Comments on: Blair’s Canyon Lodge http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774406 Amy Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:15:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774406 It is a personal goal to live every phase of life as if it is my “best years.” I truly believe there is something wonderful in each phase – even though right now I’m sort of glum because my oldest is a high school senior and I’m mourning the end of the most active part of our family life. But I’ve heard the next phase is good, too – I just haven’t experienced it!

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By: Cathryn http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774224 Cathryn Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:04:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774224 This post is beautiful and deeply emotional. Like most other people, I got weepy when I saw the photo of your father in law at his parents’ graves. I think I’d always assumed that older people don’t miss their parents that much, especially if they lost them half a lifetime ago. I was so wrong.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774147 Emily Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:23:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774147 What a moving story about the Blairs. And I cannot wait to see this film, I’ve been waiting forever for it to come out!

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By: Lily http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774108 Lily Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:42:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774108 Wonderful and touching post. I grew up in Santa Barbara and live with my new husband in an apartment near the Mission. I had to move away to someplace completely different after high school to truly realize what a beautiful place it is. I loved living in Georgia, but couldn’t wait to get back to Santa Barbara. It’s so nice to be back here with my family and show my husband (who I brought back with me from Georgia) its magic.

Thank you for sharing!

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By: Lori http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774067 Lori Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:56:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774067 Thanks for sharing this story. I just made the connection that your father-in-law is a good friend/colleague of my dad – a retired German professor of BYU with a emphasis in Linguistics.
I’ve always been really into Family History, and am currently trying to put together a Life Story of my grandmother, who passed away in 2002.
This trip that your husband took sounds so great!
Oh, and we live just about an hour south of Santa Barbara. I love visiting there!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774050 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:12:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774050 “I doubt we will ever return to my hometown.”

Oh. That breaks my heart for you! I don’t get there very often, but if I thought I would never see St. George again, I’m not quite sure I could fathom it. I hope you get a chance to return there. I hope your kids take you when they’re all grown up!

And thank you for the thoughtful comment!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774048 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:11:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774048 I agree. And I want to do a better job of retaining links to the places and people who have influenced me. Thanks for your thoughts, Sarah.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774047 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:10:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774047 So wonderful! Magical sounds like the perfect word for it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774046 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:09:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774046 Oh. You are such a sweetheart. I’m so glad this post was meaningful for you. And thank you for the sweet comment. Consider both the warm brownies and compliments received. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774044 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:07:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774044 You know, I think you’re absolutely right, Amy. And it’s such a positive outlook! I think of my “best” days as the days where I have the most energy. But really, I may measure things differently as I age.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774043 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:06:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774043 I can imagine doing the same thing, because I HAVE done it. And of course, I wish I could have a redo. But please don’t be hard on yourself — if your kids had been there, that could have been one kind of good experience, but might have been less of a good experience for you personally, as the visit would probably have to be shorter, and the conversations cut-off. I’m sure the time you were able to spend with her was wonderful.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774042 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:03:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774042 Thank you for the kind words, Janet.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774041 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:03:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774041 It really was an amazing trip. It’s been weeks now, but I love hearing Ben Blair talk about it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774039 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:02:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774039 I’ve never heard that saying before, but I think I love it!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774038 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:02:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774038 Thank you for reading, Gina.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774037 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:02:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774037 I really must find a good excuse for a visit — even just a long weekend!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774036 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:01:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774036 Oh. I always wonder the same thing about you! I’ve often wondered if you felt hurried from your home on Cedar Avenue, and if you wish you still lived there. Or if you’d rather be in Idaho Falls!

Based on every bit of time I’ve spent with you, I’m sure you were a wonderful caregiver to Grandma Blair. The best! And I can’t imagine having to take on such a big responsibility with both teenagers and a newborn baby in the house. I’m overwhelmed just thinking about it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774034 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:57:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774034 I love reading your thoughts about your Grandpa, Miggy. It makes me want to make some notes of what a good grandparent is like, so that I won’t forget when I’m one myself.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774033 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:56:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774033 What a wonderful experience for your whole family!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/blairs-canyon-lodge/comment-page-1/#comment-774032 Design Mom Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:55:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42525#comment-774032 Though he’s no longer here to ask, from what I understand, my own father longed for a big family, and as an adult, he got his wish — 8 kids! I hope your longing is fulfilled in whatever way seems best to you.

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