Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pics of the Funeral...

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my Dad's funeral.  I am still not sure how to write down my feelings on paper.  I know I need to do it soon before I start forgetting events that took place.  The out pouring of love from family and friends was unreal.  I knew I had a special father but I'm not quite sure I really knew how many lives he touched.  I sometimes wonder if I took him for granted.  I hope he doesn't feel that I did and I hope he knows how grateful I truly am for the opportunity to be his earthly daughter!!

The boys at the mortuary prior to dressing Dad

Mitchel Reidhead, Aron Johnson, Randy, Treg Baum, & was so good to have Aron come home to visit, it had been way too long!  It was good to see all these boys together having a good time!!

Some of our favorite cousins...hope they know how much we love them!!
(Heber, D-Jo, Miles, Mitch, Erin, and Tyson)

Cliff Johnson(one of my Dad's best friends) and Trav

The Casket Bearers - Dave, Trav, Tim, Randy, Jody, Uncle Joe, Brandon, Ben, Ron, & Jake - I love that they flew the flag at half mast at the stake center.

Mom talking to Elder Gibbons & President Farr - It was an honor to have Elder Gibbons speak to us and be there with our family!

Ron and Melz @ the Graveside

Brylee and Eliza - some of the cutest nieces ever!

At the Graveside

The Honor Guard - this was a privilege for our family to have the county offer to do this for my Dad!
LOVE this photo!

Les Parham running from the anvil!

Brock, Dallin, Kim, Maryah, David, & Amanda 

Jody putting his rose on the casket


Us kids with our mom

with our spouses

my sister and I

Uncle Joe and Aunt Debbie

my amazing hubby and I

As we were driving back to Heber from Taylor, starting about the Holbrook Y, I started noticing these little pink signs everywhere.  It meant so much and we thank the person who did it!

Thought this was nice of June's!

Dad's final resting place!

Monday, September 24, 2012

welcome home...

 Elder JT Slade returned home from the Washington DC South mission back on August 16th.  He wasn't suppose to fly in until the 17th, but with my dad's passing his mission president arranged for him to fly home a day early so it wouldn't interfere with the funeral arrangements and so he could be here with the family.  It was the rainbow after the storm...such a bitter sweet week for our family!  All of us siblings were there with the majority of our kids.  It is always fun to see how much these young men grow in the 2 years they are gone!!  

JT...Thank you for setting such an amazing example for our 8 future missionaries.  We love you more than you will ever know and are so grateful for the young man that you are!!

 Jami...the anticipation was killing her!

 Maryssa, Jessi, and Aunt Melz

 Callie, Brooklyn, Brock, and Emma

 the cute cousins and siblings patiently waiting!

 TY, Tyton, Nate, Kimball, and Trevor

 Jami and Tim


We have a tradition to pin a $1 bill on each kid, and if the return missionary can guess who the kid is then he gets to keep the money!!

 It was fun to watch other people waiting around wondering what this huge crowd of people is doing at the airport at midnight:)  One of the pictures I didn't post has a little oriental man in the middle of all of us wondering what the world we were doing and who we were waiting for!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Yankee Meadows...

 These are LONG overdue but I need to make sure they make it in our family blog book.  Here are the pictures that highlight the Martineau Family Reunion that we had up by Parowan, Utah back in July.  We had a great time and I especially enjoyed the no cell phone service and just being able to relax for a few days.  I have been blessed with amazing in-laws and we appreciated all of Michelle's hard work that she put into putting it all together!!!

 Always Reading!

 Miles was excited to find a cow patty!

 Porter was my great hunter killing all sorts of little creatures with his BB-Gun!

 Porter and Amelia getting ready for a 3 legged race

 Conol, Cody, Bodie, Cael, Tristen, Amelia, Brandon, Miles, Maron, & Nevin

 Eva & Emily

 Papa & Maron


 Paul, Miles, and Zach

 Brandon while on our hike up Vermillion Castle Trail

 us again

 and again...super glad this guy will go hiking with me!

 Reenacting a scene from the Goonies

 Family pic outside Mammoth Cave

 Joy, Lila, and Caleb

 Morgon, Paul, Penny, Brian, Caden, Amelia, Zach, Michael, & Tristen

 Bodie, Cody, Dusty, and Russ

 The grandkids!

Carving our names in a HUGE aspen!