Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Meeting Great Grandma & Grandpa

I have been abundantly blessed to be a part of a large family - one that is closer than most families and has a strong foundation of two incredible people.

These people are my grandma and grandpa.  They raised 7 sons together - all are married with families of their own - and with our growing and expanding family, I have watched them beam with pride of the family tree that started with just them.

Andie has a special connection to the number 11.
{Thanks for figuring this out mom}
She was born on May 11th.
She was born to my grandparent's 11th grandchild (me).
She is the 11th great grandchild.
She is the 11th member of my parent's immediate family.

So, it was only fitting that she met her great grandparents on the 11th day of her life!

This was so special to me.  My grandparents are two of the most incredible people I know... people like them are rare.  They truly have set an example for how I strive to live my life. I can't express how many hundreds of people cherish them in our community... they're just good people with big hearts.  TL and I both hope to follow the example they have set... valuing people, experiences, and life.

We are so lucky to have them in our lives!

 {Aren't they just the cutest!!}
 {Grandparents and my dad - 4 generations!}
We LOVE them!


Caitlin said...

These photos are so precious! 11 is my favorite number so I especially love this post! :)

Andie is so beautiful!

Life With Lauren said...

That is so sweet and wow on all of the 11's and you look great!

Courtney said...

What a sweet legacy they are leaving behind for future generations. You definitely resemble your grandmother.

Unknown said...

This brought tears to my eyes, I love hearing about your family....they're all such good people, it's lovely to read about.

There's something very special about seeing your own parents & grandparents with your own baby....they look so happy, as does your lovely Dad :)

And you look fabulous, hope you are getting some sleep!! XX

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

Such a sweet post, that's awesome Andie got to meet her great-grandparents! I feel the same way about my grandma and grandpa, just being the strong root of our family and being such genuinely good people, it's a blessing to have a family like that! Also, you look incredible lady, like no one would even guess you JUST had a baby!

Carolyn said...

So sweet!! :) Such a special moment! I love the number 11 thing!

Ashley Brickner said...

So sweet! You already are so little! :)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing experience! And those pictures are beautiful and should be framed immediately ;-)) I love how close your family is, what a blessing!

Amber said...

What a sweet moment! I love the connection to the number 11 :)

Jodi said...

How wonderful that you could introduce Andie to your grandparents. Andie is so cute and so little!! :)

Jamie @ said...

That's so amazing! You are all adorable.

Shelley said...

That's so interesting about 11! I love when family first meets Emily. It's so special. You look so skinny already!

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Brianna said...

wait... did you just have a baby!?! You look amazing!! you tiny thing you! (:
what a special moment!! (: so glad you got to have this!!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

This is so special Trac - can't believe you have such a big but close family x

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Leslee said...

Sweet sweet photos of your family!!! 11 has always been a lucky number for Tommy, hope Andie experiences the same luck!!!

Jessica said...

Love! I cannot get over how tiny Andie is (and you too)!

Lisa said...

So cool! I love fun number stuff like that :) What a blessing to have a huge family - I do as well, and it's simply the best! She is loved by so many already.

Allison said...

I've always been jealous of people with big families - mine is very small, so it's definitely something that I love when other people share about theirs! You are such a gorgeous family. Every post that you write, I find myself going, "Aww!" to :)