One of our family's favorite getaway spots is St. George, Utah. When I was a kid, my family would head south for a week filled with swimming, golfing and fun. Now that I have my own family, it's a special place for us, too. There's just something about the red rock, the green grass, the blue skies, and especially the low-key pace we all feel when we go there. Who wouldn't love this?
My father-in-law, Andy, loved this place. A few weeks ago, Rhett, Zack and I went down to help my wonderful mother-in-law, Joyce, go through some of Andy's things. It was an emotionally difficult weekend at times, but it was also filled with sunshine, memories and the feeling of Andy all around us.
Zack came along because he wanted to see grandma, and he wanted to help out. It helped him with his grieving, as you can see from this photo:
Grandma Joyce gave him some of grandpa's things, and Zack wore them all day long. Andy was about 6' 4" tall, and Zack just hit 5'. The clothes may not fit, but Zack wanted to wear them to feel close to his grandpa. So sweet! Driving grandpa's cart through the neighborhood was an added bonus. Don't you love the fuzzy dice? We gave them to Andy as a gift for his last birthday. Joyce told me that his friends joked with him about having them in the cart and he proudly said, "Hey, my grandkids gave me those!"
We were able to watch a little baseball and got to go to the art festival in Kayenta , which was a nice way to break up the weekend. It's such a beautiful place!
I'm so excited we're headed back with the whole family in a few weeks. Zack's team plays in a big tournament every year there, and it truly feels like our official kick-off to spring.Creating Keepsakes. They're full of smiles, and you can just feel how relaxing it is. This place is truly the best!