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Visiting Nebraska To Say Goodbye

2011 April 18
by bvoboril

Last Tuesday, Stu’s grandma, LaVina Voboril, passed away. She was 86 years old and a mother of three, grandmother to nine, and great-grandmother to six. We are so sorry that Ethan never met his Great-Grandma LaVina…they would have loved each other. Below is an incredible photo that was used in her obituary. She was an incredibly strong woman who raised an incredible family.

LaVina & Jim Voboril

If anything good can come out of death, it’s the gathering of family and friends to say goodbye. So many family members are traveling long distances for the funeral tomorrow.

We arrived in Columbus, NE on Saturday night, having decided to drive during the dark in order to avoid confusing Ethan’s day/night schedule. He was perfect in the car and slept almost the entire time. When he was awake, he was happy and looking at the toys attached to the handle of his carseat. The eight hour drive flew by and we arrived around midnight.

Ethan hanging out in his car seat…he was the BEST car baby!

We settled into Stu’s Mom’s aparment…we actually didn’t bring as much stuff as I thought we would! It was a chore packing because this is our first overnight trip with the little man. But we set up the Pack n’ Play (bet you can’t guess what  my featured product will be this week!) and crashed after the long drive. We spent Sunday with Linda (Grandma Johnson) and Stu’s Grandma and Grandpa Johnson (Sam and Kathy-grandparents on his Mom’s side). It was the first time Ethan got to meet his Great-Grandparents!

Ethan with Grandma Johnson


Ethan with Great Grandma Johnson


Stu and Kathy making the Ethan laugh

Ethan will meet many more family members tonight and tomorrow. We will see almost all of Stu’s family on this one trip! Then we will head back home tomorrow afternoon/evening.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    April 18, 2011

    I’m going to miss my little grandson…He is just precious and I love watching his facial expressions…He is so alert and loves to smile…He also loves his mom and daddy. He perks up when Becky or Stu walk in to a room.

    I am so impressed with Becky..She is an amazing mom…Stu too is great with Ethan and he and Ethan have this “guy” kind of bond…

    It was a wonderful time…

  2. April 19, 2011

    So sorry about your loss Becky. I’m glad that you guys were able to travel up there and be with family.

  3. April 19, 2011

    I’m sorry for your loss.

    What a pretty baby! I love the pictures.

    I’m dropping by from the Alexa Hop with my sparkly little toolbar! I’d appreciate it if you would swing by A Helicopter Mom and comment!


  4. kate haring permalink
    April 20, 2011

    Glad you were able to go and spend time with family. That’s good for you and for them … especially little man. Love you guys!

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