GRAND Social No. 366 link party for grandparents

GRAND Social No. 366 link party for grandparents

Welcome to this week’s GRAND Social link party.

As today is Veterans Day, I’d like to first express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciate for all veterans past and present — as well as their families — for the sacrifices they’ve made, the hardships they’ve endured in their valiant efforts to …

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Message from Mom plus GRAND Social No. 365 link party for grandparents

Message from Mom plus GRAND Social No. 365 link party for grandparents

Message from Mom

Despite my penchant for getting rid of things when Jim and I moved to a smaller home last summer, I must admit to a semi-hoarder habit of holding on to things when it comes to my iPhone. Though I delete email from my phone regularly since it all comes through on my computer too, I do have on my phone old text messages and voicemails. Many from a year ago and more.

Today I’m especially appreciative of my semi-hoarder status when it comes to such things.

Today marks one year since my …

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Shortest season ever! Plus GRAND Social No. 363 link party for grandparents

Shortest season ever! Plus GRAND Social No. 363 link party for grandparents

Shortest season ever!

Remember those photos of fall I shared right here only eleven days ago? Well, the very day that post published, winter moved in just as I feared and my pretty leaves turned crunchy brown.

In the ten days since, winds picked up, crunchy brown leaves hit the ground.

Plus…

GRAND Social No. 363 link party …

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Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration!

Guess who had a first birthday celebration on Sunday! Well, if you guessed Benjamin, you would be 100 percent correct.

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GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Today we celebrate grandparent bloggers … by sharing and reading links in yet another GRAND Social link party! Yay, you! Thank you for participating!

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A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg

Bumps, bangs, and boo-boos are part and parcel of the toddler stage as newbie walkers get their land legs. I get that.

Goose eggs are entirely different story as far as I’m concerned, though. Yet every. single. one of my grandsons got big ones at one point or another. Benjamin’s point came Saturday when he bonked his noggin …

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Oh, yes we did: Bracelets with boys

Oh, yes we did: Bracelets with boys

This past weekend, Jim and I kicked off fall with a quick visit to see our grandsons in the desert, as I’d mentioned here was on the calendar. During the visit, I did indeed make bracelets with the boys, just as Declan had requested.

Thing is, despite his enthusiasm upon seeing the paracord bracelet kit I’d brought in my Grandma Bag, Declan bowed out of the bracelet making in mere minutes. Which worked out for the best as bracelet-making was quite a feat for a five-year-old. Well, a feat for this grandma — who’s 10 times that and more — as well.

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Fall favorites

Fall favorites

Fall has long been my hands-down, very most favorite season of the year.

I’m certainly not alone in my autumn adoration, as there are plenty of grandmothers and others who’d answer fall if asked what’s their favorite season of all.

We may not all give the same answer as to why fall is our favorite, though.

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Weekend accomplishment, plus GRAND Social No. 358 link party for grandparents

Weekend accomplishment, plus GRAND Social No. 358 link party for grandparents

Weekend accomplishment

Who here believes that a weekend without accomplishment is a wasted weekend?

I do, I do!

I’m unsure why I put such pressure on myself but if I don’t accomplish even the smallest of somethings from Saturday morning through Sunday evening, I feel I’ve squandered time, talents, and opportunities to git ‘er done. Whatever ‘er might be.

I’m not talking massive achievements like …

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