We were very blessed to have had Justin’s grandmother come down from South Dakota, to visit us in Texas, for a few days last week. This means that Elijah got to meet one of his great grandmothers. Yup – he sure is a lucky boy – he has two great grandmothers, and a great grandfather. I barely even remember my parent’s parents (thankfully I had step grandparents or I wouldn’t even know what grandparents were), but Elijah has the opportunity to know great grandparents too!
Great grandma Marge (aka “Grandma Great), has 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and another 2 on the way. What a wonderfully blessed life! We visited Grandma Marge up at her lake house in 2011, and we saw her again while we were visiting Texas in 2012. She flew down to Dallas to meet Eli and spend some quality time with us. Eli took a liking to Marge immediately…
Grandma and the boys. Look how happy all of them are!
We are so grateful for this time with family. Living far away teaches you how valuable time is.
We smile a lot when grandma is around – she’s funny, and we have some silly running jokes that make us all laugh. We wanted to send her off with something to remember her trip by, so I made her a little photo album of the photos I had taken while she was here. I also included some of Elijah’s first birthday (Cake Smash) pictures, and some pictures that grandma had taken of Elijah herself.
We love the four generations in one photo (middle row on the right). As you can see (bottom right photo) Eli kept showing grandma his happiest smiles. She commented on what an incredibly happy baby he was (which was a relief to hear since she had visit during one of the worst teething weeks of his life).
On Monday afternoon we went to the airport to say our goodbyes. Eli fell asleep in the way, and stayed asleep while we were seeing grandma off. Look at these sweet goodbye moments…
Elijah and I will be up in North Dakota for my brother’s wedding next month, so there’s a chance that we might be able to visit all the family in South Dakota, but we can’t say for sure. The states are obviously located right next to each other, but there’s a long distance between the relevant cities (almost 9 hours). If we don’t have a chance to get down there, it was nice to have spent this time with Grandma Marge.