Hey y’all 🙂
We are back home in Denver after spending about 4 days in Oklahoma with my family to celebrate my Papa’s life. I had a long post planned out with a lot of writing and insight, but to be honest I think it would be more fun for all of us if I left myself out of this as much as possible and allowed y’all to just check out the photos 🙂
This is me, my grandma, and my sister. Grandma is one of the funniest, spunkiest people I’ve ever met, and I love her.
My Papa was in the Navy, and this was a roster that was hanging in the church with the names of all the men from the church who have served over the years. Papa’s name was on there along with 2 of his 5 brothers.
His mom was a brave, brave woman.
You guys, this is where I come from.
No, I wasn’t born here…but this is the land that my family has farmed for over a century.
It’s amazing and perfect.
I think I’m in love with this guy.
We got to go through a TON of my family’s old recipes…some of them were so worn you couldn’t actually read them very well, but I’m going to try to recreate them. You guys will see those in the coming weeks 🙂
And then, as if all this wasn’t enough, some of my 2nd cousins own a fudge/candy/bakery shop. You can imagine I almost died.
Or maybe I did and then came back to life.
I can’t be sure.
I’m not excited about the reason for the trip and still find myself crying at odd times. I know it’s hard to let a loved one go, but as I said in Friday’s post my Papa left an amazing legacy behind and I am so proud to be part of it. I have an absolutely amazing family, some of which I didn’t even know I was related to, and everything good about me I see in all of them.
Remember, tell the people you love that you love them before you can’t!
I love you guys 🙂