26 January 2012
Ryand and I were laughing so hard...
24 January 2012
We celebrated the life of Ruth Shrack, Ryan’s Great Grandmother, who passed away this month. Grandma Shrack was 102 years young. She was a beautiful woman who was really with it. Her passing was bittersweet because we were losing an amazing woman, but we know she’s home and at peace. 102 years is a long time and I know she probably missed the many people that went before her. I know that the reunion with her loved ones was a joyous one. Lots of family got together to celebrate grandma’s life and visiting with everyone and meeting some folks for the first time was wonderful. So there are TONS of photos that were taken during the funeral, burial and other family gathering while everyone was here…far too many to count so here are just a few.
Here are photos of Great Grandma's Farm that she lived in up until she passed away
These are photos of Ryan's Dad's Family. Ryan's Grandpa (Harvey) Shrack with all 6 of his kids and the other photo is of Grandpa Shrack with his children and the grandchildren who were able to come back....Harvey as LOTS more grandchildren they just weren't all able to make it down.
The week following the funeral, Ryan’s job had him attend a weeklong conference in Muncie so we tagged a long and stayed in the hotel with him. It was so much fun. Annalyse got to swim and she LOVES hotels…she just has so much fun in them. Since we were in Muncie we got to see a lot of Ryan’s family and we went down to Anderson to visit family my family too! We had so much fun.
Well, 2011 is long since history…and I haven’t even BEGUN to catch everyone up as to what’s been going on in the Shrack Station. The past several weeks have, to say the least, been busy. Since Christmas, we’ve been gone more than we’ve been here.
So without further adieu, I’ll catch you up….
I think I’ll do two separate posts so here is the post about the remainder of our December:
Ah, Christmas….came so quickly and departed so quickly and we were all over the place. Unfortunately, we didn’t take photos of everything where we were or with everyone we saw (and some photos have already been loaded onto our external hard drive). But here are some highlights-please notes highlights are in order of evens not necessarily in order of awesomeness..…1) my little brother (Tommy) came for a quick surprise visit (thanks to his AWESOME Sister in law Elizabeth) 2) Christmas morning the three of us woke up at our apartment. Annalyse’s big gift this year was her little tyke kitchen, which she loves. 3) quickly after opening gifts at our house, we rushed to Dunkirk to attend Church (Sacrament Meeting only) with the rest of Ryan’s family 3)Christmas celebrations at the Farm…so much fun. It was Luna’s first Christmas and she was so cute too 4) we headed to Anderson to spend Christmas night with my sisters and their family….we stayed the night & had so much fun! 5) Tonya’s family, my family, and Trinna headed to Lewisville to celebrate Christmas with our (step) Mom (we don’t call her step mom…we just call her Mom…but I don’t want folks to get confused). Being with Family is the BEST way to celebrate the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.