Sunday, February 23, 2014

Arizona Weekend for Grandpa Karl Fenn's Funeral

What a crazy week. We were house sitting for my parents for a week and a half, the same week David had his guy's snowboarding Utah trip planned. David's grandpa Karl passed away the same week and so plans were worked out to get us all there. It was a bit of a job figuring everything out, but worth it, of course. David headed up to Utah with some friends on Thursday in our jeep. I headed out with Chelsea and Sadie and Jude Friday morning to Arizona. David's plan was to head down Sunday with cousins and then drive back with us to California on Tuesday. We headed out!
Jude did amazing in the car with Sadie next to him for entertainment!
The funeral itself was awesome (what I did hear). David's grandpa led an amazing life full of hard work and service. I love hearing stories from David about his memories with his Grandparents. I hope Jude gets to have the same experiences with his grandparents. The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is really important and I think things are learned that can't always be learned from parents.
I also randomly remembered that David's grandparents were also my Uncle Scott's mission presidents in Venezuela. Small world!
On our way back we stayed in Phoenix to break up the trip and made it home Tuesday afternoon.
 We all found places to stay and SO SO SO appreciate family for having us bunk up in the basement. It was wonderful being close to the family and having a close place for Jude to nap. That boy needs his nap. He was IN HEAVEN in the yard playing in the dirt and following cousins around. It was a little tiring being alone with him for 4 days while David was gone, but we both coped.

 (below is Hazel helping Audrey grate potatoes for Fenn tacos)

 Jude and Imogen spying 

Jude climbed on everything he could, including the fountain.
He also found any rock he could to throw.

 The trampoline was a big hit
(Hazel, Anna, Luke, Chloe, Lilah and Jacob)
 Big sister Halle pulling Sadie and Jude
 Driving to sightsee
 Quick trip to Tombstone

 Had to get Amy and her sock!
 Lilah and Macy
 David grabbed these photos while I stayed back with Jude 
during the burial. So sweet!

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