Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A thankful heart....

At the end of Spring Break week we headed to California. Matt's moms skin cancer on her nose had come back. Grandma was going to have surgery to remove it on Friday the 19th. We wanted to show her our love and support by being there. We got in late thursday night, so that we could give her our love before the surgery on Friday morning. We fasted as a family that Grandma McNeil would be able to overcome this trial. Matt gave his mom a blessing that morning of comfort and love. I am so lucky to have a husband that honors his priesthood, so that he can bless the lives of his family. The surgery went better then planned, they didn't have to take too much of grandma's nose this time. She is healing well and is doing great. Here are some picture of the kids and grandma. We are so blessed to have her here with us.

Grandma and Brynlee

Grandma and Brody

We also spent time with my cousin and their kids while we were in town. We went to a school fair, out to dinner and hung out at there house. I hate it when I forget my camera.(so there is no pictures) We were glad to see them and we enjoyed spending time with them. We also went to the beach while we were in California. The kids loved playing in the sand and collecting sea shells. It was a little chilly so Brody had to wear a sweater, but the other two kids didn't think they needed one.
We had a great trip with family. We are so blessed to have them in our lives. I think at times I take them for granted. I need to be more grateful for the family member that we still have here on the earth. I never know when heavenly father will take them back to live with him. I want all of my family to know that I love them so much.

Fun at the Beach!

Dad loves playing with the kids in the sand!


Kendyll said...

I'm glad to hear Matt's mom's surgery went so well. And it looks like you had a nice trip also. I am so envious you got to spend a day at the beach.

O'Neal Family said...

I'm sorry to hear about Grandma McNeil, it was so great of you to go there and give her your love and support.

Also cute Easter tree and Happy Birthday! Sometimes my blog list doesn't update and I'm late on the uptake :)

Gardner Family said...

Matt and Valerie - Hi! It's Leah from JC! Don't ask me how I found you. I was just hopping around friends blogs and found you!

You and your happy little family are so cute! Where are you now?

Me and mine are stationed in Utah with the Army!

Take care McNeils!

Leah :O)
Here is our blog if you'd like to visit. :)

erin marin said...

thanks for coming to sophias fair. we had so much fun! sophia LOVES hagning out with Brayden and cant wait to see him again this summer!