Monday, July 27, 2009

The nicest people you could ever meet.

We visited family/friends in Ohio last week. The girls and I loved spending a whole uninterrupted week with Chris. We learned that driving through the night with kids is the way to go if you are going to be in the car for longer than six hours. We also learned that portable DVD players are glorious, glorious things.

This is my step-mom, Pam. Nana Pam to the girls:

We met when I was eight years old. We had some rough times when I was younger, but as I matured so did our relationship. She and my dad are now divorced, but she will always be my step-mom. And she will always be Nana Pam. 

This is her mother. We call her GG, short for great grandmother. I want to be just like GG when I am her age. She seems half her age, dresses meticulously, and has the best haircut. Seriously, she could be a hair model. She is definitely a role model. I love talking with her. I still remember spending the night at her house when I was a teenager. She would stay up and watch television with me. I thought she was the coolest. I still do. GG rocks!: 

This is Pam's sister, Cheryl. She and her husband were kind enough to take us in for the week. They were also kind enough to host our wedding rehearsal dinner five years ago. It made my mom cry, it was that beautiful and that thoughtful. She and her husband, Jim, are our marriage role models. If we find ourselves in need of guidance, we think to ourselves "what would Jim and Cheryl do?":

Look how content the little flower is in this picture:

Yesterday she asked if we could go back to Ohio. She was utterly spoiled the entire time so I'm not surprised:

I'm just wondering why my hydrangeas don't look like this:

Pam, Cheryl, and GG are three of the nicest people you could ever know. I want to be just like them when I grow up. My girls, too. 

This last picture is for Aunt Cheryl:

Eat your heart out Nana Pam!


NANA said...

Well let it be known that I nana pam lent aunt cheryl the grandbabies for that pic!!! She is always trying to get a hold of one of them I am so LUCKY to have 4 of the most beutiful grandaughters and 1 of the most handsome grandsons EVER so every now & then I will let her hold them HAHAH love NANA

Donna Boucher said...

It makes me so happy that you have so many wonderful people to love your family.
It all looks so nurturing and warm.
Love the picture of your husband and 'little flower'.

MamáChanga said...

Awww, those pics are so great! You can just see the love shared between all, such blessings to have wonderful family members.

BTW, I love the new header---makes me want to take a stroll down that path!

Hugs & Blessings!