Monday, March 23, 2009

Our Super Secret Surprise...

Since my grandfather passed away in early December, my grandmom has enjoyed listening to all the grandkids tell stories of things we did as a family and with grandpop. She has many times commented that she would love for us to each write down our stories so she could read them.

My grandparents when they celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2006.

My adorable, super smart cousin Erin, took it upon herself to coordinate all the grandkids into telling their stories in their own words and in their own ways. Now this wasn't an easy task, there are 12 of us grandkids...and many of us are known to be difficult.


The grandkids and some great grandkids at my grandparents 60th anniversary in 2006.

And most of us grandkids have a lot of the same traits...one being procrasination. She gave us a deadline of March 1st for our pages to be complete. I think it was the day before that my brother Randy, Meeper and I began discussing that none of us had started our page, and who was going to call and get an extension. Luckily another cousin made the call as she was behind too. Poor Erin!

At any rate, things all came together, and what a beautiful tribute it turned out to be!!! On Sunday, all the grandkids (minus Erin's sister that lives on the opposite coast) showed up at my grandmom's (on time with one exception).

Here is my cousin Erin with my grandmom talking on the cell phone to Erin's sister who couldn't join us. )-:


Some of the gang...




And some more of the gang....


My grandmom was sincerely touched by the effort. We all sat around reading the book and reminiscing about old times. It was such a beautiful day, and something I will always cherish.



And here is a picture of me and my brother that I just have to throw up here to embarass him. He was so happy that we got our picture taken!



So our super secret surprise was a HUGE sucess! I talked to my grandmom earlier and she is so thrilled with all the stories and memories!

4 comments:

Jillene said...

What a great surprise for you Grandmom!!

momma said...

what a GREAT gift!!!!

Lana said...

Awe, that's so sweet! I love family gatherings like that! ☺ ♥

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

What a great idea...I know she must have LOVED it.