Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today I am Thankful for my Grandma

Seriously, how cute is she? 

These are my grandparents. Growing up I was very close to them. I have a lot of happy memories playing in their pool, 

having BBQ's in their backyard and celebrating all the holidays with them and the rest of our extended family. There was always a lot of cousins to swim with at grandma's house.  

Grandma isn't doing real well right now and it breaks my heart. I haven't seen her in over a year. That has been really hard on me. While I was growing up I saw her just about every day. She is very special to me and I wish that my kids could have more chances to spend time with her. 

I am thankful for the example that my grandma has always been to me. I have only heard he utter a cuss word once. She said shit when she dropped a huge bag of bulk chocolate chips and they fell in a puddle in her drive-way. Can you blame her?

She has always shared her talents and her home. I don't know how many Christmas parties, wedding receptions and get-togethers she hosted back in the day. I am grateful for all the things she taught me, like how important it is to learn how to play the piano and that homemade roll dough freezes well. Some of my best recipes are from grandma. 

I am thankful for all the memories I have with her. This is one I will never forget. My first time on a roller-coaster was with grandma. Me, my mom, my brother, my uncle Rodger (who is very close in age to me), his friend Will and my grandma all drove to Marriott's Great America in San Jose. It was at lease a four hour drive to get there and we were all stuffed in a two door 1980 Toyota Corolla. Grandma is the one that talked us into going on The Edge. She is always upbeat and fun to be around. 

I think my grandma is great and I love her with all my heart. I know I am lucky to have so many great memories with her and I am hopeful that I will have chances to add more. Grandma get better. I love you and am very thankful for you! 

In honor of grandma and her mad baking skills...


1 comment:

rlg said...

You made me cry. Thank you for such a beautiful truibute to Grandma Louise. She truly is one of the good ones. When she gets home from the hospital I'll make sure she gets to see your blog.