can imagine the sadness you must feel when you think of noah, and i can't even say much about that except that i'm sorry!

where are you and your fam getting together for christmas? i am hoping that you'll be in UT and able to play with us soon. any plans for that?

Diane said...

I, for one, am just glad that you are home looking after the safety and well being of my grandson's! Mom's are smarter than Dad's, in most cases! I must hear some stories!

Rod and Kandace said...

I am with you, Josie. Sometimes I think, "What is up with me, it has been almost 6 years!" But a couple weeks ago, someone in our ward lost a baby with something similar to our little guys (but they didn't know about it ahead of time) and I found myself crying about Ammon again and feeling so sad for this family.

Cool that you got to listen to President Monson talk about YOUR grandpa. That doesn't happen to everyone.

Natalie said...

so great to see you! i'm stealing your pics- send me more!! love ya!