This is my second blog written to capture memories made with our grandchildren. The link to my first blog, "Meet Our Grandchildren," is listed below in the right hand column. Hope you have time to read some of it. Our journey to becoming grandparents has been full of adventure and much love.
Our Thanksgiving Day was wonderful, but challenging this year. Shelley found a great way for us to recall things we are thankful for in our lives. We each took two leaves, wrote something we were thankful for on each and hung them on a typically fall tree, naked of its own leaves. If I could relive Thanksgiving, I would write on one leaf, "I am thankful for chemotheraphy."
Hugs and kisses,
Emily and I decided to have our special day on Monday, November 12th, which was Veteran's Day. Our day started with Papa chauffeuring us to Crossgate Mall where we "put together" our bride bunny whose name is Brownie. Emily got to put Brownie's heart in her chest just before the last seam was sewn. Then we giggled the entire time we dressed Brownie.
Our next stop was at Chicago Uno for lunch. Em had macaroni and cheese she said tasted just like Aunt Shell's. Can't beat that. I had a salad filled with yummy grapes, dried cranberries and sesame seeds. Of course, Em had to help me eat it. Next we stopped at the candy store. We paid $15.00 for what would have cost me $.30 in the olden days; meaning when I was Em's age.
Our last stop was at Bath and Body Works. We got all kinds of foamy soap to wash our hands with. Of course, we had to stock up on the fruit scents of their pocket anti-bacterial hand gel.
We had a great day. We did fun things; we laughed a lot; but the best part was spending the whole day together. Can't wait to do it again.
Hugs and kisses,
How your Halloween costumes have changed over the years. There was Tigger, various princesses and now I'm not sure who you are supposed to be! I know we all still have a great time eating homemade chili (thanks, Aunt Shell) and laughing a lot. What I find funniest is you now Trick or Treat in Springbrook development where Nana and Papa or Shelley and Don lived when you all came home to us. Now it is our turn to tantalize the infamous Mr. Rogers! What goes around, comes around.
Hugs and kisses,
know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure -- behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, -- both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life
to its fullest. And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart . . . I will be there.
The above rainbow appeared over Amanda's garden shortly after her family planted it. Truly a sign our Special Angel Baby is watching over us.
I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, Ken, two amazing daughters, Kristen and Michelle, their husbands, Corey and Don, and five grandchildren who have touched my heart in more ways than I can ever verbalize. My fondest memories are of my Dad spending precious time with my daughters telling stories of times gone by, building forts in his living room, eating corn toasties dripping with butter. The list goes on and on. My daughters recount these memories of Grampa Harpy to their children. This blog is my endeavor to recount special times shared and many memories made with my very special grandchildren. It is my hope they will share them with others as the years go by.