When we were making plans to go to the funeral, I thought that since we were going to drive there and home again the same day, that we would leave the kids at home with my parents and just Tim and I would go. Tim felt it would be important for the kids to come. Aunt Marylou enjoys them and he felt they would be a sweet "distraction" on such a difficult day. He was right. The only other young children there were Tim's cousin's daughter's kids. (Is that 1st cousins, twice removed?) All of Tim's cousins, his dad's cousins, Aunt Marylou's brother and wife etc...just loved the kids, were amazed at how well behaved they are. Lindsay and Emily did what they normally do - they were helpful, talked with everyone and made an awesome pot of coffee! I am humbled at God's goodness to us and so thankful.
The kids had a good time on the trip - they travel well and they also had the benefit of Grandma and Grandpa's dvd player for the car...they had fun watching "The Incredible Mr. Limpit" and "They Pirates That Don't Do Anything." They didn't complain once about having to be in the car for 8 hours yesterday!
Now we must get ready for our homeschool evaluations on Wednesday and Lindsay's graduation celebration on Friday. I am making Lindsay and Emily new dresses as well, that they will wear also to their cousins wedding in Florida the following weekend. So yes June is going to be just as busy as May was for us, but other than the funeral it is all good stuff.