Find Your Person

family love Jun 28, 2018

Just sent this photo to someone who was a major influence in my rebirth. Sometimes we just need THAT person who makes us feel the impossible is possible. 

I've only met him a couple of times but he was my virtual trainer and helped me realize that aging really IS for Idiots. #thankstony

He happens to be my age - actually I think he is a few months older!  It definitely helps when you can identify with some who is relatable. When I found out he was my age, it made me feel like: "Then why not me?!?!"

So go find YOUR person - that person who will make you believe anything is possible. ‍

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They Inherited My Silly Genes

family laughter love Jun 28, 2018

One thing I used to always love to do was take my kids to the grocery store. In fact I loved taking my kids EVERYWHERE. 

I never understood why other moms would want to run errands alone. Guess I'm weird like that but life was always more fun with them around me. 

So venturing off to the store with 2 of my 3 grandkids to pick up all the grub for yesterday's party was a blast!!! 

I even navigated the Macdaddy of shopping carts!  We only crashed twice!!! 

I might be 2 pumpkin muffins poorer but so much richer for the experience! 
#theyhavesillygenes #funwithnannie

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What an Amazing Day!

family Jun 02, 2018

I've mostly unplugged from social media today, spending quality time with my family and celebrating the upcoming birth of baby Wallace. 

I am such a proud mama and grandma! These 2 girls and the families they are growing are my everything. #luckyme

What an amazing day!!!! #unplugandlove 

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When I Get Home I'm Always Like...

family Mar 08, 2018

When I get home, I’m always like.... why didn’t I take more pictures?!?! Do you do that too?

I guess it’s good that we focused on quality time together and stayed off social media for the most part... (not having internet did help!)

Except for a couple of silly videos you can find on my Facebook story!!! 

I did manage to catch a few great shots of the littlest man who made my weekend even better... Such a fun guy with the best disposition! Even though he kept me awake from 1:15-2:45am!!!! 

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I've been waiting and waiting...

family Feb 24, 2018

I've been WAITING & WAITING to be able to tell the world about this VERY BIG NEWS!!!

Grandchild #4 is on its way!!!!! 

My youngest daughter just entered her 2nd trimester!!! 

I can't wait to have another little munchkin to hug & spoil!  And this one will be only 2 hours away!!! YAY!!!!!! ‍ #lotsofNanniekisses#changeiscoming #2018isagreatyeartobeborn

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Day 3 of My Tree Project

family Dec 16, 2017

Day 3 of my tree project... 
Tonight it will be done!!!! 

So I thought I’d share one of my ornaments made by my youngest daughter, Kori, when she was 2 1/2. 

That is her little hand  which makes this ornament 31 years old!!! It is my most treasured ornament even though it’s not all that pretty. 

I often look at beautifully decorated trees that have all the same color ornaments, like gold or silver, and even though I love the look, I know I could never own one because I have to have a tree that holds all of my memories. 

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Tree Trimming Party

family Dec 10, 2017

My husband and I were invited to a tree trimming party yesterday, parents of some friends of ours who live in an old house on 400 acres.

It was an amazing evening filled with friendships, history and sharing childhood memories. And old wooden floors, wood burning fireplaces, and wine cellar doors shipped from an ancestors home in France (incredible story!)

I got to hang an ornament that was over 100 years old!!!

The proprietor, John, who is about 82 years old, has generated several genealogy charts framed in his cellar going back to the 1400s.

The home belonged to his grandparents and has had some additions added over the years. Going through the home and hearing the stories was pretty amazing.

Side note: The house was used as a hospital for amputees in the Civil War. There was even marks on the wood floor from the blood of the soldiers. 

I felt the true spirit of Christmas last night, being with wonderful people, remembering past memories, and those who have come before us....

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Day 1 of Nannie in Charge

family Nov 11, 2017

Day 1 of Nannie In Charge: 

After getting 2 kids dressed, fed breakfast, dropped off to school as well as an 11 month old up, fed and diaper changed, lunches made and packed AND an 8 month old puppy fed and let out, I need a nap! LOL!!!

I did all that in 50 minutes! 

I realized after we were in the car that I forgot to even have 1 sip of water, let alone eat anything.  

I forgot how hard this is - and I only had 2!!!! Hoping a workout and a shower is feasible at some point! 

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Off to Babysit for a Few Days!

family Nov 11, 2017

I lived in the Washington DC area for 50 years and so I always traveled in and out of large, busy airports. Now that I live in a small town, I love to fly in and out of our cute little airport. 

There were 2 people in front of me in the security line!!! Absolutely no hassles and no stress. 

And look at the beauty before my eyes while I wait to board. Even my  luggage tag is happy!!! 

Off to babysit for a few days and feeling quite lucky that I get to trick or treat with my grandkids on Halloween!  (Be prepared for lots of pictures!)

What are you doing for Halloween?

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My Husband May Kill Me for Posting This!

family love relationships Nov 03, 2017

My husband may kill me for posting this but I’ll take that risk because I want his action to have a bigger impact. 

When was the last time you wrote a love note to your significant other?

You may not think of this as a love note but if you know him, it is. He loves football more than life itself and he wants ME to watch it with him. Good thing I love football too!!! 

When I saw this sitting on the counter, it made me smile. It touched me that he took the time and that he cares. 

Do me a favor. Write a sweet note to you sig other today. Leave it on the kitchen counter or on his/her pillow. 

I guarantee you will get a ton of benefit out of that simple action. Show your love. Give it freely with no expectation. 

Happy Saturday! xxxooo

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