Sunday, August 8, 2010
We had a really nice birthday celebration last evening for granddaughter, Emily, who turned twenty-three. Her sister-in-law, Amy (Matt's wife) had baked a beautiful birthday cake, which was delicious. She had decorated it with a watch and a wedding ring, meaning it is almost time for Emily to be married. Emily and Ben will be tying the knot on September 11th, which is the birthday of Emily's niece, (Andrew and Julia's oldest daughter) and Carol's granddaughter, and my great granddaughter.
Pictures above: Top: Matt holding niece, Alyssa
second: Julia (Brooke's and Alyssa's Mom), Brooke, Amy (Matt's wife)
third: Julia, Brooke, and Amy
fifth: Emily and the cake
sixth: Katie (former college room mate and friend of Emily), Emily, Ben (Emily's fiance) holding Alyssa
seventh: Alyssa enjoying some of Aunt Emily's birthday cake.
You will notice that I am not in any of the pics because I was the one behind the camera. Ha.
This morning it was nearly seven o-clock when I awakened, and I was feeling rough. The two previous nights I had gotten very little sleep, and was catching up. I immediately went back to bed and had another two hours sleep. It was wonderful! I really needed that rest.
Today was a very quiet day for me. I did some more unpacking, and came across some of Gramps items that he carried every day in his pockets: his pocket knife, his folding scissors, (both were wrapped in a handkerchief, the way he always did them when he took them out of his pockets at night. I have yet to go through the rest of his belongings. Most of the clothing will be donated to the kidney foundation collection, except for some of it which may be given to grandchildren or children if they so choose.
There is still a lot of paperwork to go through and finish up, along with a lot of boxes left to unpack that have stuff that needs to be arranged and put away.
I just realized when I was doing this posting, that we had four generations of family here last evening. It was wonderful! I look forward to more of those times. It will be at least a week and a half before I will have my own computer set up to use. Right now, I am using Carol's at her house, and I really appreciate the use of it.
That is about it for today. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.