Things have been a bit less than fun here for the last few days - I think I mentioned in my last post that my grandfather has been fighting a battle with pneumonia and after several days in the ICU fighting for his life, he passed away yesterday at 3:30 p.m. It was a very hard day for me - saying goodbye to this man who had such a huge influence in my life while also worrying about my grandmother, his wife of 66 years, and how she's doing after losing this man she's loved so much, for so long. Last night, the entire family gathered at their home and I know that it meant the world to my grandmother to have all of us there with her during this time. She was able to spend time with her sons, 3 of her 5 grandchildren (Taylor is at VA Tech and Elizabeth is in PA with Nina), and all 3 of her great grandchildren. I can only imagine the adjustment she's dealing with and I hope we are able to give her the support she needs to get through it all. My dad will be here all week with her helping to make arrangements and ensuring that she is taken care of. The service will be on Sunday afternoon at their church. I'm trying to find a way to say goodbye to this man that I love and who was such a constant in my life for the last 30 years. He was a good man and I'm glad that I knew him.
On to other things ... we still wanted for the twins to have a Halloween this year despite all of the other things that are going on in our lives. We went over to my Mom and Dave's tonight to get them dressed up and out to trick or treat. Alex was a doggy and Meighan was a pumpkin. They were SO adorable although the pictures are not very representative of how adorable they were since they are constantly on the move and its very difficult to get them to be still for a picture! We pulled them down the street in the wagon, stopping at a few of the neighbors homes for trick or treating. Meighan and Alex totally didn't get it (not that I expected them to) but it was funny to watch them interact with people holding huge bowls full of candy. They were really good but we only went to a few homes. I think that was enough for this year. They will be able to be a bit more involved next year so we'll definately try to do more then. Here are a few of our pictures from tonight ... Enjoy!
Meighan, my little punkin'
Alex, my little puppy!
OH! I also wanted to post a new layout that I put together recently for an All About Me challenge that Rose Farver's CT was given to play with. My page is below. It's very different for me - much less simple page than I typically put together. I had a great time with this one!
Thanks for taking the time to look! I'll try to post again this week but no promises since we have a lot going on right now.