Monday, August 18, 2008

Good Times and Sad Times

I have been meaning to finish my catch up post from our pick up trip. It's just that things keep happening that divert my attention. Last weekend was my baby sister's bachelorette bash in Las Vegas. I was really torn about leaving Dylan for 2 days, but only a catastrophe would make me miss her send off into marriedville. Plus Dad is fully competent to handle the little guy.

I had a great time being part of her entourage. It isn't necessarily my scene, but it was fun to get out and just be in the moment with the girls. I would write more details but you know the saying - "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" - so mum is the word. Here is a photo of us before our Friday night out. Use your imagination.

On a sad note, Bill's father passed away on Sunday so I booked an earlier flight and headed home a few hours early. Dylan and I are heading to Illinois tomorrow to join Bill and the rest of the family for Grandpa Bob's memorial service. I am very sad that Dylan never got to meet him. I think he would have found Grandpa interesting to say the least, and I would like to think that Grandpa would have fallen in love with Dylan the way everyone in the family has. I don't have an appropriate photo for this sad occassion, so I would like to leave you with a video of Dylan that I would like to think would have made Grandpa smile.


Karen D said...

I'm sorry to hear about Bill's dad. I hope you will always have wonderful memories of him.
And the video of Dylan is so adorable! I can't believe how much he has grown and progressed in 2 months!!!
Love and miss you guys,

Maria said...

Josh and I just watched Dylan's video and got quite a smile from it!! Thank you for sharing it. He is so cute and fun!!

Suzanne said...

Ivy, I'm sorry to hear of Bill's dad's passing. Please give bill my sympathies and a hug when you get there.

The video of Dylan is adorable.


Unknown said...

wooo-hoo what a bunch of beautiful ladies!

I am also so sorry to hear about the loss your family has suffered.

Love Dylan's game!

Matt and Pam Bean said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of Grandpa passing. I can totally relate as I too have lost several family members in the past two months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. On another note Dylan is gorgeous and looks like you all are doing really well together. Enjoy him!!

Margaret and Tom said...

I think this would have made Grandpa smile too, because it sure made me smile really sorry to hear about Bill's Dad.

Jeanne said...

So sorry to hear about Bill's dad. He surely would have enjoyed Dylan.

Love that video!

Hilary Marquis said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's dad. Your family will be in my prayers.

That video of Dylan is adorable! Tyler is sitting next to me and told me, "That baby looks like Anara." Thanks for giving us a peek!

Gen 's Family Story said...

Ivy and Bill,
We're so sorry to hear about your Dad:( Madeline L'Engle once wrote, that someone who's been loved never'll have to tell Dylan stories of him.
We love the video of D and the giggles and laughter, he is definitely thriving and basking in your love! The blanket is just gorgeous!

The pink women crack me up! Must have had some fun that night!

Julie and John Wright said...

Hi Bill . I am sory to hear about your Dad. I know it's hard.... We will be praying for your family at this time.
Blessings John, Julie , Emma and Bekah.