Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Sticker Grandma!

It was our GREAT Grandma's Birthday yesterday.  Somehow I got the days mixed up.  (Grandma, you are not the only one mixing up days around here!) Ha- ha!  Grandma is known around here as "sticker Grandma"  because she always sends great stickers to the kids.  She is so good at still remembering all our birthdays. I don't know how she does it!  We don't get to see her as much as we would like since she lives way up in that place called Canada, but we think of her often. We still use stickers from her all the time!  The kids love them!

 Great Grandma is truly a hero to our family.  She is a great example of pushing on and living life to the fullest, even when life doesn't always hand you roses.  Grandma has gone through some of the hardest trials I can imagine.  She lost her only daughter when she was six years old from Leukemia.  She lost her first husband, and father of her children at a young age from heart complications.  In just the past few years she has survived breast cancer and lost her second husband of twenty something years after a long bout with illness.  She is truly a survivor in every sense of the word and that is just a glimpse!  She pushes forward and keeps going.  She is still quick as a whip and does cross word puzzles to stay sharp!  I hope I can be like her when I get her age!

Happy Birthday, Sticker Grandma! 

Uncle Doug...don't bother your sweet mother!  (Just teasing her while she is sleeping!)  Ha ha. 

 Here she is with Grandpa Bill.  Sweet couple. 

Lookin' sexy while doing a crossword puzzle! (Looks like it was a boring cross word puzzle!) I hope she doesn't kill me for posting this picture!

Oh, my.  Ryan looks so young in this picture!  Ryan was the first grandchild in the family and the only one to meet his Grandpa in the hospital before he passed away. 

Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma on a visit to California with James.  

More good times with Grandma and Grandpa...

Grandma with Sophie and Annie just this past year.

Grandma we love you!  Hope you had a special day and got to do something fun.  We appreciate all you have done for us.  We are so glad you raised those three silly boys! I know the whole family loves you!  Cheers to a great year ahead!


  1. I click on various blogs from time to time and I just visited yours for a few minutes. You have such a sweet gorgous family! OMG every single one of your kids are just shining with love and excitement for life, it shows through every picture! What does 6.5 kids mean? Are you counting your hubby as a kid or are you expecting? Was confused.

    1. WOW! Thanks, Anonymous! That was so kind of you...made my day! I really need to update the header on my blog. When I started blogging we had just gotten a new puppy...and it was a nightmare, the dog was more work than our newborn., so I called the puppy our half child. We now have two dogs so my kids tell me that HALF doesn't really make sense anymore. Between you and me I will go with the husband thing...ha-ha. Thanks again!