Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Grandparents are a Gift from God

We love Grampa Dave and Grammie Linda!! You never know what to expect from them. This is how they arrived at a birthday celebration at our home in Barnstead!!!

"Children's children are the crown of old men and the glory of children are their fathers" Proverbs 17:6

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. This is where Grampa and Grammie Linda call home 8 months of the year. It's in Freedom NH. Here is one of Grammie's award winning window boxes. Folks come from all around to see them each Spring and Summer. The Meserve Family has been in Freedom for over 200 years!!

Above is Grampa with our only living hatched chicken. The chicken is wispering sweet nothings into Grampa's ear!! How nice is that??

We love visiting with Grampa and Grammie at their home in Florida. They live there from November until April each year. They live in a small town called Oklawaha. It's an old Indian village. We can't wait for our trip to visit them in the winter of 06/07. We have started saving!! It will be Grace and Jon's first time to visit. Two years ago when we were there we visited Daytona Beach. We had such a great day!!!

Our Grampa Dave has an alias. His name is "Zip" the clown. He's a shriner clown, and loves to make kids smile. Here he is at our house before he marched in a parade. He makes great balloon animals and can make our nose squeak, too!!

This is our Dad's Mom and Dad...Grampa Jon and Grammie Shirley. This is also our Dad's sister Wendy. Grampa Jon and Grammie Shirley live in Deerfield on a farm. Our Grampa Jon fixes tractors and sells wood and hay. We love to visit there and see all the animals in the barn.

This is Grammy Shirley when she first met Grace and Jon at a party at our home in Barnstead.

Grammie Linda loves to read to us!! She used to be school teacher and she is a great reader. She let us pick two long stories for her to read to us. We love to listen to Grammie!!

Our Grammie Linda is a 2x cancer survivor!! We are so thankful God has allowed her to still be with us!! Since she lost her hair, she loves to wear hats. Here is Maddie and Grammie modeling some of her hats.

This past summer, Grampa Dave and Grammie Linda took us all on a train ride. We had lunch on the train. It was tons of fun!! Thank you!!!!

Aren't they just the cutest couple???

Here is Grampa and Jon at a family outing this summer!!! We thank God every day for our wonderful sets of grandparents!!!!!

1 comment:

Thorne Gang said...

awesome pictures, what great grandparents.