Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Trip to PA

My 96 year old Grandma, Grace Tuttle, went home to be with her Lord for Christmas.  
She passed on Saturday, December 21.
Photo from October of 2011

We decided to drive to Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 26.
The Internment was for family only on Friday afternoon. We had a sweet time of singing all around her casket at the funeral home and then we proceeded to the burial.

That evening we all gathered at Ben & Sara's home for fellowship & a meal.

Saturday morning, December 28, was the Memorial Service at Calvary Baptist Church in Landsale, PA.  Most of the ladies in the family wore a piece of Grandma's jewelry. We girls wore one of her pins. Grandma always had a pin on her sweater or lapel.

Group/Family photos before the Memorial Service:
What a blessing to ALL be together!

My Dad & his 5 siblings with spouses.

17 out of 19 of her grandchildren

 The Tuttle Clan
78 were in attendance; 18 were unable to attend

We enjoyed meeting the newer family members, or just ones we hadn't seen in years. 
Here I am with my niece, Charlie Grace.

The three Meg's of the family.

There was a lot of cousins and second cousins playing.

My Grandma was loved and she will be missed. She loved the Lord.  She loved each of us individually. She let us share our burdens. She was a prayer warrior. We knew she would pray for us and not tell anything that was shared in confidence. What a legacy she and Grandpa left and what a gift family is!

Proverbs 31:28-30
 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas 2019

We just enjoyed a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of family time. 
Here are some of those times, in photos, from the past few days:
Anna brought Jake this 1,000 piece Star Wars LEGO set.  Jake & Benny had a lot of fun putting it together. Hours of fun!

Rolling out sugar cookies

Decorating Gingerbread Houses. We did a big house all together and then there were mini houses in the Christmas Eve box. So we had a gingerbread village by the time we were done!

Scones Christmas Eve morning - with LOTS of sprinkles

This little chunk is almost 2 months old.

Christmas morning - we always start with Luke 2

Our Christmas dinner (late lunch)

Friday, December 20, 2019

Aunt Anna's visit + Lion King

Aunt Anna flew in Tuesday for a few days!

We saw the beach for a quick, and cold, minute on Wednesday.

Then we warmed up with some coffee & hot chocolate at Sun Days.

Wednesday night was CPA's performance on the Lion King.
4th graders performed the Lion King. 
5th graders were the drum line.
They were awesome!

the SEVEN of us

It was so special that Aunt Anna came!

Lily was an assistant director and sang with the ensemble.

On Thursday, we tried another local coffee shop - Casa Blanca.
Then we had lunch at school.

We always love it when Anna visits!