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 Jim and Lisa
Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)

Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)

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

Matt (Andrea's boyfriend) and Andrea (youngest daughter)

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



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    5 names and 5 uses for Grandma

    grandma names and uses 

    5 names for GRANDMA:

    I've been exercising my brain a bit more than usual the past couple weeks in an effort to counteract some mushiness and muck courtesy multiple sclerosis. Challenging one's noggin' is wise for one and all as we age — not just those with cognitive issues — and my dear friend Ruth and her Cranium Crunches site are a super source of fun ways to keep the brain fit.

    Ruth recently shared with me...

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    The last time I saw my grandsons

    The last time I saw my grandsons, there was light and love and a warm heart unrelated to the heat of the desert.

    There were introductions.

    introducing baby 

    And Legos...

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    Top 10 Websites for GRANDparents, plus GRAND Social No. 120 link party

    top websites for grandparents

    Top 10 Websites for GRANDparents

    GRAND Magazine celebrates 10 years of online publication this month. As part of the celebration surrounding the spectacular service they've provided grandparents for a full decade — a super achievement in the ever-changing Internet landscape — publisher Lori Bitter and editor Christine Crosby have released...

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    My visit to HMK — Hallmark's new boutiques

    Click on Hallmark goes hip with HMK stores to see what I found in the new boutique store from Hallmark.

    Cherry Creek North HMK



    Saturday movie review: 'Finding Vivian Maier'

    I enjoy photography and consider myself a hobbyist photographer. Yet you needn't be a photographer of any degree to appreciate street photographer Vivian Maier's work or FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, the documentary on Maier's mysterious and fascinating story.

     Finding Vivian Maier poster

    I hesitate to share many...

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    Happy Friday!

    happy friday


    My Pinterest: Hands, thumbs, feet

    I kind of go through phases with Pinterest. When I spend too much time on there, everything starts to look the same. The recipes. The crafts. The quotes.

    hands, thumbs, feet Pinterest board

    I recently returned to perusing the pins, though, after having taken a break of sorts. Not a conscious, intentional fast of any sort. I just have had...

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    An important safety message for grandparents #MedsUpAway

    Did you know 60,000 kids per year are taken to the ER for accidental medicine ingestion? Find out more — as well as tips for safe medicine storage for grandparents — by clicking to read my post, Put meds up and away for Grandparents Day... and every day #MedsUpAway.

    up and away checklist for grandparents

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