Because Thomas' family had made arrangements for events surrounding his grandmother's funeral to take place on Thursday and Friday, we in turn arranged our work schedules so that we could get as many of our hours in as possible, and still attend those events.
|Elma was a talented artist, and the family displayed some of her works|
|Elma's children: Jeff (Thomas' dad), Bonnie, Jon, Judi, Scott.|
|These are some of Elma's grandsons. They were her pallbearers. All of her children's families are represented here.|
|two of the three sets of twins that were present|
|Our niece, one of the twins, Lydia|
|This is Thomas' mom Kathleen with her cousin Steve|
|Mom Kathleen with Colin and Jeanetta|
|Thomas' cousin Carlye|
|Thomas' cousin Carlye, again|
|Descendants of Mark and Elma Bradshaw, plus spouses, who were in attendance. Big, good-looking group!|
For this weekend, Thomas and I took a much-anticipated trip back to his family's cabin in the Heber Valley area. The last time we were there was the week after our wedding, and while the weather was definitely different (we didn't get almost-snowed-in this time), it was just as nice to be in such a peaceful, homey, and green place.
|A wet winter and mild first bit of summer has done this place a lot of good!|
|Worth it? I think yes. Even if our legs did not agree.|
Later in the day we went to Midway's Main Street to take a look at the glockenspiel clock atop the Midway Town Hall, constructed in the 1940s. We were disappointed that the town hall appeared to be under construction, but we are guessing it will be back to normal in time for Swiss Days in September.
|On our honeymoon, we happened to drive by this glockenspiel clock a couple of times when it was putting on its show, but no such luck this trip.|
|Many of the buildings in Midway - including this gas station & restaurant - have a Swiss look to them|
|The Bees Knees ice cream|
|Pretty poppies around the Crater|
|At center, you can see Memorial Hill from The Crater.|
|Thomas and Lisa on the Crater|
|How's this for a fabulous picture? We saw this brilliantly orange dragonfly as we were leaving The Homestead. It's chilling on a car antenna.|
In addition to the missionary homecomings on Thomas' side of the family, I am happy to report the homecoming of my aunt and uncle who just completed a two-year mission in Bulgaria and also returned last week. I haven't seen them yet but we are so grateful for their example to us!