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Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)

Mac and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's favorite boys (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Boy bunnies

    Megan texted me photos of Bubby and Mac sporting their bunny ears on Easter.

    boy in bunny ears

    I originally planned to share those with...

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    How my grandsons take responsibility

    My grandsons, Bubby and Mac — who will be 6 and 3 in June, respectively — are pretty responsible little critters.

    They make their own beds...

    boy making bed 

    And brush their...

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    GRAND Social No. 101 plus #GlobalSelfie details

    Take a #GlobalSelfie

    Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day. As part of its Earth Right Now campaign, NASA asks everyone to take a global selfie on Earth Day.


    A global what? From the NASA website, "while NASA satellites...

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    Happy Easter

    Easter greetings


    Saturday movie review: 'August: Osage County'

    Let me just say upfront that I didn't enjoy watching AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Which stinks, because I thought for sure I'd love it. But despite the fabulous, award-worthy acting on the part of every single person in it — Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale and more — I did not like it.

    Reason being: It cut too close to home, felt too much like my family of origin and how we all relate to one another. Which is in a far from warm and cozy manner. And this is a far from warm and cozy film.

    August: Osage County

    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is about...

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    What made me smile, er, cry this week

    Happy Friday!things that make me smile

    Other than seeing via FaceTime Bubby's pride and joy at losing his first tooth and learning from the editor (in another phone call with her!) that my picture book manuscript is still under serious consideration for publication at a fabulous publishing house, the video below is what most made me smile this week. After those first two things, of course.

    More accurately, the following video made me...

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    Awww-worthy BEARS entertains and inspires (review and activity freebies)

    I usually save movie reviews for Saturdays, but this one I simply must share with you now as Easter weekend is prime time for enjoying a movie with family. BEARS from Disneynature opens tomorrow, so if you're looking for a film both young and old will enjoy for the holiday (or any day), BEARS just might be the ticket.

    Bears movie poster

    I had the opportunity to...

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    Losin' it

    Gah! Bubby is growing up...

    Thrilled about his first lost tooth and likely Tooth Fairy visit.
    April 14, 2014

    Today's question:

    What milestone most indicates a bittersweet "growing up" to you?