Thursday, March 12, 2009
In June of 2006, Mom, Jessie, Ella, Lily, Hannah and I loaded up my van and made our way to Tennessee to visit with Grammy and Grandfather. Grammy was not the bright, spry woman she had been not seven months earlier, but she was still happy to see the babies and Han. :o)
We had such a lovely visit and I posted about here on the blog. If you are at all interested, if you were to search my archives of June 2006 I'm sure you could find the posts there. Anyhow, I knew I wanted to post pictures as a tribute to Grammy and these were the ones I knew I could lay hands on. :o)
As I was digging through the photos, I found these from that trip and so began a trip down memory lane. Lily had only just turned six months old, Ella would be a year in less than a month, and the Monkey was almost five. What a trip, what a trip. :o)
What a sweet picture of the Monk. It was SOOOO hot that day.
Seeing photos makes me miss her all the more. It's just so hard, you know? I don't have the words to be eloquent about it today. It's just hard.
Anyhow, as the plans stand right now, we'll be leaving here by 8:00 tonight and laying over in Blacksburg and then hitting the road again tomorrow. The service will be Saturday. The family will hold a visitation from 1:00-3:00 and at 3:00, Grammy's celebration of life will begin. I'm taking a break from the panicky running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off mode to just chill. Whew. I'm hoping to be out of here by 8:00 or so tonight. Keep your fingers crossed. And, I need to get back into chicken mode since there is a LOT to do before we get going.
For now, I'll leave you with this delightful photo of Brien taken Christmas 1999. Hee hee! :oP