So bright and early Saturday the 4th of December, we set out for Vegas, a mere 1,276 mile trip - by car.
We only got as far as Pocatello the first day. The worst roads we had were within 2 hours of home. There were a couple of patchy ice spots in Idaho. Troy was razzing his mom the whole way down, we will laugh for a while because of those "icy" spots in ID and UT! :)
I wished we could have come in to Vegas in the dark, it is such a dramatic sight to come around the bend and see the lights of Vegas, but we hit town at about 4.
After a wonderful dinner with Aunt Claudia, Uncle Byron and Troy's parents, we settled in for the night at our gracious host's house. (Thanks again for everything Aunt Claudia and Unc!)
The following morning after breakfast, showers and visiting, we went shopping with the fam and then set out to see if we could remember how to get around in this town! So much has changed in 10 years!!
As we wandered around the grounds and I took photos, 4 missionaries were also there doing the same. One of them asked if I would take a few photos of them all as transfers were coming up, of course I did.
On a whim we drove by an old buddy of Troy's and he happened to be home so we stopped by for a visit. It was nice catching up with them.
After we left his house we headed to meet Troy's parents, cousins and his uncle for dinner at Macyos. We had a nice dinner and visit.
After dinner, we went home and visited a bit with Aunt C and Unc before retiring for the evening.
Tuesday evening was the viewing.
It was a nice gathering and I met some of the extended family for the first time. There were some who were apprehensive at first to go in and have a peek, but eventually all paid their respects. Troy offered a nice family prayer and afterwards I covered her face with her veil and everyone stepped out for a little more visiting.
The following morning was the graveside service.
After another good night's sleep we planned our last day in Vegas. Tried to visit with as many friends and family as we could cram into the week!
Life is about the legacy you leave behind with those you love and who love you, so live life with love in your heart and on your face. Serve others with a smile and do what's right, because it's right.
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli