Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On the road again!

I think we have about done our fair share of traveling lately. This past weekend we traveled up to Santa Margarita and Atascadero, CA to visit Casey's relatives and attend Casey's Grandpa's funeral. Grandpa Donald Davis passed away at the age of 93 of old age. He lived a nice long life. It was good to meet some of Casey's relatives that I hadn't had the chance to meet until now. It was also good to learn more about Grandpa Davis because I really didn't know him very well. I have only visited him a handful of times. Each time I met grandpa he would always say, "It is so good to meet you." I guess he couldn't remember that he had already met me. :) I always thought it was funny when he would say that. It was a really good funeral service and I am glad that we were able to attend.

While we were up for the funeral we also got to spend time with Casey's grandparents on his mom's side. Zaya had so much fun out at the ranch. He enjoyed going for jeep and RTV rides out on the ranch. Catching a big frog or toad, not sure which. Riding and feeding the horses. Watching the birds eat and splash in the bird bath. Feeding grandpa's dogs Gunner and Stubby, but mostly Stubby. Playing with the trains. And eating WAY too much sugar! I guess that is what grandparents are good for, spoiling them. :) He also really enjoyed the jerky Grandpa Parsons sent home with us and I think Zaya probably ate half of it! The whole bag was gone by the time we got home! I only got one little piece, so that tells you how much Zaya ate. It was also really good to see Casey's parents one last time before they leave on their mission next month to the Baltic states, which is over in Latvia and Lithuania. We are definitely going to miss visits from them over the next year and a half. We also were able to bless Brooklyn while we were up there. I will do a separate post on this.

On the way home we hit bad traffic again. So we decided to stop in Santa Barbara and have fish and chips! It was a nice break from driving and the traffic. The fish and chips and clam chowder were delicious and the scenery was so beautiful. I wanted to get some pictures but our camera battery was dead. We really enjoyed our trip and were glad we were able to get away for a few days and spend time with family. Enjoy the pics. Sorry if there are too many. I always have a hard time deciding which ones, so I just post a ton! :)

Feeding Zinger

Getting ready for the horse ride!

Zaya riding with me

He enjoyed it quite a bit.

But he had more fun playing in this watering trough afterwards.

I always knew I could be a cowgirl. :)

Having fun riding Zinger

My handsome cowboy!

Casey riding away on Zinger

Zaya also loved this little tractor

He was so enthralled by it!

Petting the horses

Pretty rainbow that stretched across the sky!

Zaya's little frog!

He thought it was pretty cool!

He really liked carrying it around in this bowl.

Brooklyn with her Great Grandma Parsons

Some cute pictures of Brooky smiling!

Brooky with Grandma Davis

Brooky with Great Grandpa Parsons

Relatives at the graveside service

Casket and flowers

Casey and his cousins with Grandma Davis and Zaya had to get in too. :)

Another one.

1 comment:

Trent and Mel said...

I'm so glad you got pictures of the funeral. I wish I could have been there to see all you guys.Love the pictures of Brooklyn, she is such a doll!