Thursday, April 16, 2009
My sister-in-law, Sarah, made this great bunny cake for desert at my in-laws. Isn't it cute!
All the (walking) Engstrom grand-kids got to hunt for candy filled eggs inside for a little while.
After-wards, her grandparents took us all out ATV riding. On our way there, we were met at the cattle guard by a herd of cattle intent on not letting us pass. It was pretty funny. We all had a great time and it was a nice top off to a good day. Our friends, the Dodges, were able to come with us.
I picked up a sled while we were there and my parents told us where there was a good little sledding hill close by. It was fun and Auralee was having a blast!
If course, right when we pulled up to my parents house, Taryn woke up and wanted to go sledding. She was NOT happy when she found out we were already done :(
Poor baby! At least she looks cute ;)
The trip back home to AZ was nice. Surprisingly enough, my hometown had more snow than the rest of the towns we passed through. Shiprock looked great with the low cloud cover.
While we were in Denver, we were able to stay with Luc's aunt and uncle.
They are a fun family and we are grateful we were able to stay with them. From l-r; Kent, Bryce, Cody, uncle Jim, aunt Coreen and Chandra.
While Luc and others in his family went skiing, I took the girls to McDonalds and then to a movie. They had lots of fun doing both and were really good for me.
This is the house in Littleton that Luc lived in when he was little.
Luc went to Pifer Elementary School. He would walk or ride his bike every school day to get there.
We took the scenic rout down through Colorado to get to my parents house in New Mexico. We even went through Wolf Creek Pass, which was thankfully opened at the time. Everything was so beautiful! I wouldn't mind taking the trip again.
June 22, 1917-December 19, 2008
The five sons; Ralph, Carl, Rex, Jim and Bob Engtstrom
The Engstrom family home in Colorado
At the viewing, Auralee asked her grandma Engstrom where grandpa great's blanket was. Every time the girls saw grandpa when he was at Luc's parents house he was sitting in the recliner with a blanket on his lap.
When Taryn saw grandpa in his casket, she put her finger up to her mouth and whispered "shh, grandpa's sleeping."
It was nice that my girls had a comfortable experience and weren't scared. Lloyd was such a good grandpa to them and they love him still.
A few days after we saw him, he passed away. We will all miss him.