Friday, July 10, 2009

Meet my granddaughter ...

... she's wonderfully "one of a kind" (and I wouldn't want it any other way)!

Morgan Darlene Franjko has certainly grown into a beautiful, well rounded, good hearted woman. She is 17 ... will be a senior in high school this year and it's truly hard to believe she's already graduating ... seems like only yesterday that I was at the hospital with her Mom awaiting her arrival and commenting on how big her feet are the first time I saw her ... LOL ... (sorry Mo)!

Mo (as we call her) is very involved in many activities. She, along with her Mom and a few other friends, is a volunteer at their local Hospice. She's VERY involved in the high school band, where she plays clarinet and will be this year (as last) the bands Field Commander (she's very proud of this position!). She was on the prom committee last year (not sure about this year). This summer she's been going to Kent State Salem Campus taking Sign language which will count as a 2nd language for her upcoming school year and has been LOVING it! She also works part time in the floral department of her local supermarket and has enjoyed learning more about floral design. This is really cool since I'm a certified floral designer, it gives us just one more thing in common that we can talk about!! Oh, and did I forget to mention ... she races a "junior dragster" on the weekends with her family. That is her in the WHITE dragster (her mom is in the back in the red top & blue jean shorts) ... it's certainly a FAMILY THING!! Dad races a '67 camero and brother Jon also races a junior dragster! Mom has to do all the "leg work" getting the kids/cars on the track and back for each race.

With Mo having a week off in between Sign Language class sessions & a couple of days off work, she & her brother took the opportunity to come and stay with us for a few days and it's been GRAND!!!

Yesterday we went to visit my friend Tammy Hershberger (Stamp Happy) at her store (Toyrifix) where both kids got something new to "play with". Mo bought an awesome K-nex Farris Wheel set to put together and Jon bought a X-zylo (flying gyroscope) which he's had great fun seeing how far he can throw it. Nearly landed on the roof a few times but luckily it just went over and came back down to earth! Shew!!

Morgan spent a couple of hours putting this farris wheel together but when it was done, it was really awesome! (What do you think Tammy???) It is battery operated and turns in two different directions ... really cool. Now's she's going to try and transport it back home without taking it apart so she can show her Mom & Dad.

Morgan has always been close to her grandfather! When she was little and came to stay with us, she would always climb down in behind her grandpa's knees while he laid on the couch watch TV and she would stay there with him for very long periods of time. Last evening after returning home from seeing the movie "Ice Age" she tried crawling back into her favorite spot to find that her long legs won't let her stay in that position for very long (ouch ... can you say cramping). But Mark thought it was sweet of her to try!!!

At the present time the kids are preparing to head back home. Morgan has to work this afternoon from 2:30 to 9:00 and it will take them a little over an hour to get home, so unfortunately this visit draws to a close. It's so nice now that Morgan is driving and come to visit when she has the free time ... even if Mom & Dad are too busy to come along.

We are truly blessed with such wonderful, fun-loving, respectful grandchildren ... I am SO PROUD to say I'm their Nanna!!! Hope you enjoyed meeting MO ... with this being her senior year and DH getting better with each passing day ... I hope to have many more exciting event photos to share with you over the upcoming year! Have a wonderful day my friends ... now I have to go give my "sweeties" a kiss good-bye!
I nearly forgot to show you what Morgan brought for her Pappy & me. I told you that she works at a Florist inside a grocery store ... well here are the wonderful surprises she put together for us.
I told you she was a SWEETIE!!!


  1. I wondered last night if Pappy liked the Ferris Wheel! She was so sure he would like it. Looks pretty cool! I'll be sure to show Brenda the pictures on Monday, too.

    Was on the phone with Kaylie earlier today and told her how pretty Morgan's hair color is. I will have to show her these pictures. Where is your sister's salon? I might have to see if she could color Kaylie's hair sometime, as I'm sure she'll love Mo's color!

  2. She certainly is a beautiful young lady. She warms my heart everytime I think of her. She is one fine lady...I guess the seed doesn't fall far from the tree/s. :)
    Dr M

  3. Thank you for sharing your photos Darlene! Such a beautiful family!


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