Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Grandfather

I don't often blog on the weekends and yet this weekend I've posted both days.  Yesterday was for happy reasons as The Bean Team had fun at MuckFest MS but today is in honor of my grandfather, Paul who died peacefully at home with his wife by his side.  He was 90 years old and lived an amazing life filled with travel and adventures.  He was in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He is now at peace and today I want to remember him by sharing some photos.  Later this week my family and I will travel to Michigan to celebrate his life.

At my brother's wedding.  We clean up well!

I'm so thankful for our family trip to Ireland (many of my family members and several family friends joined us).  We have so many fun memories from that trip.  I love how he and I are the only 2 holding a pint of beer in the large group photo!  Cheers!

At my mom's surprise 60th birthday dinner.  Not only was she surprised that we were throwing her a birthday dinner party but she was shocked to see my grandfather there all the way from Michigan!

He loved being a great grandfather and couldn't wait to meet Peyton after she was born.  I love the way she is looking at him here!

 With Peyton again when she was about 11 months old and had just learned to walk!

With Ella after her baptism.

“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
― Irish Blessings


  1. Thank you for sharing photos of your grandfather. You and your family are in my prayers!
    I love the Irish blessing too.
    Higs and prayers

  2. These photos are amazing... I'm glad you have so many happy memories of/with him to look back on... that's the mark of a life well lived! :D

  3. He sounds like such a great man. I am so thankful for his service - three times! They don't make them like that very often anymore. These pictures are so awesome. Sounds like he led a great life and was full of love.

    I'm sorry for your loss. I bet he's looking down on all of you now with a pint in his hand ;)

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your grandfather. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  5. Great photos. It sounds like he lived a full life and really loved his family.

    Thinking of you all!

  6. So sorry for your loss. Glad you will be surrounded by family to celebrate his life. He seems to be well loved and lived surrounded by love.