Monday, October 27, 2008

Family Time

For those of you who don't know my grandma died last Tuesday. She was my mom's mom. She was in a car accident so this was a surprise to us all! She was the last of my living grandparents so it is kind of hard for me to realize that I no longer have a grandma or grandpa on this earth. She was pretty healthy for being a member of our family! It was a shock to us all and kind of hard. But at times like these I am so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that Families are Forever. My mom and her mom are the only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints in their family. Even though it wasn't for happy reasons it was so nice to see some of my family that I really hardly ever get to see! My Uncle Steve I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen him in my life but I had such a nice time with him, his wife Elaine, and their daughter Megan. I got to visit shortly with My uncle Kent, and a few of my cousins that actually only live 20 minutes from me but I only see once every 10 years or so. It is nice to get together and make each other laugh and have fun together, then we can all cry together. I love my grandma. She was a wonderful example of service, kindness, and finding the good in everyone!

This is a picture of my mom and her family from Left to right; Aunt Elaine (Steve's wife), behind her Steve (my mom's brother) My mom (Mo), My dad (Curt), Behind him Kent (my mom's brother), My mom's aunt, My mom's Aunt Paddy (married to my mom's Uncle) I am so sorry I knew their names a day ago but they aren't coming to my mind now. I will post them when I remember!

Here is a picture of most of the grand kids (my mom's that is) Hayden, Amelia, Ethan, Johnnie, Hyrum, (Angela) Brock, and Brigham

This is my sister Emily and Cousin Megan.
I didn't know Emily was going to be able to come because she lives in Las Vegas and is going to school, and working there. But my really nice brothers made sure she was there and paid for a flight for her to be there. We don't get to see her a lot either since she lives in Vegas. Usually about once a year maybe 2. So it was nice to have all my siblings together.

My Uncle Steve is going to make a great Grandpa when the time comes! He loved spoiling the kids by giving them junk right before dinner even though mom or dad said no! He loved tickling the kids, and here is a little clip of the kids flocking to him. They all just loved him and teasing him, or being teased by him! Even Hayden (my most reluctant child) warmed right up to Steve, Elaine, and Megan. It was so sweet!

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The Gatherums said...

What a lovely post of love for your grandma. She will always know how loved she was here and there. Glad you guys are home safe. I thought of you all weekend. DG

The Hawaiian Gards said...

Sorry to hear about grandma- that is always hard. Nice to see your whole family together. Hey- on a different subject I see that you've lost 6 lbs! Go girl!

Alli said...

That was nice to read :) I'm loving the bunny ears on your mom in the first picture!