Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Ashton Farm House

*** I also posted pics of my trip to Idaho Falls, make sure to scroll down. ***


This probably won't mean much to anyone except my family memebers. But before we left Idaho, Eric has the chance to go down with my dad to the farmhouse in Ashton Idaho. He took some pictures for me. The house is almost exactly how I remember it. I love it. She has such a simple house, yet was so happy. She loved this house and farm more than anything and so did we. I find it interesting that this was our favorite family vacation, yet it is so simple. No fancy rides, swimming pools, ect, just hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa's farm house in Ashton Idaho.

Sometimes I get frusterated because my house is so small. Then I look at these pictures. Grandma had everything she ever wanted, an amazing hardworking husband, 4 great kids, a beautiful home and farm. She teaches me what is really important in life. Looking at these pictures reminds me that life isn't always about how big and fancy my house is. And All the fancy furniture and stuff I can put inside, but about the simple things. Like the spirit that you feel when you walk into a home.




4 comments:

Angie Startin said...

I really like this post...

I would love to live around you also. It could definitly happen in a year or so. Brett graduates in June and we would like to end up there but it just depends on where we the best opportunity is. Our boys would have SO much fun together.

The Kidds said...

GREAT post! you articulated it perfectly. it was the warm spirit you felt when walked into that farm house that made it the best!

Mark and Jennifer said...

Great memories! Sad, but the yard used to be so pretty with green lawn, flowers planted everywhere, and a little wishing well by the road! Humble, yet very dignified just like the people who lived there!

The Stringham 4 said...

That's cool that you got to go inside. Brian forgot to ask Ilene for keys so we could go in, I would have loved to see it! I wish I could have seen it back when your grandparents were still living there, it must have been gorgeous.