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Supreme Granny Moments

As anybody who blogs knows, sometimes life just gets too busy to blog.  ...but recent Granny experiences have been too precious to let get by!  So, first, a peek back at the time I got to share with my Munchkins in WA state when I first flew back to the US in early October.  I got to tag-team grandparent with the other granny, a.k.a, Grammy, while Ben & Jana went gallivanting off to Presbytery in Minnesota.  We had a high old time during that week.  I actually think that jet lag only enhanced the experience!  Fun, fun, fun!  Especially the part when Lauren asked for a glass of wine at week's end and the Parent Units were on their way home :D

Next, I'll blog about the the first Spend-the-Night-at-Granny's this last weekend.  Stay tuned!

OH!!!  AND I had the priviledge to get Hannah started sewing!!  Grand success!

We rejoiced to have Mom back.  Lots :)

Jana brought beauty out of chaos

Let's live all the way home.
Beth Moore

Amen to that!


Nikki said…
I love your last few lines here. Jana is SO good at bringing beauty out of chaos! :)
Rita MacLean said…
Your pictures and comments reflect the sweet, beautiful time you had with your grandchildren. No chaos showing at all. You and Lauren did a fabulous job and allowed Jana and Ben some quality time together. How special you both are!

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