Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Like I said last week I will be sharing some of my hubby's B&W pictures from over the past couple of years.

This photo was taken about 3 years ago at that famous California tourist destination! We had just moved from Oregon and were about 1 1/2 years into waiting for Ava. We had put everything on hold for awhile thinking we would be getting a referral soon. But we all know the answer to that story!

So we decided to surprise the kids and drive to CA and meet some great friends at Disneyland. The kids thought that we were going to visit Grandparents and had no idea their best friends would be there too.

Once they figured out we were going to Disneyland we decided to meet the other family at Joe's Crab shack next to the Hotel. They got there first and then we walked in, the kids were shocked to see their friends from Oregon in the same restaurant!!

We had a great 4 days together and hated to say goodbye again.

This was also a very sad time in our family because when we started our 2 day drive back home we found out the horrible news that my hubby's sister and my best friend had suddenly past away at 29 years old. We were on our way to the Grand Canyon and never made it. We drove straight home and jumped on a plane to Texas to help with the three young girls she left behind, while her hubby arranged the funeral. She suddenly got sick and past away within a couple days and we don't know what caused it.

Well I'm doing this post early in the morning before my kids get to school so I need to go get everyone on track and out the door! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Don and Lisa Osborn said...


I found myself captivated by your post and just like the contrast of the black and white--it was filled with the contrast of happiness and sadness.

I am so sorry for the profound and sudden loss you experienced. I pray that your family has helped one another through the never ending journey of grief and that you are blessed with many happy memories of your sister/best friend.

Thank you for sharing.


The Sanders Family said...

Great photo...I've always wanted to take the kids there. But I'm sure that vacation was bittersweet, with so many great memories but also ending in a tragedy you will not forget. Just reminds us of how short this life is, and to not take for granted each day the Lord blesses us with. Sorry for your loss!

Wanda said...

Such a captivating photo but such a sad memory attached. I'm so sorry for such a loss. That must have been such a difficult time for all.

Colleen said...

April I have been through that big whale mouth several times LOL love it

I am so sorry about your sister in law...that is so sad...: (

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how a simple photo of something totally unrelated can bring you back to a specific time in you life? I'm so sorry for your families loss. I pray her kids are doing as well as they can be.

Cool angle on the picture!

Robin said...

Great picture ... love the dark contrast with the white teeth!

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! That is so sad :(

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a cool shot.....beautiful black and white my friend:)

Thanks for the words of encouragement.....I know you understand!

Michelle said...

I am sorry to hear that this photograph and the fun times that you had on this trip also bring back memories of the loss of your dear sister-in-law and best friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Love the I saw your CNY BEAUTIFUL:)

Lisa said...

Such a great photo but then such sad you just don't get over. I am so sorry you lost your friend and her husband lost his wife.

It is hard looking back. You did a nice job of it.

Norah said...

Really cool photo! I'm sorry for your loss.

Tonya and Casey said...

Wowza!! Great pic!!

Chris said...

Really cool photo!!!

Really sad story!!!

I am so sorry for your loss!!!

Your post just made me realize how we do need to live each day to the fullest and treasure it!!

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