Wednesday, September 15, 2010


About a month and a half ago I got a call from my DeeDee (or my grandma, who doesn't like to be called Grandma because it makes her feel old, so we call her DeeDee). She lives 1150 miles away from me. I know because we have driven it many times, and so has she. She was calling to say they wanted to come out and surprise my mom by visiting. Now my grandparents are in their 80's, and in pretty good health, but I was kind of nervous about them driving 2 days to get here. They didn't want anyone else to know. I had to keep a secret. I prayed really hard the 2 days they were driving, and they arrived safely. I wish I would have taken a picture of my mom as she saw them walk into her library Thursday afternoon. I walked in (she was expecting me) and asked some question and as she is answering me she looks at the door and in walk her parents. Her mouth dropped open, her face went white, and she instantly started crying. I knew I got that trait from my mom :) It was a fun, tearful reunion. They were able to make it to one of Miss A's volleyball games which was super fun for her. She didn't know they were coming either. We just walked in and her mouth went wide open and said "What are you doing here?" as she ran to them to give them a hug. Fun stuff. My grandparents and my mom at the game.
They were only here from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning. They don't stay long, but what fun we had. And they made it home safely driving back 1150 miles. Here are my kiddos with their great-grandparents--DeeDee and Grum. Grandparents are just the best. What a blessing!!


  1. what fun to have an impromptu visit! I'm quickly running out of grandparents and wishing I'd spent more time with them when I had the chance. Luckily my grandmother makes it out here annually (I live near one of her sons) so I can try to make up for it :)

  2. That is so amazing!!! They do NOT look 80! How nice that they can travel to see you guys. Lucky!

  3. I am so glad to see them !!!
    It reminds me of the days in Utah.
    I do remember their kindness.

    It is the biggest gift from grandparents!!!

  4. Oh how fun! There is nothing like being surprised by family! I think being with family means even more to me as I get older. It's our relationships that really matter in this life. I am so glad you all could have a good visit!

  5. What a fun surprise. I love Dee Dee and your mom!