Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February...it happened.

February is a bit of a blur.  But I know it happened.
So before the morsels of memories I have left are gone completely, I'll try to summarize. 

The main gist of February is that our nephews and niece were staying with us.  And during February, it became our responsibility to determine where they would live.  I won't go into the details here, but lets just say the conversations and decisions were incredibly emotional, and it was a process I would not wish on ANYONE.  So.very.hard.

And during all of that, we celebrated the life of RRL's sweet grandmother when she went Home.  Her death was the culmination of many years of illness after a stroke and we were all thrilled to know she was reaping her eternal reward.  But it is always hard to say goodbye, especially to someone who was such an amazing example, a real pillar of faith, in our family.

In the midst of the difficulties, I want to remember that we had some sweet time with these sweet faces.

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a festive breakfast, a fun craft and a silly face picture.


We took all six kids to the science museum (we win the crazy award).

We tackled potty training...and celebrated the victories with a girls' trip to buy a new babydoll.

We had an obstacle course (which was so much fun, it got its very own post!).

And just enjoyed watching our kids love their cousins. 

There were many tears in February.  But there was also much laughter.  I'll remember both.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Very sweet post. I remember seeing you in the midst of all of that hard stuff...AND being pregnant! You handled it all with such grace.