Friday, September 5, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday: "Rachel!!"

I've heard that some bloggers do "Flashback Fridays." I liked the idea...posting an older picture from years back....a good excuse to re-live and share a bunch of memories. But I think one of the rules of this "game" is that the picture has to be pre-1985. Well, I was 12 in 1985. So, for one thing, I don't have oodles of pictures to choose from. For another thing, that totally eliminates any pictures of my kids. So I'm doing my own version of "Flashback Fridays" and just calling it "Favorite Photo Friday." If you noticed, I was kind of doing that on the side of my blog anyhow. So here's my first Favorite Photo:

This picture is from October 2006. Bryan and I had taken the kids on a vacation to visit Niagara Falls and Palmyra, New York. My sister Rachel was on a mission in Palmyra and was acting as tour guide at the Joseph Smith Farm there. We had made plans through email to meet her there and have her be our own personal tour guide. She had been out on her mission for over a year already so we hadn't seen her in quite awhile. Rachel had been waiting, waiting all day for us to arrive. (We'd been delayed by a massive blizzard that had hit Buffalo and our drive to Palmyra took us twice as long as normal). So when we arrived, the kids were only a few steps up the walkway when Rachel came tearing out of the building with her arms open wide and the kids all yelling "Rachel, Rachel!!" She dropped to her knees and wrapped them all in a HUGE hug. I was crying, she was crying. So this picture is one of my favorites because it reminds me of how great that was seeing my baby sister after being apart for so long and of how much I love her.

Now, really this picture shouldn't be here. It's Favorite Photo...not Photos. But this is also of the Joseph Smith Farm with the Sacred Grove in the distance. And look at those fences! Aren't they cool? I couldn't get enough of the fences!

6 comments:

MELISSA said...

well, now I'm going to go ahead and cry! It is a great pictures even without the sentiment.

Shauna said...

How great that your kids love their aunt so much. That second picture is beautiful.

Liz said...

That is such a sweet picture! Kind of makes me teary thinking of living here in Houston, far away from family in Utah. That'd be a favorite of mine too.

Croft Family said...

What a fun idea. I think I might have to use your idea. Great picture and story.

Jan Turley said...

Love favorite photo fiday! I have a question for you...why can't I add you to my blog list??? Every time I try it says I can't because of the dash in your url name! Do I have it right? www.sarah-thebeststuff.blogspot.com? Let me know!

Jan Turley said...

okay...never mind! i decided to try one more time (right after I left you the last comment)! and, of course, it worked! :) don't know what was wrong before! thanks!