Thursday, January 26, 2012

When I grow up...

When I grow up...
I want to be just like my Grandma.

She is one of the strongest ladies that I know.
She's dealt with a lot in her life and she's perservered.
She raised four kids, has four grandkids, and 6 great grandkids.

She is one of the craftiest, baking-est, sewing-est people that I know.
If she had a blog, she'd be as popular as Pioneer Woman.
She makes the best breads, holiday dinners, and dumplings.
She even just made a new bedspread...with a stencil she made and spray paint.
It's totally blog worthy!

Not only that, but she babysits her great grandkids often.
And I'm 27, so you can figure out how old she must be :)
These kids are a feat for a 20 something year old...let alone a grandma or great grandma.
She's got at least one great grandkid at her house 2-3 days a week.

{Grandma & Layne - Easter 2008}
And every time she watches them, they do something special together.
Make handprint picture frames
Build gingerbread houses
Plant in the garden
Pick flower for mom

And what I most want to be like her for?
She does a little something special for each of us all the time.

Like yesterday, she watched my kids all day. 
And when I picked them up, she made a pizza with the kids for us for dinner.
Sure, it gave them something to do.
But I know that in her mind, she was worried about me making dinner after this hectic week.
{And she made one to send for my mom & dad too}

{Grandma & my Mom}

When we were growing up,
one year she took me and each of my sisters to Gatlinburg for our birthdays.
Just so that we felt special.
And our birthdays are in January, February, and March...
Which means she went to Gatlinburg three months in a row.

And every year, she and Grandpa Dave took us back to school shopping.
We were always cranky after shopping to find new jeans, shirts, and coats for three girls.
Looking back though, what a huge help she was to my mom.  And a blessing to us.

And if she hears that you need something,
She's gotten it for you by the next time you visit
Or she sends it with someone else who is going to see you first.

Seriously, I want to be so Thoughtful.  Loving.  Helpful.

Love you Grandma!


  1. She sounds like a keeper:) Hug her tight!!

  2. What a blessing to have such a close relationship with your grandmother. That is really special!!! She sounds just like you, actually! Or, I guess you sound just like HER, you know, since she's older. :o)

    Okay, seriously, what do the women in your family eat and drink? Your mom looks like she's 35!!!!

  3. This makes me want to go give my grandma Jo a hug right now! She too is a wonderful lady, and this makes me really reflect on everything she does for us!


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