Our Fourth of July was a combination of fun times and sad times. Chad’s Grandma Emoret passed away on June 26 and her funeral was held on July 3, so we were able to travel to Panguitch to spend a long weekend with family celebrating her life and the holiday.
Chad was really close to his grandma. He spent hours at her home each week helping her with chores and errands and he developed a close bond with her. She was 86 and had dealt with poor health for as long as I had known her. She spent the last year in a care center, really wanting to be at home. As a widow for over 30 years, Emoret was fiercely independent and quite the spitfire. I’m sure she is glad to be free from her aged body and finally reunited with her husband.
Chad was asked by his dad and aunt to speak at the funeral. He did a great job incorporating the funny stories about his grandma with the life lessons that she taught.
She has to be proud to see her posterity, including all 13 of these grandchildren!
(Minus one baby and another on the way for Mark and Kayla).
We had a fun and very low key weekend in Panguitch playing with cousins,
taking rides on the Ranger, and enjoying cool, rainy weather.
Kade and Zeke rode in the parade together on the 4th and we ate sno-cones, watched fireworks, and ate yummy food. The kids even got to swim at Little Dam one of the days. Apparently this was the cool place to play when Chad was a kid, so he was excited to show it off.
There was so much cousin fun that we were all worn out by the time we got home, but the kids would have stayed forever. In fact, I just dropped them off with Grandma Ruth for their annual Grandma’s Week trip, the lucky ducks. And lucky us!