This weekend was a low-key, quiet one. Just what we needed after the whirlwind week and a half we've had.
Friday morning I attended Ashleigh's funeral service and friends, it was incredible. I realize that sounds odd given the situation, but Ashleigh's unabashed desire for everyone to know Christ and experience the hope that she had was evident in every aspect of the service. If you have a couple of hours this week you would be blessed by watching it HERE.
And if you don't have a couple of hours, take 5 minutes to watch the video below. Ashleigh gave this speech while attending MIT and when she references the bombing she's talking about the Boston Marathon bombing that she actually missed by minutes after crossing the finish line. Also, when you're watching, if you look in the reflection, the ONE face that's illuminated is that of her husband, Brad.
You can keep updated on Ashleigh's Gala and other ways to support her family on her blog HERE and I've opened up a second shirt campaign since so many of you have asked. Again, all the proceeds will go to the IBC Network Foundation as part of her wish to raise $100,000.
(The above video was created by Andrea and Bennett Lamb of Nostalgic Cache www.nostalgiccache.com)
Saturday morning started off with lots of bedhead and snuggles ;)
And then a whole bunch of raspberries!
Later in the morning Griffin and I headed to her friend Miley's house for a "Bubbles" second birthday party.
Griffin was a little unsure at first...
... but she and Miley had the best time :)
Look at that sweet birthday girl!!!
GG was a little bit excited ;) hahaha
And she was thrilled about the pink bubbles and beaded bubble wand she got as a party favor!
While G and I were partying with the Maxwells the boys and Dave were out on a scooter adventure. Too bad its ONE MILLION DEGREES here! ;)
Saturday night my mom joined the kids and I at the pool in at attempt to get out and beat the heat. Ice cream was for cooling purposes only :)
Shay and I have taught 3 year old Sunday School together for years and years. We started long before we have kids and we have the best time together. This year Mason has been in our class and while it's a challenge at times to have my own kid, there are moments where I get to be there and see things I would otherwise miss out on and I'm so thankful he's in our class.
Like yesterday when I got to see him be King Xerxes :)
And sweet Felicity was Queen Esther. They were the absolute sweetest!
After church I wanted to get a picture of the kids together, but it wasn't happening. The boys had already run inside and Dave snapped this picture of me and GG. She was upset that her brothers left her ;( #littlesisterproblems
Nothing a glass of OJ couldn't fix.
Luke went to play at Lincoln's house in the afternoon and Mason was LONELY while Luke was gone and GG was napping. When she woke up he changed his shorts to match his sister ;)
And then they had a dance party!
And let's just talk about the lovefest that went on between these two while waiting to watch an episode of Sofia the First!
Yesterday, Luke started Music Camp at church and then we met up with friends at the pool for a last hurrah before everyone heads off on end of the summer trips and I head back to work. This summer has been SO MUCH FUN and we're so grateful to spent it with "framily" :)
Back tomorrow with a yummy crockpot meal to share for Recipe Club! Get your recipes ready to share, girls!