FaceTime milestone, plus GRAND Social No. 123 link party

FaceTime milestone

I was telling my husband just the other day that one of the things about living in an empty nest is that time often seems to just go on and on as it's no longer marked by milestones delineating the months and years. The parenthood calendar revolves around things such as kids reaching those all-important ages, such as 16, 18, and 21. Or learning to drive, attending homecomings, celebrating graduations, and so much more.

As a grandparent of young grandchildren, the calendar is void of such huge milestones at this point. So I'll cherish and celebrate each and every little one that comes my way. Such as this from a week or so ago, a milestone shared with Baby Jak: our first time visiting with each other via FaceTime. (With huge thanks to Bubby for holding the phone on Jak's end so he could see Gramma and PawDad babble like banshees at him.)

baby FaceTime 

Not as monumental as getting one's driver's license or college degree, but super sweet and memorable for Gramma and PawDad, nonetheless. 

GRAND Social No. 123

It's time again for the GRAND Social link party for grandparents! All grandparent bloggers are invited to add links and visit the posts shared by fellow grandparent bloggers. And, of course, everyone — whether posting a link or not — is encouraged to visit the posts shared.

Cheers to supporting one another here, there and everywhere!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog 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 below marked "Add your link" 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 rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src="http://grandmasbriefs.squarespace.com/storage/GRANDsocialbutton.jpg" alt="Grandma’sBriefs.com" width="125" height="125" /></a>
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts 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. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.