My Captured Moment, The Grand Canyon

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I just love this photo. When we lost Chris’s wonderful Grandma who we loved so dearly, she left Chris some money. He wanted to use some of it to do something in her memory. Grandma was a live for today kind of gal and would have wanted us to do something fun with it, create a memory.

 

So when we were in Las Vegas we booked a helicopter flight to land inside the Grand Canyon, it was incredible. The aim was to toast her with champagne when we landed but we didn’t, I couldn’t even get the words out. So instead we made a very special family memory with grandma in our thought and heart. She would have loved this photo. She so loved the boys and their giddiness. And every-time we look at photos of this trip we remember Grandma and what an amazing lady she was.My-Captured-Moment-badge

21 Comments

  1. 26th March 2015 / 8:12 am

    Aww!! That is such a special thing to do and I bet she was would have been delighted to know that was how you chose to spend the money. How very exciting too, lovely picture and lovely memory created Sarah X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      26th March 2015 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks Lisa, yes it felt so special at the time and a lovely way to remember Grandma, she was a wonderful lady x

  2. 26th March 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Beautiful moment to capture! How brave getting in a helicopter? Something I’d love to do but will never be able to brave! X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th March 2015 / 9:59 pm

      Ally go for it, its such a great experience you would love it x

  3. 26th March 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Oh, this made me cry. What an amazing thing to do, and what a fantastic memory to have. Just fabulous x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th March 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Ah thank you Sara, it was a lovely experience and a very special memory x

  4. 26th March 2015 / 8:20 pm

    What an amazing thing to do and a great memory. We have done the same helicopter trip and it’s hard to describe the shear awesomeness of the Canyon. It’s great that you were able to experience this as a family and in memory of someone so special #MyCapturedMoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th March 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you, yes you can never describe that feeling to anyone can you, we all loved it so much x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th March 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Christina, yes it really felt as though she was there with us x

  5. 27th March 2015 / 10:14 am

    Oh what a lovely moment and such a special way to remember Grandma by creating such a wonderful memory involving her being there in your hearts.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you Louise, it is such a special memory to us x

  6. 27th March 2015 / 3:43 pm

    What an amazing lady Grandmas was. Love that sort of lady! Think we will be like that too, hope so! #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2015 / 7:10 pm

      Ha ha thank you Karen, yes do you know i think we will be exactly like that xx

  7. 27th March 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Ah look at that face!! WOW what a fantastic experience. Amazing! xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2015 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Kat, yes it was and doesn’t he look so cute bless x

  8. 28th March 2015 / 7:09 pm

    This made me so teary, what a lovely thing to do in her memory. It doesn’t matter you didn’t get the words out, you will have all been thinking them. Lovely lovely capture! #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th March 2015 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you Kate, yes if I had of said the words I just knew I would have cried, but she was in our hearts xx

  9. Lora @ The 21st Century Mama
    29th March 2015 / 5:28 pm

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing such a personal story. What a lovely way to remember a loved on. x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th March 2015 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you Lora, and yes it has made the moments so much more special x

  10. SarahJChristie
    SarahJChristie
    Author
    29th March 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Thanks Heledd it was fantastic,maybe we should do it as a girls weekend x

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