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Dec
4

Persevere

It truly is crazy living on both sides of the Pond. That said, you may understand the craziness of what seemed like a simple task: baking cookies to add to the treats of our local church’s ESL class’ Christmas party last night. My new favorite word? Persevere! My first thought was to make a huge …

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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
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
18

Grammy days

One of our local high schools offers a unique training program for students desiring to work with children. Three mornings a week, a special 2-hour class allows the high school students, under supervision, to receive hands-on experience working with preschoolers. All three of our grandsons look forward to ‘school’ and the high schoolers begin to …

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Sep
14

Five years old? No way.

Five years ago today I officially became Grammy. And though I’ve been blessed four more times, there’s only one FIRST grandchild. Though he only had the sole role for eight months before his cousin was born, it is still his title. I must admit that I often marvel at how delightful…truly delightful…it is to be …

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Sep
1

From afar…again

Well, I’m officially a Grammy from afar…again. Mid-August found me in the clouds heading back to Kyiv, Ukraine. And, again, I am thankful for technology that allows me to receive pictures and hear voices of five amazing grandchildren. A seven-hour time difference does not always allow ‘live’ conversations, but the one thing that I can …

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Jul
30

Pointillism

Oh, the things I’m learning as a grandparent. Pointillism. Maybe I had heard of it earlier. Maybe I would have recognized the art technique when I saw the painting. Definitely I recognized the artwork. Two grandsons introduced me to Creative Galaxy, a new program they have watched from time to time. I had no idea …

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Jul
16

New memories from the old

What a fabulous morning! Our car needed to be inspected for Maryland tags and our ride home from the shop included three of our grandchildren and their Aunt Anna. Mama had been dropped off at summer school. Rather than returning to their home before retrieving Mama, we were blessed with their company for the whole …

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May
6

Your input needed!

I am relatively new to the grammy blog community, but I have been reading up on this fabulous time of life for several years now. I have some favorite resources that I plan to share one at a time, and eventually I’ll add a page, maybe even a widget (what?! Is this really me?!) that …

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Apr
27

Monday memories

Such an amazing moment in time. We were blessed with grandsons in 2010, 2011, and 2012. And in 2014, we were blessed with two granddaughters…only a month apart. What a joy to hold those infants together. And how fun that they are all within minutes of each other. Cousins. Growing up together. Oh, the memories …

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