I got a call from mom tonight (Wednesday), letting me know grandma passed away.
Grandma Briner is finally at peace and can be her old self again (that means skiing and golfing like a champ). With the peace of her passing comes sadness that the "Traverse City" chapter of our lives is closed.
The house they built holds so many memories of all the fun times our families shared. Every time we went to Traverse we laughed too much, ate too much, took too many pictures, were too loud and always managed to have a great time!
The memories we are left with are grandma's legacy and I'm so thankful for each of them.
These are for all the Briners and Gibbs:
-grandma teaching me to drive stick in the old civic
-Freezing Frog Club (I'm still the prez)
-Bob's boat adventures
-Grandma teaching us how to ski
-Lady and Amber
-white fish dip
-being too loud and silly at the Country Club
-learning to sail
-the brown pontoon breaking down every year
-splinters and bees on the deck
-learning how to build a fire
-playing in grandpa's boats
-dad hunting for all the expired food
-never ending card game and bowls of ice cream
-Little house morning breath
-sledding down the front hill
-grandma insisting we have dinner on the picnic table in the front yard
-bonfires on the beach and long jump contests
-having the extra deck built in the woods instead of on the beach :)
-every amazing sunset we watched on the front porch
and the list could go on for days...
Grandma afforded our family so much over the years and I am thankful for every opportunity and memory she gave us. We all love you and will keep the memories going for years to come!