We weren't quite sure what to do for Thanksgiving this year due to Meemaw's recent passing. I had planned to host for the first time so we did just that. After her funeral we came home and got into full gear getting ready. It was a really nice time to spend together as a family. My family and Travis' family all came so we had a blended gathering and I think it was needed by everyone. We all felt sadness from the one person missing but we were able to eat, laugh, smile, and share some memories. We stuffed our bellies and told stories and laughed at the kiddos wild antics. Meemaw sure would've loved it.
I've been off blogger for over a month mainly because I didn't know how to post this...Travis' mom...known to us as "Meemaw" passed away November 16th unexpectedly. She was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. She had just received her final chemo treatment and we thought she had it beat. That day, she went to the ER with stomach pain and passed away unexpectedly that evening. We believe it was due to complications with chemo. As expected, our family is devastated and have had a really tough few weeks. However, we are blessed with amazing friends and family members who have lifted us up in prayer and helped us out in anyway possible. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We are adjusting to a "new normal" without Meemaw which is difficult, especially during the holidays. I will try to catch up on all the posts I've missed soon!
We love Essie's preschool so much! We love how they put so much effort into things for our kids. The Saturday before Halloween one of the parents hosted the party at their house out in the country.
There was a costume contest, costume parade, games an prizes, hayride, wiener roast, s'mores, and just buckets of fun for everyone. The granparents were invited to run the games. Essie loved having everyone there.