Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

I know that "Wordless Wednesday" is supposed to be...well, wordless, and I usually try to keep it that way. Today, though is my grandmother's birthday. She is 81. I know that most people are probably partial to their grandma's, but I really have the best grandmother EVER! She has always been there for me, always supported and encouraged me, and quite frankly, I don't think she has ever said, let alone, thought something bad or negative about anyone. She is the most positive person I know.

I have so many special memories of her (and my grandfather too) of when I was a kid. We grew up living in the same town as my grandparents. It's where they grew up and where my parents grew up. We lived 'just through the pasture' and I could walk up there to see them pretty much any time I wanted. I remember going there to help my grandma. She was always so patient with me and would give me jobs to help. I remember her pulling a chair over to the sink and she would let me wash the dishes or I could dust, all kinds of things and then she'd give me quarter for each job I accomplished. It was always way more fun to do this at grandma's house. She was never in a rush and she never told me that I did it wrong!

I am so grateful to my parents for allowing me to be able to have these special people in my life, to be able to bond and truly have a relationship with them that is and has been a source of joy and strength for me throughout my life.

When I was 25, I moved away from my hometown, but just recently moved back after 15 years, as now I have my daughters to think of, and I want to be able to provide that same opportunity to hopefully have the same type of relationship with their grandparents and great-grandma. It is truly joyful seeing my girls spending time with their great-grandmother, who adores them and sees them at every opportunity.

My grandmother is a very 'young' 81! She still lives on her own, gardens, travels, plays cards, and she's been bowling for something like 50 years! As someone said to me this past must be that small town living! I think so, and also the joy of being surrounded by your family!

So, I'd like to share a few pictures of my grandmother in honor of her birthday. Isn't she beautiful?

My beautiful grandmother...circa 1945

My grandparent's wedding day, February 15, 1946

My Grandparents - February 15, 1946

The first time my grandmother held her great-granddaughter's. They were about three months old and were still in the NICU.

A VERY proud great-grandmother

And a couple a little more current...these were from a couple years ago.

Great-grandma and girls

A witch and her two little kitties!

Thank you for sharing this day with me. I hope this gave you a small glimpse of how I feel about my grandmother and the love that we share. I am so very proud to be her granddaughter!

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Where I have been?

Or maybe I should ask, where do I need to go?

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Very cool map! Gives me a great visual on where I've traveled. It's nice to see at a glance that I've actually gotten around quite a bit. I love traveling; would do it professionally if I could.

Soon, I'll be able to add two more states to my list, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I'll be heading to Cape May, NJ for our annual twin mom get together. I'm very excited!

It's always fun to see friends, but these friends are very special. We have been together for 5+ years now. We've been there from the beginning, supporting one another from afar, some through infertility trials, pregnancies, difficult births, the early months of having twins, miscarriages and losses, deaths of family members, divorces, and everything in between. We're there for each other for big events going on in our lives and we're there for the little things, like when our kids are just on our very last nerve for the day! (Hmmm...maybe that's not so little...but you get my drift.)

I care about these women and I know they care about me and about each other. It's not about who posts a lot or who doesn't so much, but KNOWING that if I did have something important on my mind or something tragic happen in my life, I would just have to tell them and they would be there for me, to give great advice or to surround me with love and support that I would desperately need.

I feel know that we will be friends forever; at least I hope so. We are tied together, brought together because of having twins, but staying together because we care.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Some after bath fun!

Silliness, just plain silliness!
They are silly...and so fun. They are such a blessing to me and fill my heart with joy every single day!

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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