8.02.2012

old people are awesome

My sister and I are so very lucky.
We have all four grandparents still hanging out with us today.
Living on their own, driving on their own (scary?), riding bikes on their own (they exercise more than I do) ... just being awesome. Four!
And Jack was lucky enough to get to meet two of them when he made his very first trip to Kansas City. His great grandparents. How cool is that?
He will meet the other two in just a few weeks.
Jack was totally mesmerized by Grandad.
That scruffy face and those big thick glasses ...
the best "toy" Jack had ever seen.
Grandma, Grandad, Nan and Pop ... we are truly blessed to have you in our lives.
And I'm pretty sure Jack agrees.

P.S. If anyone is new around here, I recently had a baby. And named him Jack.
Or Jack might be my nephew who lives in the big city of Chicago.
I just have a dog.
I'm cool.

35 comments:

  1. That last picture of Jack is SUPER PRECIOUS.
    What a HUGE blessing for yall to still have such ative grandparents!!
    What awesome "old people"

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  2. LOL at your PS. That is so very cool that all of your grandparents are still around - I have to say you are one very lucky girl.
    xx
    justyn

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  3. Your grandparents are super-awesome! And Jack is so lucky to get to know them.

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  4. There is nothing like grandparents that's fo sho!

    And don't let Sherm think he doesn't matter as much. Furbabies are extremely important! :)

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  5. Awwwwwww... You are so lucky! I have 2 grandparents still around. I was fortunate enough to meet my G.Grandmother when I was young. I think she passed when I was about 7-8 years old. xoxo

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  6. aw, this post is so sweet. the photos made me smile! i unfortunately don't have any grandparents around - i only met one, my grammy millie, and she was the coolest lady ever. miss her every day!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  7. Grandparents are the best.

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  8. You were in my fair town!!

    That's so awesome to have all 4 grandparents still around! I grew up with 3 outta 4, but sadly only have one left now.

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  9. What a wonderful blessing! It inspires me to live a healthy lifestyle so i can eventually be the kind of blessing your grandparents are to you

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  10. Hooray for grandparents!! I am like you and have all my grandparents around. It is a blessing indeed. I love seeing my son with his "greats" and whats even cooler is seeing your parents become grandparents. :) Very sweet and happy post, Tiff. :)

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  11. Old people ARE awesome! I only have one grandma still living, but she is so awesome she makes up for it all! She's a total throwback whose heritage is cotton farming, and she says the simplest albeit wisest things.

    She's also hilarious. She saw on the news that there is a new chip reader and people are going around scanning other people's debit/credit cards for the information. Now she wraps all her cards and money in aluminum foil. I tried to explain to her it wasn't necessary to wrap her cash, but she said, "Better safe than sorry."

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  12. These pictures are too precious! And yes, old people are awesome.

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  13. this is too cool! i have zero grandparents left, and really, only grew up with two (mom's mom and dad's dad.. strange?)

    to have GREAT ANYTHING is unfamiliar territory for me..

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  14. I've been a long time follower of yours, but this is my first comment. If any post deserves a comment it is this one. It is so lovely that you have all 4 of your grandparents here. Cherish that. I only have 1 of mine left now, and I still miss my Gran everyday!
    Katie
    abritandheryank.blogspot.com

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  15. That is so great, I am down to one grandparent and I have a gaping hole in my heart because of this.

    Hugs,
    Kara

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  16. oh my gosh how cool is that! i only have one grandma left.. you are so very lucky!
    xox
    ellen

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  17. I love old people!! They have the best stories. And the best old people are still super sassy, which is even better. I only have 1 grandparent left and I wish I had appreciated all my grandparents while they were still alive. But my remaining Grandma still says some pretty funny things. What's not so funny? Every time I say good-bye to her or get a card from her, she ALWAYS says, "Hopefully I'll be around to see you again!" Grandma's a little morbid.

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  18. Grandparents are the best!! How cool is it that yours still ride their bikes? Makes me feel even lazier now..

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  19. currently i still have all 4 of my grandparents. want to hear something depressing?

    sure you do.

    in september, we are driving north to say "goodbye" to one of them. he's on his way out. it's a weird feeling.

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  20. I love talking to my boyfriend's grandmother, she has had a most amazing, full of stories life!

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  21. I absolutely love that first picture of you!

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  22. I am with you girl, I am so lucky to have all 4 grandparents healthy and alive. I sometimes take that for granted and it aches when one of the gets sick or I think about losing them. I've never lost a family member...EVER. I love that Jack has gotten to spend so much time with his greats

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  23. Up until 2010 I had all four of my grandparents living. My daughter was fortunate to meet all of them. My son met them all but my grandpa died when he was 5 months old. In 2011 my Grandma passed and right after her passing I found out I was pregnant with Annalee. Then this July my other grandpa passed away. I went from four to 1 in a matter of 2 year. It was such a blessing to have them in my life for so long though. Cherish every single second you can with them. Life doesn't slow down or stop for us.

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  24. I love old people. They make my heart happy.

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  25. What a beautiful blessing to have them in your life!!! Great photos!! xo Heather

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  26. Aw so lucky to have your grandparents. I only have 2 grandmas left. Never really knew my grandfathers.

    Beautiful pictures. I love your blog. now following!

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  27. "I'm cool." Best ending ever. Totally agree about old people, and you being cool. My kids were lucky enough to have both greats still around today, and hopefully for a while! Plus they met, and we have pics of them with their great greats. Super cool.

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  28. Thats a beautiful thing to have all four grandparents, I miss mine and wish I had them now to talk with. BUT I am grateful to have both my parents still.

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  29. Old people really are awesome, they have so many stories and experience. Wonderful post and lovely photos!

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  30. I absolutely love old people!!! I'm actually hanging out with a bunch this weekend. Thanks for appreciating the old!

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  31. Old people really are awesome!! It must be the fact that they don't care what people think about them because they realize it just doesn't matter!

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  32. You are indeed blessed! That's awesome that you still have all of them around!!

    Happy weekend!

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  33. Wow! That is awesome! All of my grandparents had passed away by the time I was 13. :(

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  34. I think jack is typical boy and likes grammy's tatas.

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