Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I can never think of appropriate blog titles...

My grandma passed away yesterday :( She was my last grandparent that I had left. I am sad, but also know that she is in an even better place now :) She lived in Colorado and though I didn't get to see her often, I do have some great memories for which I am thankful. I am mostly bummed though that she was never able to meet Jack.

On a sort of related (but more cheerful!) note, I am so thankful to have Rob's grandparents in our lives! They let me call them my own and they are so kind and welcoming. In fact, just last week Jack and I went swimming at their pool (all to ourselves :) one afternoon and then picked some fresh lavender in the garden. Then grandma fed us popsicles and fruit on the lawn while we dried off in the sun. I instantly relived my own childhood memories of my grandparents and it was nice. Grandparents definitely play a special role in our lives :)

In MyAmalies news, I invented a new animal last week! Say hello to the bird (this ones name is Hank):

And then I made this whole gang. They are all sold already...bittersweet. It sure was fun to make them and I sort of didn't want to part with them!

I'm working on a few more animal concepts and I think Amanda has a few up her sleeve as well! Fun times for us :) Also, we are excited to announce that you can now find MyAmalies critters at Hopscotch Children's Store in Grand Rapids! Rumor has it there will be a MyAmalies animal exclusive to their store in the near future (in other words, not available online so you'll just have to visit!) We're very excited about this partnership!

Jack got to have a little buddy, Colton, come and play for a little bit today! Most of Jack's little friends are girls right now so it was a nice change of pace to have a little boy for him to play with. Colton is 3 months older and such a sweet little boy! They got along so well and Jack couldn't stop giving him hugs :) I think we'll do more play time with Colton again soon!

Well, I'm off to catch some TV with Rob and relax. Everyone have a good evening!


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother...lots of hugs coming your way!

Amanda said...

Sorry again about your grandma.

And yay for us! It has been in the works for SO long, it is nice to finally be able to announce it!

Rachael said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma. Many prayers for you and your family.

And great bird!

missy said...

So sorry about your grandma!! The sock animals look great, great job selling them all!!

heather moore said...

sorry about your Grandma, Julie!

great news about Hopscotch! You go girls!

Austin & Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma. Congrats on Hop Scotch!

**Danielle** said...

I'm so happy to hear that business is going so well for you ladies :) Congrats!!

Courtney said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma.

How exciting about you and Amanda's business. Those animals are precious and I LOVE the bird!! Adorable!!