Today is my grandmother’s 90th birthday! She’s better known to us as Bestie which is short for bestemor which means grandmother in Norwegian. Growing up she had my brothers and cousins sleep over her house all of the time. I couldn’t wait until morning to wake up to her delicious breakfast! We also couldn’t wait for her to fall asleep at night (always while reading her book) so we could run around her house and be up until all hours of the night without her knowledge. We just waited to hear her infamous snore you could hear rumble throughout the house and we were golden!
She also knits a mean washcloth. If you ever come to our house, you will leave with more knit goods than you know what to do with. I’m pretty sure all of our friends now own their very own Bestie washcloth special…or three. If you’re one of the lucky ones maybe even a hat or a scarf as well! And yes, that’s right, Pat and I live with her at the moment since she has an in-law suite at my parents. We’re all one big happy family for the next few months! Since living with her, I’ve come to realize she has a deep love for Judge Judy, Alaska State Troopers and Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. I can’t say I blame her!
Last night while eating dinner, I asked her how much she loves me, on a scale from 1 to 10. I got a 10! I would feel like the special one but I’m pretty sure she feels the same way about her 4 kids, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Our family is growing what seems like weekly! I’d say we’re the lucky ones to be able to have her as our grandmother.
Happy 90th birthday Bestie! Love you!