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Friday, September 12, 2008

Utah Day 26- Still Sick


Today I woke up feeling a little bit better. And instead of canceling on my grandparents, went ahead and went to their house for the morning/lunch time. I think it's important for Butterfly to know who her great grandparents are because I think they are wonderful people. They have done so much in their lives. My grandpa is 80 and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat twice and the Pacific Ocean by boat twice. He walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on the day it was opened. He has been to over 25 countries and 47 states. My Nana lived in England during WWII and survived her house being bombed and her school as well. She was willing to leave her home country of England and be married to my grandpa (whom she met while he was on his mission there). She was telling me she had several marriage proposals at the time but liked Grandpa the best. A good reason to pick him! And I'm glad she did. :)

In any case, not being near them is one of the reasons I'm sad about not living in Utah. It was nice to visit today and have some actual time at their house, not just an in out and on our way type of visit. We had an awesome lunch of egg and potato omelet and bread pudding which was awesome!

The only down side to today's visit is the fact that I still don't feel all that great. I seem to do okay if I don't eat anything. Because then there is nothing to upset my stomach. But when I eat, I feel awful. Still, my Nana's bread pudding was worth feeling ill. Yum yum!

I also went to a park and met a friend who used to live in Maryland and moved here just a few days before we came here. It was fun to see her and her 2 boys but I'm sad that when I go home she won't be there! We've made it a point to keep in touch and we'll probably get together when I come back into town.

Going to bed now. (Still no progress on my book club book...sigh...)



  1. I felt the same way about my kids knowing my grandparents. I am so glad that the kids still talk about them and ask about them, even though they're no longer here. Grandparents are the best, aren't they?

    I hope you feel better soon!! It stinks to be sick. I can't wait to see you guys again.

  2. It seems to be a grandparent day all around--I just told another friend how lucky she is to have grandparents who are still. . .there, I guess. I just have one grandma, and her mind is gone and she just sits and doesn't know where she is most of the time. Be sure to take all these opportunities to visit with them while they are available!

  3. Surry you are still feeling sick. You lucky that your kids can meet your grandparents. The girls have known 2 of their great grandmothers (on hubby's side) which is a real treasure.


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