As I mentioned in my last post, Brent and I took an unplanned visit to the States last week for his grandpa's funeral. It was an emotional and busy five days. Pop would have been 92 years old on June 4. He lived such a full life, loving and enjoying his wife, children, grandkids, and great-grandkids. We know he is completely restored and rejoicing in heaven, but it is still sad to think that we won't get to see his smile till we join him some day. It was especially hard seeing Gram say goodbye to her best friend. The services brought back sad reminders of my own Paw Paw passing away last summer. But throughout the week, there were many old memories shared and new memories created. We celebrated his life with the whole family together, just like Pop would have wanted.
Here are some pictures from our trip to New Jersey. Let me just say, I am blessed with some amazing in-laws.
At the gate - going from Charlotte to LaGuardia
Finally arrived to the hotel at midnight on Monday
I only brought my camera to the family get-together after the funeral. Brent's cousin Matt and his wife Naomi opened their beautiful home to everyone. We all enjoyed hanging out in their beautiful backyard (and I really enjoyed the drastically reduced levels of humidity!).
Pressley just waking up from a nap. Precious.
Aunt Donna and Brent's sister, Joelle
Perfect weather for cornhole!
Kru, our only nephew on this side of the family
Brent's cousin's daughter, Lilly, giving Gram some love
Our youngest niece, Hailey
Brent's mom and sister, Lorren
Brent and I were soaking up the time with our nieces and nephews. We love these kiddos!
Our immediate family with Gram (five kids ages three and under, no thanks to me and Brent!)
We were incredibly thankful that Brent got three bereavement days from work so we could join everyone. Now it's back to home-sweet-home Grand Cayman. A special thank you to Jeremy and Sheena for watching Walter and to Nate for getting us to and from the airport. Have I mentioned we have awesome friends?