Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 29th - a day to celebrate life

Yesterday was Emery's 1st birthday - I won't be posting pictures because we haven't had a celebration yet (except for a mini one in Vegas, but I think I'll post them all together), but I will post them when we have them! I can't believe she is one whole year old. It really is crazy to think she's been here for that long. She is my big girl now and that makes me happy and sad at the same time.

We also celebrated another life yesterday - Aaron's "Grammy". She died on the 23rd and we celebrated her life through funeral services yesterday. We're thankful for the Gospel perspective that makes such a day one of rejoicing and memory rather than one of sorrow. She taught us so much and we will always remember Grammy for the strong,determined, mannered, sweet woman that she was.

And on a funeral note, Aaron and I were driving to the graveside portion of the day and I told him I don't want a viewing at my funeral. And he told me, "Too bad - If you die before me we are definitely having a viewing. And I want one at my funeral too. I want to be viewed." You want to be viewed, Aaron? Haha. (And since it was Emery's birthday and we kept making birthday suit jokes all day, he also said he'd like to go out the same way he came in - in his birthday suit. Just FYI that you may want to pass on Aaron's viewing if you're still around when he's gone.)

6 comments:

Janssen said...

It was so fun to see you all this last week. And I really can't believe how BIG Emery is now!

Matt and Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Emery!!!!!

Mary said...

Wow! So many big changes in your lives. Sorry to hear about the death, but so cool to celebrate Emery's birthday!

HW said...

Happy Birthday Ems! And just for the record, I don't want to be viewed either.

kathywim said...

Okay, I do not want a viewing or a funeral. Just a graveside service. I will try to die when the weather is nice!

Your Blog is fabulous! Just a mother's unbiased opinion.

Michelley said...

I can't believe she's a year already!!