Yesterday was Ashley's big 1st b-day party.  My parent's came over around noon to help set up.  My sister and I ran out to get the cake and pretzel tray.  When we got back my parents were gone and my husband shared the sad news with us that our grandfather had dropped dead.  Kelly and I drove the 5 min. to my grandparent's house.  So sad to see my dad so upset.  We had to leave before the funeral directors loaded him into the car - i felt so sick. 

We had to go on with Ashley's party because we had family coming in from out of state.  We had done so much prep work for the party and it was just a blur.  I didn't even take 1 picture of Ashley.  Fortunately my sister, sister-in-law and cousins were a huge help.  My in-laws came but only stayed for a couple of hours and didn't even offer to help clean up or anything.  I was so mad.  They know what my family had been through that day!

Hopefully Ashley doesn't have anymore birthdays like this!

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fairy...
Aug. 17, 2008 at 9:38 AM

I'm so so sorry for your loss. And on such an important day too. {{HUGS}}

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Aug. 17, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Poor thing! Too bad that your in-laws were insensitive to your needs. Where was your husband when that happened? He should have stepped up and seen to it that you didn't need to take care of anything. (((HUGS))) to you and your family at this time. Happy belated Birthday to your daughter!

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