Sunday, April 11, 2010

Grandpa and Grandma West came to visit from California

It was such a great weekend because my parents came out to visit us from California. They are such wonderful people and I feel so blessed to be their daughter. They look so incredible for their age also. If you can believe it from the below pictures--my dad is 81 and my mom is 74. They are such amazing grandparents to my kids. My parents have 41 grand kids and 10 children and it always overwhelms me to think of how they did that as I struggle to be a good parent to my four. They are very special people and I love them so much. It amazes me how well my kids remembered them for not seeing them since Christmas. They remembered them right away as grandma and grandpa and freely gave them hugs and kisses. Friday night my parents took me and Jeremiah and Jeannine and John out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Jeremiah's birthday which is coming up very soon. It was such a fun night and we always enjoy it when my parents come in town. Before they drove back to California on Saturday they came by to say good-bye and I captured some great shots of them with my kids.
Weston, Addison, Brynlee and Cambria with grandma and grandpa in our backyard

My mom with my kids--isn't she beautiful?! My mom is my shining example. I hope to be the kind of person she is one day. I love her so much!

My dad with my kids--I love my dad so much. He is such a kind, loving, cheerful and patient man! People always tell me that I look a lot like him. What a compliment because he is so handsome!


The Cochran Crew said...

So precious!!!! Isn't it great to see our parents with our children!

Rebecca said...

Your parents are pretty amazing. I'm glad I got to know them!

Leah said...

Aww....what a fun time with your parents...your mom is beautiful and they raised a pretty awesome it!

Rees Family said...

I, too, am amazed that your parents are still sane after raising 10 children. I'm feeling like my breakdown is coming soon and I am nowhere near 10. They are pretty much amazing people. I have to be extremely grateful to them as well for raising 2 AMAZING daughters. I count myself so blessed to have you and Jeannine in my life. I would be struggling WAY MORE for sure without you guys. Love ya!

Faires Bears and Toads said...

What a treat! What great photos!