Sunday, January 22, 2012

Grandpa's Memorial

On Christmas evening, Logan and I headed up to Michigan.  I'm so grateful that Logan came with me so I didn't have to make the trip by myself.  And if you know Logan, he makes anything fun!  We had a nice ride up there.  We got to my Grandma's (Mom's mom) house pretty late, but she was still up!  We chatted with her for about an hour or so (it was like midnight!).  Then we went off to bed.  The next morning, Grandma woke us up by making us blueberry pancakes and bacon!  YUM!!!  After we ate breakfast, Logan and I took off and went to the church where Grandpa's (Dad's dad) memorial service was being held.

It was such a hard day for all of us.  We all loved him very much and are so thankful that we were able to have him in our lives for as long as we were able to.  He always made us laugh and was always so kind to us.  He is truly missed, but we know that we will see him again!  It was a good service.  Sad, but good.  I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to go.  It was also good to see some family relatives that I don't get to see very often.

Josh and I felt bad for Logan not really being able to have a Christmas, so we bought him a few small gifts.  Because our Christmas was a little crazy, he ended up opening them out of my trunk in Michigan.  I just love my little brother!  He lets me take lots of pictures of him :)  Here's a few of him opening presents.

That was probably the last time that I will ever be in my Grandpa's house and I have so many fond memories of that house.  My grandpa had built it from the ground up.  It will soon be on the market though.  I wanted to take a few pictures of it to remember it.

Then Logan let me take a little photo shoot of him...He's such a good sport :)

The Dill side of the family always is having some sort of fun; so they decided to go out to this small town's 'downtown' area.  They had this HUGE Santa on display, so we all took a few pictures.

These are my cousins {Candace (Willie's wife), Kelly, Mandy and Aunt LeeAnne}

Logan, Brayden, Me and Dad:

That night, Logan and I headed back to Cleveland.  Then we flew out EARLY the next morning to go to OKLAHOMA!

1 comment:

  1. I'll miss your grandpa too. It's weird thinking I'll never be in his home again, too. He always made me feel welcome. You had a super good grandpa!