Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sleeping Bags

My mom was going through the *trailer the other day and came across some gently used sleeping bags. Since I am in need of getting my "camping gear" ready for camping season, she thought to give them to me. I gladly accepted.

I brought them home and found they smelled of old people (no offense grandma and grandpa but as you got older, you didn't have the best hygiene). I opened them up and found this...

All nicely tucked away was a sheet and a pillow in both of the sleeping bags. I took the sheet out of the first one so I could wash it and then I came to the second one. I was so astonished. The sheet and the pillowcase matched! Grandma had even sewed a little yellow and orange border on to the pillow for her special touch!

Grandma had even taken a sheet and sewed the sides and bottom together to fit perfectly into the sleeping bag. She also added ties to both the bottom of the sleeping and the bottom of the sheet to tie together. Not only was it tied together...

It was tied with a BOW! (I swear I did not re-tie it to look like this)
As I added the final sheet to the "wash" pile, I noticed that the sheet from the other sleeping bag matched these sheets but had a different color scheme.

All I could think was "I have the cutest Grandma in the whole entire world!" And I kept saying it over and over again... Because it is soooooo TRUE! I really do have the CUTEST GRANDMA in the WHOLE entire WORLD!!!

Rockin the FEDORA

For those who don't know what a FEDORA hat is... Google Images "Justin Timberlake in fedora" you will find something like this...

One of my girlfriends talked me into buying one... So I brought it over and Grandma decided she needed to try it on. So whether she looks like a Mobster....

Or the sweetest person in the world.... She can totally rock the fedora like Justin!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Can't Recognize Me?!

Just like most "stylish" women, I change my purses after a couple weeks to mix things up (I know some that change it daily, once again, I am NOT that "stylish"). So now I am sporting a simple white Dolce and Gabana (New York knock-off) purse.
After work on Friday, I met up with my Mom and Grandma at Food City. As I am walking down the isle to meet them, Grandma looks at me and says- "I almost didn't recognize you without your yellow purse!" Who would have thought that my BIG YELLOW PURSE would be so embedded in my Grandmother's mind?? Sometimes she doesn't can't recall that she's living with my mom. Hey at least she is remembering me somehow!

Do you think I should get Grandma her own yellow purse???

Monday, March 8, 2010

MATTA'S (its quite a tradition)

Here in Mesa... You're either a Matta's fan or an El Charro fan. We are most definately Matta's fans! If you haven't been to Matta's, please go! It is always on the agenda when Aunt Debbie is in town. She has been in town for two weeks now and we've already been twice! Last week (just a couple days ago), we decided that the girls needed a lunch day! GIRLS ONLY! NO BOYS! The girls included: My mother, Aunt Debbie, my sister-in-law Jen, myself, and the lovely Grandma.

I love chips and salsa! Don't these dishes make your mouth water? I ordered a shredded beef enchilada with green sauce with beans and rice! Grandma ordered a ground beef enchilada with green sauce and this day she wanted a side of rice! We all scarfed down our meals and "rolled" out the door! We were stuffed!

Today was our second time going... This time we let the boys come! Once again, it was DELICIOSO! Thank you Matta's for once again satisfying our tastebuds!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Tradition

I'm not big on the whole "Valentine's Day" celebration. My mom and I usually mess up and call it "Thanksgiving" or the other day I asked a patient if they had big "Halloween" plans. I really meant Valentine's. Our way of celebrating Valentine's day is by making sugar cookies! My mom and I have been doing this for a couple years now. I love a sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles! They are so tasty and are pretty much the BEST sugar cookie I have ever eaten.

My mom made big hearts, medium hearts, and little hearts. She says she likes the little ones because you can eat more and not feel so guilty because they are small! I agree! And since we know how much Grandma loves cookies... we give her a couple small ones!

And the verdict is... "These are pretty tasty, but I think I need another one to know for sure!" There you have it, the best sugar cookie!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
er.... I mean Valentine's Day!

How can you not love this face?

Just as we hoped, Grandma played the piano while we sang her Happy Birthday! She seemed to have enjoyed her birthday! She says to us.... "I don't even feel like am 80! What does 80 feel like??" She still continues to talk about her party! Thank you all that came and made her day special! It meant alot to her.

I love this picture. I feel like it captures how truly happy Grandma was!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Party= Sucessful event!!

Grandma is now the big eight-zero!! My mother decided to throw Grandma a BIG bash. My brother Brett woke up at 3 am to smoke some pork. My mom made some yummy salsa, a big thing of potato salad, and a delicious oatmeal cake. Jenny, my sister in law made a "better-than-sex" chocolate cake. Jen, my other sister in law made a big tortellini salad. And I also helped out by making one of my favorites, Pina Colada cake. Grandma used to make it for me on my birthday and I thought I would carry on the tradition and make it for hers.

[Brett and the FOOD]

Mom had invited some of Grandma's friends and our family. It was nice to see you all. And we thank those that sent cards to Grandma. She cried with everyone she read. (It must run in the family or something because my mom does the same thing and by golly, I have started to do it too! Thanks Grandma. My dad always said its because our bladders were put too close to our tear ducts. I am starting to think he is correct.)

[Jae Dee Hendrickson, Grandma, Sharon and Berkley Lunt]
[Grandma with cousin Rondaleen Specht]

[Grandma and long time friend, Jewel Leslie]

[Grandma with counsins Dorothy and Kim Sowards]

Some things Grandma got for her birthday:

-a new recliner ("new" to her. grandpa's old one but she doesn't know)

-a silver watch (she had a gold one. but it didn't match her white gold ring. [correction- "my" white gold ring] and don't worry grandma tells us multiple times daily about her new watch.

-a beautiful display of pink flowers (tulips, roses and carnations)

-a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY balloon
-lots of love from her friends and family

[Grandma and her flowers]