Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Grandma

My Grandma Martz passed away last week, which has been really hard. Lennon and I flew to Columbus on Friday morning to be with the family. Lennon remembered the family and warmed up to them right away. It was nice to have him be a little bit more independent (whereas two weeks ago he was really going through the separation anxiety phase with me). It was fun to have the two babies there, talking and cooing during the memorial and funeral (just as Grandma would have wanted).

We are so thankful that we got to spend time with Grandma after Christmas. She loved Lennon and Emery so much and she just lit up when they were around.
This summer:After being apart for two weeks, Lennon decided that Emery was fun to play with. Leah and I shared a hotel room and one night they decided to tag team with keeping us up. One was always talking or fussing while the other slept--then they would switch places (it's a good thing they're so cute!)
Great-Aunt Cathy and Lennon:
Great-Uncle Rob and Lennon:
I think we would have done her proud with the entire family getting together, enjoying each other and celebrating her. Those of you who knew my grandma know that she was an amazing woman. She was one of the most loving people you will ever meet and I feel so thankful to call her my grandma and my friend. My hope is to be a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother like she was. She has made this world a much better place.

Linda, John Thomas, and Carla:
Isn't she beautiful:My Grandpa and Grandma (and my favorite):
I love her and miss her a lot.

First Christmas

We had a great Christmas in Wisconsin and Ohio. Lennon did great on the plane--he didn't sleep at all but he stayed happy throughout the flight. We had a great time with family and friends. Cousin Emery was very interested in Lennon. However, when Emery would touch him, Lennon would burst out crying, which he did the entire time (they'll be the best of friends someday!)

He got into the presents and would start to unwrap the gift, tear a small piece of paper and be perfectly happy with that small piece. I would take that piece away, only for him to repeat the cycle. He changed a lot in the 2 weeks we were gone. He started to wave, walk around furniture and talk a lot more--he really is changing everyday!Lennon and Emery:With Great-Grandma Ackatz:
With Uncle Jared:
Lennon's new truck from Grandpa and Grandma Martz: