Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How to make your Great Grandma Hot for the Holidays!

WHO: this is my great gramma Viola (but we call her Gramma Vi)...she loves crocheting, making tortillas and Chuck Norris (she loves Walker Texas Ranger)...she really like coffee from Starbucks...and bacon.

She will be 91 after Christmas on her birthday!

I love her so much...she is so positive and happy all the time, no matter what! My favorite is when I would call her and ask her, "Grammy, how are you?" and she would say, "oh, still breathing!"... ha ha ha

WHAT: so my mom put on my super-big-cat-eye glasses as we found them packing...and then she said, "I have to go show Gramma! She'll love these!"....she did!!!

We decided that we should do a make-up make-over tutorial on gramma!! Wouldn't that be fun!?! Let me know what you think? I think it would be so awesome to make over my grammy!

She has had a very rough life, needing to leave school to take care of her 11 brothers and sisters...from being beaten by her first husband, thrown out of a moving car by him, he cheated on her, then he died in a motorcycle accident, being a single mom...she was a real life Rosie the Riveter (she would built the sites for the guns in World War II)...til she met my Grampa (who I loved so much, but is waiting in heaven for us)...and nothing has ever gotten her down or sad...she always says, "It could be worse!"...and no matter what everyday, she says, "Thank you my Jesus!" for letting her breathe and see the wind in the leaves of the trees!

Word of the day from gramma: It doesn't pay to get old! ha ha ha

OH...you can click here to see how "fancy" I looked moving yesterday...ha ha ha...I know a tutorial is on it's way...ha ha ha ha: www.kandeeland.com

from the great grand daughter......kandee

51 comments:

TheCandySprinkles said...

That is so beautiful!! What a fighter! My grandma is 90 years old... but she parties like an 18 year old.. (which happens to be the age that she says she feels!!) Your great great grand sounds so much like my grand. Thank you so much for posting this and YES I would love to see a great great grand makeover! <333

DatsunCupcake said...

i think that would bee WONDERFUL!

Kharina said...

She's a hoot! Awesome lady! x

PinkSweetSz said...

Awh shes so cute! x
Your so lovely kandee x

estudiante said...

Do make-over grammy! She looks so sweet! And it would be a good tut on how to help the "youngest" ladies of the house look their best for special ocasions :)

Jen said...

Super Cute Grammy. You should definitely do a make-up make-over on here. That would be really fun!

-Socal Jen

ammodahl said...

love you kandee :D

Pamela said...

Excellent!

Bombdiggittydooda said...

She is adorable...but I don't think there is any possible way she is your great great grandma. She is probably your kid's great great, but only your great grandma. Just sayin! :-)

Michelle said...

Yes!!! I think that would be amazing! Even though she doesn't need it :) And look at that hair! It's so pretty and I LOVE the color! I can't wait to have pretty silver hair :)
Go Gramma Vi!

rohany said...

AWWW that is very sweet I know how u feel towards your grammy I love my grandparents with all my heart they mean the world to me and I am very thankful to have them in my life :)... I think it is a fabulous idea to do a makeover with your grammy which by the way she looks adorable and so sweet in the picture.. thank you so much for sharing with us your most precious moments...♥♥♥

Emily said...

Awww Kandee! Such a sweet story. I miss my Great Grandma so much! Not a lot of people are lucky enough to know their Great Grandma's. I was very close to mine. She passed away when she was 96, 8 years ago. She went through a lot in her life as well. But, she never lost her Faith in Jesus!! Can't wait to see her again in Heaven one day! Merry Christmas to you and your Family!!

Emily

emalyce89 said...

Aww, she's beautiful =) I think it would be awesome if you did a make up video on her. What a blessing it is to have both your Grammy AND your Great Grammy too! My grammies live in different states, so I'm not very close to them. I love older people...they are talking, breathing, cuddly history books. =D

sparklegirl said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that your great grandma is called Viola - cause that's MY name!And nobody usually has the same name - at least not around here (in Finland)!

Tell your great grandma that another Viola from Finland think she looks so very beautiful!

And yep - the tutorial sounds like fun! I'd love to "meet" Viola :)!

Heather :) said...

Yes!! Do it. I love it. My great grandma just turned 95! I grew up in her house since my mom was a single mom and she let us live in the upstairs apartment of the house. I absolutely love her even when she is being super stubborn! (Shes 100% german)lol. I always knew her as "grandma downstairs" since I have so many grandmas and we lived upstairs. Haha. She was independent and able to live on her own until a few years ago. She still does pretty well on most days. Growing up she always dyed her hair a dark red, would make her eyebrows super dark with black eyeliner and would curl her hair we the old time curlers. Haha. But I think it would be so fun to see you make over your great grandma.

ChariseK said...

That is so cute! Grandmas are fun!

monavampire said...

It is always like that: Grandmas always go through so hard to believe things and all of them are always happy and charming. Isn't that truth?!

Michiko Malandro said...

Your great Grandma is an amazing woman. I'm delighted with your Grandma's attitude towards life after all that she has gone through... You, girls, all have beautiful souls. And big "yes" to the make-over!
Hug your Viola from me! :)

mayo76 said...

Absolutely YES, a make-up video with grandma!

She just brighten my day.

Kisses for Viola !!

natie said...

That would be great...grandma's like to wear make-up too and strut their hot stuff...you should do it kandee that would be fun to watch just like your videos with your mom.

WickedBabydoll said...

:O
how adorable she's so cute

Ce Cilia Marie said...

wow, I had a great grandmother named Viola too! If she was alive, she would prolly be around 90 years old too..she died of a heart valve transplant in the 50's. You should totally do a make over video!!!!

misspatsycline said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE GRANDMAS... UNFORTUNATELY MINE HAS LEFT ME ABOUT 5 YRS AGO DEC 31... BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT THINGS SHE WOULD SAY AND DO.. SHE STILL CRACKS ME UP..... LOVE YOU MAMI SARA

Chica.deOro said...

I would love to see her makeover!

DaisyCasillas.etsy.com said...

Wow, I can't believe your children actually know their GREAT GREAT grandmother! How amazing! May she live to be 120. :-D

Dawn said...

I'm sure you have followers who have more 'mature' skin, so a makeover on Grammy would be great for them! I would love to see it just because I imagine your Grammy must be as sweet as you and your Mom and would love to see the three of you interacting together :)

Blonde Mafia said...

What a great lady.
Goes to show you that bad situations (like hers) can turn out for the good. Just stay positive and rely on Jesus!

I love your cute super sweet grandmama and I wish her many more birthdays.

Merry Christmas Kandee and Grandmama

Casey

emma lou said...

So sweet(:
I love learning histories.

peachandpeaches.blogspot.com

melissa said...

your grammy definitely deserves a makeover. and it would be a great tutorial for all of us out in the bloggosphere to see what we could do to show our love to our grammys. makeovers aren't just for the young -- for the young at heart.
xoxo

Rebecca said...

My Nanna wakes up everyday and thanks God too (:
Shes living with us at the moment and at night time I can hear her praying and thanking God for each one of us and telling him about how happy she is to be here. How wonderful is that :) She always sees the world through rose tinted glasses and somehow thinks everything could always be worse.
I would absolutely love to see you make over your grammy she sounds like an amazing lady! I wish her many more Happy Birthdays to come.
xxxx

Betsy Lopez said...

I think you should do it....I cant wait for the video.....I have so much respect for the elderly....it would be a nice thing to do. My grandma loves it when the nurses do her nails or hair in the convelecent center she's in.

Sue said...

Such a sweet granny! I would love to see a video of you making your granny over. :)

hollywood(: said...

this has to be the most imspring blog I have ever read.

props to your "gramma"!

J. Martíns said...

Yes! Most awesome great grandma ever! Seriously. She looks so awesome.

mija said...

She is sooooo cool :) my grandma just mad all the time because of anything :P

Rachele said...

You're granny reminds me a lot of the women in my life: strong, wise, and tough with a beautiful heart and soul. I think you should make this lady look as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. And just to add one more note, you are beautiful on both the inside and outside too and your words are extremely empowering and motivating, so thank you for all that you do.

Amanda said...

i miss my grandma. i wold love to see a video with her! old people are one of the wonderful parts of the world.

Willowsage said...

You should deff put up a video of her! It makes me want to see my grandma but she lives on the other side of the continent!

okruch said...

What a beautiful lady! Your gramy is so cute!

My gramma puts her make up every morning! Seriously! Grannies may be older, but they still want to look nice. You should totally do the make over on lady Viola, I think my gramma would appreciate it, hee hee.

emma said...

So you're kids are her great great grandchildren? That's amazing!

Jan said...

Viola - such a great name.

Me said...

LOVE this! i would love to see that video..she looks like a sweetheart <3

David said...

aw! she looks like so much fun! can we share plz?

Eliza said...

Please do a video. It will be so much fun to watch!! :)

Chelsea said...

Your great-grandma seems so wonderful! I guess they're called "great" grandmas for a reason! It's amazing all the things that she's been through, I think usually a person would be suffering from depression after all of that, but not her! Nothing can keep her down! That's awesome. Do a makeup tutorial on her, then we can all "meet" her! I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

Panda, Panda! said...

Yes, for great grandma make up video!

AlainaArtist said...

I think it would be wonderful to see you do a make over on your great grandmother. My grandmother is 92 as of tomorrow and she sounds just like that.
She was diagnosed with cancer as of Monday however, my mother and I have been struggling with her going downhill over the past few months. I'm hoping she'll make it through the holidays this year.

sunflowerbella said...

Yes I want to see the before and after of grama I will send you a pic of mine. She is so cute

firefly0006 said...

kandee, this is a precious post. i had to do a double take when i looked at the picture...she looks so much like my granny did before she died. she had Alzheimer's and passed away when i was pregnant with my little girl. she was not really responding to anyone towards the end but when i told her i was going to have a baby girl she opened her eyes and looked at me, she heard me, she understood, she knew. she was a wonderful soul and had a tough life too but she and my granddaddy had a wonderful love story. i loved to listen to her stories. i am so glad you have your gramma vi. she sounds just perfect. God bless her and you and all your family. give her a hug from me and keep on keeping on. you are doing a great job. you have so many people rooting for you. Merry Christmas!

Mela said...

I would love to see her with makeup. So often we see women under 60 getting makeovers, would be nice to see how you approach someone older. I very strongly believe women of any age can be beautiful. I hate our culture's obsession with youth as the sole source of beauty.

marina x) said...

awww you granny is so adorable!
I'd love to see you two together in a video!
Big hug and a Merry Christmas!
xo Marina

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