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Megan (middle daughter) with hubby Preston and Jak, Mac, and Bubby (bloggy nicknames for our grandsons)

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Andrea (youngest daughter) with her fiance Matt

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    Introducing Grilled Grandma Sharon

    Dear readers: A Grilled Grandma is a grandma on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions, and she's graciously responded with answers and photos. Today I'm delighted to introduce to you Grandma Sharon!

    grilled grandma

    How many children do you have?
    We have 4 children ranging from 22-31; boy, girl, boy, girl; my plan was to have my children 2-3 years apart but God had other plans. They are 3.5 years, 8 months (one is adopted!), and 4.5 years. I always say if you add them up and divide, you get my plan!

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages?

    We have 4 grandchildren and two on the way. This year we are doubling the number and my oldest son no longer has the corner on the market. Three (soon to be four) live three...

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    More than grandkids: What else I found in the desert

    When I visit my grandsons in the desert, I take lots and lots of photos of them.

    Bubby, Mac, and Jak may be my primary focus, but the flora and fauna of the relatively foreign land in which my grandkiddos live get my camera (iPhone and otherwise) clicking now and again, too.

    Here are a few of my non-grandchild shots from my recent desert visit, all taken in my daughter's front and back yards, all things I've never found in my own front or back yards... or anywhere in Colorado, for that matter:

    desert flower

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    A sponsored post from Overcoming the sticker shock of hearing aids

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    But the truth is, if you can afford a cup of coffee a day, you can afford a pair of hearing aids.

    Here are four frequently asked questions that might help dispel the old myth that hearing aids are...


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    She found it! Plus, GRAND Social No. 205 link party for grandparents

    She found it!

    My youngest daughter and I shopped for the perfect wedding dress for her yesterday. And she found it!

    Andrea and Matt are scheduled to exchange vows in August in a short, sweet, ceremony to be held at the historic Denver Courthouse. She desired a traditional gown befitting the non-traditional and unique (like my baby girl!) day. Though I can't show you that perfect gown she found — not letting the groom see the dress still stands, and who knows if Matt might peek here! — I can show you her happy smile when the deed was done.

    shopping for wedding dress

    Cheers to my baby girl finding...

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    Weekend movie review: Secret in Their Eyes

    The movie SECRET IN THEIR EYES is about a lot of things. It's about a team of investigators working diligently to nab terrorists following the September 11 tragedy. A team that ends up involved in and forever changed by investigating the heinous rape and murder of the daughter of one of their own.

    Secret in Their Eyes DVD

    It's also about unrequited romance. And choices. And loss and regrets and revenge and the...

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    Introducing Grilled Grandma Mary

    Dear readers: A Grilled Grandma is a grandma on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions, and she's graciously responded with answers and photos. Today I'm delighted to introduce to you Grandma Mary!

    grandma mary

    How many children do you have?

    I have 3 wonderful children. One son and two daughters. :-)

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages?

    I am blessed with 4 grandchildren. Ages 9, 6, 3 & 1  Three boys and a little girl.

    What do your grandchildren...

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    Final countdown! Plus, GRAND Social No. 204 link party for grandparents

    Final Countdown

    With mere hours remaining in my desert visit, I'm soaking up as much fun in the sun with my grandkiddos as I can.

    Shooting as many photos as I can, too. Here are a few I especially love:

    toddler and book
    Jak enjoys a book break.

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    Slow jams by my grandsons

    What could be more fun than watching my grandsons shoot baskets in their backyard?

    four year old playing basketball

    Why, shooting them shooting those baskets in their backyard, of course.

    In slow motion!

    First up, Bubby...

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