Today was the first day of school for Jax.  Such a bitter-sweet day.  I know kids need to go to school, and I know this will be so good for Jax, but it makes me so sad.  I am so sad that he has entered into the schooling world.  He will never be home all day long with me again...never.

This morning I had to pack this little man a lunch.  You better believe I was choked up as I was doing it.
His little backpack and lunch sack.
Such a handsome boy!  I know I am biased, but this little dude has got some good looks.  He is the cutest.

After we dropped Jax off, Ben freaked out.  Seriously.  FREAKED!  He was so sad that we were dropping Jax off at school and that he wasn't staying too.  This little guy has never been without Jax.  They are best buds.  His face describes exactly how I felt.

When I FINALLY got to go pick up Jax, he was so excited to see me.  He ran right over and hugged me.  His teachers said he did awesome and even sat in his seat!  Sitting is a bit of an issue for this little man...  I was so happy!!

I opened up his lunch box to find his entire sandwich, minus one little bite.  He saw a PopTart in my car when I picked him up and INHALED it.  Little dude must have been hungry.  It looks like I won't be packing a peanut butter sandwich for him tomorrow.
And, his first little project.  Such a cute little handprint.  My baby is growing up.

Hazel Gunderson

Last week Chase's grandma, Hazel, passed away.  She was the cat's meow!!  Seriously, when she was called the brown bomber because she was that beautiful.  Chase has a special relationship with his grandma and was so sad to have her go.  But, at the same time we are so happy for her to finally meet back up with her husband who she hasn't seen for 20 years!!

She has been sick for a little while and knew that her time was coming - she was 92.  She planned her whole funeral. :)  She wanted everyone to write her a message, stick it on a balloon, and send it to her in heaven.  She promised to read every single one. :)
Chase's extended family on his dad's side doesn't get together too often.  Everyone lives in different states so, funerals are actually a time we all get to see each other.  And, some of my favorite people in the world are there.
My fashionable, beautiful mother-in-lay Jana, me, my sexy Chase
I couldn't love all of Chase's girl cousins any more.  They are one wild bunch.
I am sure that some of you might think this picture of Drew and Hazel is a little strange, but as strange as a picture of a dead body may be, I had to capture this moment.  It is so sweet of Drew looking at her.
Chase and I  posing with the Brown fam (and Jana).
If you are wondering if my strikingly gorgeous sister-in-law Skye seriously has that beautiful of hair, she does.  And, she is 4 months pregnant.  And, her baby Chance is a heartbreaker.
*Seriously, Chase struggles to understand 1-2-3 smile!  Every picture he is not quite ready! ha ha

Hazel's daughters and daughters-in-law...(and one stranger in the middle that I don't know:)
Jay, Dan, Chase

Grandma Gunderson was one of then most loved people on the earth.  I honestly don't believe there is a single person who could say a bad word about her.  Although she was blind she told you how beautiful you were every time she saw you.  She smiled through every single day - literally all day.