Friday, November 11, 2011

Grandchildren . . .

There's nothing quite like the joy of being a grandmother. Maybe this is why -

Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us. ~author unknown

 Usually I am the one with the camera - so I actually don't have too many pictures of me with my grandkids.  Michele was sweet enough to accommodate me while I was out visiting her right after Rowen was born.  These were taken when she was one week old.

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren. ~Doug Larson

I have no idea who "Doug Larson" is - 
but he summed up what I feel in part about being a grandmother pretty well. 
 I think I have the most gorgeous, amazing, funny, delightful grandkids on the planet.
The month of December I will get to see every single one of my 7 grandkids - Grandma heaven!
It will take 3 different weekends and flights to 3 different states - but I can't wait!

Landon earns his Eagle Scout Award

 Landon has earned his Eagle Scout Award.  Nice job Landon.  He worked hard and deserves to be proud of what he's accomplished.

Thank you also to EVERYONE that donated to Landon's project to gather toys for Ethiopian orphanages.  Thanks to all of you he had over 2900 toys donated.  

 But the very best part of his project was this:  Seeing the smiles on the faces of these kids in 8 different orphanages that were the recipients of all the toys the Landon helped to gather.

 Also we appreciate the help from some very supportive Scout Leaders and friends.  We are lucky to have friends that went above and beyond in their support to help Landon get the final preparations and details done before he appeared before the Eagle Board of Review.  At that level Scouting becomes sort of a foreign language to me - I'm glad we have friends that can "speak" it.
  You all know who you are :)  - thanks a million!

That smile on his face must mean he passed!  It's official :)  Good work Landon!