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Joshua 24:15

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grandparents Day!

Today is Grandparents day! I wanted to post about the grandparents in our lives. I could have exhausted you all with pictures of all the grandparents with each of our kids and then some. So where do I begin?

This is Bryan's grandmother (his mom's mom). We call her grandmother Nell and she is so precious to us. Grandmother Nell is always the sweetest thing to our family and we enjoy every minute that we are with her. When we got to visit her after Joanna was born she made us lunch and it was so delicious! She is always making us laugh! When Elijah was a baby Bryan took his grandmother to visit one of her brothers who live in Missouri and they took along Isaac and Sarah. They all had such a great time. They went to the zoo and just enjoyed their time together. I am so thankful that they were able to make memories with Grandmother Nell. We love you Grandmother Nell!

These two "young ladies" are my grandmothers. My dad's mom (Nanny) is on the left and the other is my mother's mom (grandmother). Both of these ladies are very dear to me. My Nanny lived behind us most of my life so she has always been right there. I remember eating breakfast with her and she would make the best chicken and gravy...yummy! Nanny has so enjoyed my kiddos, I could tell you story and story of her with each one of them. When we lived in Alabama she was always so faithful to help me out if I needed an extra hand. One time in my married life we moved in with my parents for a couple of months and Nanny and I got real close. Oh, I could go on and on of my memories of her and the many ways she has blessed me. I love you Nanny!

My Grandmother is also a special lady to me. I can not count the number of times I would be at her house. She always kept my favorite cereals in the cabinet and I knew right where they were. Grandmother always had something to eat, even if it was candy. She too would make breakfast, but I remember her breakfast as eggs and toast. Those were the best eggs! She also made the BEST green beans and chocolate cake! My grandmother made MOST of my birthday cakes and oh were they ever good....I can almost taste them now! :) Thanks grandmother for all you do for me and have ever done! I love you bunches!

Here is a picture of Bryan's parents (pop and gigi) with the kids. Pop and Gigi are some really great grandparents. When we go home and spend the night with them they always do something special with the kids (Gigi cooks with them and Pop takes them for a tractor ride). My kids LOVE to go to Pop and Gigi's house! Bryan's parents have been a HUGE blessing to us and we r so thankful! Gigi is always ready to help out in what ever way she can! Sarah and Elijah love to help Gigi make homemade cinnamin rolls or anything she is cooking. Pop is always great about playing games with the kids. The last time we went to their house he got in the floor and played match with the boys and he has played checkers and cards with Isaac! God has blessed our children with Pop and Gigi and I am so thankful for them being my kids grandparents! We love you Pop and Gigi!!

I just had to post this picture of my parents (a.k.a paw and maw) with the kids! I love it! It also tells something, my parents will do whatever for my kids!!! :) My dad is always saying "You just wait til your a grandparent one day". Yes, my parents have my kids spoiled rotten. I am an only child so these are the only grandkids my parents will ever have. They don't have any other grandkids to divide their time with. So I am so thankful that God didn't give us just one kid, that would be the most rotten kid that ever lived! LOL! Last night Isaac called my dad to tell him about his football game yesterday and they talked for 1 hour!! Sarah thinks when they come to visit that she needs Maw's undivided attention. Elijah and Timothy are wanting to wrestle with my dad and Joanna will just take whatever attention she can get! My kids get overlly excited when they know my parents are coming for a visit. My parents are a big blessing to us and we are so thankful for them! We love you very much Paw and Maw!!!

WOW! WE are truly blessed with some REALLY awesome Grandparents!!



Anonymous said...

We are very blessed also with a loving daughter, hard working son-in-law, and five great, wonderful grandchildren!! We love each of you bunches!!
Paw and Maw

Nancy said...

Precious post!!

Karen said...

Truely Blessed!! That is the kind of Grandmother I want to be :)