Early this past week, we got a call from Ben's mom....Grandma JoJo. She was coming to visit!!! Our little family has been sooooooo starved for family lately, so this came as a wonderful and very welcome surprise.
We had such an awesome week with JoJo and it went by too fast. We crammed everything in that we could.
Sam just stared at her and fell in love. He warmed up so fast! Mary grinned all week long and didn't leave grandma's side. Mary had so much fun with her, and for the first time ever, Mary cried when we had to say goodbye. She cried the whole way home. It about did us all in.
We had a lot of fun showing JoJo around. We drove up into the mountains, toured Manitou Springs (spelling?), went to the Veteran's Day Parade (so inspirational and amazing), checked out Black Forest and Monument, showed her Mary's preschool and gymnastics, watched a movie, went out to eat, and just had so much fun talking and hanging out.
Grandma JoJo left us with full hearts and uplifted spirits. She has a way of always making us feel so good and worth so much. It is so uplifting and refreshing to have her around. We love her! Come back soon JoJo!
We are soooo looking forward to the holidays and being able to have more family here and going to Idaho to see family as well. We truly can't wait!!!!!
Grandma JoJo and Mary playing "pirates"
Kids getting to ride on the Quarter machines in Manitou Springs...thanks to JoJo
JoJo is the hullahoop QUEEN!!!!
Veteran's Day Parade...so amazing...really made us appreciate the sacrifices made for our freedom