Thursday, February 3, 2011
Well ... we feel it is time to end this blog. We have LOVED this blog and the time it documents in our lives will always be a tender, reverent time for us. We've decided to keep blogging the events of our family and our journey, so for those of you who still want to follow our new address is:
Thank you to everyone again for your love and support. We know that this phrase is overused and therefore comes out trite, but we genuinely express our gratitude to all of you for your support to us.
Jared is a hero to us. We ache for him and feel the void in our home all the time. To bear that void is easier at times and other times the ache is practically tangible. We're grateful for all the pictures, home videos, journal entries, blog posts, and memories to help us remember our time with him and also keep his memory alive for our children, especially Beck (and those to come) who have not spent time on this earth with Jared. We find all the peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father's plan for us knowing that we will be all together again if we will live accordingly. We're so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. We're so grateful for Jared. Thank you again for being such a support to us during this time. Thank you and Farewell ...
Posted by jlvance at 11:01 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
So our dear family, friends, and Taylor Elem. all worked together in bringing this big project to reality of funding, decorating, and contributing to this beautiful tree in honor of Jared for the Festival of Trees. The theme was super heroes and legos - two things Jared loved. It was such a neat tribute to our boy and we loved it! It just so happened that this event took place the same week of Jared's passing and services one year ago. The week ended with a great big surprise. Someone purchased Jared's tree anonymously but had it delivered to our home! We were speechless and still are ... how excited and grateful that we get to enjoy this tribute for years to come! Although we will never be able to thank them, we say it anyway - thank you! And a great big thank you to all who contributed and played a role in this special project. Thank you. Especially you two Liz and Marilee - we just can't say it enough!
Posted by jlvance at 9:56 AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
November 9th, marks the anniversary of the memorable Make A Wish Party where Jared's lego wish came true. We love this short video of pictures from that magical evening, and love all the people who came together that night to make it so special for Jared and our family. Thank you Superman, Spiderman & Incredible Hulk! Thank you Make A Wish! Thank you Kevin for capturing these memories! Thank you family! We do feel that we are "lucky ones" . . .
Posted by avance at 9:37 AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Our Family at the pumpkin patch Oct. 2010
Our Family at the pumpkin patch last year Oct. 2009
carving pumpkins Oct. 2010
Posted by jlvance at 10:59 PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ever since my family designed and ordered these shirts a year ago to support Jared, and their cause to raise money for the Chordoma Foundation, many of you have asked how to order a shirt for yourself. Well . . . with so much interest from everyone we are going to do another order. So pass the word around and let me know your order by Nov. 1st. The prices are as follows:
Posted by jlvance at 2:37 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
This exact week last year our family was having a vacation of a lifetime in the wonderful DisneyWorld Resort. Our week together truly was such a highlight of 2009 and we couldn't have done it without the generous hearts of our family members who paid for it all. Thank you so much, again for sending us and allowing us to experience such a time with Jared, Gabrielle & Bradley. We all loved every minute of it and will always be so grateful for the memories of this week.
At the Lego Store - I think this is where Jared's love for legos was born
At the end of the day - wiped out!
It really was such a great week. Thanks again family for making this possible.
Posted by jlvance at 10:20 AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here are some pictures that I wanted to share of some of our happenings . . .
picture by Gabrielle to help decorate Jared's grave
we all made lego cakes on Jared's Birthday
Bradley wearing Jared's Indiana Jones' hat
Posted by jlvance at 8:43 PM