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Monday, July 28, 2008

The last few weeks...

I know, you expect more from me than this... but, the last few weeks have flown by. My Grandpa, Opa, went to live with Jesus almost two weeks ago. We are all missing him so much. We drove up to Colorado for the funeral, and to spend some time with my family. It was good to be there, but also very difficult. It was great to see that my Grandpa was loved by SO many people. Here are a few pictures from our Colorado trip...

Uncle Justin (my brother) with Claire and Luke


Me with my Grandma Elva (Oma)


Luke spent lots of time playing with bubbles outside! Papa Gerry taught Claire how to bounce and catch the ball!
All of the kids released balloons after the funeral. Claire said "I think Opa will catch my balloon in heaven." It was a very sweet time. (Thanks for the idea Becky!)

Since we have been back we have had lot's of great friend time. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the kids with there best buddies...

Claire and Luke, the best of friends, most of the time! :)
Claire, Luke, and Gracie Claire
Luke holding "Baby Bake" (Translation- Blake)
Luke and his best buddy KJL... How cute are these two?
Luke and Big buddy Ezra! Ezra teaches Luke how to do all the cool, fun things that big kids do!

7 comments:

Leah said...

Emily, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather.

I love the pictures of your kiddos--they are so precious! I love Luke's big grin!

Liz*** said...

Luke is so smiley! I love that last pic with Ezra's hand on the back of his neck. So funny!

Sarah said...

luke and blake look so cute!!

Alexa said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I hope to catch up with you next time you're in Colorado--Christmas??

Brooks Inc. said...

My goodness those kids are cute! Sure love you!

BJB

Allison said...

You have been a busy family! I am so sorry about your grandfather. I hope your days have been brighter lately!!

I love all the pictures of the kiddos!! So cute!

ABL said...

Um, I know I might be slightly biased, but the picture of Luke and KJ is probably one of my favorites EVER. Please email me a copy, I want to print it.


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