Last week the girls and I took a quick trip to the valley. While we were down there we were able to make a much needed stop by great grandma and grandpa Leavitt's. Their home is like magic to Leighton. She hasn't spent enough time there but as soon as we pulled off the highway and crossed the railroad tracks she knew exactly where we were and was giddy to see her great grandparents.
If anything reminds me of fall in the valley or even with Kaden, it is pomegranates. Our first year married Kaden helped my grandma sell fudge at the pomegranate festival Grandma K's fudge sold awesome that year and Kaden was given the nickname Grandson K. Another year i took pictures of pomegranates and guess what people actually bought them, that same year Kaden sold pomegranate saplings and made enough for our poor college student budget to have some spending money.
Two years ago Leighton and I went to the family reunion with out Kaden and while we were there Ron and Joyce offered to let us take pomegranates to sell in Cedar. Seriously this turned out to be such a huge blessing to us. We were still paying off Leighton's birth, I wasn't working, we were both in school and Kaden really didn't make much. Selling those pomegranates paid some bills and paid for Christmas. I don't know if they will ever know how grateful we were and still are for that.
It was the sweetest thing to be able to experience pomegranate picking with the girls now. I hope to continue this tradition with them and hope to visit the great grandparents way more often than we do. Spending time with family is so important to us and is so good for the girls. If anything i want them to be brought up knowing how loved they are by all of the important people in their lives and great grandma and grandpa really do love them so.