Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ships Passing in the Night

Hello old friend.  I have NOT forgotten about you all.  Our life is completely crazed at the moment, and will continue to be over the next several weeks.  I have several planned posts, just no time to execute them. Why, you may ask?  Here's our life, in a nutshell:

March 1-4: Everyone in Memphis
March 5-7: Sarah in Houston (pics and a post will be coming soon!)
March 13-21: Chad in Guatemala with YL leaders
March 27: Manhattan YL 5K fundraiser
April 2-4: Our families are here for Reese's Birthday weekend!
April 9-12: Sarah in Orlando for Laura Brost's wedding!
April 12-16: Chad in Atlanta for Assigned Team Training
April 22-25: Chad and Sarah at Regional Retreat in Oklahoma
April 30-May 2: Chad and Sarah MIGHT be in NYC for YL conference
May 16-21: Chad at Frontier Ranch Work Week
May 20-23: Sarah in Memphis for Rachael Garner's wedding!
June 18-July 18: Green family at Crooked Creek Ranch for assignment!

Phew!  I get tired just looking at that.  Please bear with us as we attempt to be everywhere all at once.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Life and Death

Christmas 2009

Whoa.  That is the best word to describe this week for us!  On Sunday I received a call that my 86 year old Grandma Shaw (known by everyone as Maw Shaw) passed away.  It was a bit of a surprise and I really wanted to be in Memphis to support my mom and the rest of her family.  My dear husband made arrangements and we left around 10:30 a.m. on Monday.  We arrived in Memphis, played with the Cameron kids, attended the visitation on Tuesday night, my sister had a baby at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, we attended the funeral at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, went to the hospital to see new little Michael Walton Cameron (weighing a whopping 9 lb. 1 oz.), hit the road back to Manhattan around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and arrived in Manhattan around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday.  Whoa.  It was absolutely wonderful to be there with my family and I am SO glad that we did it.  My sweet Grandma was so loving and caring toward every person she encountered.  She left behind 7 children, 24 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.  Whoa.  We loved her dearly and we are thrilled that she is now with our Lord.

Harper ALWAYS has a blast at Nan and Pop's house.  She didn't want to leave.

Liz and baby Michael.  I think she now holds the world record for fastest birth.  Seriously, she's a machine.

Reese was OBSESSED with Michael.  "Baby" is one of the few words in her vocabulary, and I think she said it around 973 times.

Checking things out

Cute Cameron Clan
**There are a few things I LOVE about this picture- 1-No one is looking at the camera (my fault, I know), 2-Harper is trying to creep in the picture as well, 3-Thomas has an open fly, 4-Sarah Ann is making the funniest face.  Greatness

This week was wild and we definitely experienced a full spectrum of emotions.  All I know is that God is so faithful.