Friday, July 13, 2007

Beautiful Idaho

Last weekend we went to Idaho for the weekend for Grandma Davis' funeral. It was great to see Troy's family that we haven't seen in far too long and to celebrate the life of such an amazing woman. She was 97 years old and ready to be reunited with her dear husband, but she will surely be missed by those that knew her. It was amazing to see so many of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren all together. She left a great posterity. She lived a great life and we will all be better people for knowing her. She will never be forgotten.

While we were in Idaho, I came to the conclusion that I live in the wrong state, not that this is a big surprise. The desert of AZ is just not really my thing. I was in awe of the beautiful farmlands, old barns, tall grasses, and the Snake River. This is a photographers dream--gorgeous scenery! So we had a few hours with nothing to do so I went with Troy and the kids to take pictures. Brooklyn was not being the most willing of subjects, but I did get a few good shots of her. She is starting to really get sick of the camera which makes her mama so sad.

One of the highlights of my trip was when my father-in-law, Bruce, took us the his old farmhouse where he grew up. It was so much fun watching his reminisce about his days on the farm. As we were looking around one of my nephews wanted to go down into the old celler. Well, the new owner of the house didn't mind and it was a good thing because he found several bottles of pickles that Grandma Davis had jarred about 20 years ago. I love this picture of the pickles in his hands and I LOVE the expression on his face. You can tell what pure delight that this brought him to see something that his dear mother had done so many years earlier.

We also took a few moments to take some pictures of my in-laws. We have been planning on doing this for a while and this was the perfect place to do it. I know that they were very busy over the weekend, but I am thankful that they humored me and let me take a few pictures. I hope the results were worth it!! They look so happy in these pictures.

I just wanted to share one more picture. I love how the grandkids were able to see where their grandpa grew up and experience for a moment the beautiful nature around them.

Looking through these pictures makes me really miss Idaho. I guess I really am country girl at heart even though I have always lived in the city.


Rachel Cunningham said...

Your pictures are amazing! I love the pics of Bruce and Starr. Such a cute couple. You do a really good job.

Cassie Simonton said...

I am so glad you took your camera...I was so sad that I wasn't able to go to grandma's funeral, but being able to see these great picture's of Idaho and everyone enjoying eachother's company makes me feel even worse that I wasn't their!!! Just kidding! Love the pictures! Thanks for capturing those specail moments!