Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Ethan Update

It feels weird to be sending another update! Like we're going to update you on his condition or something..."yep, he's still dead!" lol...sorry, we find humor in strange places these days.

OK, so his service will be held on April 5th, at 2:00pm at Valley Bible Church in the Spokane Valley.
3021 S Sullivan Rd, Veradale, WA 99037
Directions (Simple): Take Sullivan offramp from I-90. Go south until 32nd street. Church on left.
Hors d'oeuvres and other receptionny things to follow.

We also have special room rates at a semi-local hotel for anyone who will be coming in from out of town. I have set up a $75 room rate at the beautiful, new, Hampton Inn & Suites in Coeur d'Alene. You MUST speak with the General Manager, Lindsey Hertwick, to get this special rate. Just tell her you are here for Baby Ethans funeral. She knows what is going on...she's my boss!
Reservations: (208) 769-7900 there is no maximum or minimum limit on number of nights that I am aware of
The day of service, I will be providing transportation from the hotel to the church for anyone who would like a's about a 25 minute drive.

I was not able to get bereavement fares from any of the airlines to help with travel costs. However, if I can get 10 or more people willing to travel with the same airlines, I will be able to set up a group rate and get it even cheaper than a bereavement rate anyway. Also, I would suggest looking into flights from JetBlue, they have pretty good rates.

If you have any other questions please feel free to get a hold of us.

Thank you all for everything you have done for our family, we love each and every one of you all very dearly!

- Kip, Tia, Riley, and the Spirit of Baby E -


The Liberto Family said...

I want you to know my heart goes out to you and your family! I will be praying for you during this hard time. Ethan was a fighter.

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
PS. I hope you don't mind me linking your blog to mine.

Kelli said...

I am so sorry for your loss and you will all by in my prayers.

Somer Love said...

Breathe Easy Baby Ethan!!

Oma & Opa said...

I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Lil Chris is my grandson so the loss of your little guy hits home. Know that you and your family are being lifted in prayer and baby Ethan is in the arms of Jesus completely healed.
Betty Ann

Alicia said...

My heart hurts for your family right now. I will be praying for you.

Mom of 2 boys said...

Thank you all so much, I miss him so much.

Alexandra {{Awareness Warrior}} said...

I don't want to say "I'm sorry", because it wasn't in anyone's hands, and I know that Ethan is healed and with God. But I do want to say that my heart is hurting for you, and I wish you didn't have to be experiencing this pain. I cannot imagine your heart ache, and I wish I could somehow make it all better. My thoughts are with you and I will try to remember to pray for you when I pray.

Hang in there!

PS- It's okay to have a "sick" sense of's the only way my mom and I have gotten through my illness, and her illness as well. The people at the hospitals are always shocked when they see us laughing in the waiting room, and asking, "why are you here?". Sometimes you've got to laugh or cry...or as it happens more often, laugh until you cry. I hope that a day will soon come when you hear much more laughter from yourself than tears fall from your eyes. My heart hurts for you very much.