Thursday, June 12, 2008

Trip to Washington

As most of you know our family recently went to Washington to be with my sweet nephew T. The whole Howell clan (minus 2 of Tammy's little girls) was able to be there together and that was special. We enjoyed seeing the my brothers family and will always treasure the memories we made. T looked wonderful and although he lacked energy he didn't lack sweetness and humor! Jr and Allison are holding up great considering the circumstances and I'm so thankful for that. Our God is an amazing Father full of love and comfort in these times and my heart is broken for families who deal with this kind of stuff and don't realize how much God wants to be allowed in the journey. I can't even imagine!

Here are a few pictures of our time there...
This is Tristan, Adrian and Adia enjoying video games on the new JUMBO bed that T spends a lot of time on. It's a king bed and a twin bed side by side with T's favorite huge blue pillow and memory foam for his comfort.
Uncle Jr meets Kaden!
Uncle Jr scores some big points with Kenyon for letting him ride the really loud motorcycle. A year ago this same bike put our tough little boy to tears when it turned on. Uncle Kyle entertaining/beating the big kids in the pool.

My teeny bop niece Hailey being a good big cousin.

T wanted to go to dinner with EVERYONE and these days he gets whatever he wants even if it means taking this crazy bunch in public.

Papa and Grandma had snuck to the restaurant earlier that day to prepare a special balloon treat brought out at the end of dinner that was a big hit with all the kids. Balloons are fun and when you add money to the inside they are even better! Of course T's balloon had some extra fun inside and it was sweet to see all the bigger kids gave T their balloons.

The time came too quick to give our hugs goodbye and I'm sure these embraces will be embedded in my heart forever! Thanks for letting us hang out with you T! WE LOVE YOU!


The McGraths said...

I'm glad you got to go visit. It looks like you guys had a great time and made some special memories. As always T and the family are in our prayers.

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

Treasured memories...treasured love.

Rochelle said...

I'm sure T feels so special to have everyone come visit him. I hope and pray he feels very little discomfort.

The Horners! said...

Seems as though you guys did have fun!! How special it is that you got to send some time with T. Looks like you all got to share some specail memories with him. Glad you guys made it back safely. Love u!

Rick and Leah said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to make it up there. Family is the most important thing in this life and the most treasured. We have yours in our prayers.