Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vacation Pics and Goodbye Grandmother

So I wasn't sure where to fit this all in since I already have several blog posts scheduled, but I just decided to do another post for today, a late post.

Sooo...we just returned from vacation.   First, I thought I'd share some pictures from our trip:

While we were on vacation, we got word that my grandmother passed away.  So we returned home and are leaving out again for the funeral.

I have great memories of my grandma.
But they are all old memories, because she hasn't been herself for quite a while.

She had Alzheimer's.

It is a very sad, detrimental disease.
And it can be very hard on a family too.

So I am choosing to remember my grandmother like this:

(This is in my first ever scrapbook!)

or this:

She was full of life.
She hated snakes!   We'd tease her and throw rubber snakes around to freak her out.
She liked nice things, and was always scared that us kids would ruin them.
She was always up for an adventure and enjoyed traveling in the motor home with grandpa.
She loved QVC.  :)
She enjoyed playing games with family.
She did not understand why people would eat cheese pizza (it was missing all the good stuff...those other toppings).
She would make bacon and eggs for breakfast when we would visit.
She'd encourage us to play with the neighbor kids.
She was proud of her kids and her grandkids.

Grandma, you will be missed.

Keep us all in your prayers as we travel to California for the funeral.
I do have several blog posts scheduled, so keep checking in.

Have a wonderful day!!


Shemaine Smith said...

Safe travels sorry about your Grandma, my Dad's mom had it too and I do know what you mean. I too choose to remember my Grandma for the kick in the pants she always was after her glass of vodka and cranberry juice each night. Oh the stories I could tell...lol.

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Lisa Echerd said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs!
Love the list of things about your grandmother - see a great page there :-) Great vacation photos. Safe travels.

Beth Hallgren said...

So sorry for your loss. I lost my grandpa to that horrible disease. Luckily my aunt decided to give me all his memorabilia.

Lynn Murphy said...

Hugs and prayers for your loss. Wonderful tribute for her. Love your VT pix - doesn't the beauty of those canyons blow you away. travel safe.

Jasmine said...

Very sorry to hear about your Grandmother's passing. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

soapHOUSEmama said...

so sorry to hear about your grandmother! sounds like you have many treasured memories of her :)

Katie Gehring said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Izzy Anderson said...

So sorry about your grandma. She sounded like a wonderful person. Beautiful vacation photos.

Rose Ann said...

Sorry to hear of your grandmas passing. alzheimers is a difficult disease and you sharing some thoughts on how to remember your grandma helps me with one of my family members who is suffering with alzheimers, thank you for sharing. Safe travels and bless you and your family in this time of grief. ((((((hugs)))))) always.