Monday, April 26, 2010

Best Nana Ever.

Nana went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 18th. Friday, the 16th Nana fell while walking Carter. Later we found out that it was due to a massive stroke. We are so happy to know that she didn't suffer the night she fell, and the days she was in the hospital. The day she passed, she seemed so peaceful. It was so nice to have our family there with her and surrounded by love as she entered Heaven.
Her heart took it's last beats as Papaw told her how beautiful and perfect she was, and how much he loved her. It was amazing.

Nana's memorial service was on Saturday, April 24th, Nana and Papaw's 68th wedding anniversary. It couldn't have been more perfect. She was and is loved by so many people, and made such a huge impact in all of our lives.

Beautiful Nana. Everyone says I look like her in this picture. I'll take it :)
The gorgeous service, taking place on the front porch; Nana's favorite spot in the world.
A giraffe just for Nana. She loved giraffes.
An anniversary arrangement to celebrate what would have been 68 happy years together.
It was amazing how many people sent flowers and cards. Dozens upon dozens.
Papaw and his kids talking about Nana.
The giraffe that Nana gave to Parker when he was in the NICU as a baby. Parker gave this to her when she was in the hospital to "make her feel better" (in P's words). Now it resides on her bed, Parker insists.
Papaw and his two youngest great grandsons. He loves them so much.

Nana, you will forever be in our hearts. I am so happy that my babies had the opportunity to meet you. I will talk about you to them all the time and keep you in their memory. You were such a special Nana. So beautiful, kind, loving, funny, sweet, and giving. I pray that I can be as fortunate as you and Papaw in life and love. This weekend has made me realize that I want my little family to be big, just like yours is. You started an amazing family, and we are so lucky to have you in our lives.
We love you. You truly were the best Nana ever.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

8 months

I completely forgot Hudson was 8 months until bedtime last night. First time I've forgotten... so sad! We had a little photoshoot this morning, and he was cute as ever :)

Happy almost Easter! Cutest bunny around...
My little model babe

Someone's getting into trouble...
Parker's new favorite pastime: construction site in the backyard

This cracks me up. Parker is having a fit, and Hudson just smiles at him :)

And now, he's done.