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    Friday
    Jul182014

    Beyond grandparenting: 9 things I learned while in the desert

    I am a grandma. But as all grandparents know, far more goes into who we are and what we do than just those things related to our grandchildren.

    With that in mind, here are tidbits I learned while visiting the desert for Jak's baptism, lessons that have nothing to do with my primary focus of the trip (that being those awesome little critters I call my grandsons).

    learned while in the desert 

    1. I can still...

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    Thursday
    Jul172014

    Strangers snapping special shots

    Twice during my time in the desert this past week, strangers offered — fully unsolicited — to photograph special shots of our family time.

    grandparents and grandchildren at movie

    First, after Jak's...

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    Wednesday
    Jul162014

    Grandparents' triple treat

    PawDad and I experienced a special moment of bliss over the weekend, holding all three of our (matching clad) grandsons in our arms at one time.

    grandparents and grandsons

    Truly a triple treat.

    Today's question:

    Speaking of triple treats — and because I'm still in the hot, hot, hot desert as of this writing — if you were treated to a triple cone today, what three flavors of ice cream would you choose?

    Tuesday
    Jul152014

    Wherein the photo bombing begins

    The busy morning yesterday with Bubby and Mac — most of which involved playing at the community pool — soon overtook Mac. He couldn't help but give in to the exhaustion... and Gramma couldn't help but photograph the pooped-out kiddo.

    photo bombing brother

    And Bubby? He obviously couldn't help but photo bomb his brother.

    Today's question:

    Who most often plays the photo bomber in your circle of friends and family?

    Monday
    Jul142014

    Where Grandma's at and GRAND Social No. 113 link party

    Where Grandma's at

    I'll give you three hints about where you'll find this grandma today:

    One...

    three week old baby 

    Two and...

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    Friday
    Jul112014

    Whistlin' pixie: Why Grandma loves technology

    In yet another edition of Why This Long-Distance Grandma Loves Technology, consider this:

    whistling baby

    Without the...

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    Thursday
    Jul102014

    Impromptu house concert

    Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you're listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time. —Kelsey Grammer

    home concert

    My Aunt Darlene, an...

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    Wednesday
    Jul092014

    Big baby

    Happy birthday to our baby girl, who is — gah! — twenty-nine today!

     birthday picture

    We love you, Andie!

    Today's question:

    When did you feel like your youngest was all grown up?

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