We ran all our errands, got a Jamba Juice, some Bath & Body Works, 6 Blue Delphinium sprayed white roses, 12 balloons, peerless for shampoo & conditioner. We went and visited Larry and saw all the great work he’s done on his yard. Then we grabbed some Taco Bell for lunch. Relaxed a bit then headed out for the Cemetery. We put the kids in the car picked up KFC for our dinner picnic. Just as we were getting ready to leave town we remembered we left the roses and balloons at Gary & Colleens so we went back got them, stopped at the Maverick and got some drinks then headed to Lava.
When we were close it was raining and we were a little concerned about our picnic but as soon as got out of the car it stopped raining but was overcast enough to cool the day off. We spread out our blankets and had a nice lunch together sharing memories of Gabe with each other.
Katie remembered making cookies with Cassidy & Kaitlyn and they added too much salt so the cookies weren’t good at all but Gabie sat on the floor and ate several and he seemed to love them. He was covered in chocolate.
Madison remembered that every morning since she and Gabriel were up first she would get him out of his crib (although, he really was pretty big for her) she would change his diaper and clothes and get him a bottle or sippy cup of milk. She is really the only one who had him all to herself those mornings.
Jenna remembers helping Gabe learn to walk. She wanted to help him so much she’d keep picking him up trying to help him balance then gently letting him go.
David said he remembered watching Gabe play in the sprinkler a couple weeks before he died. He remembered seeing him splash and yell at the sprinkler and run in and out again as soon as he got water in his face.
We also talked about this picture below. I walked in and saw this and asked Isaac what he was doing to Gabe, his reply was that Gabie almost feel off so he wrapped his legs around him to keep him from falling. Gabie was just laughing and clapping.
After we had shared our memories that family started showing up. We wrote our messages on our balloons and sent them to the Heavens then took some family pictures.
These are the pictures sent from Weston Idaho.
Our Egley’s cousin’s:
Caleb gave his balloon a kiss,
Clayton & his balloon to his cousin & friend.
Justin is always thoughtful when it comes to Gabe.
Sandy Norwood who is my cousin Shane’s Aunt took her Daughter Candace and Granddaughter Lili out and released a balloon in remembrance of our sweet Gabie. (Balloon released on July 12,2012 from Riverbank , California for Gabriel approx 4:08 pm)
The sweet Keller Family released balloons for our Gabie and for our friend Preslee who’s 2nd Angelversary is next week on the 16th of July.
I have been pretty good all day crying wise but when I saw this next picture I cried. I don’t know the little girl but her and our friend Matthew are currently in Primary Children’s Hospital they have both had heart transplants and felt it was appropriate to send balloons for Gabe and for their own donors. Matthew is actually waiting for his 2nd Heart Transplant and is an inspiration to me. He has the best attitude and when around him you can’t help but smile and be happy to be in his presence. I’m so extremely touched that amiss their own many struggles they thought of us on this day.
Balloon’s released from our Saville cousins and Huffaker & Wilks Families in Boise.
A Big Thank You to our cousins in Tempe, Arizona Brian, Claire, Caiden, Chase & Kyler!!
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