"Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and
now the day was complete." ~Marcy DeMaree
That quote is a perfect way to describe my grandma. Whether you showed up unannounced or she knew you were coming she would always be sooo happy to see her grandchildren. "Would you like a 7-up or a Root Beer?" would always be her first question. :) If you said no thanks she would ask you again in about 20 mins just to be sure. After catching up on what was going on in your life she would catch you up on what was happening in our family. Family was everything to her. With 8 kids(including in laws), 16 grand kids + 2 soon to be in laws and 8 great grand kids +1 on the way she loved being around us!!
My grandma was always the life of the party. She was born on the 4th of July and you would think that the US was celebrating her birthday not the other way around! She would start the dance party and even at 90 would get out there and dance! She never disappointed when she showed up in her RED, WHITE and BLUE outfits.
Cannon Beach has always been a staple in the Ostrom Family and my grandparents loved going!
The Whole Ostrom Gang at Cannon Beach!
Some of the Ostrom Fam on her birthday 2011
When I worked a couple of blocks away from my grandparents house I would go to lunch there every Thursday. I knew what to expect, a ham sandwich with a lot of mayo! :) This was our special time together since it was just me and her. And she did tell me I was one of her favorites...haha family if you are reading this! We would chat for an hour and she would say see you next Thursday!
She even made it on the cover of Women's World! (her fav magazine)
My grandma had the biggest personality and heart. She also had amazing legs...I am not kidding. Her legs at 91 looked like a 30 year old persons legs! I hope I inherit that from her among other things. :) She had an amazing sense of humor and would get the whole family laughing so hard that we all had tears! She would come to your aid if you were sick, go to your sports games, all your graduations and support you in your career choices. She was one amazing person and the best grandma I could ever have asked for.
Grandma, I know you were greeted with open arms by your daughter, our aunt Jill, your son-in-law, our uncle John, and your sister, our great aunt Jackie. I am sure you guys have a lot to catch up on and will have some laughs. I love you and miss you already! I always thought you would outlive us all. I am so happy that I was able to share the news of your new great grandchild that will be arriving in March. She is going to know all about her Great Grandma O!!! I know you will be looking down on all of us and will be with us in spirit for the rest of our lives. Love, YFGD ;)
Luckily my cravings haven't
been too bad during my pregnancy. The 1st trimester I needed to eat a little
something every hour to not get nauseas. 2nd Trimester I have been getting some
headaches which are not fun! 1st Tri Cravings: Beer(I
know probably not the best for the lil one), Lemonade,
Raspberry Italian sodas, blended iced vanilla decafe latte, rice krispie
treats. So far in the 2nd Tri I have craved: cereal,
apples, fruit, dried fruit, chewy sweet tarts and hot chocolate. Not too bad...although one afternoon while LT
and I were watching TV, out of the blue I said: "Blended. Decafe. Vanilla.
Latte. GO!" He looked at me like I was crazy.
thanks Bing for your image :)
LT and I had the BEST hot chocolate in La Jolla at a restaurant called The Cottage! It was a delish!!
Well now that I am pregnant I thought it would be a good time to start using the blog that I created 2 years ago. Stay tuned for more pregger pictures to come! Just FYI...I can't get enough of this or any kind of cereal for that matter!
On September 16th I left on the journey to walk 60 miles in three days...and well I did it!All
60+ miles!!! I cannot put it in words how inspiring this walk is but I will try.While walking on this journey
there were so many times when I wanted to stop because of the pain I was in but
I thought to myself…there are so many women fighting this terrible cancer that
are in way worse pain than I am that this is nothing!I knew my Aunt Jill was looking down on me
giving me strength to go on and each day I pushed thru.There was always that light at the end of the
tunnel…my comfy bed. J
This was probably the most physically and emotionally
challenging thing that I have done in my life.It was such a rewarding experience and so inspirational.Each day I was walking with survivors and
women that were going thru chemo.They
were walking the 60 MILES!!!These are
some of the bravest and strongest women I have met.They fight every day to make this terrible
If you have ever considered doing this walk, my
recommendation is DO IT.You will not
regret it!It is life changing and it
will stay with you forever.I keep
finding myself looking back to the walk and what an amazing experience it was.Completely moving!
Thank you, Thank you for your support.I have raised almost $2,900
for breast cancer and helped my team, Valley Girls & Guys, raise almost
$325,000!!!That is amazing!!!!
“Everyone deserves a lifetime.”Fighting for a cure…