I got word this morning that my Grandmom in Pennsylvania passed away. She has been ill for quite a while, but I wasn't prepared to get the call. Life had to go on....
so Libi and I went to host a MOPS coffee hour at Starbuck's.
Libi has really been enjoying tiny dolls lately (Polly Pocket sized dolls that you can dress and undress.) I think she will be very excited with her Easter gifts this year :)
On the way home we drove the cross-valley connector, a new road that connects Valencia to Canyon Country.
It has been under construction for years and finally opened last week. It was so cool to see the valley in a new way!
As a tribute to my Grandma here is her life in my favorite pictures.
She and my Grandfather made such a darling couple!
Along came the first two kids-- Uncle Bill is holding my Mom.
My grandparents proudly gave Mom away at her wedding. Love the 70's fashions.
Here I am-- the first grandchild!
This is the whole Harrigan family: Dad, Mom, me, Uncle Ed, Aunt Linda, Uncle Bill and his exwife, Great-Grandma, Grandmom, and Grandpa.
My grandmother made a ton of my clothes when I was little. She made this gorgeous dress for my kindergarten graduation. Luckily she saved most of these hand-made clothes and now Libi gets to wear them.
The family now includes my Uncle Mitch :)
I spent lots of vacations with my Grandmom. I always had lots of fun with her-- as you can see in this silly photo!
She also came to California often and we always went to Disneyland.
Grandmom had lots of hobbies-- she painted, knitted, crocheted, sewed-- you name it, she could make it!
Grandmom also came out for my high school graduation. She didn't actually get to see me graduation (neither did my Mom) but I will have to tell you this story another time.
Grandmom came out to California one last time for my wedding, but I can't find the photo at the moment. We took Libi back to meet her Great-Grandmom right around her first birthday.
Here is Grandma with all of her grand-daughters-- Liz, Morgan, me and Libs.
A little while later Mom, Libi and I went back for a visit.
We took another grand-daughter photo....
and one with Grandma and all her children-- Mom, Aunt Linda, Uncle Ed and Uncle Bill.