Saturday, August 30, 2008

Idaho Falls- The Last Part of Our Trip

I am soooo thankful that we were able to make it to Idaho Falls to see Grandma Stringham as part of our trip. She has got to be the most amazing women I have ever met. Everyone that meets her loves her. She makes you feel so loved. She is so kind and genuine. She listens to everyword you say with sincere interest. She seriously is the best Grandma that anyone could ever have.

Some of my most favorite childhood memories are our family vacations to Idaho. I loved the farm my grandparents had in Aston Idaho. I loved playing in the canal, riding there 3 wheeler, picking peas with Grandpa and rasberries with grandma and getting to eat them till my heart was content. I loved playing games with Gradma. Boy she was competitive and so fun to play with. She would sit down and play games with us for hours, and she truly was having fun. Not thinking of all the other things she could or rather be doing. I loved there Idaho Falls house across the street from the Temple. Being able to walk around the temple and the falls and feel the spirit so strong.

I am so glad that Eric got to know her and that Tommy got to spend sometime with her as well through the years. It makes me sad to know if Blake and my new little guy will never really get to know her, but I will always tell them stories of her , her goodness and all the memories I have of her and her goodness. My Grandma Stringham has been one of the strongest examples in my life.

Spending Time with Grandma Stringham:

Grandma used to always take us out to eat when we would come visit. We would go to one of her favorite Reastraunts called Norths. Things never change, when we went to visit her she gave us a check and told us to go out to dinner like old times. We tried to go to Norths, but when we got there it had been torn down. This was sad to me because it was just a sign to me that things were changing. And I don't like change. I want things to stay the same forever. Here is a pic of all of us in front of Chuck A Rama after having dinner together.

It was fun to have Rebecca and her family in Idaho Falls at the same time as us. We went to the Zoo/Miniture Golf/Ride Park that we used to do when we were young with the kids. Here are some pics of them enjoying good times. I am so glad that my kids have such close cousins and great grandparents as well, so they will have as wonderful memories growing up as I did. Here are some pics:


The Kidds said...

again, you said it perfectly!
grandma will always be a wonderful example and a great influence in my life!... i hope she knows how much she means to all of us!

The Stringham 4 said...

What sweet pictures! I'm so glad you got some with you all and Grandma Stringham. I am so sad that I didn't while we were there!

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Mark and Jennifer said...

I loved this post! Glad you got pictures of you all with Grandma Stringham! Yep, she gave us all some wonderful memories!

Courtney said...

Hey, I've been there!

Mark and Jennifer said...

Love the picture of Tommy hugging grandma. She looks like she's got a big hold on him and not about to let go!

Jaime said...

Looks like many family memories were created on this trip. Sorry to hear about your grandmother & her passing. We know she is in a better place now.

The Dillon 6 said...

chuck-a-rama the name says it all ;) you guys are very daring. That is so great you were able to see your grandma and enjoy the time.