Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Holding on to memories.










The top few pictures are my girls loving their yearbook. It's funny how they pull it off the shelf and want to look at it almost everyday. I have to admit I enjoy seeing them look at it so much, considering it's the yearbook I helped to design along with 8 students from our school. It was a learning experience and took a lot of heart and effort, but I am glad to see it paid off so well.
Then there's a picture of Crew getting a quick bath in little pedestal bathroom sink. Ava thought it was the funniest thing that a baby could take a tiny bath in a sink. She was right there to keep an eye on him and make sure he was happy. She was also anxious to help comb his 'tangles' out when he was dry too. She asked me, "how small are his tangles in his hair"? I think she's ready to have hers cut short just because Crew's hair is so soft and easy to style. =)
I also have Ava to thank for the photo of me kissing Crew. She's not only getting much better at posing and looking at the camera when it's pointed at her, but she's also wanting to hold the camera and take the pictures too. I guess it's never too soon to start fine-tuning her skills as a photographer, and what better way to practice than on a baby brother. He's a very good subject as he basically sleeps through all his photo sessions.
Lastly, I had to pull a photo from our family archives as we were so sad to get the news that Grandpa Willie- Chip's grandpa-passed away earlier today. We have heavy hearts and ached for Grandma Dot as the reality sank into our heads. We may be headed back to Minnesota in the very near future to be together with all the Bolducs/Ferlaaks and to reminisce and say our good-byes. We will miss Grandpa very much...and we will remember his smile and love for all of us and so many others for a very long time.

15 comments:

Sara said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, and grateful that your kids have so many memories with him... I knew some of my great-grandparents and it is a treasure.

Hillary said...

Jody, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family....

Hopesrising said...

Sorry to hear about Chip's grandfather. Never easy is it. Will be praying for your family

Barrett & Jen said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Marisa Le'rin Salas said...

I am so Sorry for your loss in the family....I will lift you up in my prayers.

Fern said...

So sorry for your loss -- what a great picture of him dancing with your daughter, precious memories! The Lord be with your family as you miss your Grandpa.

Kelly said...

Im new to this whole bloggin thing, but wanted to share my prayers with your family. I read about the tragedy and how you have turned it into wonderful glory for our Heavenly Father. We too have a beautiful daughter in Heaven. She was born with a rare genetic disorder..we were blessed with her for 5 months and 3 days..like you, every day that I wake up is one day closer to be back with her. We are praying for all of you, especially with the loss of Chips grandfather..Continue on - you are an insperation to so many! God is certainly proud of you all!

With love and respect,
Kelly

Camille said...

Add my condolences as well... prayers will be said for your family!
On a lighter note.... MAN does Crew look like his daddy or what??!!
= )

Marcie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...Grandpas are amazing and I'm sure he will be sorely missed. Just looking at the picture of him with Wyndham says a lot about his character. Safe travels, may He bring deep peace and comfort during this time.

Jane-Jane said...

Chip, I will be praying for your family as your hearts heal. Loosing Grandpa is difficult.

Jody, your year book has given me an idea of a digital year book for our family. I have been really lax at my scrap booking. I just need to do it!

Vicky said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you. Our hearts soared however, when we saw your daughter enjoying the yearbook you created. As owners of a small yearbook production company we are so thrilled for our customers when they do embrace the process. It dances off the pages when someone's heart has guided the process and there is no bigger reward for us than to see a photo of a child engaged in looking at the book. Kudos to you for your hard work.

walkingbyfaith said...

My heart breaks for your family and my prayers are with you all and Grandma Dot. :(

Jackie said...

So sorry for your loss.
Please accept my prayers and condolences for you, Chip & your entire families.

P.S. Crew is adorable.

The Kahler Family said...

I am sorry for your family's loss. That is such a sweet picture, definitely a treasure.
Praying, Angie

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Baby Crew is a Minnie Me of your husband he looks so much like Chip.

Lisa