Monday, February 4, 2013

a last-minute visit home

on friday we caught a last-minute flight {early} to go home for the funeral of chase's sweet was a tender weekend remembering truman, & we were so lucky to be able to be there for it. we flew in to salt lake city, then drove down to southern utah to where chase's grandparents are from. it was a long day of traveling on friday, but we made it and spent the weekend down there. sunday we headed back to salt lake city and we were able to watch the superbowl with my family and spend some time with them before catching a late flight back to san francisco. what a whirlwind! 
here's our weekend in 10:

1. 5:30 AM is too early to fly, but we are so lucky that we only live an hour 
flight from home..and that blake brought us home for all of the events.

2. we met both of our cute moms in the morning when we landed before heading 
down to southern utah. my mom sent us with a {giant} basket full of goodies, 
including her homemade bread + honey butter, all of our favorite things from 
trader joes, and lots of treats. it was a long drive after flying in so early, 
but at least it was gorgeous scenery, yummy food and great company!

3. we are so happy we got to meet our newest little 
niece mia jane...just two weeks old and so sweet!

4. we came home under sad circumstances, but it was so sweet to
be at the funeral for chase's grandpa truman. he was from a small
town and was the elementary school principle there, so the community
all came out for the funeral. we loved that truman's 1952 classic chevy
was running and was able to lead the funeral procession.

5. while going through old things at the house, we found some
great old pictures like this one of a younger grandpa truman {left}
and on the {right}, the cutest picture of chase's parents. babes!

6. we got even more puppy hungry this weekend, because chase's cousins had this new little pup and we fell in love. i didn't put her down the entire weekend!

7. despite all the treats, we did eat some healthy food...discovered the best smoothie at a juice bar: we got the all-in-one filled with carrots, kale, apples, banana, strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, quinoa, honey, & protein powder. my kind of smoothie! 
we might have to recreate it at home now.

8. then it was back to feasting...we made it back to salt lake on sunday in time to
watch the superbowl with my family, and we were reminded of a downside of
living away..missing out on this kind of food! *we still love our niners even though they lost..

9. it's so fun to see our little nieces & nephews, but they grow up so much
in between the times we see them! little maddie mae is now playing with all
my old barbies at my parent's cute! becoming a big girl!

10. and back safe and sound at 12:30 am...what a long monday it will be!



  1. so glad you could come back for it. enjoy your family time. travel safe! xo.

  2. so sorry to hear of your loss. thinking and praying for safe travels for y'all.


  3. I'm sorry for your lose. Sending my condolences your way over the interweb! It's good that you get to spend this time with your family.

    - Carrie

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  5. Sending warm wishes and prayers of comfort to you and your family.

  6. So sorry for your loss, I'll be thinking of you!

  7. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

  8. hey, sorry to be so late in writing back to you. thank you for visiting my blog. sorry to hear of your loss...wishing you peace and comfort. eleanor x

  9. Sorry to hear that. It is so great you guys are able to hop on a plane and quickly be there!

  10. i'm so sorry to hear about Chase's grandpa! Have a safe trip. :D

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  11. Sorry for your about Chase's Grandpa. Safe travels

  12. I am so glad you and Chase were able to be at grandpa's funeral this weekend! Also so glad we got to hang out and spend time together! Love you guys so much!

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  14. It was so good to see you! I hope you both had good Mondays back in Cali! We miss you already though, so you may have to think of some reason to head back this way before too long! XOXO!

  15. I am sorry about Chase's Grandpa. SO glad you two got to fly in and be there for the funeral and to see both your families again!

  16. The gift basket is so cute! You both have fab moms! I'm glad you were able to be there!!

  17. Breaks my heart the reason why yall went home, but happy yall got to spend time with family. How sweet is your mom to put the care package together for you!

  18. So sorry for your loss! My grandma passed away last month, so hopefully she is showing Chase's grandpa the sights up in heaven!
    I love reading your posts; they are always so heartfelt. Sending positive thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time.


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