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    « 2014... In color and in word | Main | Cheers to you in 2014 »

    Grand news, grand changes

    Bubby and Mac ended 2013 in grand fashion.

    The day after Christmas, my desert-dwelling grandsons went on a road trip to the beach:

    road trip to the beach

    Followed by a day at Disneyland:

    a day at Disneyland

    boys exhausted after Disneyland
    (It warms my heart the boys, exhausted after their day at Disneyland, slept with the stuffed animals and blankets PawDad and I had given them.)

    And on New Year's Eve, they crossed off yet another item from Bubby's Christmas Break To-Do list — ice skating (which neither boy had ever attempted... and Mac didn't enjoy at all):

    first time ice skating 

    The activities marked a fitting end to 2013 — the final year my grandsons will be solo siblings. This month Mommy Megan will let the brothers know if it will be a baby brother or a baby sister who will transform their sibling duo into a sibling trio come June.

    Grand news of grand changes to come.

    Mere days into 2014, it's clear there's a grand year ahead — for us all!

    Today's question:

    What changes in 2014 do you look forward to?

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    Reader Comments (15)

    That was quite a spectacular Christmas break for the boys. You definitely have happy reason to anticipate 2014. My niece just gave birth to her child #4...and the first girl. Her Christmas wish came true.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    I'm thrilled that you and your family look forward to another grand year...woohoo!

    So far, I have no idea what 2014 has in store. I'll stay optimistic that all will be good.

    For the moment, I'm living vicariously through your beach pics...

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    The boys really ended 2013 in spectacular fashion, didn't they? And look so cute at it!

    I'm just hoping for improvement in my eyesight, whether that means new glasses or starts with cataract surgery. Got a little side-tracked when skin cancer surgery and repair took precedence.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    This will be a busy year for us, since the carousel we run (as volunteers) is turning 100 years old. Gotta finish the book about its history, then participate in special events all summer. In the fall we'll start planning for our "retirement" from 25 years of leading the carousel. Hoope to include the grandkids in some of our carousel events. After all, 25 years ago we saved it from being broken up and sold at auction so our (as yet unborn) grandchildren could ride it.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBLissed-Out Grandma

    You are going to have a wonderful year! All I really want from 2014 is stability! This up and down thing needs to stop!

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Looks like the boys had a great Christmas break!
    Congratulations on the great news of the duo becoming a trio. Sounds like a wonderful start to your 2014

    I don't know what 2014 might bring but I am looking for a healthly and happy one for my family. My one wish is that I avoid surgery for my hip injury and I am able to start running short distances again.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

    Wow and Woah. THAT's the way to end a year! 2014 finds Babushka more focused but less frantic. Hopefully it'll find me in a house with a new car- I'll be working on that! Hope you and your family have a banner year, and congrats on the grandbaby on its' way. BB2U

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBohemian Babushka

    Your grandsons are so cute, I think I need to fly to AZ to babysit!

    Congrats to you and your entire family. BTW, your daughter is also beautiful!

    For 2014 I wish to (1) beat Nonnie Kelly (hahaha) (2) write more in be proud of my work (3) see Lisa C. again!

    Great goals, eh?

    Love you so, my friend.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

    What a family touchdown to end the year for those two handsome boys. Our family will hit a milestone in a mere five weeks when our granddaughter becomes a teenager. Big change for all of us.

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2

    Olga: Oh, congratulations to your niece and the family on the fantastic Christmas wish realized!

    Blissed-out Grandma: I love your carousel story. I recall bits and pieces I've heard on it through the years I've known you (can you believe it's years!?) and I would love to read your book when it's done.

    Kathy: Good luck with the 5K!

    Judy: And good luck to you with the teen granddaughter! What fun!

    Thank you all — NonnieKelly, Ann, Grandma Kc, Babushka, Cathy, too! — for stopping by and commenting. ♥

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    My grandsons went on a Disney Cruise in December and loved it! They want to go back next

    Congratulations, again, on your expected third grandchild, Lisa! I will think pink! :)

    January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    Congratulations! Wonderful news!
    And they are adorable in each and every pic!! :)

    January 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdebra @ homespun

    What wonderful ways for your grandsons to end 2013. They had never-to-be-forgotten adventures! And a new exciting! I can't wait to hear if they will have a brother or a sister! Wishing you all the best in 2014, Lisa! :)

    January 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoy @ Yesterfood

    What wonderful news to start the year! Your grandsons are so precious, with such sweet little faces. Happy New Year to you and your family, may 2014 be your best year yet!

    January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

    Congratulations on the news of the addition to your family. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl.

    January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis
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