The following couple of pics are from our 'delayed' Christmas at Gramies house. This little picture frame I refurbished for Chels. I found it at a local thrift store. It was a beat up, reddish-brown wooden frame with a corkboard in the center (sorry, no before pic). I spray-painted it black. Then found the cute fabric and ribbon in some of Chels' favorite colors. It's padded with the criss-crossed ribbon to tuck pictures or momentos in. It even involved a needle and thread which I don't do!
Chels likes to lovingly pick on me because I'm always bringing something home from a thrift store (or the curb) with high and lofty goals for each item. However, until lately, I haven't finished a single one of them. So I have a lot of unstarted projects. I've always told her, hey, one of these days, you'll see. And wouldn't you know? This was the first one I've actually finished. She loved it. I decided to let her put the pics she wants in the four little frames.
On Grace's Christmas list was a silver locket to put her sissy's picture in. We didn't get one for her, because Chels wanted to be the one to give it to her. I love the look of surprise on her face.
A tradition that Chels and her Gramies share together is (*cringe*) chocolate donuts for dinner (*cringe* again)! Although this time we did have a normal dinner, I still wanted to get a pic of their little tradition.
Grandma Nana and her friend came up to Reva's on Thursday for lunch. My niece and her kiddo's came over, and we all had a nice visit before Chels started feeling a little wimpy again and had to lay down for awhile.
We got Chels off to the Denver airport and she arrived back in Seattle safely. We said we weren't going to cry, but who are we trying to kid? I'm a 'cryer' and Chels comes by it honestly. We were doing good until Grace started crying, then we lost it. Aw, the bittersweetness of saying goodbye.
It's All Missing Her Good!