» Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov
29

Christmas scripture-writing challenge

December 1 is rapidly approaching and I have not given much thought to which reading plan I’ll use to help keep my mind focused on the reason for our celebrating. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season gets so crazy that I forget why I’m even celebrating! And if the parents and grandparents …

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Nov
28

Cheeese!

Today was the last day in Florida for our children and grandchildren. But we took advantage of this last day to hang out at the pool. For hours. Once again, the bad news is that I don’t have a waterproof camera. The good news is that from time to time someone picks up my phone …

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Nov
27

Left-overs

Friday. Refrigerator is bursting with left-overs. Browsing the internet, I recently found these taste sensations: Turkey/cranberry quesadillas. Several substitutions recommended. Leftover stuffin’ muffins. Combines all sorts of leftovers! Turkey Pot pie. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. Need I say more? 12 Recipes from ABC News. They certainly have resources to find fabulous! Trying to be somewhat …

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Nov
26

Family time at Disney World

Wow…I may have just had one of the best family vacations EVER. Seriously. A story a bit too long to share in this particular post, but, bottom line, we were blessed with a day at Disney with my sister, her husband, their daughter and son-in-law, our kids, their spouses, and our five grandchildren. Crazy. The …

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Nov
25

Give Thanks

Nov
24

Family vacation: Day one

Well, this is a first. An extended family vacation. Siblings. Multi-generations. And sun. Not too hot. But warm enough to enjoy the resort pool. Plenty of time to splash with little ones and dodge water cannons. (I must say that I didn’t see the other grandmothers and great-aunts fully committed to water play — how …

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Nov
23

Family legacy

Jim and I are reading such an interesting book: Dream Land by Lily Hyde. “One girl’s struggle to find her true home. It was meant to be like coming home…All her life, Safi’s parents have dreamed of returning to Grandpa’s native village in Crimea. But exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp is …

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Nov
22

Psalm 100

Sunday. A day set aside to rest and to join others in worshiping our Creator. Typically on Sundays I post specific Scripture verses that grandparents are turning to when praying for their grandchildren. But today, as we enter Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn to Psalm 100. Only five verses long, but so much truth…for us …

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Nov
21

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Today was a road trip. All day. Just Jim and me. Pristine blue skies. Not a single cloud. And we were so amazed that the autumn colors were exploding all along the way. Absolutely gorgeous. One of the highlights was crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Wow! I’m not sure I’ve ever crossed it on such …

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Nov
20

Thanksgiving fun

As I browse other blogs I find so many great ideas and projects that I want to share, but I’d be posting all day if I did them separately. So, as I’ve done in the past, here are links to some of my favorites from this week focusing on Thanksgiving fun. Naturally, Thanksgiving is on …

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