for the love of grandmas…

I think I mentioned that I printed out a bunch of my blogs (minus a few choice parts), stapled the pages together and sent them to my grandma. Grandma is 84 years old, just lost Grandpa last year, loves books and words and people and the Lord with a passion. I knew she’d be tickled to read about what’s been going on in our lives.

So, I get a note in the mail from Grandma yesterday.

Dear Ones,
    Thank you so much for the interesting mini-biography. I trimmed it down a little and sent it to [my aunt and uncle in AZ]. It was so interesting!! Thought I shouldn’t keep it to myself.
    And the pictures!! Any one of your daughters could win a beauty contest!! But I think that is one of the worst things parents can do.
    Marla, you must have taken typing in school.
Love, Grandma

Oh, Grandma. What am I going to do with you? Yes, I did take typing in school–my freshman year (probably the last year actual typewriters were ever used). Didn’t I do a good job? No typos and not a trace of correction tape!

And sweet Grandma, Auntie and Uncle can read my “mini-biography” anytime they want. They just have to turn on their computer…I will have to send specific instructions next time for her to keep it to herself. That’s why I went to all that trouble of printing it all out. For herself. Sigh.

In other news, we went to an Open House at our church last night with the girls. WOW. Free pizza, hotdogs and treats, face painting, pumpkin painting, hay ride, hay maze, real firetrucks, inflatable climbing wall/slide, family portrait, Columbus Crew/Blue Jackets stuff, balloon guy, puppet show, bowling, beanbag volleyball. What a great night!

Um, my hubby has decided to become a Buckeyes fan. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking–BAND WAGON. To be fair, we were both Buckeyes fans growing up, and he’s always liked them second best after the Hokies. We can just never watch VT on TV 🙂 here, and there’s soooooo much on about the Bucks. Our families are die-hard fans. We never get invited to Hokies parties. And it’s perfect timing–besides the fact that they’re #1, Gabe lost so much weight that his old t-shirts are way too big. So he can start from scratch building up an OSU wardrobe. I rather enjoyed going against the grain…but I guess we will assimilate and allow ourselves to be absorbed into the culture in which we live.

Gabe and the girls are out playing in the leaves…I can’t wait to go to the Smokies!

Have an awesome weekend! Don’t forget to rest!

11 thoughts on “for the love of grandmas…

  1. biblestorebrowser

    I had a GREAT Sabbath, thanks to a new way of looking at it. I am looking forward to the next one, although it may be a bit hard with the party.
    Born and raised in Ohio. . . never been an OSU fan!

  2. ch1pch0p

    Cute story about your grandma. We got mine into email and IM a while back, and I think she might read this occasionally, but she’s never tried to do it…as far as I know anyway!

  3. rachmckinney

    that’s a cute story about your grandma!
    i am a die hard osu fan. have never wavered on that, even being in FL. so welcome to the club of rooting for t hem!:) i even have my husband on their side now:)
    playing in the leaves….it sounds so fun! makes me jealous:)

  4. gsowell

    Grandmas are cute! My grandma wanted us to set her up a xanga account so she could leave us notes. I did it last week, but I think she is scared of it. I will call her this week to get her on board.

    I know what you mean about liking to “go against the grain” with your team choices. But sometimes you have to give in to facts. OSU is just the best!

  5. angntug

    Good choice….Bucks have always been better than VT anyways, right? lol…..Excited about seeing everyone Tuesday! Morgan is excited but with Tug leaving, she’s been a little bummed today and missing him……..me too…….

    Wow! That sounded like fun! I bet the girls had a blast!

  6. jbnygaard

    Aren’t grandma’s the best?!! My 75 year old grandma took computer lessons a couple years ago and now is addicted to her e-mail. She forwards so much “crap” to me ALL the time! However, I don’t know if she would know what the term “blog” would mean. I was suprised that my own mother even knew what the term “blog” meant. Can you imagine what it will be like for us when we are grandma’s????

    GO BUCKS!

  7. CamilleElizabeth

    We miss you guys! Thanks for blogging frequently – it helps me feel a little closer to you, even though we really aren’t that far away. 🙂 Glad to hear you are both recent converts to OSU – well, actually, re-converts, but anyway… Now you should have an OSU party!!!!

  8. amber_nicole86

    Marla,
      Have you read The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan? I’ve been reading it today and have been very convicted – amazing read. Hope you have a good weekend!

    Go Bucks!

    Amber

  9. YoYoYoder

    Oh Grandma…maybe Aunt Jeannie will send it back to her. How many pages did you send??

    I took typing with Mrs. McLaughlin my freshman year of high school and we used the typewriters, too!! We also had computers that had learning tools (and fun games!) but there weren’t enough for our whole class. Those who got done with their typewriter assignments got to play the typing games on the computer.

    That Open House sounded awesome! There were some great ideas there! I’ll have to keep them in mind for future activities at our church!

    I love you Marsy!!

    p.s. Have you talked to the rest of the fam about Young’s??

    p.p.s. GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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