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.
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.
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!