The cabin is a big part of our Idaho vacation, but we always have fun at Granny and Pop's house - no cabin or lake needed!
Brock got filthy helping Jake clean the tubes used to shoot off the fireworks for the Hamer show. He is definitely a pyro jr.
Jake was making sure the show was ready to start, almost show time!
It was an amazing show - like every year!
Jenna found if she put her hood up, the fireworks weren't too loud, which made it much more fun! She was all snuggled up with Kaysha, Allie, and Kyla's friend Abby.
Look! Now my husband is famous!
Plenty of jumping time at Granny's.
I don't remember why we had a bunch of cousins with us, but they were so good while Jake and I ran errands in town at some of our "favorite only in Idaho" stores and shops! (in the very back left: Peyton, Jayson, Brock, Carson, Jenna, Allie)
Dog pile on Uncle Jake! Not sure why...but I would guess its because Jake told them they COULD NOT take him down.
So a few weeks after we returned home to Kansas, we got a phone call telling us Jake's grandfather Reese passed away. He lived a long great life and missed his wife who passed away 9 years ago. He was ready but we will miss him.
Jake and his cousins as pall bearers.
Jake helped Jenna place on rose on the casket.
The day after we got the news about Reese, we got another phone call telling us Jake grandmother, Maureen (on the other side of the family) passed away. She too was in her 90's and was ready to move on to the next life. When Jake was still in school, Grandma Niederer asked him to promise her that he would play his violin at her funeral. So with the accompaniment of his sister Pam, niece Kyla and Aunt Becky on the piano, the promise was kept.
They played "Amazing Grace" and it was beautiful.
After the funerals, we had a bit more time at Granny and Pop's house to be with family.
So grateful for this crazy bunch of nuts I call family!