Visit to Granny’s House.
Waiting is hard. I’m still waiting for everything–for Tyler to get hired on, to be able to move, to ever get pregnant again, and now for K to get here, to see what happens with hosting and adoption.
All of the waiting really gets me down. I feel like I am in control of absolutely nothing. Because, well, I’m not in control of any of these things. I can’t make any of it happen faster, or happen the way I want. I just have to wait. It makes me frustrated and depressed.
Today we went to visit Tyler’s Granny and her husband Paul. We haven’t had time to visit them much lately and she’s 84 years old, so I told Tyler we’d better hurry up and visit more now before it’s too late.
I want to be sure the girls have lots of pictures with their great grandparents, for memories. Unfortunately it’s very dark in their living room.
The girls love to visit her. She still wears perfect make-up at 84 years old. She lives in a gorgeous house, and it’s always perfectly clean in every nook and cranny. Granny is a twin, and she was born very tiny. Apparently she fit in the palm of her father’s hand. Her twin sister was a normal size. They didn’t think she would live and they weren’t even going to name her, but when she was alive the next morning one of her brothers and sisters wanted to call her Nancy, so they did.
Crazy to think that if she’d died Tyler wouldn’t have been born, neither would my kids.
None of these people would be here:
Kind of a hilarious outtake. She had a bag of mini Oreos for Rosie and Ada to share.
She lives in a town home community.
This is her backyard.
My kids love to lay in the grass.
I can never get just one normal picture of them–they aren’t both looking,
It’s not for lack of trying.
I was mostly satisfied with this one.
My kids sat on her very white pristine bed with their dirty feet.
While I was posting these pictures she called me to tell me how much she enjoyed our visit!
She is a very impressive quilter. She made this family memories quilt for her twin, and she made a copy for herself as well. It’s so cool!
She made the quilts for their 70th birthdays. (Insane that was 14 years ago.)
The quilt has family pictures transferred to fabric, a family tree with their family’s pictures on it, and a map of where they grew up–their barnyard, house, and school.
This is an up close of the middle.
She sewed the entire thing by hand with one little quilting needle.
I absolutely love all of the tiny details.
She has shown Tyler the details multiple times, but he’s always happy to listen again.
Tyler said next time we go over we should pretend like we’ve never seen the quilt before and make a video of her explaining the entire thing.
I made a couple short videos of her talking about it today, which I will have to add here later because they are saying 100 minutes remaining on the upload. Probably since I made them with my 5D Mark II instead of the iphone.