I Had To Step Away {A Quick Roundup}

{All of the photos in this post are from my recent trip back to Montgomery, Alabama.  We walked through my old college and walked around my grandma’s neighborhood. Always beautiful}

Early Friday morning I boarded a plane to Montgomery, Alabama for a memorial service.

I was meeting my mom and most of her family to honor the life of my step-grandfather.

My grandmother, Jeanne Shaffer, passed away almost 6 years ago and she was really the one that made sure we got together.

I was really looking forward to the time with all of my family.

Some of my favorite memories growing up is with this big family.

My mom is one of five so with her siblings, their spouses and all of their children it was always a very full house.

Full of food. Full of laughter.  Full of crazy.  Full of joy. Full of music.  Full of naps.  Full of sleeping bags.

Full of love!

It was a long and hard weekend but full of laughter and love.

Thank you for all the sweet messages and FB comments about the memorial service.

It was the most incredible service I have ever been to.

I have never seen a service so perfect for the person it was held to honor.

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  1. Camilla

    They all sound so interesting. But what does it cost? Can´t find prices anyware, do I need to sign in at ning first??

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you so much for pointing that out. You can register to the site jeanneoliver.ning.com for free. Once you are registered you can see everything. I will update this blog post with pricing. Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts} is $48 (a four week course and available for one year), Building a Creatively Made Business is $48 ( a three week course and available for one year) and the new course The Journey of Letting Go {Creating Beauty from Ashes} is $48 but will go to $58 on February 1. This course will also be available for one year.

  2. Lori

    I love how much character old buildings have ~ this church is beautiful. Although your time away was not for a happy occasion, when family comes together there are good memories made as well. Sorry for your loss.

  3. lissa

    I’m so sorry for your loss. So glad you were able to go! Prayers for you and your family!

  4. LeAnn (Holifield) Cox

    Jeanne–AMAZING! I am so excited for you–and that you are living your dream! Beautiful pics of Huntingdon!!! Miss it!!!

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