Wednesday, March 26, 2014

bitter and sweet

Bitter. Sweet. There are no better words to describe our "weekend", so here goes! 

Bitter: Eric expectantly had to work over the weekend which was a huge bummer for us because we had planned (for 2 weeks) to go visit my in laws. There have been some big changes in our family and we just really want to be there to show our support and love! But you know, life happens.
Sweet: Eric took Monday and Tuesday off so at least we were having our own "weekend" and we were SO excited to just relax, get a date in, and watch Frozen on repeat :)
Bitter: We woke up in the middle of the night to a sick baby. Mia experienced her first stomach bug :( What a long, sad night. And to make it even worse (ha ha)... Frozen still hadn't arrived by mail and all we wanted to do was hold our sweet babe and get lost in the world of Olaf :)
Sweet: Mia's bug was short lived so Eric and I were able to sneak in a quick Temple date. I'm grateful for these moments with my hubs because we don't get that alone time nearly enough! Then we took Mia to Target and let her run lose :) It was hilarious watching Eric and Mia in the toy section together. She is just like her daddy, has to push all the buttons she can reach and she loves to test out the toy cars! Oh and we finished our shopping for Mia's tiny Easter basket. I can't wait for Easter! Did I mention Mia experienced another first? Definitely at the top of my favorites list! I can't wait to share the details!
Bitter/sweet: After having some ups and downs the past few days because, you know, life happens... we received the news that my dear, sweet Grandma passed away last night (Tuesday). I know the reunion with my Granddad was the sweetest ever, but she will be so very missed! 

In a lot of ways, these past few days worked out in the worst ways! But in other ways, I'm grateful for the ways it worked out because I got to soak up some serious time with my loves and we were reminded just how important that time is. I love my little family so much (some might say I'm obsessed, and I won't disagree) and we are so grateful for the families we are blessed to be a part of!

25 comments:

P!nky said...

Awww sweet lady, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know she's happy with her husband, but can relate to the pain felt by missing her here on earth. <3

Glad Mia is feeling better and that y'all were able to make your own lil weekend. xoxo

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. :(

Katie said...

Sorry about your grandma :( Definitely a sweet reunion for her though.

Tracy J/yeaiknowimshort said...

So sorry about your Grandmother!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

I am so sorry for your loss! You have had quite a week! I hope Mia is feeling much better!! Oh, and what is a temple date?

Emily said...

So sorry for your loss! I think you need extra hugs and love from precious smiley Mia! :)

Kimberly said...

Target is our go to Friday night activity. The kids can play with all the toys (which they get bored of after five minutes so WAY better than buying them!) and I can buy a new shirt or nail polish :)

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma. She's dancing happily, watching over your family.

Tara said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma :( Glad Mia is feeling better and hope you get to enjoy Frozen soon!

tina bumblebee said...

I'm sorry for your loss :( My thoughts are with your family. My daughter loooves Target, she asks to go almost every day... and she also loves Frozen (duh). Her favorite is actually Anna surprisingly, but mine is Olaf :) It's wonderful you can see the good in everything going on even while bad things are happening.

Dee Stephens said...

Sorry about your grandmother. BTW - copied of your 'if you knew us' post today :)

Alyx said...

Sorry for your loss, Courtney!

Mandie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my thoughts. Hugs!

Life Happens said...

There's always good with the bad. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. But you are right, what a sweet reunion it was for her on the other side. :)

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma, but at least your Grandparents are together again, holding hands and smiling down at the wonderful family they left behind. Much love to you and your family.

Katie said...

So sorry for your loss. Awesome post though to look at the positive side of life when things around you aren't going so well.

Ech and Will said...

Ugh, that's the worst when weekend plans are derailed. I'm glad Mia's bug was squashed quickly. Poor thing! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. Prayers and hugs for you and your family.

Erin LFF said...

Sorry to hear of the rollercoaster you've been on for the past few days, and so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending some hugs your way :)

Linzi Scarsella said...

Extremely sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family,love.

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear about your gram :( It's so hard to have to be away from family on hard days. Hang in there momma, and hug that little Mia all day long!!

Amanda said...

So sorry about your grandma!! Love ya girl!

Stacy G said...

So sorry for your loss.:( Glad your little lady is feeling better. Love your adorable little family! I have not even started Easter baskets yet! We just watched frozen for the first time with the boys, such a cute movie! My almost 4 year old's word of the week is "awkward!".(If you remember that part of the movie). Strangely he actually uses it in the right context too haha!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

So sorry for your loss, that is the hardest. Glad sweet Mia is feeling better! Lots of love to you - & going to the sponsor page right now. ;)

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Elizabeth said...

So glad you got some positives out of the negatives! And I am so sorry for your loss :( But I know she was excited to see your grandfather again!!! :)

Love Always,
Elizabeth
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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. Sending you good thoughts.

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