Family is like granola….

We’re just a bunch of nuts, fruits and flakes.

This weekend I’m spending time in southern Pennsylvania with my mothers family.


Since I haven’t been up here in about 6 years, this trip was bound to be interesting. 3 of my cousins had gotten married and there are now 3 little cousins and one on the way. My grandma has had Alzheimer’s for 2 7 years, and my grandpa has dementia. My aunt and mom tend to dress alike. Since I’ve been here, my mom has started calling me by my aunt’s name, Nancy.


I had pretty high hopes on the flight up, but I’ve got to admit, it was weird seeing my cousins again for the first time in so long. It was like I know you, but I don’t know you, should I hug you? Oh, high five. Okay, I can handle that. Whoa, that’s your 4 year old kid….

My mom was getting on to me for not using my people skills and getting my cousins to talk to me, but how do you say, “hey, I’ve creeped you on Facebook for the last 6 years, so I have a general idea of who you are/what you do, but do you mind filling in the gaps for me?”

The best part of being here so far is meeting Addie. She is the smartest almost-four-year-old I have ever met, and stinking hilarious. I was playing with her for nearly an hour the day she got here, and every time her princess horse got into a catastrophe, she would say, “oh, that’s too bad.”

I’ll be here until Tuesday, so stay tuned. For now, I’m going to go surprise my grandma (again) that I’m here in Pennsylvania to see her.


One thought on “Family is like granola….

  1. I loved getting to meet you in person, rather than just “stalk” your life on Facebook! You are such a sweetheart and great with the kids. I know Addie loved hanging out with you. Keep on writing, this blog shows you have an honest, fair and humorous perspective on life.

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