Saturday, April 24, 2010

Long awaited updates!

Yep, I stink at updating our blog!!! But I promise, it drives me crazy and I AM trying to get better about it! :)

Where to begin.....

Last month was one of the hardest but best months we've had in a long time. Emmery had his first ever plane ride(s) when we took a trip back to Arkansas. Em, Sky and I flew back to be with my family and my grandpa as he passed away. Like I said, one of the hardest things ever. The silver lining? Being with my family. It was truly wonderful to be with all of them! I was so grateful we were able to be there with grandpa. He got to meet his great grandson and that was one of the most special moments for me. Even though he wasn't able to open his eyes or talk to us, we knew he knew Emmery was there. It was a beautiful moment for all of us.

Em was a trouper for the entire trip! We had two plane rides each way and it was only on our las flight home that he declared that he was DONE! :) Can't blame him.

Here are some pictures from our trip....

Emmery and Grandpa at the Airport

We had lots of catchin up to do


Emmery and Great Grandma, he sure loves her!!!!

My cousin Dan trying to show Em how to "real" crawl :) Which he mastered by the end of the trip... Thanks Dan, now its not so easy to keep up with him! hahaha


The two loves of my life! Catching a quick snooze while mom finished getting ready. We had a long drive to McCrory where my grandma grew up and where my grandpa's funeral was held.


So wonderful seeing my dad and my son together. Really made everything in the world seem ok!


My grandma and dad


My grandma, one of the strongest, most loving, amazing women in the world. I love you so much Grandma!

My boys! Oh my goodness aren't they so handsome?! I'm one very lucky girl! I cannot thank my amazing husband enough. He was my rock and I don't know what I would have done without him.

Don't mind my puffy face, there had been lots of crying prior to this picture, but I had to post one with me and my sweet baby.

Me, dad, Sky and Em

After the funeral, before we headed back to Lakeview, we took a little drive to where the house that my grandma grew up in used to stand. Grandma and dad relived stories and it was fun that Sky got to know so much more about my family.

Grandma and Sky

Me and grandma


The night before we flew home, Em, Sky and I went to the lake by my grandparent's home and watched the sunset. It was so peaceful and the best way to end the trip. While we were sitting there watching the sun set I saw this fishing boat, it brought up so many wonderful memories of my grandpa. He was truly a wonderful man! He made us all feel so loved. He made everything fun! And he will be VERY VERY missed. Love you grandpa!

1 comment:

Jan and Cameron said...

Glad your back posting Chels. I love see all your pictures. Em is so handsome!! Sorry to hear about your Gpa. Hope all is going well. XOXO