My Family

My Family

Monday, July 29, 2013

A family weekend

Jason’s cousin Kyle and his family arrived Saturday afternoon to stay with us. Jason’s Aunt Janice and her husband were staying with my parents, which worked out great.

Here were the sleeping arrangements.

Brody, Trevor and Rubye Grace (the oldest of Kyle’s) slept on air mattresses in the playroom.  Boy am I thankful for this room. 

Kellan (the youngest) slept in Trevor’s room and Kyle and Nan along with Dellah had Brody’s room.  It all worked out so well and it was a lot of fun having everyone over.

Saturday night we all headed to mom and dad’s to go swimming and grill out.  It was great to have somewhere for the kids to play and they had a blast.  However, Trevor and Kellan are about a year apart and they DID NOT get a long well.  It was too funny to watch.

Sunday was the viewing and when all the family would come to our house to get everything ready.  Check out all of the great grandkids (minus Baylie on the end) with all of their electronics. 

We were so thankful for Aunt Joyce’s church who provided food for all 52 of us that evening after the viewing.  There is a ministry at their church in Green Cove Springs who provides food for all their church family who have deaths in their family as well as they provide for families in their community who don’t have a church family – what a great outreach!!  It was such a great feeling to know that we didn’t have to worry about food especially since everyone was coming to my house. 

I am so thankful for my parents who helped out so much during this time.  They left the viewing and came to the house to get everything out and ready for everyone.  I couldn’t have done it without them. 

We set up the new room with tables, which worked out perfectly. 

After everyone was gone Sunday night, there was a little late night card game – a family favorite. 

Despite the circumstances, it was a great weekend with everyone to celebrate the life of a very special woman.

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