A year ago yesterday, sweet Janey went to be with God up in Heaven. Her parents, John and Melissa decided to surround themselves with love as they celebrated her precious life. We joined them and many of their friends and family yesterday in Valdosta. I won't say anymore...you can go to Melissa's blog to see more pictures and to hear her story once she updates. My pictures are from the first half of the afternoon and unfortunately I didn't get any of the rest of the Dasher kiddo's with their sweet families. I've come to really enjoy all of Melissa's childhood friends - they're very welcoming!...and many of her family members have become family to Chad and I - they're a very special crew!
We didn't know until we arrived that there was a full afternoon filled with water activities...so our kids went redneck and played in their undies...I figured this would most likely be the last year that Shep would be comfortable doing that, so I just enjoyed his innocense and laughed my heart out!
K-K and Rauly running from Shep...smart girls!
Which way should I go?...Which way should I go?...
Kayden: "Rauly...you think he's gonna' leave us alone?!"
Rauly: "Not a chance sista!"
Run Rauly - save yourself!
Bring out the red-neck slip-n-slide...yes people...our husbands were responsible for throwing our children on to their backside to then slide precariously down a somewhat painful tarp...y'ouch!
Kayden was SO stinkin' brave...she was begging for more...we were laughing SO hard!
Rauly went down the slide once...this was her expression afterwards...needless to say, she didn't go down again! :)
Kristin Blount (and her baby), Cindy (her mom), Cathy (Melissa's mom), Melissa (and her baby Brecken) and me. We were cheering the men on as they pushed Shep and Kayden down the slide...trust me, they got a work-out!
Ryan Blount, Chad and John...definitely up to no good!
Me and Melis,...and if you could've only heard the jokes being made while we took this picture! People were telling Melissa to get on her tip-toes...I told them it just wouldn't do any good. (hehe)