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Monday, February 21, 2011

Trip to Mississippi

We took a quick trip to see family this past week.  Unfortunately this was not one of our relaxing vacation trips but to attend the service for David's dad, Don.  Since this blog is a family archive as well as a creative outlet for me personally, I want to share more about Grandpa Don here.  One day soon.

The service was beautiful and we were happy to see family.  I didn't take many pictures on this trip but wanted to share a few.

We stayed with Grandma Nan and got to visit with Dumpster, the cat.  The boys were woken up one morning by his sweet meowing and then him jumping on their bed.  I've never seen Thomas get out of bed so quickly (we don't have a cat so it's all new).  They loved playing with Dumpster.

The cousins decided to watch a movie together.  So sweet. 

As you can imagine, family and friends sent so many beautiful plants and flowers to the service.  I tried to capture a few but am still working on improving my photograhpy!  Here are a couple that turned out.  This bromelaid came home with us.  It's beautiful but I understand from my sister-in-law they're rather finicky.  

On our way home on Saturday the boys asked if they could go to the cemetery once more to say goodbye.  This is their first loss and it was all new and terribly sad for them.  Being with family though and being able to say good-bye was healing.

Looking forward to our next trip home where we can relax and enjoy our time with family.