Yesterday, October 1st, just thinking about it makes me tear up every time, my Nana past away. She was one of the greatest and strongest women I will ever know - she raised four girls - that in itself shows the strength she had. She was someone I looked up to and in many ways I patterned my life after her - one of her many talents that she passed onto me was baking and decorating cakes. I vividly remember her showing me how to make a red rose out of buttercream icing, and gathering all the cousins together for cooking class. Family came first to her and that was all she cared about - she wanted the BEST for all 10 of her grandchildren. I am very happy that she is now with her one true love, my Papa - who passed many years ago. I am glad that my three children were able to know her as their GeeGee - she was loved big time by our family. Another memory I have, and wish sometimes I could still do in some ways, was when I was little and wanted to runaway from home - all I had to do was walk up the hill a few feet to my Nana's house (I grew up in the mountains in Colorado and lived close to most of my Aunt & Uncles and cousins too - I wouldn't trade any of my memories for the world!)
My sister's blog has some great memories too - Brad and Bronwyn Webb. And as soon as I get my hands on my mom and dad's camera, my dad took a very cool picture of Nana and Me a couple of weeks ago celebrating her birthday a little early before she left for my Aunt's house in Texas.