Monday, November 7, 2011

weekend randoms


What a weekend!  I am still trying to recuperate... I'm feeling very physically and emotionally drained. We went to Colorado to my Grandad's funeral. It finally hit me that he's gone, and I sure do miss him. He truly was the center of our family, and held us together the way any grandpa should. It was so sweet to hear every one's memories of him. I hope to be as loving as he was!
While the funeral was heart breaking; it was SO great to see my family! I have missed some of my cousins so much! We have a huge family... my grandparents had 6 kids, 22 grand kids, 44(ish?) great grand kids, and 4 great great grand kids. Wowzas!
The best part about the weekend for me was spending so much time with Trevor and Alycia (my brother and sister in law) I'm pretty sure that our husbands loved that we never stopped talking. Eric told me that we made his ears sore.. hahaha! I'm so grateful that I have the best sisters in law (including Eric's sisters) to make up for my sisterless child hood haha :)

beautiful Colorado sunset
because I can't NOT have a picture of me and the hubs.. haha!
If you're ever outside of Moab and spot this rock with a hole... don't stop to see it. Complete waste of time.
if only my eyes were open... and Trevor didn't look like a creeper. I must be so out of it to be posting this amazing picture for the whole internet to see :)
don't judge my repeat shirt and the comfy clothes :)

See what I mean? What a weekend :)

24 comments:

kyna... said...

WOW! How have I never known that Alycia was your SIL?? She just guest posted for me today with a "quick recipe", and she had mentioned that Trevor's grandfather had died. I never put two and two together! I love Alycia and I love you! :-)
♥ Kyna

Megan and Justin said...

aww funerals are kind of a bummer, but kind of uplifting. I'm sure he lived an amazing life. Looks like you guys had fun. Colorado looks beautiful!

Emma Frances said...

Funerals are definitely not the most fun thing. But memories are wonderful and spending time with family is wonderful as well. Also, sisters-in-law are the best!!

McKenzie King said...

funerals are no fun but...on the bright side, it looks like you had so much time with your fam. I had no idea you and Alyica were sister in-laws. I love both of your blogs so, you two together seems like quite the awesome combination.

Carlie said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I am glad you got to enjoy all that time with your family.

Pamela said...

Glad you were able to spend time with your family! That is so neat that you & Alycia are related :) Love her coat!

m&msmommy said...

That sunset picture is BEAUTIFUL!!!

I"m sad that you had to see your family under these circumstances, but I'm glad you were able to see them all. That is one big family!!!!! ;)

I hope your heart finds a bit more peace and comfort with each passing day! Love and prayers! :)

Karm said...

Looks like soo much FUN!!
awe I like spending time with family too (:

Laura said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandpa! It is so hard and bittersweet even when they are older and have lived a good life...I'm glad you got to catch up with family. Sounds like it was a good weekend- hopefully this week is chill so you can recover from how draining everything has been. Take care!!!

Becca and Derek said...

Sorry about your grandpa. Glad you were able to see family! And yes, traveling is draining!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...
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Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Okay, I hate that I am in pj's in all these pics! hahaha and gross looking, but I love you still :) haha It was a good weekend.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

p.s. Trevor looks creepy in that picture haha

Lauren said...

I don't deal well with funerals, but it looks like you made the best out of it! <3
Cute pictures you always look fab! :)

Shalyn said...

I completely understand what you mean about being completely DRAINED...I felt the same way. I was more tired the night of the funeral than I was after running a half marathon. Glad you got to be with family, though!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

You are so blessed to have sisters-in-law that you feel so close to! That rock with a hole may have been a waste of time...but the pics look totally cool!

Hope you are doing okay...been thinking about you. HUGS!!!

Adele said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Funerals are so draining, but at least you got to spend time with your family xoxo
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Amanda said...

Those sky pictures are incredible, Courtney!!!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

You two are related!? That's awesome I love Alycia!

eryka {from abcde} said...

Ahh you are sister in laws with Alyicia. HOW FUN!!

XX
ERYKA

lowercase letters said...

Alycia from Crowley Party!? Ditto everybody else... No idea y'all were related! :) and wow!... You have a super duper big family!!
xxxx

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