Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grandpa Jim

Garner men-- from left to right, Uncle Rusty, Uncle Bob, Grandpa and Uncle Bobby is
in front . This is from Thanksgiving of last year.

My grandpa Jim passed away last Saturday, quietly, while in the arms of his sweetheart of 55 years. He fought a very long, hard battle with cancer, but was an inspiration and good example to us throughout his whole life, including the end, when he was suffering. He will be missed sooo very much, but I just love that man. The visitation was amazing, truly a tribute to how many peoples lives he touched. My grandma, aunt ruth and i ended up having to take our shoes off, we stood in line for so long! I think it ended up lasting almost 5 hours from beginning to end. What an awesome thing. We were blessed to have lots of time with him, to learn from him, to get advice from him, and to just love on him. My kids have happy memories, and I have many many happy memories, to many to even list. He lived an amazing life. Love you soo much Grandpa Jim. Rest in Jesus' arms, you did a great job!

My patient neighbors

Our neighbors next door are amazing. We have spent lots of time together and their kids and my kids love each other. Marlee and Sydney both have crushes on the two older boys, then they have a 14 yr old daughter and a 7 yr old daughter who love to play with my kiddos. The other night, Marlee really wanted to pet their dog Patches, but she was scared, and my sweet patient neighbor Justin, who is 19, took time to sit down and hold the dog so that Marlee could feel comfortable with petting patches. Now how awesome is that???? We are so blessed with an awesome neighborhood, and neighbors we love. Here is a cute pic. I love marlees face in it, not only is the dog sitting nicely beside her, but so is her justin!

Aunt Vonnies 65th Birthday

My Aunt Vonnie has been a huge part of my life since I was born. I am so grateful to have her by me! We took a cake over for her 65th bday! So fun! The kids ADORE her!!! Here's some pics!