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

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Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Following big brother's footsteps... reluctantly

    Bubby started taking swimming lessons when he was three years old. Now that Mac is three, he recently began taking them, too.

    swimming lessons

    For this first...

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    Mini photogs, crowdsourcing and GRAND Social No. 110 link party

    Mini photogs

    Bubby received a child-sized digital camera from Aunt Brianna a while back, and I've enjoyed watching both Bubby and Mac put it to good use in documenting baby Jak's first days.

    toddler photographer 

    child photographer

    I like to think...

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    Saturday movie review: Summer hiatus

    As summer hits full stride, the Saturday movie reviews here on Grandma's Briefs will come to a halt. At least for the summer.

    movie screen

    I'll be spending more...

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    Seeking gifts for grads? Consider these great gifts from Best Buy

    In the Back Room: A sponsored post on the ultimate grad gifts at Best Buy.

    graduation gift ideas at Best Buy


    Brothers break the ice

    Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.
    Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.
    — From "The King And I"

    brothers meet baby brother

    Today's question:

    No question today, just best wishes for a joy-filled day!


    Amidst babies and birthdays there's this

    Jim and I have never spent our wedding anniversary apart. Until today.

    happy anniversary

    Today I'm in the...

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    Cookbook review: Sensational Buttercream Decorating

    Now in the Back Room: My review of Sensational Buttercream Decorating by Carey Madden.


    They say it's your birthday

    Bubby has been concerned for months that Jak might arrive on his birthday. He told Mom again and again how "boring" that would be to have to spend his birthday "at the hospital." (Megan and I still question where he got such a notion that he'd be at the hospital during his brother's birth no matter what the day!)

    six year old boy

    Thank heavens Bubby...

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