Friday, January 15, 2010

Trip to Seattle back in October 2010 (oops I meant 2009, I do not have a time machine in the form of a Dalorean)

I stumbled across this unposted post in my draft box. Since I am trying to catch up over the past few months, I might as well publish it.

Last October Jared and I flew to Seattle so he could get his patriarchal blessing from my Dad, who is a patriarch there. I was an incredibly fast trip, we were only there for 32 hours, but it was wonderful and something worth noting.

Here is Jared with his grandpa. It is very special to be able to get your blessing from your Grandpa. I hope he realizes how lucky he is.

And here is the shot of him with Grandpa and Grandma.

And one with me as well.

Here he is with his good friend and cousin, Michael. There are just six months apart and sad that they don't live closer. But they have a great time when they do get to be together.

Brandon jumped in on this picture. Jared and Brandon have always been great friends. I think that maybe the fact that they both have older brothers has helped them bond together. They always have fun together as well.

And here Laura joined in for one big group shot.
It was a great to visit my parents one on one. In a large family that doesn't happen very often. It was also wonderful to see my sister and her kids. All in all it was a wonderful weekend and Jared received a beautiful blessing. And yes, it was worth missing attending the BYU/UNLV game here in Vegas.


Barbaloot said...

I got my blessing from my grandpa as well. I think it definitely made the whole experience a little more special for me.

April said...

Best sacrifice ever!

Allison Barnes said...

I think you meant 2009. My Grandpa gave me my blessing. A very special experience!! Your kids are lucky!

Anonymous said...

Are you back to the future?

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I did mean 2009. How funny is that. Usually I have such a hard time getting used to the new year.

Eliza said...

I remember when you went and thought it was a wonderful, quick trip that was sure to be special. I'm glad that it was.