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    Time for me to fly, plus GRAND Social No. 61

    Sometimes it seems truly surreal how quickly time flies. I feel like I just got to the desert to visit my grandsons yet it's already time for me to fly.

    I'll share more about our time together in the days to come. Today, though, I'd love to show you this — a photo Megan took of my sweet boys and me on our last full day together:

    grandma and grandsons 

    I just love those boys more than words can express. (Yes, even when Mac is being a typical two-year-old turd and refusing to joyfully participate in an impromptu photo session with Gramma.) I'm sure you all get it though. I'm sure you have the exact same thoughts and feelings about the kiddos in your lives — in terms of love and affection, that is, not sentiments on uncooperative toddlers.

    Ah, well...

    In other news, it also seems like we just had the GRAND Social link party, as well. Time for another, though, so here goes: Welcome to GRAND Social No. 61. Thank you for joining me!

    link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button marked with "Add your link" below and follow the directions.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:


    <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Bloggers who link up would be honored to have one and all — other bloggers as well as readers — visit, read and, if so moved, comment, even if just a "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social."

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    Reader Comments (8)

    On the bright side, at least Mac is within camera view...and not kicking and screaming in the photo. We're dealing with a terrible two 'tude here, too :)

    I'm glad you had a great time!

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    its got to be so hard to leave them...wonderful wonderful picture of you together, though! :)

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdebra @ homespun

    I just got home from Sweet E's and time passed waaaay to quickly. Mac's expression adds to the sweetness of the shot.

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tucker (Patti)

    Thanks, Lisa! Hope you have a great week! :)

    Love, Joy

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy @ Yesterfood

    I'm sorry you're home! I"m glad you had fun! It is a great picture even if someone didn't co-operate! Bet Jim is very glad to have you home, too! Thanks for hosting! today! Hope it is a great week!

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Cute picture of you and Bubby, never mind Old Stoneface.

    Glad you enjoyed your visit but glad to have you back in Colorado. Now, rest up.

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    It is a sweet photo even if Mac isn't joyful about it!

    July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

    Now that's a photo that will keep you feeling warm and fuzzy when you get home. Lovely.

    July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2
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