My mom officially retired before Christmas but with it being a busy time of year we decided to wait until this weekend to surprise her (and my dad) with a party at their house. A fun time was had by all, even if the retiree everyone was there to congratulate was over an hour late due to a very busy restaurant. My aunt and uncle were anxiously watching my dad eat steak while we were all munching away back at the house.
So, what does this retirement mean for Gage? Way more time with Grandma. She still lives over 2 hours away, but the visits will be more frequent. Win for Gage, win for Grandma, and a win for Mom.