Grandpa’s Great Escape

Here are a few pictures of my grandpa that I was talking about the other week that had the brain bleed. Even when he was in the ICU he wanted nothing more than to come home, although he never lost his sense of humor. Joking (I think?? lol) about ways to get out of there, stories of the crazy people at the hospital and how they wouldn’t leave him alone, and asking for the check at the end of his meal so he could tip the waitress and finally leave this restaurant that he was in. I am very lucky to still have all four of my grandparents, but he is the oldest of the four.  He will be 93 next January! I am happy to say he is doing well, and is getting better everyday.  🙂

Grandpa’s first evening back at home from the hospital! He was VERY happy to be back home if you couldn’t already tell from his smile. 🙂

This is his souvenir from the hospital. Grandma and Grandpa were joking that it looked like two eyebrows and a tiny nose. Grandpa was also joking that he was already for Halloween as Frankenstein. He has already gotten his staples out though, so he will have to find something else to be this Halloween. 😉

This is an older one of him, but one of my favorites that I’ll cherish forever. Here he is celebrating his 90th birthday a few days early back in December of 2009. You can tell by the look on his face that this roller coaster is a piece of cake for him. He’s ready to go on California Sceamin’ next. 😉

Who knows how much longer I will have my grandparents for, so I hope I can make the best of the time I have left with them. What are some of your favorite memories with your grandparents that you will treasure forever?

Celebrating 65 Years of Marriage!!

Wow!! 65 YEARS! 65 years ago today, my grandparents were married. They are both in their 90’s (well grandma will turn 90 on August 18th), they live on their own, grandpa still drives (grandma never got her driver’s license, but you’d never know that the way she like’s to be the “backseat driver!” LOL.  Grandma still waterskis on her birthday every year while Grandpa drives the boat for her. I know it’s only a matter of time before they will be needing some extra help and assistance with their living situation as I’ve started noticing some subtle things that in their old age they forget to do. But nevertheless, especially in today’s day and age when all you hear of is everyone getting divorces, I think it’s something we need to hear more of is things like this! 65 years calls for a celebration, which celebrate they love to do!  They already had their California Party to celebrate this milestone in Long Beach, CA at Khoury’s in the Los Alamitos Bay. It was a beautiful lunch and presentation of memories, stories, laughter and slide show of them through the years with friends and family and of course what would a party be without CAKE?? 🙂 HAPPY 65th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!!!! Here’s to 65 years more of love and laughter for you two. <3

June 21st, 1947-June 21st, 2012 Celebrating 65 Years together!




























The happy couple on their wedding day, June 21st, 1947 .




















65 years later, still happily married!!! <3