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Today is all about my grandfather. Well kind of. Many of you have emailed over the past few weeks asking what he is up to so I decided to share what he does “every single day” since May. Many of you know, he has a workshop here at our home and he literally spends every day inside, cutting, crafting and creating Christmas gifts for friends and family. He is much slower than he was every a couple years ago so it takes him twice as long. Heck, it takes him twice as long just to walk from the house to the workshop!
Last week I ran out to do some quick errands and my son decided to stay home and hang out with my grandfather. This is what I came home to, these two admiring the Santa Clause drying in the sun. Of course, eating cookies and drinking juice boxes.
A true blessing of multigenerational living, my son and grandfather chilling out looking at Santa Clause drying in the sun. My little man has no idea how lucky he is, he just thinks it’s normal to have his grandparents and great grandparents around all the time. It’s his normal!
These are just a few of them he has made this year, he has 30 others inside!
He looks pretty happy in this picture and it was definitely a good day for him. I will admit though, his crabby side is coming out a bit more lately and he tends to be worse later in the day. Unfortunately, we think he has signs of alzheimer’s developing which isn’t exactly easy to deal with. More on that another day though! If you ask him, he is just fine! 😉
So if you are a family member or friend of his reading this post, you now know what you are getting for Christmas. He works hard and loves crafting, creating and giving gifts. It’s been a passion of his for years and hopefully he has many more years of creating wooden gifts for his friends and family ;).
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