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    GRAND Social — Grandparent linky — July 9

    As I wrote the date for today's GRAND Social linky event in the title above, I couldn't help but smile. July 9 is the day my life forever changed, the day the dynamics of my family forever changed, the day twenty-seven years ago my Andrea entered the world and made it a much brighter, much more interesting place to be. Happy birthday to my littlest of girls who is now the tallest of all. I love you, Andie, and hope your day is filled with joy and laughter, as well as a few oh-so-worth-it calories, too.

    July 9—this July 9—is also, of course, time for another GRAND Social. If past link-ups here are any indication, our day, too, will be filled with joy and laughter (and more!) as together we read one another's linked posts. Please join me!

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, but you must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Posts shared can be an old one or a recent one, your choice. I like to link up to older posts that current readers likely haven't seen.
    • To link up, copy the direct link to the specific post you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below and follow the directions to add your post to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, please, and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky.
    • No contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event, is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button using the following code:


    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. All bloggers who link up would be honored to have you click, visit, read and comment.

    READERS and PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS: Please visit the posts others have linked to by clicking on the thumbnail photos. Comments are always appreciated by the bloggers whose links you visit, even if it's simply "Hey, stopping by from GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the GRAND Social grandparent linky!

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    Reader Comments (10)

    Happy Birthday Andrea...have a great day!

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    Happy Birthday to Andrea; Jerry and I spent our First Anniversary at the hospital awaiting her arrival.

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Happy Birthday to Andrea! Hope it is a wonderful Monday for everyone.

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Happy Birthday Andie! Thanks Lisa for hosting :)

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    This is a very nice linky! ^_^

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim,USA

    Hi Lisa just found you from Mary's Mosaic Monday. I am a very proud gramma and love the idea and your blog is darling. You're very young looking to be a grandmother. Your grands are probably very young of course. I will be linking up on Monday next week as I love meeting new folks especially grammas. Blessings

    July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQMM

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Andrea! We both appreciate it.

    And welcome! to QMM and Kim,USA! So nice to see new faces (names?) here!

    Connie @ Family Home and Life sent me over to meet and great you. I am loving this new circle I just found or found me that is about us Grandparents:) I linked up a couple of posts bragging about my grandbabies, of Course:) You simply have such beautiful daughters and adorable grandbabies. Just a lovely family:) I guessing you live in Colorado ( I read the football post, Lol) I am grabbing your button and will be back.

    July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

    this is my first time participating. what fun!

    July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

    The list is growing each week! Can't wait to go through the whole list and visit everyone's blog :-)


    July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNanny Anna
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