Matt and I were up at 7:15 to go for a run around town. It’s the most beautiful morning – sunny, hot and breezy. We ran to Ayrmount, a historic house with a 1-mile trail and back. We did the trail forwards and backwards and ran there and back – just over 5 miles. We also stopped for about 10 minutes to pet some dachsunds on the way home! (Darnit – why aren’t they just spelled “doxens”! That’s how I say it)
Dad likes to “encourage” certain foods that are up in stock (Nate!) when we’re home. Sometimes it’s fruit or veggies, and today it was farm fresh eggs that he had a few dozen of. So eggs were on the breakfast menu. He was pleased 🙂
A piece of GH Dakota bread with some cream cheese + apple butter and a slice of Pumpkin Choco Chip muffin Matt brought
Kitchen fan coffee that was blech from dad’s cheap can!
We ate big breakfasts because the funeral is at noon followed by a memorial service and we’re not sure when we’ll have a chance to eat again. We’ve packed sandwiches to eat during one of the caravans from one location to another.
It’s going to be a sad day saying goodbye to Grampa. I knew him for the eight years I’ve been with Matt, 2 years as his granddaughter 🙂
Here he is with Matt and Andrew on our wedding day. One of my favorite photos ever!
We’ll miss you Grampa
Our thoughts are with you! Good luck today 🙂
I’m sorry about your loss, my thoughts are with you all today!
It’s always hard to say goodbye – I hope you guys just have a good time remembering all the fun memories you have of him.
Michele (aka Raw Juice Girl) says
I’m so sorry about Matt’s Grandpa, Kath. I lost my own Grandpa in 2000. My heart and prayers are with you all!
So sorry for your loss…
That’s a beautiful picture. The day my grandfather died was the saddest day of my life. My favorite picture (Me dancing with him at my sweet sixteen) sits in my bedroom.
On to happier thoughts…happy you got good weather and a good run!
I am so sorry for your loss.
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Hugs to you and Matt today… I’ll be thinking about you!
Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) says
Stay strong today. I just lost my grandma a few months back. It was so hard.
Wow. He looks so good there! Great photo.
Sorry for your loss.
Kailey (SnackFace) says
Aw I’m so sorry about the family’s loss. Gramps is lookin fab in that photo, though. My thoughts will be with you today!
Hugs to you and yours, I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in my thoughts today!
That is such a wonderful picture and memory to have.
Run Sarah says
Sorry to hear about your loss – what a wonderful photo that is.
Emily L. says
Those eggs are just staring me in the face, saying : EAT ME.
My thoughts are with your family today. It’s always hard to lose beloved grandparents 🙁
I’m truly sorry for your loss Kath.
What a wonderful photo to have as a memory.
You’re in my thoughts today.
Pumpkin Choco Chip Muffin?! Sounds amazing!!
sorry for your loss hun.
I am sorry to hear about Matt’s grampa. I lost mine before I was 4, I have a slight memory of my grampa on my dads side. The picture of the boys together is beautiful. Both you and Matt take care.
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
throughts and prayers are with you guys….
lovin’ those sunny-side-ups! 😉
heheh Matt was clearly a very jolly man on his wedding day! 😛
OOOH and your eggs are PERFECT. I love it when the yolks are still runny and moist. mmm mmmmm
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) says
Losing a grandparent is always tough 🙁 My papa was like a father to me. I hope the funeral and memorial service provide some closure.
On a happier note, your pumpkin chocolate chip muffin looks yummy!
Aw, grandpa looks like a sweet, dapper old man. Sorry for your loss.
Recipes for Creativity says
Aww, I hope the funeral is full of love and a celebration of his life!
Matt’s grandpa looks like such a sweet man. Cherish the memories you have, they’ll always last 🙂
Christie @ BeadLuvah says
I’m sorry for your loss. I hope the service is a wonderful celebration of his life.
sorry to hear about your loss. i recently attended a funeral for a friend’s father. very sad, but will always have happy memories.
That picture is really sweet. You and your family will be in my thoughts today.
I’m sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and Matt (and the whole family) at this difficult time.
He looks like he was such a sweet man.
lauren alysse says
i’m sorry about grampa kath. its always hard to lose grandparents.
my thoughts and prayers are with you and matt’s family.
You are certainly in my thoughts!
Grampa looks like such a fun, nice guy. I’m sorry for your loss!
nicole hoskens says
that is such an adorable picture. im really sorry for your loss. But just remeber all the good times. I did this a couple years ago and it made me see my g-pa had a great life and he is in a better place.
Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now says
I’m sorry to hear about your family’s loss. The picture is really sweet and it’s one you’ll always cherish, I’m sure.
aww…that’s too bad. sorry for your loss. that is a wonderful picture. and as long as we remember the ones we love they never truly leave.
p.s. i looooovvveee cantaloupe with breakfast 🙂
I’m so sorry for your loss
Matt and the rest of his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like you have some wonderful memories of his grandfather. What a great wedding photo!
Such a sweet picture of your grandpa. Take care.
What a nice picture, you’re in my thoughts and prayers!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
Such a beautiful photo of them. All the best to you and yours.
Help Meghan Run says
I’m sorry, your family is in my thoughts. Hope the funeral is a nice celebration. 🙂
That pic makes me happy and sad at the same time…reminds me of Kevin’s grandpaw!
You guys are in my thoughts!
Kath, I couldn’t help but think of you when I read this WaPo article on sardine enthusiasts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/06/02/ST2009060202779.html
There’s also sardine recipes… I wouldn’t touch them with a 10-foot pole but knock yourself out!!
Susan @ Nurse on the Run says
What a sweet picture of the boys with their grandpa! I hope you have a day full of joyful memories.
I’m so sorry for yours and Matt’s loss…
The picture is priceless.
I’m sorry for your (and Matt’s) loss. I hope everything went smoothly today and you guys had some good rememberings.
Sorry to Matt and your family for your loss – I love the picture with the boys!!
I am sure you were a good granddaughter as long as you were able!
My condolences on your family loss 🙁 I hope things went as smoothly as possible today.
Thoughts and prayers are with you and Matt. Loved that pic with Matt and his Grampa, that’s so special.
Blessings – Debbie
That picture is just precious. You are in my thoughts today!
What a wonderful pic of grandpa with Matt! Lucky you to have 8 years with him. My thoughts are with your family today!
Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) says
There is nothing better than getting out early on a beautiful morning!
Love the photo. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Hope things went okay today…..
Thank you so much everyone!
Sarah W. says
grampa looks super young in that pic!!!!
Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar says
I hope everything went well.