Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Beautiful Grandma Tillie









Well, I know, as usual it has been a great while since I have posted. This last month was a great month. My beloved Grandma Tillie made the trek (by plane, but not easy when you are 87) from Utah to Texas to visit us. This last month was really special for all of us. Grandma is so fun and upbeat, she always keeps us laughing and was an absolute joy to have. I told her a million times that I wanted to keep her forever, but Provo is where her heart is. I will treasure the time my kids and I had to spend with her. Jack cried for three days after she left, and it goes without saying that I was a puddle of tears right along side him! Grandma played tireless games of peek-a-boo with Eliza. Something I just don't have the patience to do these days. She layed on the floor and played card games with Jack. She helped me fold laundry and do dishes, and kept my spirits high on the long days when Marcus stayed late at the hospital. She sat in the car with the kids while I ran in to do those annoying 1 minute errands that end up being 20 minutes when you have to drag both kids in every stop (I know all you moms know that is a huge favor!) She told me stories, she gave me advice, and she made me feel like a million dollars. I couldn't love her more. She is such a blessing in my life, and I am so glad and proud to call this beautiful lady my grandmother.

14 comments:

Lisa Rampton Halverson said...

So fun to see photos of her and hear of her visit. I HATE those 1-minute-turned-20 errands! Well, I've tried to just accept that that is life with kids, but I so understand why having Grandma there was such a blessing!

Carrie said...

WOW! Look at that bathing beauty! I'm so glad you got to spend so much time with her. I'm so excited she came to TX!! It's so nice for her to see where you love and all that awesome stuff. I just wish I could get my grandma to come here, she wouldn't even have to take a plane! Grandma is one special lady, she touched my heart.

Carrie said...

PS you know that's where all of you got your beautiful blue eyes from, I can see them now.

Katie and Eric said...

That is so wonderful!!!! I love that your grandma just came and did everything you are doing. What a wonderful lady! Everytime I see what you are up to it makes me miss hanging out with you. When are you coming back to Rochester? I love you tons!

Nadia said...

i think you need to have an album exclusively for that picture of you guys in front of the alamo...i think there are four or five on your blog alone. =) glad grandma tillie could make it. how fun! glad you guys are doing well.

Joan Koplin said...

Golly, what a cry-er, Bec!
I love that she is such a sassy pants in her swimsuit. Man, I hope I look that good at 87! She is such a lovely lady.

Becca said...

You are so sweet and si is your grandma!

Katie said...

SO SWEET! I just love this post. I can tell you too are very similar. I can see you doing all of those things when you are 87. We really miss you. Hope all is well and you are surviving the summer. It can get LONG sometimes!!

Tiffany said...

What a cute post...how fun to have such a fun and energetic grandma! Sounds like an awesome lady!

And your superman party...I am still smiling about it! I can't believe you sewed all those capes...THAT is a cool mom. I loooove home parties..they are the best! Gonna have to steal this one...

Fowler family said...

Aw Bec, Grandma Tillie really is one of the cutest, coolest grandmas on earth. I love her little necklace in that swimming suit picture. What a doll! And how wonderful to have her there. Your kids are so lucky to be able to get to know their great grandma so well.

It will be good to see her when we move out to Provo. I miss her.

Miss you guys too!

Jaime said...

Awww...grandma's are the BEST! You're grandma is adorable and looks like so much fun. How lucky to have her come visit - 87! She is quite the trooper!

Joan Koplin said...

BEC! I am waiting "patiently" (not so much--haha) on the pics of your kids and the Beaton kids. Please post soon :)

Jared said...

Hi Ramptons! This is Jared Barlow from Marcus' youth. Was stoked to come across your blog by linking few some others. Good to see you are well in Texas...I'm envious of those winters after having just endured by first Northeast winter this past year! You have a good lookin' family...keep up the stellar track record in that department. Look forward to running into you guys...maybe in Corvallis one of these days (?). Say hello to Marcus for me. Best way to keep tabs on us is probably Alyssa's blog: www.familiabarlow.blogspot.com

All the best!

The Jones--trying to keep up said...

I hope I can be as cool as your Grandma when I'm old. On the floor playing with the kids and kickin' it at the pool...?!!! Awesome!