Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer pictures

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

Memorial Day

Summer Fun!

Beck Jared Vance - getting bigger

Bradley wearing Jared's Indiana Jones' hat

Gabrielle wearing her JV shirt on the 1st day of school

Oh how we miss Jared!


  1. It's cool to see how easy you make it to celebrate Jared with the other kids. I am sure they will be so grateful when they are older that after his death he (Jared) was still part of the family instead of not being talked about because of the pain.

    I think you guys are amazing!

  2. Jaime, I think you are doing a wonderful job keeping Jared's memory alive and well.

    I'm sorry that it's even something you have to do.

    Big, ugly cry, hugs from me.

  3. Thanks for the update and for being able to see the children again and how they honor/remember their brother. Love, Paula

  4. Oh, tears!!! Every picture, I gasped, and said, oh, wow, ohh, cute, oh...
    You darling, strong, courageous family is probably our favorite.
    I've been thinking about your fam lately, and SO happy to see new pictures! DARLING darling kids, and sweet sweet Jared!! Oh how we adore your family, and really truly admire you!!
    Love love our fam.

  5. I was thinking about you this week with the start of school and Jaron chose to wear his JV shirt during the first exciting days when he had plenty of new shirts to wear. I LOVE the amazing and simple things you do to remember him! When I talked to you this morning and you said "Just 1 in school this year" my heart ached. I guess I just wanted you to know that even Jared's friends and classmates were thinking about him when school started again this year. We love you guys and are looking forward to seeing you more often with school/playmate activities. Nicki

  6. You are a truly amazing mom! All your children are beautiful. They will have a very special life knowing how much Jared is and will always be loved.

  7. You all are amazing for sure...I love the pictures and we love you all...Jared always will be so much a part of all of us and we think the way you honor and talk about him all the time is not only healthy but so important for his siblings,and all of us ( grandparents ) and you do it with such a special spirit of faith and love for our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ our Savior. Thanks for your sweet example....Grandma Beck