Monday, April 18, 2011

We are Home!

It is funny how when we return from a vacation our house feels more like home each time.  Yesterday we returned from a 5 day excursion to Utah that included at least 32 hours of driving, getting caught in a snow storm and my dress magically shrinking in the suitcase or my body mysteriously growing with the altitude.
Nutmeg took this great photo of the Logan temple
We were all so happy to be back at Starlings, Boba Fett said even the air smelled better, it was a fine sunny evening so we spent some time in the yard and enjoying the spring.
Me and Janie
We visited with many family members, celebrated, shopped, played, rode horses, shot guns, played with bunnies and chicks and worshipped.
This is not trash but the door from my grandpa's truck at my uncle's very nice home.
We drove by the relics of my past.  My maternal grandparent's home is now a parking lot as is the hospital where I was born, and my paternal grandparent's homes is a dilapidated shack with junked out vehicles and trash all over the yard.  It is so covered with trash that the neighboring fields were littered with the refuse.  It was heart breaking to see.  It used to be a small tidy little farmhouse. I don't know who the owners are now but they should be ashamed I am sure that my grandma would have died of shame before she let her house look like that.

Maddox Steak house where we like to eat

It was nice to visit my roots but I am glad that my tree is planted in Portland.


Not quite the Bradys said...

Next time you make the pilgrimage, I expect to meet you. (...Please.) :)

Marlee said...

I'll be in Utah soon it's beautiful there! Your family looks so happy, great post!