Sunday, January 22, 2012

Grandpa's Memorial

On Christmas evening, Logan and I headed up to Michigan.  I'm so grateful that Logan came with me so I didn't have to make the trip by myself.  And if you know Logan, he makes anything fun!  We had a nice ride up there.  We got to my Grandma's (Mom's mom) house pretty late, but she was still up!  We chatted with her for about an hour or so (it was like midnight!).  Then we went off to bed.  The next morning, Grandma woke us up by making us blueberry pancakes and bacon!  YUM!!!  After we ate breakfast, Logan and I took off and went to the church where Grandpa's (Dad's dad) memorial service was being held.

It was such a hard day for all of us.  We all loved him very much and are so thankful that we were able to have him in our lives for as long as we were able to.  He always made us laugh and was always so kind to us.  He is truly missed, but we know that we will see him again!  It was a good service.  Sad, but good.  I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to go.  It was also good to see some family relatives that I don't get to see very often.

Josh and I felt bad for Logan not really being able to have a Christmas, so we bought him a few small gifts.  Because our Christmas was a little crazy, he ended up opening them out of my trunk in Michigan.  I just love my little brother!  He lets me take lots of pictures of him :)  Here's a few of him opening presents.

That was probably the last time that I will ever be in my Grandpa's house and I have so many fond memories of that house.  My grandpa had built it from the ground up.  It will soon be on the market though.  I wanted to take a few pictures of it to remember it.

Then Logan let me take a little photo shoot of him...He's such a good sport :)

The Dill side of the family always is having some sort of fun; so they decided to go out to this small town's 'downtown' area.  They had this HUGE Santa on display, so we all took a few pictures.

These are my cousins {Candace (Willie's wife), Kelly, Mandy and Aunt LeeAnne}

Logan, Brayden, Me and Dad:

That night, Logan and I headed back to Cleveland.  Then we flew out EARLY the next morning to go to OKLAHOMA!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!  I'm only about three weeks late.  Better late than never though.  Josh and I had a great Christmas.  It was a very odd Christmas, but a good one.  We spoiled each other and were spoiled by our families.  This was the first year that we were not with family for Christmas.  We got up early on Christmas Eve and opened presents.  It was nice and we got some great things!  The only sad part is that most of our stuff was put into boxes right after opening (we are living out of boxes pretty much right now), but it was still fun.  I can't wait to get everything in our next place.

Sadly these are the only two pictures I got to take before my camera died :(  And typically Josh, didn't want his picture taken. 

We had a great Christmas on Christmas Eve.  Later that night, Logan flew into Cleveland!  It was so good to see him and have him see a little bit of Cleveland...He was only here for about 24 hours though.  We just hung out and watched movies that night.

Christmas morning, our friends from church, the Egners, invited us over for a delicious breakfast!  It was wonderful!  We have had a blast getting to know them while we have been here.  After breakfast, we headed straight to church for a wonderful sacrament meeting.  We had all the missionaries over for dinner and games after church.  We had a blast!  Unfortunately though, Logan and I had to skip out early and headed for Michigan...that will be in another post. 

We had a great Christmas!  and hope that all of you did too!  Merry Christmas to all!