To get out to North Carolina in the least expensive manner I had to take a red eye flight. I don't sleep very well when I'm next to a stranger so I was up for over 24 hours by the time I landed in North Carolina. Chris and Tiffany very kindly let me crash on their bed for a nap until it was time to go the family viewing of Chandler. It was a very tender time.
|Chris and Tiffany and their oldest.|
|Garrison showing his nephew the cell phone ropes.|
|Singing primary songs.|
|Practicing the song they sang at the funeral.|
|They had a captive audience.|
|This little guy struggled with the funeral a little bit.|
|Tiffany's display table.|
|The darling video Tiffany and her sisters made.|
|The pallbearers and Chandler.|
|Chris and Tiffany|
|The rest of the gang.|
|Pallbearers. (My brother is in jeans because the airline lost his luggage.)|
|Tess blowing her bubbles.|
|Bubbles at the cemetery.|
After we took Chandler to the cemetery we had a very nice luncheon back at the church that was provided by the Relief Society. Something that helped us smile throughout the weekend, and especially at the luncheon, was playing one of Chandler's favorite games. He would randomly throw both of his arms up in the air and hold them there until everybody else put their arms up in the air.
|Some of the Holdaways.|
|Some of the Murdocks.|
|There was a little bit of dress-up.|
|Some trampoline time.|
|Holdaway siblings - oldest to youngest.|
|My brother, Eric, and his 'apple juice.'|
|Soccer time - even Chris and Tiffany played.|
|My essentials - ice water and tissues.|
The cause for the gathering was very sad, and we'll miss little Chandler and his big personality, but it was a love-filled time and I'm so grateful that I was able to be surrounded by my siblings and parents. Here are some other silly things we did while we were together.
|We acted like us.|
|We took large group walks.|
Yes. Chris is playing a banjo.
|Chris and Tiffany made us breakfast.|
|We sat and watched them make breakfast.|
In case you can't tell, I was feeling REALLY gross by this point.
We love you Chris and Tiffany! Thank you for letting all of this madness into your home.