January 27, 2015 - Family update

This is Amy, Granny's daughter. I have had a couple of requests for an update on Granny's family, for those of you who got to know us through her writings and photos, so in honor of her birthday yesterday, here it is.
 
 
Since losing our beloved Mother/Grandmother/Wife, we are all adjusting fairly well. For those of you who've lost a parent, you know the saying "life goes on" is true to it's word, but I must say it just isn't quite as sweet without having her to share it with. Almost 9 months later, I still find myself picking up the phone to call her, or wanting to send her a photo on the computer. We (the kids) have all been taking good care of Mr. Granny, as well as the new additions to our families. We've added 2 new great grandchildren to the crew! Granny would have eaten them up! You all know she loved those babies.

  June 2014

    Father's Day


Scott, Amy, Shannon, John & Mr. Granny.
 

The grandkids (and significant others) & great-grand kids with Mr. Granny.
 

July 2014
 
Alicyn (Amy's daughter) has taken up Taekwondo and is working towards getting her
green belt next month.
Granny would have been so proud (and slightly scared) of her!!


 
August 2014
 
She also stared kindergarten!
 
 
 
October 2014
 
Alicyn turned 6, and Amaya (Amy's granddaughter) turned 1!
 


 November 2014
 
The family welcomed Madilyn Grace. (Shannon's granddaughter)
 


 
And in January 2015
 
We welcomed "Little" Jack (Amy's grandson & Amaya's little brother)


 

Hope you all enjoyed it.

We are currently preparing for our annual Super bowl party, and Granny's presence will be greatly missed. I'm sure she'll be cheering from beyond...

 

31 comments:

  1. Amy, thanks for the update. We all miss Granny, who made such an impact on our enjoyment of gardening.

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  2. Thank you for the family update, Amy, and congratulations to your family on the new littles! It is so nice to see you all doing well. Granny's postings are certainly missed. Happy belated birthday, Granny. :)

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  3. I am so glad to see this update. Thank you so much for thinking of those of us who still visit this site just to say "Hi" and remember. Lots of wonderful changes, but Amaya turning 1? Oh My!!! It just doesn't seem possible.

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  4. all these beautiful babies! thank you for the update. it's so nice to see you're all doing well!

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  5. Thank you SO much for sharing your lives with us. We miss Granny terribly but thank you for sharing her with all of us. I come to her blog still for gardening advice and to read something I missed the first time around. Amaya is 1? Wow. And two more? Double wow! Granny is there every step of the way.

    Thank you again and big hugs to all of you!

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  6. Lovely update. I think of Granny often. Having lost my dad back in 2013 and having my first child in 2014 i know how you feel time goes on but it stops all the same. wishing you all well :)

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  7. Wonderful to hear from granny's family, when I am down on my allotment sometimes gardening for granny pops into my head. Life does move on but the memories are always there.

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to let us know the happenings in Granny's family. I'm sure many gardeners will be benefiting from her years of experience and knowledgeable words for many years to come. "Life does go on but just isn't as sweet" - very well put, Amy.

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  9. Thank you so much for the update. I visit the site every week. I was deeply saddened when we lost Granny and still miss our emails. She is still helping the gardening folks with her wisdom and her style. It is wonderful for you to share your family with us. Please keep doing it from time to time. A friend from across the country.

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  10. Thank you for the family update! I think of you all every time I visit the blog for a bit of gardening advice. Blessings to your family. Granny is with you, believe it.

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  11. Oh, it is so good to hear an update! Granny was such a special woman to all of us here. I can only imagine how much more she meant to you all who knew her in person. My prayers stay with you and yours.

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  12. Granny was on my mind today. I think of her often especially as I work on planning the garden for this growing season. I am so glad I stopped by to visit and catch up with your growing family. Thank you so much for the update!

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  13. Love to u all. Missing granny.

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  14. I still miss her---it is at this time of year that she always had so much fun taunting me with her spinach.
    You're right--life goes on, but that empty space when you lose your mom never goes away. I'm glad you have such terrific memories together. She sure did love you guys a lot!

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  15. When I'm really missing her, I come here...to her blog. I can still hear her voice when I read her posts. I read all the beautiful comments, and it helps ease the pain. It makes me smile when I want to smile, and cry when I need to cry.
    Amy

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  16. Thank you for the update, Amy! How I miss Granny! I'm planning my garden for the year and would have loved to compare notes with my beloved gardening guru. Congratulations on the new additions to the family! <3 Mrs. R.

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  17. Hi Amy!! As we got to know Granny more and more, we became familiar with her FAMILY as well. I was so glad to see your post. How sweet of you to keep us updated on all the kids and grandkids! My, my... what adorable babies!! I'm sure Granny is looking down... and tickled pink! Hugs to you all!

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  18. Thank you, Amy, so much for your update. I haven't been able to "garden" in several years due to a move to an apartment, and if I needed a gardening fix, I always loved reading what she was up to. I have learned so much from her, and hope to continue to be able to look back through what she wrote to learn. I'm so grateful for the update, I've lost a parent myself, and know that life does go on amidst the grief. I started reading her blog around the time that Alicyn was born, and remember her early posts. I thoroughly miss reading her posts!! Thanks again!

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  19. Thanks for posting that update. I truly enjoyed stopping by at her site now and then. I especially liked the gardening advice. I am sure many people will miss her, especially at times like now, when the flowers are starting to bloom and the trees blossom and the soil is warming up for a potentially great year in the yard and garden. I don't know how she did it all but she kept up with yard, garden, canning/preserving foods. Wow! What a fantastic gal. RIP Granny.

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  20. So a few years ago I switched computers and lost my saved bookmarks - and just recently found them again. I was so excited to catch up on Annie's Kitchen Garden and my heart sank when I read the news.
    Thank you Amy for the update - bless your family - the loss of Granny is felt by many - she was a blessing!

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  21. Hi Amy,
    I was just wondering if the dachshunds are still around? The Chocolate/tan male and the black/tan female.
    She got the puppies from me and I enjoyed when she posted a picture now and then of them.
    thanks,
    Bev

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    1. Yes! My Dad is taking good care of them, and they are keeping him good company. I believe Otto and Annie will be turning 8 this January!

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  22. Don't be sad! I think she will smile when seeing her family photos and always following you with Angeles.

    Helen@English Courses

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  23. I came to the blog today on Thanksgiving because i'm thankful to have met her across the miles via the internet. She is missed so much by the garden blogging community. I hope everyone is doing fine and life is treating you all well.

    Hugs always,
    1st man and 2nd Man

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    1. Awww, thank you for thinking of her and us. We are all doing fine. Hope all is well with the two of you. You were one of her fav's! :)
      Amy

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  24. I still think about you guys all the time and not a day goes by that I don't think about Granny. Thinking about her often puts a big smile on my face. :) Miss her, still.

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  25. I miss you Granny! I've been a constant follower of your blog since 2009, and it broke my heart to learn you passed. I would peek in every now and then just to see pictures of your garden, Annie, Otto, and family. The idea of starting a vegetable garden from scratch was a scary idea back then, but when I read and saw your blogs, I knew I could do it too. Thank you granny! Your knowledge and wisdom lives on in gardens across this country and from around the world. I am forever grateful. -Chris from NJ

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  26. Amy and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Liisa

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  27. I only found Granny's blog a few years ago, and emailed her rather than commenting, but even now she is my best gardening mentor.

    Thank you so much for leaving her blog online-- I refer to it often (i still need lots of advice!) and the community she created and the seeds she planted in all of us makes me smile!

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  28. Remembering Carol as I plant my 2017 garden. She will always be known as my best garden mentor. When she was ill I asked her what her favorite flower was and she hesitated and said the sweet pea for its best fragrance. I promised to grow some for her and failed at it the first year. I hope to grow some this or next year. I remember her every time I start my plants and each time I pass the packets of sweet peas on the seed racks.

    Your mom is definately not forgotten and I also appreciate you leaving up her blog. I wish I could afford to copy it into a book and send your family a copy for the next generations. Miss her so. Have a beautiful spring and Easter from Amy in Sammamish, WA.

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  29. Thank you for thinking of her. She is very missed. - Amy

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