This weekend we were out of town remembering and celebrating the life of my grandma.
We enjoyed our time with family members- eating, drinking and reminiscing.
We looked at pretty flowers and saw beautiful sunsets, all the while celebrating a beautiful life.
We gathered together as a family and laughed over the antics of a crazy dog.
We played Grandma’s favorite game and revisited our childhood.
And we looked at hundreds of pictures and remembered all the beautiful things grandma was a part of and gave thanks for the wonderful years we shared with her.
We didn’t always live close by, but she was always there for me. She watched countless soccer and basketball games, hosted a million birthday parties and holiday dinners, and she was there for every single milestone in my life- my Confirmation, all of my graduations, my wedding….She was a beautiful person, inside and out and she will be missed.
I love you Grandma.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to make some of Grandma’s jello and a big bowl of Turkey Dumpling Soup.
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That’s so sweet – I love that you all were able to get together and celebrate that way. You’re so lucky to have had her in your life! What game is that? I’ve never seen it – very cool that you played her fave. 🙂
haha it’s called horse race. someone made it for her and my family plays it every christmas. it basically involves poker chips and luck and a lot of dice rolling 🙂 plain and simple but we get pretty into it!
Lovely tribute Lindsay. She loved both you girls so much and delighted being a part of your lives.
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons says
What a beautiful way to remember her =) Bet she’s hanging with my gram somewhere <3 They are def missed and loved so so much!!!!
i’m sure they are! probably eating all sorts of good food 😉
what a beautiful thing to be able to do … thanks for sharing.
and i’m sorry but i have to ask – was the dog carrying on w/ the “frantic antics” hers? if so, does he have a home to go to? aren’t our pets wonderful touchstones for staying grounded and real during the difficult times in our lives? that pic w/ the tennis balls certainly bring smiles 🙂
pets are the best! luckily this dog is my aunt and uncle’s, not my grandma’s….so he was just around to bring smiles and laughter to the celebration 🙂
She’s beautiful- what a nice tribute to your grandma! I bet I’d like her jello- never met a jello I didn’t like hehe!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
Glad you got to spend time with family and pay tribute to an amazing sounding woman. Sorry about her passing though.
Sounds like you guys really found the perfect way to celebrate her amazing life.
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
So sorry to hear this friend 🙁 You are very lucky to have her for as long as you did. Beautiful tribute!
Susan (Oliepants) says
What a great loving post dedicated to a really special person. I love the pictures and she obviously is a wonderful woman! I’m glad you have such great memories of your grandma!
Hi Lindsay. Just catching up on your last few posts. What a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your BEAUTIFUL grandma!!! She was obviously a wonderful woman, and you and your family will be in my thoughts today. Take care!!!
i love this, linds. your images speak as loud as the words.