Weekend Recap | A Virginia Weekend

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Monday!  I am linking up with Katie for my weekend recap!

We traveled up to Virginia for the weekend and spent time with our families.  It was packed and exhausting but it was oh so good to see our families.

Several weeks ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with his second bout of lung cancer.  We found out recently, that the diagnosis is not good and that it has spread to multiple other parts of his body.  With that being said, his birthday was last week and the family got together to celebrate his birthday and surround him with love.

Friday Night - my dad's (Pop Pop) house

Friday night we spent the night at my dad's house and Ryan got to celebrate Easter a little early.  And that meant, lots of chocolate consumed from his Easter eggs and running wild in my dad's house with Ryan's new monster trucks he got.

You can always count on the good ole grandparent for feeding your kid mounds of sugar and then handing them back to you!

Saturday - my mom's (GiGi) house

Saturday was the day for my Papa's big birthday party.  My mom has three younger brothers, so my uncles, their wives and kids all came to surround my grandfather with tons of love and food.  I am the oldest of 15 grandchildren and aside from my sister who is just three years younger than me, there is at least an 11 year age gap between me and most of my cousins.  Ryan absolutely ADORED them and played all night long.

Playing with Play-Doh with my sister (Aunt Court) and GiGi

Loving on my Papa

mommy and baby :)

See, my family thinks it's really funny to give my kid sugar!

Some of my cousins with Ryan!

Ry with my uncle Billy

Ry with my uncle Wayne

Sugar kicked in

Some of my cousins, myself, Ryan and the best Papa around

GiGi and her Ry guy

Sunday - GaGa's house (Russell's mom) and then home

Sunday, we spent the morning with Russell's mom and then drove home.  GaGa and my husband both have chronic Lyme's disease and she isn't doing well so she came with us back to NC, to stay for a little while and get healthy.

My husband flies to St. Louis to see a Lyme's specialist so he is trying to get her in there asap and go with her to get her some help.  If you don't know much about Lyme, it is a horrible disease. My husband has fought it for over five years and early on, we didn't even know if he would make it. With lots of research and finding the right doctor, he has learned to manage it and that is what we hope for her.

When we got home, it was beautiful outside so Ryan did get to play before dinner...

Yes, he's watering the trees

... and then we promptly put that little nugget to bed to get him back on schedule.

Hope you had a great weekend!