On Friday morning, I took LK to school and came back to get ready for the day. While they were in room time the boys, for the first time in their life, took the initiative to clean their room all by themselves....WITHOUT ME ASKING. THEN, when we went to get in the car, they picked flowers from the yard to give to me and told me that they loved me. It was the sweetest way to start this weekend!
I took the boys over to play with their cousins at my parent's house. Joel, Ashley and the boys arrived in town on Thursday night and even though I had just seen Joel the week before, it was so nice to get hugs from him and it is ALWAYS good to see my sister-in-law and nephews.
Joel wanted to demonstrate how he get into his hammock when it is really high up (Have you ever seen someone do that? It's crazy...) I didn't get a video in time but Ashley got this cute shot of Joel with Fischer and Jackson.
After we played for a little bit, I took the boys back home for lunch and naps. Kyle went and picked up LK for me that afternoon and I got ready for the viewing service in Mobile and got my house ready for all of the nephews to come over during the service.
I have to brag on and say thank you again to my friends. I have some awesome friends who really stepped up and helped serve my family this weekend. From keeping kids alive and happy, to ordering pizza, to organizing it all, to the texts and calls checking in with me. All of it helped so much!
We got kids settled with Samantha and Cheyenne, and Kyle and I and Cassie and Curtis (who had just arrived into town) rode together to Grandpaw's viewing service in Mobile. We were completely overwhelmed and thankful for the outpouring of support for our family by our dear friends. It was abundantly clear that my Grandpaw was a very loved man.
The biggest surprise of the night was that Brent and Stacey and their boys, our dear friends from West Texas, made the drive from Georgia to see us and support our family. It did my heart (and those of my family's!) so much good to see them. I really love when the Lord provides for his people THROUGH his people and he did that so much this weekend.