Usually when were visit Grandpa Kraig will randomly disappear into his workshop. Usually a stream of kids are following along behind him, but in the winter when the rest of us are cozy inside cuddled up with blankets and Keurig coffee machine hot cocoa (because it’s way better when it comes from Grandma and Grandpa’s fancy machine) he slips out to his workshop alone, lights a fire in his old stove and makes handmade gifts for each of his children’s families. This year I was blessed that he let me tag along, not that he would . He is such an incredible man and I cherish all the memories my kids and I get to make with him.
Last fall when they were a family of 3 making room for baby brother and I was the only one that knew their little secret. My job comes with the best perks, like being the first to know when my sweet friends are expecting.