Saturday, October 20, 2012

Walk To Remember 2012

Today we walked and remembered our sweet angels (Alayna, Ella, and Luke). And what a gorgeous day it was. After listening to three amazing speakers (a huge shout out to both Lesley and Jen) the siblings were asked to come up and receive a flower in honor or their big or little siblings. Since Mason can't walk yet we (Brian and I) "strollered" him up so he could receive a flower in honor of his big siblings. 

Mason showing off his flower

Mason with all his cousins...Easton, Austin, Addisyn, Cole, Kylynn, Brinley, and Cambrey

After the memorial service we had a chance to decorate some balloons before we released them into the sky (as Alayna, Ella, and Luke's names were read). Here's what some of my nephew/nieces balloons said...
Kylynn..."Miss you lots."

Cambrey..."I sing songs about you!"

Cole...I would have loved to wrestle with you."

Our entire family (minus two) were able to join us today. We are beyond thankful for the continued love and support of both of our families!!!

With Mom and Dad Helmholdt

With (almost the whole) Vugteveen clan

And of course one shot of our little family!!!

My JOY after so much heartache!!!

An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby(ies) birth(s), and whispered as she closed it "to beautiful for earth." Love you with all our hearts, Daddy, Mommy, and your lil bro Mason


  1. It was so nice of your sweet family to go with you!! Such a nice way to remember your babies!

  2. i wish we had stuff like that around here. looked like it was beautiful!

  3. I'm getting teary looking at these pictures and seeing how much your family supports you. It is a beautiful thing.

  4. I was so bummed that we had to miss that event again this year. Glad to see that you were able to honor your children in heaven with your whole family supporting you!