Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Family Funeral

It was a sad day in Lemoore, CA when we attended the funeral of Thomas' Grandma's funeral.  She lived just about all of her adult/married life on a farm just outside Lemoore.  Her two children were raised there.  It was her wish that she would never leave.  We are thankful that she was able to pass in the comfort of her home.  We flew out to Bakersfield at a moments notice to be with the family and celebrate her life as well as grieve her death.  It was a quick trip...but we are very glad we had the chance to be there.

Brother and Sister in front of Grandma's casket

Riley all spiffed up at the cemetary

My grown "little" man

A family portrait at the graveside

Seven months pregnant and lovin' it

Riley's latest famous expression for "are you kiddin' me?"

My all time favorite photo so far.  BTW-- that black bump in the bottom half of  the photo is my belly.  Riley loves to hug and kiss what he is sure is his "little sister."  We won't be finding out the gender until his/her birthday, thus Riley, who has never changed his mind about this baby being a girl, will have been right all along or....not.  As  they say, there's a 50/50 chance, but we are just amazed that this three year old has held his position through the months, never wavering or doubting that the mystery in my womb is female.

6 comments:

Sara said...

You look beautiful, dear friend!

the mom~ said...

Oh Tracy, you look stunning! Ethan was totally convinced Abram was a girl too until he saw his penis and then said, "Oh yes, he has a penis like ME!" I was so nervous when he wasn't a girl for Ethan's sake but he soon got over it quick with the penis! LOL

April said...

You look great Tracy! I think it's a girl too btw. :)

Elizabeth said...

Riley is getting soooo big! And you look stunning....I love the look of a prego mama :) I will send off this card to you now that I have your address!

Kendall and Kari Elkins said...

Tracy, It was so fun to find your blog and see your pics. I agree, you look beautiful. We would love to hear from you.

roshekie said...

Yep, I think it's a girl too! But then, I've been wrong on numerous occasions - and everyone's right: you do look beautiful!! ♥-R