Tuesday, June 3, 2008

San Diego- Day 6

I am trying to play my Grandpa's pipes,  he is on his chanter.

We took generation pictures with my Grandma Shaw at Christmas, so it was nice to be able to have the same pictures with my Grandpa. 
Grandpa and Nana with Evan

Day 6-  Sunday, and the day after the wedding.  It was good to go to church in my old ward again.  I love being able to see old friends and feel the spirit around the people I learned about the gospel from.  The best part of the day was that my Grandma Shaw, and my Grandpa and Nana Shaw all came to church with us.  It was a very special experience to have our entire family there with us.  It was fast and testimony meeting and two of my siblings got up and bore their testimonies of the gospel.  Both were very touching and I am amazed at how quickly they are growing up.  I was proud to listen to them bear their testimonies and express their gratitude to those who have helped them along the way.  
We came home to have a relaxing day as a family.  A treat for me is that my Grandpa brought his "kitchen" bagpipes.  Some of you know that, because of my Grandpa, I have started to learn the bagpipes.  I only have a chanter at home, but so far I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  My Grandpa let me try his real pipes, which was AWESOME!!!!  Unfortunately I have to report that I sucked :-(  The holes in both his chanter and pipes are slightly different positions that my own chanter.  It wouldn't seem like much, but it messed me up pretty badly.  I definitely have room to improve, but sure did enjoy myself ... thank you Grandpa ... I promise I'll practice!  
We ate, and talked as a family and then we went to the airport to catch our red eye back to Florida.  The flight was long, the layover in Denver was the same length as the flight (4 hours) and we finally pulled into Gainesville at 10:30 a.m.  It was hot and humid, just how I like it!!!!!! We had a good, fun filled visit, but it is always good to come home.  


Teresa said...

Thanks for the great blog of your vacation! Hope all goes well as you guys prep up for your big move.

Pete said...

I miss you Kira! And tell Justin I miss him a little bit, too.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a great trip, and such fun pictures. (And you know how much we heart San Diego, so it was fun to read all about it.) Also, where can one find a crown and cape like Justin's? I'm thinking I need one of those. :)

Lisa L said...

I'm glad we got those pictures of you and Grandpa playing together and the generation pictures. Fun, fun, fun!! Your siblings are growing up. Today school ended and Alex is now officially a senior. I cried!!