Grandma's Memory/Recipe Book Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Photographer

When I got home on Christmas Eve, my mom said there would be one present that would make us cry (and of course, she had tears telling me about it). I had no idea what it could be, but then, as I opened the package, I realized why she said it would make us cry. My cousin, Tina, (who by the way is a phenomenal professional scrap-booker) made each of us a memory book filled with pictures of my grandma and some of our favorite recipes that came from grandma. This book is extra special because this was the first Christmas without my grandma as she passed away back in April. I can't even imagine how much time my cousin put into making each of these books, but I will forever treasure it. Thank-you, Tina!

Here are a few pix of the book...

This is a picture of my mom and her siblings with my grandpa and grandma. The baby in the top picture is of my mom. It's funny because when we were looking at it, we were like..."wow...sisapoo looks just like her"! (Don't you just love the note paper that the recipe on the top left was put on!)

My mom on her wedding day...

My Grandpa & Grandma on their wedding day.

This is an old one of all the grandchildren & 3 of the great grandkids. (My cousin, Tina, who made the book is in the back left)

I thought I would share one of the recipes. Her yummy sloppy joe's that are so easy to make!


Jodi said...

What a nice gift to receive.... I made a scrapbook/memory book for Jill and Jan a few years ago for Christmas with pictures of us when we were growing up....it was like walking down memory lane. You and Jenny can pass it on to your children some day. What a special gift for them as well!

JenV said...

Love this post Julie - great photos - make sure you send this to Tina!

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