Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
While we were on vacation, we were sitting outside on the deck and Jennifer came and sat down next to me and said, "so, what's up?" I immediately thought, Uh-oh, Jennifer's about to give me some bad news and really thought she was going to tell me she had to quit or had some other nightmarish news for me! Instead she said to me: "You know Beans is like one of my best friends, right? I don't want to stress you out (this is when panic completely seized me!) but I really can't imagine walking down the aisle and not having Beans be a part of my wedding day and I would really love it if she can be a Junior Bridesmaid". I have to say, I completely lost it and cried - really cried again! I cannot tell you what a gift Jennifer gave me, possibly the very best gift I have ever received - I have no words to describe how that one question just completely touched me to my core. So thanks to Jennifer, I WILL get to go dress shopping WITH Alex and in a different way, I WILL get to see Alex walk (or wheel - but Aaron's determined to have her walk!) down the aisle of a church - and that is a gift that you couldn't possibly put a price tag on.
We went with Jennifer to pick up her dress (the wedding is next year) and got a sneak preview of her when she tried it on. We were playing around with veils and stuck one on Alex...
I have the BEST picture of Jennifer and Alex together, but since Jennifer's wearing her dress in the picture, I'll have to save it until after the wedding!
I think Alex enjoyed being involved in the "girly" events of the day!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Other than the one day we took Zach to Duck to visit his best friend from pre-school, Aidan, who was vacationing down there the same week, Zach and Jean were glued at the hip the entire week and they get along so well. They wrote songs and practiced singing every night and our final night there they put on a little concert for us. Zach went crabbing for the first time and the guys took them out crabbing and fishing every night - and Dara and I enjoyed the amazing sunsets - it was a wonderful, RESTFUL vacation!!
Of course I took over 200 pictures and couldn't decide which pictures to post so I made a video...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I just got back from New York from saying good-bye to my grandmother. She passed away on Friday and her burial was today - it was a beautiful service and commemoration of her life. She was 95 years old and she is going to be missed.
We love you Grandma and we will miss you, I know how much you loved Alex - thank you for praying for her every day - I know you'll be watching over her.