Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Catching Up

I don't know where the time goes sometimes.  Today I finally find myself with a free moment to check the blogs I follow, and what to my dismay do I notice but that mine still has pictures of Halloween! Yes Halloween :)

Well November was a full month for us.  At the very beginning of the month we found ourselves in Arizona celebrating the life of my Grandfather, my Dad's Dad, who passed away after a 15 month battle with leukemia.  My Grandpa was a wonderful man who lived his life well and blessed our family with a strong Christian heritage.  We were blessed to be able to say our goodbyes, we are filled with hope that he has been reunited with my own Dad and all the faithful who have gone before him, and we were privileged to witness his journey Home and the peace that filled him as he anxiously awaited being untied with his Savior. 

We ended up being in Arizona less then 24 hours before returning back to California to help my mom catch a flight out of Ontario airport.  Five days later the kids and I were on a plane heading up to Oregon for my little brother Ryan's wedding.  Brandon joined us on the 9th, to celebrate my Dad's birthday with us at the Outback, and then Ryan and Katie were married on 11th.  We were thrilled to be a part of their special day!

 Ready to go Mom!
 Sadie got to be flower girl and Wyatt the ring bearer in the wedding.
 Ryan and Grandma Moss
The new Mr. and Mrs.
The cousins with Uncle Robert
Following our trip to Oregon was Thanksgiving which we spent at home as a family this year and then the first week of December Grandma came down to babysit so that I could get in my last few days of subbing during this work period.    Such a blessing!

 Sadie helped make the pumpkin pie.
 Wyatt cleaned his plate as usual.
Sadie wasn't so sure, as usual...Tell us how you really feel now.

Oh and how could I forget...Our friends the Dave and Andrea were in town the week we got back from Oregon so we also enjoyed spending some time with them and celebrating Georgia's 1st birthday.

We tried hard to get a picture of these four but let's just say some were more cooperative than others (mine being the others).
 Wyatt, Sadie, Georgia, and Sawyer
Happy Birthday Georgia!