The end of February Nick's Grandma D passed away. Her funeral and graveside services where in Dallas. We decided it would be cheaper if we rent a mini van & drove straight through. Man was that easier said then done.

Nick drove to Rexburg & picked up his brother Travis & their family on Wednesday February 23rd. Then we left in the early afternoon of Thursday February 24th. We had 4 adults (& my sis-in-law was pregnant), 1 18 mos old & 1 7 mos old. It was quite the journery. Before we even got to Price, my sweet niece got sick. I think it was because of the canyon road. The rest of the journey went fairly well. Yes it was hard to sleep but we were on a deadline.

We arrived in Dallas on Friday the 25th at about 1 pm. Had lunch with the whole family-everyone that had arrived that is. Got some funeral things done. Rebekah & I were able to meet some of the Gentry relatives. It was nice to put a name with a face. Then the whole family went out to dinner. Saturday the 26th was Grandma D's funeral. It was small & simple but that is probably how Grandma wanted it. Nick was asked to dedicate her grave. He did a wonderful job & I know how happy & proud Grandma would have been.

We spent the rest of Saturday together as a family. It was nice to see everyone & wished that it was under different circumstances but oh well. We all said our goodbyes on Sunday the 27th & started the journey back.

On the way back we weren't on such a time crunch to get back so we actually found a place to stay in Albuqurque, NM. And finally arrived home at about 9 pm Monday the 28th.

Granma D will be missed but I knew it was her time to go. She was such a great lady & was always sweet to everyone! She will truly be missed. We love you Grandma D.

*sorry but I didn't take any pics that I could find. If any of my sis in laws read this & have some pics you would like to share that would be awesome!