Monday, October 6, 2008

Ellie's Weekend with Daddy

We received really sad news last week. A good friend of ours from Seattle unexpectedly passed from this life into the arms of Jesus. Mike and his wife Kelly were in a small group that we participated in with two other couples. We dove deep and really got to know each other. Even though we kept up primarily through blogs since moving away, we still consider Mike and Kelly great friends. As such, James took Ellie up to Grand Rapids (where they moved a few years ago) for the memorial service. It was a good time of remembering Mike, and James is grateful he was able to go. Please keep Kelly in your prayers as she figures out what life looks like now.

Because Grand Rapids is so close to Detroit, James and Ellie got to go visit Aunt Jenn and Uncle David, Georgie and Baby James, too. Here are some photos from the trip:

My big girl owning that window seat.

Chillin' with some Elmo

Ellie impressed James and me both by sleeping really well on the planes.

Ellie got to visit a Cider Mill with the Brady's.

Georgie was working hard pushing his cousin. (David just looks like he's helping - it's really all Georgie.)

See? Where's Uncle David now, huh?? Poor Georgie. You all do realize that Ellie outweighs Georgie by at least a few pounds, right? The little guy was working hard! :)

Georgie, the Cider Mill truck driver

Georgie the pig.

The three cousins...What cuties.


jocelyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Glad James got to go up and be with them. Looks like Ellie had a fun trip!

ThePoeFam said...

Such sweet pictures...what a sweet time for James and Ellie in the midst of such a sad time! ... I love the one of Ellie with the sun rays around her...she does look like such a big girl!

The Cornwell Family said...

WOW! i am so proud of James for taking her all by himself to such an event. I know that is a tough time. I love all the pictures and think Emma is getting so pretty, even if she does look like James! :)

Mrs. Brady said...

Great pics! it was really nice to see them while they were in town. i think about and pray for kelly often.