Saturday, September 23, 2006


She made the best lasagna you've ever tasted. In fact, she made the best jello, cake, buckwheat cakes and jelly too. She seemed to always be happy. Whenever I'd go to her house, she'd ask me what I wanted to eat...and she'd make me anything!

She loved to sit outside and watch the garden grow. When we took Camden there last summer she pushed him in the swing again and again. She truly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was probably one of the most unselfish people I've ever known. She was always could stop by her house anytime....and sometimes people did!

She was kind, generous, loving, patient, beautiful, honest, and sincere. She was my Grandma, and I loved her very much.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Over the river and through the woods....

A week and a half ago we drove to Cleveland and from there to West Virginia to see my grandma. Grandma Shaffer has cancer and is nearing the end. We took our boys (she'd never seen Josiah in person) and spent an afternoon with her.

When we walked in the house, Grandma knew who we were (I'm not sure that could be said today) and was delighted to see us. Though her appearance has changed because of the cancer and her treatments, she still had that twinkle in her eyes.

I said goodbye to Grandma that day. I don't know that I'll see her again on this earth. While I'm sad for myself, I'm also sad for my kids who will not ever really know her. This pales in comparison to what Grandpa must be feeling. He's known Grandma since they were kids....and soon so much of what he knows as life with her will be a memory.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

My bearded little man

Josiah tried to eat the bath bubbles today. This was the result. It's hard to see in the photo, but my 11 month old has a bubble beard!

Jadon Sleeps Over

Tonight Jadon came home with us to spend the night. We'll take him home tomorrow when we go to his house for a cookout. Camden was so excited to have Jadon's 10:30 and they're still awake.
As they got ready for bed, they were complementing each other on their "cool" pajamas. How funny is that?