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Happy Mother’s Day…

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I feel like I came into this whole mothering thing on accident.  I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, but marriage and  a family wasn’t something I dreamed about when I was little.  I worked and traveled some after high school, eventually finished college and began a career.  Then I met my husband and everything changed!  We got married after dating a short few months and I instantly became a stepmom to two daughters and a son.  A year later our first son was born, followed by his brother five years later.  Two years after that, when I was in my mid 30s, my oldest stepdaughter had her first child and suddenly I was a grandma!

Now all these years later there are seven grandchildren in our big, blended family — Bailee, Collin, Cameron, Preston, Sarah, Madison and Justin.  And that very first granddaughter got married a few years ago and had a sweet little boy named Hudson, our first great-grandchild.  I’m so proud of the men and women my children have become and look forward to seeing all the grands grow up…

So to my wonderful sister and sisters in law, my nieces and nieces in law who are all such great moms, Happy Mother’s Day! To my beautiful stepdaughters Esther and Naomi, and lovely daughters in law, Shelly and Christy, who are the terrific mothers of those wonderful grandchildren and to Hudson’s gorgeous mama, our granddaughter, Bailee, thank you all for being a part of my life.  I hope you have a spectacular Mother’s Day!

To my sons and stepson, thank you for being such blessings and having the good sense to choose such lovely brides 😉

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, too, my dear friends!

Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

This FarmVille meme just seemed perfect in among my Me & JP posts!
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Seasons, a Limerick…

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When we first met, I was spring, you were summer
We married soon after though you were encumbered
With kids you brought with, then we added our own
Now it nears autumn and all are about grown
If not for the grandkids winter would be a bummer 😀

In response to Mind and Life Matters Limerick Poetry Challenge, Seasons!

Monday Musings…

 

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Dinosaurs on a dishtowel, after swimming in the kitchen sink…

That’s just one thing I’m going to miss now that oldest son and daughter-in-law have moved out, taking my little JP and Tank, the English Bulldog, with them.

I’ll also miss saying goodnight every evening…

Sitting down to big meals together…

Just hanging out on the weekends…

A 3-year-old running naked through the hallway after bath time…

Snuggles with JP on the couch before bedtime…

Slobbery bulldog kisses and butt wiggles (no tail to wag!)

And the chance to relive that wonderful time when your children still live at home…

But they need their own space and so do we.  Their wonderful new home was finally ready and its only a 15 minute drive away so it’s not like we won’t see them often.   I’ll still babysit twice a week.  And even though I’ll be sad for awhile, I wouldn’t have missed our time together for the world!

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Monday musings…

20150927_111702I’m feeling nostalgic today.  Yesterday my baby’s baby turned three, and as he likes to point out, he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a big boy!  I’m not sure where all the time has gone.  I remember the day my first son arrived nearly as clearly as the day it happened.  Now I’m Nana D to his son and I get to have all the fun and only some of the work!  Sunday was exciting, as a three-year-old’s birthday will be, starting with his choice for breakfast, a doughnut and “a little bit of root beer.”  Gross, I know, and his daddy said okay, but it really only was a little bit 😉

Then, since they are living with us while building a house, the other nana and papa were nice enough to host the Lion King party.20150927_130123  Nana L and I share babysitting duties as we live only five minutes apart.

Occasionally when it’s not my day to keep him but Mommy and Daddy leave for work really early, Nana L, Justin and I will meet at a restaurant before I hand him off for the day.  He’s always delighted and calls it “two nanas eating breakfast.”  I’m not sure, but I think I see some books in our future — Two Nanas Always Shopping, Two Nanas Needing Naps, Two Nanas Drinking Martinis…