Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grandmas = Awesome

Is being awesome a prerequisite for being a grandma? Cause my grandma rocks.

During my trip to California last month we got on the topic of mosquitoes, and how they love me...and how I found out that I'm kinda allergic to their bites (ouch). I personally am not a huge fan of spraying toxic chemicals onto my skin...but I will if I have to. Seriously, you should see the size of the mosquito bites I get - they're ridiculous. One of the remedies we had heard about to head off mosquito bites is to use Skin So Soft by Avon. Never tried it before, but I've heard from several ladies out here that it helps.

So on Friday my friendly postman dropped off a package in which I found these:

Now that's a grandma that cares! In addition it was a total surprise, and if you know me at all getting packages in the mail is up there with puppies and kitties for me...

Here's a picture of me with my grandma (my dad's mom) and Aunt Shaun from this last trip.

I'm really missing my Grandma Sandy right now, so let's take a short walk down memory lane. Here are some older pictures taken between 1977 and 1980 of my grandma and myself (yes the math...I'm not ashamed). Thanks to my incredible dad for parting with them!

Grandma Sandy, my grandfather Bill Short and myself - 1977
(I this picture of the three of us)

Both of my grandmothers and wee-Colleen - 1977

Grandma Sandy and oh-my-God-I-was-cute - 1978

Grandma Sandy, myself, and my G.G. (Grandma Sandy's mom) - 1980

I just love, love, love these old pictures. I've never had a picture of myself as a baby until the last year, and seeing myself as a baby with all the people I just awesome. My dad and I spent several days going through photos and scanning them while I was out there, so I'm afraid to say there's gonna be more to come!

'til next time...

1 comment:

  1. So awesome you finally get to reconnect with your childhood memories of your grandma. How sweet of her to send you a lovely and meaningful little care package. Enjoy every moment with her as time flies so fast and before you know it, all that's left are precious memories.
    And, yeah Skin so Soft is like a cure-all for everything in the Midwest; it's kind of like Windex in _My Big Fat greek Wedding_;-)


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