Saturday, July 30, 2016


A big part of life here is remembering those who went before and keeping their memory alive through the generations.

We haven't forgotten.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When the Grandkids Come to Play!

Life goes into hyperdrive when our grandkids come to stay.

I'm reminded moment by moment of what my life was like not too many years ago.  Busy in a completely different, very lively kind of way.

It's cleaning and feeding and caring and listening, hugging, holding, teaching and watching, watching, watching.
Being that I'm a grandma, I can let some rules slide.  I can embrace it all, enjoy it fully and know that soon they'll go home and my own house will be...quiet and clean and rather boring again.

A glimpse of the fun:  Eating favorite foods, swimming, then eating some more...

 Meals up on the counter, slurping noodles...who needs table manners?  ;)
 Dancing while dunking cookies in milk,

Allowing them their hearts' desires;
like riding in the elevator 'time machine' at the library- if  you could only have seen the reverent awe on his face when he saw those gleaming doors and buttons that begged to be pushed and heard the whispered, "Mamie, can we ride on the tiiime machine?" (Priceless!)

Mopping my kitchen floors as often as she wants (those floors never looked better!) 

While these two munchkins enjoy their suckers and pretend-watch a 'big movie' (really, just my large painting on the wall.) They were very animated in the details of what was taking place in this movie.

Riding 4-H sheep,

Sleeping in the living room,
 and simply enjoying the summer days...

It's truly Grand! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Bathtime Ritual

When my granddaughter stays over, she knows there are constants- like baking cookies and feeding the chickens together.
She also knows I read to her in the bath. Sometimes I read several, but there is one book she grabs every time. 
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 Snow-White and Rose-Red, the fairytale.
I read it to my own girls, and now I read it to her.
How lovely is that?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Twenty-Seven and Counting

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Building our life together for 27+ years.
From kids transforming into grown ups, then parents and now grandparents (and all the rest of life in between and surrounding that) ....we've really lived!

There may be plenty of things I'd wish I could do differently if allowed to go back in time, but I wouldn't change what we've learned together for anything.  Life is beautiful.

My best friend- Pals forever.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Refining and Redefining

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

For My Husband Too


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