Sunday, October 7, 2012

Longview it is!

Grandma's service was planned to happen in Longview so we packed the troops and got on the road. With kids, two newborns especially, there is no such thing as a simple quick trip. I opened that morning, came home right after work to get everyone packed up and we took off! The trip down really was not as smooth as I was hoping for! Cole had to have his Dick's Burgers and missed the 45th exit so we took Denny Street and holy shit show. Sorry for the language but that 'little spats get blown out of proportion' talk in my earlier post...... Prime example! I was OVER IT! haha There is no way I could live in Seattle. It's a beautiful city and a city I like to visit but that's it. Nothing can beat our area to me. While we were exiting the babies started crying (hungry) and Kade threw up on himself! Between the lights that were green for 2 cars and the line up of 20 at each light the frustration grew! We can laugh about it now but theres nothing like your crying babies to make you want to HURRY UP AND GET THERE!

I am just so in love with this little mans personality. He has become so talkative and happy, and seems to smile everytime you look at him!
Ooooo oooh oh Miss! I just can't get enough of this picture and everyone else probably can! lol This little girl is just so stinking sweet and I feel like I have finally gotten into the putting girl outfits together :)

Julie and I sat on the lawn chairs chit chatting and taking pictures while all the boys swam. I didn't get near as many as I wanted because the pool room was fogging up my lens.....

Kader checkin out Kallen AKA Baby Candies. When he tries to say Kennadi it comes out 'Candies' and he will not say Kallen. They are two in one and both called Baby Candies haha

Mama Leslie and her boys

After the service and once we got home Julie and I decided since both families were all dressed up and nor so ironically matching/definitely planned..... we wanted to get some family shots. Everyone had had it but of course we forced it! This was the best one.

The service was beautiful, on such a sunny gorgeous day, alongside her grave site. Julie and I kept a little space with the boys and babies and tried to keep them busy. Fruit snacks, toys and a lot of questions to keep them thinking instead of running! Chris spoke on the families behalf and said it all perfectly. A gift he definitely has. As much as Cole wanted to talk, he's more of the emotional one and would not have been able to. I love our kids and always want them with us but I wish for the graveside service, it could have just been us so I could be by his side.

Afterwards, we met for coffee punch and cookies with everyone that came to pay respects. There was half of the people there that I knew and then there was the other half I had no clue of. Half way through the meeting some very darling, petite little lady came up to me and asked if Kallen and Kennadi were twins. After telling her they were, she proceeded to ask if she could hold Kennadi.  Definitely a little forward catching me off guard, I reluctantly said yes. She was sweet but I didn't know her..... It's a little weird. She sat right next to me and we talked for probably a good half hour. After the third person asked me if I was okay I started to wonder if anyone knew who this sweet lady was. Turns out she was at the wrong service! Poor thing, so sweet and good company really but I think she had everyone else just a little worried. My only problem with her was that she reeked of stale smoke. All up in my poor baby girls face! :( Oh well she lived and I met a new friend ;)

Two little water rats in a pod! So fricken cute to see these two interact!

The boys had a complete blast together running up and down the halls, traveling from room to room *across the hall* and basically owning the joint. The first night they had ran off and actually got yelled at by an old lady 'Now I'm not going to be listening to you guys all night long' haha at 8pm. Maybe I shouldn't be laughing but really? They're 6 and under! They'll be in bed soon enough... Hopefully!

The trip over all was great. A weight was lifted, we got to reminisce with family and Grandma was laid to rest. One of the days Julie and I even got away for a a shopping day...... actually a couple hours, but glorious couple hours. Only rule was we had to walk.... haha our on going joke. We felt like 15 year olds without a license! Chris and Cole packed up the kids and took them to the park! :) What guys huh?! Can't wait to see these boys a little Miss grow up together and create more memories! 9 more weeks and my newest little nephew will be joining the crew!! CAN'T WAIT!

For what was anticipated to be a heavy serious trip turned into a fun, crazy, busy and enjoyable trip. The way Gloria would've wanted it for sure!

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