Tuesday, June 28

Oh How Time Flies

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted on here. I have to say that I miss it, I just don't stop long enough to post anything. So, I thought I would make an effort and start with a trip I just went on...

My grandparents have always traveled. They traveled a lot before they retired and now they stay gone most of the year. When I was younger they took us (me and my two cousins) places for the summer and during the holidays. I have so many wonderful memories. I love to hear my grandfather share stories of the moments and memories of when I was little. Makes me wish I was still that young!!
This past week we went to Pigeon Forge, TN and stayed in a cabin at the campground where my grandparents have their camper parked. It was my cousin Jennifer, her 3 year old daughter, my mom and her friend Randy .
On their way to TN two weeks ago, my grandfather pulled into a hospital about 40 miles before Pigeon Forge with chest pains. After being transported by ambulance to the Knoxville hospital it was said that he had a heart attack and they placed a stint. He then chose to stay in Pigeon Forge against doctor orders and wait to see his great grandkids come to TN.
We arrived last Wednesday and went straight to Dollywood on Thursday. My grandfather walked around a little and rested a lot! But most importantly (to him) he was able to see his great grandkids enjoy Dollywood. The rest of the trip we went swimming, enjoyed Cade's Cove and walked around Gatlinburg.

At the end of our trip we drove my grandparents home. They left the camper in TN because they will be heading back as soon as my grandfather gets a clear check up!! You can't stop that man.
In the end I have to say... I wouldn't trade anything for the time I had with my grandparents. Glad they are able to enjoy my child and I hope that Colby will remember them and these moments. They have made a huge impression on me. I have been truly blessed! I probably don't see them as much as I could because of how busy my life is. Is the business worth it? I have good intentions of doing better, visiting more, calling more often, but I fail tremendously. This week has shown me how fragile life is. The sweet memories that we made can't be replaced. I need to start making more of them!!

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