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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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My House is Officially Back to its Non-Christmas Self!

laughter Feb 13, 2018

My house is officially back to its non-Christmas self!!!  I finally got my Christmas village put away!

As I was packing it up, I got to thinking about my beautiful buffet table and how it's one of my favorite pieces of furniture. And how I almost lost it....

You see, after my divorce I had to have an estate sale and put almost everything I owned up for sale. I tried to sell this but no one would pay the dirt cheap price I was offering for it...

So I kept it!

And when I look at it, I always think: you were meant to be with me, to see me through bad times and good.

And I smile. 

Isn't it funny how things have a way of working out?

I'm so thankful it's still here. If it wasn't, I don't know where I'd put my Christmas village!

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I Love Football!

family laughter Oct 11, 2017

I love football! I was raised on football - Redskins football! This is something I passed along to my children. (Sorry Nikki and Kori!)

I know the rules. I plan my Sunday around football. I know it makes no sense. It’s just a stupid game. (That’s what I tell myself when my team loses which is a lot!)

But it gives me immense pleasure. And I’ve been lucky enough to have 2 husbands who are Redskins fans.  I couldn’t imagine being with a Dallas, Philly or Giants fan. #archrivals

So when I moved to Charlottesville, home of UVA, it was a no-brainer that I’d come to these games and fall in love with this team.

They have struggled, just like the Redskins, but every week I continue to root them on and hope for the best.

Football season and Fall are my favorite time of the year. It’s in my blood and I will be a fan forever. #gohoos #hailtotheredskins#womanwhoknowstherules

Any other women football fans out there? ...

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Hanson Makes Us Happy

family laughter Oct 03, 2017

Thought I'd do a little reliving of my Sunday night with my girls...

I hope this little video makes you happy today. It's of poor quality but I want to share it because it so captures the essence of our amazing relationship. <3

I cherish the moments I spend with my two daughters. And now that they are adults with their own lives, these times get rarer - especially times when it's just the 3 of us.

This video shows a few of these cherished moments doing what we love - singing and dancing to Hanson songs.

We love music in general but it's hard to explain what this band has done for our life.

We've traveled to many places to see them (Orlando, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, DC) and for many years - I think our first concert was in '97 so that's 20 years.

Hanson makes us happy. Hanson makes us love music. Hanson brings us together.

My kids used to be "closet" fans. At first they hid their love because being a Hanson fan wasn't cool. But at some point they just...

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Live Your Truth!

laughter motivation Nov 26, 2016

I was NOT a fan of Miley Cyrus but I'm an avid watcher of The Voice and she is one of the judges this season. So I've been forced to watch and listen to her for a few weeks now. My opinion of her has done a 180. I am now a huge Miley fan!

What I love about her is her uniqueness and her strength of character which shines through on the show. She is truly someone who is wise beyond her years.

It is clear that she adores the singers on her team and is mentoring them to be successful long after the show is over. And I believe, more than the other coaches, she will help them further their careers.

I was sad for her this week when two people from her team were on the bottom and had a sing off to see which one would be saved.  I thought they both gave 2 of the best performances of the week.

But the words she said to them before the final votes were tallied really resonated with me... Great job Miley!!! #wisewords #liveyourtruth

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Senior Olympics Here I Come

fitness laughter motivation Aug 15, 2016

I've been so inspired by the Olympic athletes that I thought I'd try a few gymnastics moves... Of course I can do a handstand, a cartwheel, & a somersault!!! I'm STRONG!!! I've been doing these at-home workouts for 2 1/2 years! I am Not Your Average Grandma!!!

ok... it did not turn out like I had imagined it... My body was much lighter in my dream.... Well, I have 4 years to perfect my moves!!!#‎keeppracticing#‎itsnevertoolate#‎nothingisimpossible

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Random Thought After Dirty Bathroom Experience

educational laughter Aug 06, 2016

I can't understand why someone hasn't come up with a good contraption for us women.... Forget developing a new phone app! No app will make it easier for me to pee!!!! Create something that will truly make a difference in people's lives! 

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Butt Flops!

family laughter Jul 23, 2016

Butt flops!!! It's important to teach your grandchildren the important things in life! 

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Bernese Mountain Dogs - Best Dog Ever!

laughter Jul 09, 2016

I had a GREAT day yesterday because I got to spend it playing with a Bernese Mountain Dog!!! Meet Bella, the therapy dog who came to visit my mom's assisted living facility. I made a point to be there for this activity! I thought my mom, who loves dogs too, would love it but I think I loved it more.

I used to have Berners several years ago. I had 3 of them from 1982 - 2003. My first lived to 12 years old, my second to 10 and my third died of a horrible intestinal disease at 3 1/2.

When I lost my last one, it about killed me. So I decided to switch to a small dog so I'd have a longer time with him. My long-haired chihuahua is now 12 years old... And shows no signs of slowing down.

So... while my reasoning of moving to a smaller dog has paid off, I miss my Berners so much. They are the BEST dogs EVER!!! And I hope one day I can own another one. If you're looking for the perfect pet, check them out. They are loving, kind, smart, happy, beautiful and love children. The only negative is...

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12 Steps to Being a Happier Person

I am already happier from watching this & listening to this!!! 

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