Sunday, after church, we all headed up to Deer Valley.
It was a hard morning. Reese wasn't feeling well and it was causing lots of stress on knowing if Joni should just stay home with her and Paul and Ellie just come up with us or if they should just bring her in hopes that she would feel better.....after Reese declared that she wasn't missing out we all got in our cars and started the trek up.
Paul ended up having a hard time sitting in the car that long. We had to stop and let him get out. It was hard to see him feel so sick and in pain.
As soon as we got to our hotel we wanted to get him to his room as fast as we could. When we got there Joni and Paul's room was the only one that wasn't ready....DANG IT! We told the staff what was going on and they were so kind and upgraded Paul and Joni to the nicest suite. We all could have stayed there.
We found the pool and the kids were all pretty happy about it!
Reese all tuckered out!
We did alot of relaxing and visiting. I think it's what everyone needed.
The next morning we had purchased tickets for the Heber Creeper. We lived in Utah for so many years yet we had never done it. We were all excited to go.
As we were getting ready to pack up and get ready to go Paul got very sick. He knew he couldn't go. It was SO VERY hard to see him so sick. It really shook us all how real his cancer was.
The little girls were so excited to go so we decided to leave Joni to take care of Paul and the rest of us go ahead and get on the train.
We found a car all to ourselves. It was old and super smelly but we were happy we had the place to ourselves.
The little girls think Uncle Joel is the best!
These two were the cutest. So inquisitive and amazed the whole time.
I love this little girl! She is seriously wise beyond her years. It amazes me. She said to us as we were talking about how sick Paul was that morning, "yea, my dad is sick and he's going to go to heaven to live and one day when I am really old I'll go with him." We were all in shock how simple she made it all sound.
I kept thinking the whole ride what was going through her mind as she sat at that window taking it all in.
They had fiddlers walking from train car to train car playing some tunes. They loved our car. They said we were the most fun and I believe them. They had us dancing and making requests.....it was SO FUN!
Then there is Erin.....we love Erin. She found this microphone sitting there and decided she better put it to use. Little did she know that it had speakers that went through the whole train, so everyone got to hear what she had to say! We got a good laugh!
Glen and the girls made a run for the concessions.
Goodbye Heber Valley Railroad. Thanks for the fun memories!
I'm so happy that we did this and we created these memories with all these awesome people. We missed Paul and Joni but it was best for Paul to get some quiet and rest.
This Labor Day weekend will go down as one of my favorite!