Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our Visit to Utah

March went by warp speed for me.  After spending two weeks with my family, I was home for 4 or 5 days and then we left for Utah!  I have to say, it was hard driving down the freeway and seeing the mountains and knowing this wasn’t home anymore.  I had finally gotten over my depression of leaving and I was so scared all those feelings would come flooding back again.  But after a few days, it got better and once again I was reassured that Heavenly Father had different plans for us at this time in our life and Connecticut was where we needed to be.  It was so great to see Austin’s family and to see all my friends and their kids.  Kylie was sooo excited to see her little buddies :)  She misses them everyday.  Our trip really needed to be a month long.  Seriously.  Can’t wait to go back!

I had a couple of days that I got to see all my buds.  Here Kylie is with Nico at the park. 


Love this picture of Kylie and Nico.  Sierra would not look at the camera the little booger.  I guess it didn’t help that Kylie was putting pine needles  in her hair.


Kylie hanging out with James.


James’s sister Christine :)


Kylie and her BFF Hailey. 


Roni and her adorable little boy Bode :)


Sierra and her cousin Carter.  They are only 3 weeks apart.  I wish we lived closer so they could play together :(


Sierra getting ready to stuff her face at our little picnic we had in the park.


Kylie and her Grandma :)


Kylie and her great grandma.  Love this picture!


Kylie and her faces….


Sierra chillin with Grandpa


My brother’s little boy Andy.  He is known for putting Harry Potter spells on people.  He is so stinkin cute.  He has his little chopstick wand and he was putting hexes on everyone.  It was awesome.  If I can figure out how to put the video on here that I took of him in action I will. 


Watch out, he’s getting ready….


Look at that face.  I’m pretty sure he just did the Avada Kedavra curse on me…. Lol. 


This is one of many attempts to get Sierra to sit still and look.at.the.camera.  Sigh….


Ain’t gonna happen…


Well at least these two will sit and look cute :)


Me and my brudder Damian.


My Grandma Farber

I got a phone call the last week of February from my mom saying that my Grandma only had a few more weeks to live.  I cannot even tell you how devastated I was to hear this.  My grandma had lung cancer and last year she had her cancerous lung removed.  She never really recovered from that surgery, and to top it all off, the cancer had spread to other parts of her body.  We quickly booked a flight out to Illinois to see her.

I wish there was a way to describe how much you love someone.  For my whole life, my Grandma has been a part of my life.  Up until I had moved away to go to college 12 years ago, I saw my grandma at least once a week.  I loved that woman with all my heart.  When I walked into her house the day we flew in, I was heart broken to see how bad she had gotten.  But I will always remember the look on her face when she saw us.  She had no idea we were coming.  She was so excited to see Kylie and Sierra.  She loved my girls so much.  I am so glad they were able to see her one last time.  Below is one of the sweetest pictures of Kylie and my grandma.  I will cherish it forever.  I got in on a Sunday and she died that Friday.  The night that she died, we were all at the house visiting and it was getting really late.  I hated leaving every night because I didn't know if I would see her again the next day.  My mom said that her and her sisters were all gathered around grandma and as soon as the last grandchild had left to go home, my grandma opened her eyes one last time and then past away. How grateful I am that I was able to visit with her.  How grateful I am that I was able to stay for the funeral.  It was a beautiful service and I was able to see so many family members that i don't get to see that often.  I am so blessed to have the family that I have and to have had such a wonderful grandmother.  I will miss her dearly.


My beautiful sister Brenna with Sierra and my brother Brandon.


My brother Dylan IMG_4549

My cousin Bridget


My beautiful Grandma with Kylie


Love these two pictures. 




Brenna did a lot of reading while we were there :)


My Grandpa Howard.  He's quite the character :)  Here we are at my other Grandma’s gravesite.  She died almost 6 years ago.  I miss her so much.

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Sierra loves her Uncle Dylan :)