Saturday, January 8, 2011

Yia-Yia Turns 80!


My grandmother turned 80 a little while back.
I can't even fathom living the life she has had.
Amazing.
I can't imagine having 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
What a legacy.
What a blessing.
A lot of our family was able to gather together for a great meal at a nice restaurant to celebrate.
It was on a Monday, on a school night.
We dressed nice and some rushed from work.
The kids horsed around and we kept getting up to settle them down.
My cousin and her husband drove 9 hours to be there.
My uncle - her only son- was there from across the U.S.
And even my MIL came.
We made a sign and made and bought special cookies.
We laughed and just watched her.
She told us stories and laughed as well.
And I hope we do it all again when she turns 81 next year.

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7 comments:

  1. Awesome! Happy Birthday to Grandma! What a blessing she is to your family, may her legacy of her Godly life live on for many years to each generation! Shes the best!

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  2. love your new blog look. i had forgotten you had greek in you? we have/had a yia yia too. i never got your email?

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  3. Yia, Yia, that is Greek...right? One of my best friends growing up had a Yia Yia and a Bapoo? Happy Birthday to her.

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  4. Thats so awesome. Glad you have such a special lady

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  5. It's so amazing to be able to be a part of these celebrations!

    My great-grandmother turned 100 a month ago! :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to your yia yia!! Thanks for stopping by and I signed up for your awesome giveaway. Have a great night.
    God Bless,
    Shelley

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  7. what a sweet blog you have here!! xo

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