Porter's dad's funeral/memorial was about a week after he passed in January. We were able to drive out to Alton, Ut to attend it.
Alton is quite the town, for those of you who have never heard of it; (hopefully everyone) Alton is about an hour and a half north east of St. George. It's population is 132 and I believe 130 of them are active LDS. Although it blows my mind how incredibly small it is...it sure is beautiful, and the residents have giant hearts, who all truly loved David.
The Foulger side of the family owned a big piece of land in Alton, and David has always loved the town, the great people and even the tiny-ness of it all believe it or not. He has lived in Alton off and on thrughout his life. A few years ago he started his life long dream of building his own home in his favorite place. besides a few finishing touches he was able to complete his home before he became too sick. Th finished product is pretty amazing, he did a wonderful job. The home is customized, effeciant, and beautiful. We were all so grateful he was able to accomplish his house before his passing, and hopefully many will be able to enjoy it knowing the builder was such a wonderful man.
Porter spoke at the service, he was a little nervous but of course did an amazing job re-calling some of the greatest moments he spent with his father; on the hill, skiing.
Our bestest friends were also able to make the long trek down frim SLC; Cam, Mark, Britt, and the Bowens. We are so thankful for them, their support, love and friendship. We love you guys and were so grateful you were able to make it, meant a lot.
And Deb sure was a proud mama getting to have all four of her kids at the same place, at the same time. Steph and David (porter's older sister and hubby) flew out from St Louis...yay! (oh Jordan, some things never change)
Oh Cam, although you are a little red-headed height-challenged boy we still love you to death and know you are quite the CATCH!...Ladies??
And of course we couldn't leave with out showing off Alton's STOP signs. These are for real, they only have about 4 STOP signs in town but you sure do notice them!?
Porter with a couple of his step siblings; Hanna and Hank. He has four so we're missing Jared and Carmella but these two are closest Porter in age and it was great to spend time with them and re-call old high school memories of living in Alton with their dad.
(quite the stories! yikes!)