Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Birth and Death all in one Day!

My very close friend (like a grandfather) died last week and his funeral was yesterday. I sang "Daddy's Hands" for him at his funeral. They had asked me the day before he passed (they new he didn't have long). It was a beautiful funeral and I wish I could say I made it through the song without tears but, my mom had to finish it out for me.

I loved that man... good man!

It was really cool because instead of a hers to take his coffin to the cemetary they had a horse-drawn carriage to take him. It was so amazing! And they had the police block off main street so that the funeral procession could pass through--awesome!



The horse-drawn carriage

The horse with no rider...

Me and Marc at the cemetary


Then we went on to celebrate 9's birthday. So, yes, 8 is now 9! I know, I can't believe it either! So are all of you keeping up with my kids? There is 3, 9, 12, and 16. I made pizza for 25 people. It was just a family get-together but, it was crazy fun! We just ate pizza, opened presents and ate treats. 9 didn't want cake, he wanted nutty bars and chocolate donuts... I will just post a slideshow and you can see the fun we had!


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6 remarks:

Natty + Tacia said...

I am sorry about your loss, it's been a rough year. I hope you are doing well.

The trick about baking is to not eat everything but little tastes...but croissants are my downfall I can't stop eating them sometimes! Are you going to come to Grandma R's for Thanksgiving? I am going to bring some pastries down to her house. I think we are going in the afternoon after like 3 or 4.

Marc and Rachael said...

Actually, grandma is coming to my house for Thanksgiving. I am sure she will be home by then though. Or, if you want, you can come to my house whenever...

Rochelle said...

Wow I loved the pictures of the funeral. I am sorry to hear about your loss...

Kirsten Amelia said...

Man, I've been really thinking of moving to Provo for the summer, but I HATE missing out on parties like this!:( Good thing you have a blog or I wouldn't even know it happened! It is way to isolated out here...

Annie Valerio said...

I am sorry!!! The horse carriage thing what a great idea. I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!!

W said...

The party was so fun. Thanks for letting us be a part of your fam. 3 was such a card with the dough. We just love you guys.