When we have each other, we have everything.
Nana's Memorial Service
We held Nana's service yesterday at Grace Community Church in Auburn. It was truly a celebration of her life. She passed away on Mother's Day and got her two wishes: to be a Nana Nana (Baby Haynes (Garrett and Katie) is coming December 2018) and to have her body accepted into the Willed Body Program for Neurofibromatosis research. She went quickly and is now without pain, which was truly a blessing. She made an impact on the lives that she came in contact with and for that she will be greatly missed. Love you Nana!
My Mum's 60th Birthday
I began my summer break in the best way possible this year. I wrapped up school stuff on Monday, June 3rd at 8 AM and my mom and I flew out at 5:00 PM to Cornwall, England to spend 2 weeks walking the Southwest Coastal Path. Incredible wouldn't even begin to describe it. We soaked up the sun, appreciated sprawling coastlines around every turn, savored delicious food, and laughed at some crazy moments along the way! We walked 125 miles, saw the filming locations from Poldark and Doc Martin, and met some really interesting individuals. It is amazing when you take time out of the equation how many interesting stories you can hear when you take a moment to chat with a stranger. I know not many people get to enjoy opportunities such as this with their parents, so I am eternally grateful for this time with my mom.
I made a video of course. It is my thing. WARNING: It is 20 minutes long. I did my best to be efficient, but two weeks is a long time to pack into a video. My goal was to make you feel like you were walking the coast with us, so lots of movement and quick scans. Enjoy!
For those that don't want to watch, here are a few photos of the trip that basically sum up the beauty of England.
Ben, Julie, and Amelia