May 25, 2013

Visits from the Grandparents

Whenever we have an opportunity to host Grandparents in our home, we are excited about the visit.  Grandma and Grandpa Funk stayed with us for some time when they traveled from San Antonio, Texas to attend Tyler's high school graduation.  Grandpa brought along his personal journals and Brevin and Spencer loved hearing him read to them stories of when I was a toddler.  I think the boys thought it was funny to hear how similar my behaviors were to that of Garrett and Ella.  He also had digital copies of all the images (converted from slides) of photos from my childhood, including our travels in Europe.  It was a most enjoyable stroll down memory lane.

I love, too, that Grandpa and Grandma Funk got to create some new memories with the children.  While the older boys were off at school, Grandpa played Frisbee with Garrett before moving on to a game of croquet with both Garrett and Ella.

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa Gilliland is also a welcomed treat.   When they travel from St. George to events up north, they always make a point to stop by our home, often bringing dinner to share with us.  They never leave until a board game is played, a puzzle is assembled, or Lego tower is constructed.  When it is time for them to leave, they make sure we have a brand new bag of peanut M&Ms and a package of Oreo cookies to go into our pantry.

What a blessing it is to have the love and continued support of such remarkable family members!

This post authored by Amber

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