Sunday, August 29, 2010

Why I've Been Gone

 A little over two weeks ago we had a death in the family.  It was quite surprising even if a little expected due to age.  Everything happened very quickly; we found out on a Friday night, my husband's parents drove in Saturday night, the funeral was Monday morning, and they left that afternoon.  The visitation and funeral were so touching for me.  The family was so open and inviting and we learned so much about everyone, even about a family vineyard out in Plains, TX that we didn't previously know about.  The service was so moving for me to hear about and even feel all the love that this amazing woman shared with the world.

With the visit, my in-laws also brought with them several gifts.  They gave us early anniversary, birthday, and Christmas presents which were; a fantastic stone baking pan from Pampered Chef,

a great Miche bag,

several boxes of porcelain from Aunt Mildred's studio.  More on this in another post.  And, Christmas ornaments.

Monday after they left this happened; 
the fan on our a/c locked up.  So, at 10 p.m. we trekked across town to pick up two window units from my parents.  We were SO thankful they had these and weren't using them.  Now, two weeks later we finally have a new system in place and working.  In light of these events I've not been willing to cook much, or do much for that matter.

And the next day this happened;

We got a new back fence.  It was much needed, and we really need to re-do the entire fence...but that isn't possible right now.

As you can see, it was a little busy around here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for you guys, but glad that you choose to see this as an opportunity to celebrate life rather than mourn the passing.

    In our thoughts and prayers,