Thursday, April 10, 2008

"N"...is for Name

Ok I know you all might be getting bored of the photos and stories from our trip, but I feel that I have to document......so here we go.
Monte and I have always wanted to name one of our children after Grandma Dudley, but was afraid of the problems a child with the name "LULA" may encounter. We finally got creative and came up with the name Avalon. This fit our "A" tradition and was connected to Grandma. She has lived on the farm since she was little....a farm that her father, my Great Grandfather homestead. A small section of land that he homestead he eventually gave to the Community. When the land was given they decided to let my Great Grandfather name the town. He decided on the name "Avalon" which means beautiful land. Now anyone that has been to Avalon would for sure have to question his name as sage brush and red dirt hills in my book come far from beautiful, but I think maybe he saw what it could be. Even though Avalon is past it's prime, there is still a few little places around town and we thought it would be fun to take some pictures with Avalon and her namesake town.


4 comments:

jdandlori.blogspot.com said...

That is so neat how you came up with Avalons's name. It is very fitting she is beautiful. Have a great day!

erica grover said...

what a great idea and i love when people's names have stories behind them. I think Avalon is a beautiful name. I bet she'll love these pictures when she gets older.

Taylor said...

I love that you are posting again - post as much as you want. We love seeing what you are up to and how cute those kids of yours are! Avalon with all her name signs was a cute idea. I especially enjoyed the last post about john deere - my mom was telling me about Aden and "lawnmower" store - How Cute!!!

cshel said...

What a neat story. I had no idea. I love when names have a story or special meaning to them. Thanks for sharing!