Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Today is my grandmother Marina's birthday... She is 95! She is an amazing woman.
I am so lucky to have her in my life... She taught me all sorts of great things:
  • The love of gardening
  • How to can chili (hot stuff - jalapeƱo, tomatoes, etc.)
  • The love of roses
  • To cook (all sorts of great Mexican dishes!)
  • To sew
  • To embroider
  • To crochet
  • To appreciate the important things in life - God's gifts
It's because of my Grandma that I got my Girl Scout badges when I was a sweet young thing!
My sisters and I spent lots of summers with my Grandparents. My favorite Grandma/Grandpa memories are of their little farm in Watsonville, CA. We used to get in trouble for hanging in the fruit trees, eating lots of plumbs. I really got in trouble when I broke a peach branch! I have not forgotten it to this day!! My Grandfather Leonard died just before the Millennium (2000) when he was almost a century! My Grandmother hasn't been 'the same' since Grandpa died.. yet, she is still manages to live in her own home, crochet sweet gifts for babies, and keep her 'family' on their toes!

Happy Birthday Grandma. I love you dearly.


Lauren said...

WOW! Congrats on your mom's birthday! That is AWESOME! Great picture of her with the kids.

To answer your questions, I am trying to do the morning pages, and having mixed success. When I do them - it really helps me to focus and seems to calm me down.

Sandy said...

Awesome tribute to an amazing lady!!

*karendianne. said...

Ah yes Andi, happy birthday to our grandmother. You've captured so many of the gifts she bestowed upon us. I can't think of anything you missed. Except I was asleep at the wheel when it came to cooking!

Karen doesn't cook! ;)

Kerilou said...

I loved to read about your Grandmother..got me to thinking about all the things I learned from mine! Keri