Friday, July 11, 2008

Idaho/BC Getaway

The last three weeks have been very eventful, and tiring at the same time. Scott was born Tuesday June 17th which was very emotional and eventful in itself. I was then released from the hospital that Friday the 20th. The very next day we left for a vacation to Idaho and BC. The travel there was a little painful, but we made it and were so happy to finally arrive at my mom's house. Summer had way too much fun playing outside constantly, and having so many cousins to play with. We made arrangements for Scott's funeral service on Monday, and had the service on Tuesday.


We were able to go and dress Scott Tuesday morning and hold him again. It was really rewarding to be able to do that for him. We had a small graveside service with family and a couple friends. My mom picked out a really nice plot under a tree that she will eventually share with him. Philip and I both spoke at his service, which I did not think I could do but I am very happy that I did. Even though it was a difficult thing to do, I am so happy that we chose to have a nice funeral service for our special little boy. The service went so well and captured the spirit beautifully. Summer loved playing with her cousin Kiowa who is almost exactly 1 year older than she is. They played really well together too, so it was nice for me to sit back and relax.My sister Kody brought her bike and this awesome attachment bike. Summer was a bit chicken and grumpy as you can see.



Saturday June 28th my niece Cheyenne was baptized. We are so proud and happy for her decision.


Sunday we left for a very long car ride to Langley, BC where Philip's family lives. It was an exhausting trip for all of us especially Philip since he drove the whole 15 hours by himself. Oh well, too bad. I kept telling him that if he just had surgery he would not be able to drive either. The time in Langley was filled with friends of Philip, and family of course. Philip's sister Laurel and her fiancĂ© Aaron took us sailing on Canada day July 1st. It was really fun and quiet. It gave us a chance to relax and think. July 5th Laurel and Aaron got married in the Seattle temple. It was really nice and special to be in the temple with them.Summer was given this dress by Aaron's mom to match her twin granddaughter’s. I do not have a picture of them because Summer would not have her picture taken with others.

In all our trip was nice and we were so happy to be with family and friends at this time in our lives. I am happy to be in my own home now, however, I already miss being there with family and near Scott's grave. I also miss the cool nights since Houston weather is just muggy no matter what time of day or night it is. We love our families and can't wait to visit again.

5 comments:

Marcy M Miller said...

I'm glad that you were able to have a great trip- that was a very busy and long trip, but I'm glad that you were able to go see family- seeing family is a great therapy and to have their love. I'm glad that Scott's funeral service went well.

monique said...

I'm glad everything went well for you on your long trip. It's great you were able to have a nice service for Scott, especially since it is right next to where your mom will be someday. So, I see you were in Seattle!!! I know you were really busy, but it would have been great to see you! Maybe next time! I hope things continue to go well for you :)

Jill & Ryan said...

I am glad you had an enjoyable time on your trip. Although probably super emotional. Now that you are home I hope you can relax and start the healing process. Don't worry I hate Houston weather also. I always ask my self "what am I doing here." and each time I never have an answer.

Kunz Family said...

"Angel Children" is one i might refer you too. It didn't necessarily pertain to me, but i think it might be good for you. what is your address and i can send you a copy.... i have three. just email it through my email.

Jen said...

Mel,
I can't imagine sitting in the car after having a baby, you are so giving and amazing to me. I'm glad everything went well and you had time to visit your family.
Summer is so beautiful and looks like a ton of fun. I hope you do well returning home and being home. Only a few more weeks and the weather should not be so hot...right??? Well love you lots.
Love Jen