Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Greatest

I LOVE these people.
Growing up, we spent many Sunday afternoons at my grandparents' house,
exploring the land they lived on complete with its 2-story shed,
huge garden, and quaint orchard with the bench swing nestled beneath the branches.
In many ways, that land they lived on emulates what we hope to achieve in the coming years.

My grandparents have moved on,
but their newest home still has that special feel they create with my grandpa cracking jokes and spreading cheer (it may well be impossible to not smile when he's with you) and my grandma sharing stories of the past and looking out for everyone.
I'm so glad we got to spend a morning with them recently.

Lincoln has been insistent over the past few weeks that he wants to go to Norway on his mission because it "looks like a dragon." He was so delighted to learn that my grandpa served his mission in Norway!
They shared stories from their missions with me
while the boys played with Lincoln Logs and wooden blocks.
And then the boys played hide-and-go-seek in the basement while I sorted through some things with Grandma.
Lincoln was only too delighted to inform me that Grandpa had slipped him a chocolate or two.

I think it's so important for our kids to become acquainted with their heritage
and learn from their remarkable fore bearers.
I'm so thankful for these two and their influence in my life.

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