Sunday, April 1, 2012

365 Project: Week Thirteen

I'm not going to lie.  This past week was hell.  The last thing we ever expected to do was say goodbye to Grant's best friend.  We let loose a bit last night.  My sweet best friend threw me a mini birthday party.  It was a fun, much needed night!!!

{March 25th}

We were still reeling from the news of Jason's death.  All plans for the day were canceled, as we attempted to deal with the shock and the pain.

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{March 26th}

Back to school.  Grant and I attempted a workout at the park, but we forgot the jogging stroller and the wind was fierce.  After just over a mile of wearing Lily, with the wind whipping in my face, I was done.  It felt as if I had gone 10 miles, and we were all freezing!  Had a short playdate at the library after Lexie got out of school.  That evening, we had dinner at our friends' house.  It was a good distraction!


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{March 27th}  

Boring day.  Babysat all day.  Stayed home.

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{March 28th}

Another day at home.  Attempted a quick photo shoot with Lily.  Mentally prepared ourselves for the next two difficult days ahead of us.


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{March 29th}

Horrible day.  We spent all day at the funeral home.  We arranged sitters for the older kids, but Lily went with us.  She was such a little angel all day.  We received so many compliments about how well behaved and cute she was. She was a wonderful distraction from all the sadness.  Saying goodbye at the end of the last viewing was horrible.  By the time we picked Dylan and Lexie up, we were completely drained.  Luckily, we were greeted with group of good friends and good food!

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{March 30th}

What an emotional day.  We attended Jason's funeral service and burial.  It was the last thing I had ever expected to do on this day.  I pray that Jason is at peace, and I pray for his family and friends during the grieving process.  This loss has affected all of us deeply.

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{March 31st}

We spent the morning and afternoon recovering from the past few days.  I completely cleaned the house.  I have to admit, I let housework slide all last week.  In the evening, we went over to my best friend's house.  She threw me a mini birthday party.  It was so sweet of her! Pizza for dinner, drinks, cake, kids playing...it was such a fun night!

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It was a crappy week, but I'm counting my blessings.  Life is good with all these amazing people in it!

8 comments:

  1. I'm so, so sorry you have to go through this. Life just doesn't seem fair sometimes. I pray he is at peace, also. You've been in my thoughts <3.

    P.S. I love the picture of Lily and Lexie sleeping together -- very adorable.

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  2. I'm sorry you had such a rough week, but I love your positive attitude!

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  3. So sorry for your loss! Praying that God would wrap all of you with His peace during this time.

    Your kids are ADORABLE and getting SO big... Dylan looks like he's about to graduate high school (Ok not really, but seriously, he is SO big... and I love his shaggy hair!).

    {{HUGS}} to you friend! Praying for a better week for all of you this week!

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  4. I'm sorry the week was so hard for you. Thank goodness for good friends!! I'm glad the end of the week was better.

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  5. It has been awhile since I have visited your blog so I thought I would stop by today. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Your kids are adorable!!

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  6. I know that has to be hard. I am glad you were able to get sometime to enjoy your special day. Happy Birthday!

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  7. It's impossible to start healing until you get through all the proceedings. I hope that you'll be able to start doing that now. So terribly sorry.

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  8. I'm glad that last week is now behind you, although I doubt that it will ever really be behind you.

    I love the last pic of the girls sleeping together!

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