Monday, November 2, 2009

A Pretty Picnic

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The girls and I hit the road after church yesterday and spent the afternoon in the shadows of the Kirtland temple. It was a bit of a drive and there were a few reasons not to go, but one big reason to make sure it happened.

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My little sis was visiting her in-laws for the weekend. The last few weeks have been a drastic mix of emotions for the Furniss clan and I think we all are feeling a strong need to be together. And I needed to see she was ok. This girl is incredible. I am completely amazed at her strength and maturity. Oh, it felt good to be with family. Thanks, Mom Riley, for spotting me some toll booth cash to get home :) It was a pleasure to spend the day with you guys.


Happy Pretty Monday

9 comments:

Natalie said...

Kirtland is so beautiful and just up the road from us...... so worth the drive. I hope your sister is ok: she's beautiful, just like you!

ChiroMcDougals said...

This is so beautiful. It's like you took the image right off a painting canvas. I love it. I'm glad you guys had such a great time!

Sullivan Family said...

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I thought of you as soon as I discovered this! It is such a great site. You are so creative, I thought you would enjoy this. Let me know how you like it.

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Your visit was EXACTLY what I needed. I know I didn't get to say anything sappy when you left so we wouldn't bawl :), but honestly, it means so, so much that you drove five hours to spend five hours with us. (Oy, when I put it that way - why DID you do it?!)

I love that we're all able to stake our claim on different regions and call various areas of this beautiful country home for now - but man, I sure miss my wonderful family. Thanks for coming!

cacrowell said...

I just love you Furniss ladies!! How fun to get together. There really isn't anything like being together.

Adam said...

Hey my old tennis buddy! (Yeah I still have the trophy I won!!) LOL What a good lookin family you have! Everyone seems pretty happy. Glad to see that life is going well for ya!

Ashley said...

You do?!? I'll play you for it!

Aubrey said...

How fun! Spending time with family is always fun!

allegra said...

your poor sis, Ash! I actually read what happened on her blog not too long ago, so sad. you're such a good sis to drive 5 hours to spend time together. hayden looks like she loves her auntie! :)

so when are we ever going to see each other again? are you coming to UT anytime soon? Thanksgiving, Christmas?