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A huge thank you to Grandma Wendy for sending a felt Christmas tree! The littles are loving the new addition!

#grandmasarethebest #ittakesavillage #playingislearning #finemotor #creativity #feltstories #littleacornsedu
My grandma brought this elephant figurine over from #Armenia when she was 3 years old in the 1920’s. She passed in 2012 but I still have it in one piece today. #antiquefigurine #antiquefigurines #antiquetoys #antiquetoys #antiqueelephant #grandma #grandmasrule #grandmasarethebest
Thanks to my sweet mom for creating a fun Christmas tradition for the boys! Every year she wraps up a set of Christmas pajamas for each of the boys and 24 Christmas books, one for each night leading up to Christmas. They love getting to open a gift every night and reading all kinds of different Christmas books!

#holidaytraditions #books #christmas #familytime #blessed #christmastime #family #grandmasarethebest #oma
♥️Christmas Concert! #family #grandmasarethebest 💕
Family can bring out the best and worst sometimes but when you have those special moments they cancel out the worst ten fold. These are the moments, Nanno and her little dude painting for the first time. So much awe and wonder. #grandmasarethebest #familymemories❤️ #paintingornaments #firsttimepainting #grandmasareeverything
FINALLY finished all my Christmas shopping.....no kids, no man, it was glorious!! Then ma had lunch for me after watching the girls ❤️💚 perfectly perfect 🎄❄️ #gotitdone #christmascancomenow #shoppingqueen #themallisdangerous #mommaonthetown #grandmasarethebest
❤️after a busy week for Jaime, he still manages to spend quality time with GRANDMA!!!
#familylove #hisnumberonefan #grandmasarethebest #amortangrande😍 #stayhumble #treasurethemoments
Grandmas girls ! 🍍❤️☪️#grandmasarethebest #girlpower #leilaandluna
Perfect last minute gift for Nana✨
#studiosimplejewelry #giftforgrandma
Enjoying his cakesicle made my ma @nahar.sunitha #nanimasbethebest #grandmasarethebest #eggless #cakesicles
I love my mother-in-law, and am grateful to have her around with Leo. But something tells me she's not completely honest with me... 🤔🤔🤔💇🏻‍♂️
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#honesty #toddlerhairstyles #dontcuthishair #hairthatdoesntgrow #grandmasarethebest
♡♡♡ perfect way to end a scary not much fun day ♡♡♡
♡♡♡ perfect way to end a scary not much fun day ♡♡♡
Special day celebrating double 7’s with this special lady! #birthdaygirl #grandmasarethebest #catscradle #grandtraverseresort
Today, We celebrated this Queen turning 88. Here’s to many more. #grandmasarethebest 🥂🍻
Today, We celebrated this Queen turning 88. Here’s to many more. #grandmasarethebest  🥂🍻
So happy to have my mom here to help out. We had to take our LittleMan to the ED at 2 am with severe respiratory croup. He was having major difficulty breathing, but all is ok. They gave him a steroid and we were sent on our way to trek the start of our snowstorm. .
LittleMiss had her Blizzard Blitz Swim Meet (how ironic), this weekend as well. So, our weekend consisted of early am prelims and late night finals.
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After two days of go, go, go, we decided this afternoon was full of naps and treats. Sometimes you just need to do nothing 💜
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#sundayrest #christmascookies #grandmasarethebest #theundiet #swimmomlife #croup
So happy to have my mom here to help out. We had to take our LittleMan to the ED at 2 am with severe respiratory croup. He was having major difficulty breathing, but all is ok. They gave him a steroid and we were sent on our way to trek the start of our snowstorm. . LittleMiss had her Blizzard Blitz Swim Meet (how ironic), this weekend as well. So, our weekend consisted of early am prelims and late night finals. . . After two days of go, go, go, we decided this afternoon was full of naps and treats. Sometimes you just need to do nothing 💜 . . #sundayrest  #christmascookies  #grandmasarethebest  #theundiet  #swimmomlife  #croup 
Had a night off from mom duty so went to the mountains with @fbrrecording! #grandmasarethebest #skiing #sledding #sauna
Over the weekend, I got to make this beautiful reindeer cake with my grandma! #grandmasarethebest #ilovemakingcakes #roudolph
"IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO BECOME YOUNG"
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Happy birthday Gma 🎈🎁 ✨83 years young✨
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#happybirthday #grandma #grandmasarethebest #celbratelife #bacon
It’s been 1 year since my grandma past away and I’ve missed her everyday for the last 365 days.
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My grandma was everything I hope to be! She was the perfect combination of sassy and sweet. She was witty and kind to everyone. Everyone who knew her loved her because of how she made them feel.
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She loved her family more than anything and I will never forget how loved I felt by her!  She is someone I truly inspire to be like and I hope I can honor her legacy! .
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So grateful for the relationship I had with her growing up and as an adult. My two older kids adored her and tell me often how much they miss her. Glad I got to spend a few moments with my family honoring this amazing lady..
#ourperfectkindofcrazy #familesareforever #grandmasarethebest
It’s been 1 year since my grandma past away and I’ve missed her everyday for the last 365 days. . . My grandma was everything I hope to be! She was the perfect combination of sassy and sweet. She was witty and kind to everyone. Everyone who knew her loved her because of how she made them feel. . . She loved her family more than anything and I will never forget how loved I felt by her! She is someone I truly inspire to be like and I hope I can honor her legacy! . . So grateful for the relationship I had with her growing up and as an adult. My two older kids adored her and tell me often how much they miss her. Glad I got to spend a few moments with my family honoring this amazing lady.. #ourperfectkindofcrazy  #familesareforever  #grandmasarethebest 
Birthday walk with grandma 👵🏽 #grandmasarethebest#grandpup#nosnowdecember#family#liveyourbestlife
I spent part of my day writing. Part of my day sleeping. Part of my day watching a movie... but the best part of my day so far has been chatting with this wonderful woman aka my grandmother. ❤️
#ilovemygrandma #grandma #grandmother #family #familytime #nothingbeatsfamily #familylove #grandmasofinstagram #grandmasarethebest #ilovemyfamily
Our little ballerina!!! Her first recital, she waved, smiled, danced, leaped and didn’t want to leave the stage.  Thanks Gana, love seeing her smile ear to ear. #hazelnut #littlebalerina #grandmasarethebest
Our little ballerina!!! Her first recital, she waved, smiled, danced, leaped and didn’t want to leave the stage. Thanks Gana, love seeing her smile ear to ear. #hazelnut  #littlebalerina  #grandmasarethebest 
You know that question people ask, “if you could spend an evening with anyone living or dead, who would it be?” I would choose my grandma, every single time. The older I get, the more I realize that it was her who shaped my character, my attitude and the way I think about things. My mom of course did as well, but she was surviving and keeping me fed and sheltered. That’s hard work, not a lot of time for fluffy feely extras. My grandma, that’s who talked to me, listened to me, taught me things, made me work. She took me to town on the bus just so I’d know how it was to not have a car to get around. She made me peel every potato for every holiday dinner for years and years because she said I needed to learn. We listened to bluegrass music on her teeny kitchen radio because she said my music was terrible and bluegrass was the basis for all music anyway. She said box mix brownies are best, no from-scratch recipe ever comes out the same, she’s so right on this one. She let me play in the barn and the creek on her farm until I was a smelly, dirty mess, but I had to strip down naked on the back porch and run to the bathtub because there was no way I was gonna trash her clean house. She told me to wear comfortable shoes to work, save your feet she said! And always wear a little lipstick and mascara, that’s really all a beautiful girl needs anyway, she said. A million more life’s lessons all crammed into about 40 years give or take, if I could, I’d make her tell me her life story from start to finish. Sparing no details. I want I to know it all. She’s roll her eyes at me for saying she’s who I pick to spend an evening with- she’s say pick Kennedy or Elvis or someone more significant but I’m here to tell you there isn’t anyone more significant than the love of your life. #theloveofyourlife #grandmasarethebest
You know that question people ask, “if you could spend an evening with anyone living or dead, who would it be?” I would choose my grandma, every single time. The older I get, the more I realize that it was her who shaped my character, my attitude and the way I think about things. My mom of course did as well, but she was surviving and keeping me fed and sheltered. That’s hard work, not a lot of time for fluffy feely extras. My grandma, that’s who talked to me, listened to me, taught me things, made me work. She took me to town on the bus just so I’d know how it was to not have a car to get around. She made me peel every potato for every holiday dinner for years and years because she said I needed to learn. We listened to bluegrass music on her teeny kitchen radio because she said my music was terrible and bluegrass was the basis for all music anyway. She said box mix brownies are best, no from-scratch recipe ever comes out the same, she’s so right on this one. She let me play in the barn and the creek on her farm until I was a smelly, dirty mess, but I had to strip down naked on the back porch and run to the bathtub because there was no way I was gonna trash her clean house. She told me to wear comfortable shoes to work, save your feet she said! And always wear a little lipstick and mascara, that’s really all a beautiful girl needs anyway, she said. A million more life’s lessons all crammed into about 40 years give or take, if I could, I’d make her tell me her life story from start to finish. Sparing no details. I want I to know it all. She’s roll her eyes at me for saying she’s who I pick to spend an evening with- she’s say pick Kennedy or Elvis or someone more significant but I’m here to tell you there isn’t anyone more significant than the love of your life. #theloveofyourlife  #grandmasarethebest 
When Grandma asks if she can take the kiss to a Xmas party, of course! Few hours without kids is the best thing!! #lovemyfamily #grandmasarethebest
The boys are so happy with their GiGi! #grandmasarethebest @maryjanebrownforr
on Granma's fridge. #grandmasarethebest
Today's advent calendar activity was to make an old family recipe.
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My oldest made her favorite cherry fluff dessert that her great grandma would make every Christmas.
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She said it tastes almost as good as great grandmas did!
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We are lucky to have family cookbooks and a box of recipe cards of our family's favorite dishes!  We just need to take the time to make them.
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Now, how can I get the spaghetti sauce recipe from my in-laws....
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#familyrecipes #foodfirsts #recipecards #adventcalendar #kidsinthekitchen #holidaytraditions
#kidswhocook #holidayfun #dessert
#grandmasarethebest #homemade
Today's advent calendar activity was to make an old family recipe. 🍒 My oldest made her favorite cherry fluff dessert that her great grandma would make every Christmas. 🍒 She said it tastes almost as good as great grandmas did! 🍒 We are lucky to have family cookbooks and a box of recipe cards of our family's favorite dishes! We just need to take the time to make them. 🍒 Now, how can I get the spaghetti sauce recipe from my in-laws.... . . . . #familyrecipes  #foodfirsts  #recipecards  #adventcalendar  #kidsinthekitchen  #holidaytraditions  #kidswhocook  #holidayfun  #dessert  #grandmasarethebest  #homemade 
Another holiday tradition checked off the list, Swanson’s Nursery to see the reindeer, holiday train, and Koi pond. 
#grandmasarethebest
Another holiday tradition checked off the list, Swanson’s Nursery to see the reindeer, holiday train, and Koi pond. #grandmasarethebest 
Grandma Watson's Perogie Recipe. We make these each year for Christmas Eve dinner. Keeping this tradition alive for many generation's to come 💜
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#tradition #christmastradition #generations #goodlife #goodfood #family #grandma #grandmasarethebest #perogies #handmade
Then and now ... she still bakes every year with her grandma #littlesassypants#Imissthisage #grandmasarethebest
चोर के बदले मोर 🦚 
I’ve been wanting this tattoo for some time now. Today happened to be the perfect day to honor you, Maa. I will always cherish our memories! Miss you!#grandmasarethebest #peacocktattoo #firsttattoo
चोर के बदले मोर 🦚 I’ve been wanting this tattoo for some time now. Today happened to be the perfect day to honor you, Maa. I will always cherish our memories! Miss you!#grandmasarethebest  #peacocktattoo  #firsttattoo 
What would I do without my mom?! While I had a Magic Yarn conference meeting this morning, she took them to the Colony Christmas breakfast and then made snowmen with them. ⛄️❄️ #grandmasarethebest
What would I do without my mom?! While I had a Magic Yarn conference meeting this morning, she took them to the Colony Christmas breakfast and then made snowmen with them. ⛄️❄️ #grandmasarethebest 
I love this lady. Always coming to my rescue at the drop of a hat. I am blessed with a wonderful Mother in law! #bestMILever #grandmasarethebest #gratitude
Almost 90 and pretty sure she’ll be out later than all of us #grandmasarethebest #anniegetyourgundlach
We had so much fun celebrating my lil sweetie pie Grandma’s 90th birthday today! So proud to be the granddaughter of Lucille, who grew up a German farmer, raised 8 children on an hourly wage, and is the best grandma a kid could ask for 💗 #grandma #grandmasofinstagram #grandmasarethebest #happybirthday #90 #happy90th #1928wasagoodyear #strongwomen #farmlife #family #hugefamily #fortworth #home #schnitzel #bratwurst
Every year since Jack was born my Grandma Carol has hand made felt ornaments for our tree. This is a tradition she has been doing for decades with all her children and grandchildren. I look forward to the package arriving every year and Jack loves putting these ornaments on the tree first!  Thank you Grandma Carol for giving us such treasured ornaments. 😘 I still love the hand print one she does for the baby’s first Christmas♥️♥️♥️ #christmastraditions #grandmasarethebest #homemadeornaments
#edmondmoms 
#keepingtraditionsalive
#ilovechristmas🎄
Every year since Jack was born my Grandma Carol has hand made felt ornaments for our tree. This is a tradition she has been doing for decades with all her children and grandchildren. I look forward to the package arriving every year and Jack loves putting these ornaments on the tree first! Thank you Grandma Carol for giving us such treasured ornaments. 😘 I still love the hand print one she does for the baby’s first Christmas♥️♥️♥️ #christmastraditions  #grandmasarethebest  #homemadeornaments  #edmondmoms  #keepingtraditionsalive  #ilovechristmas 🎄
How stinking cute is this tree for the girls at my mom's!! #christmastree #girlstree #grandma #grandmasarethebest #sparkle #pastels #twinkle
Swipe and you’ll see my mom and my Grammy - and my hand, pointing out the details of the painting I made for her birthday a couple of years ago. Since then, she’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which is a strange and heartbreaking disease, and she now lives an hour from me, in MD. My parents made a good choice by helping Grammy move away from Florida (where she lived alone and was forgetting to eat and bathe) and closer to them, in an assisted living apartment. My painting of her hangs on her wall and every time I visit, she points to the portrait and says, ‘look what I’ve got here...!’ I loved painting the things that she loves: traipsing around Disney World (with the Epcot ball in the background), a flamingo for Florida, a bluebird for New York (her birthplace), Mickey ears, and money overflowing from her purse - because she took me shopping so much when I was a kid, I drew her a picture then of her purse overflowing...it’s a running joke now. She still knows my name and lights up every time I visit. We talk about a lot of things, but she often repeats the same longing of wanting to go home to Florida...forgetting that she sold her house over the summer. I don’t have much else to say except, she’s precious to me.
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#familyportraits #familyportrait #giftsforgrandma #grandmagifts #grandmasarethebest #watercolorportrait #watercolorportraits #watercoloring #watercolorist #disneyworld #disneylife #disneyobsessed #floridalife #floridalifestyle #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #livingwithalzheimers #saturdayart #artoftheday #artofinstagram #artoninstagram
Swipe and you’ll see my mom and my Grammy - and my hand, pointing out the details of the painting I made for her birthday a couple of years ago. Since then, she’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which is a strange and heartbreaking disease, and she now lives an hour from me, in MD. My parents made a good choice by helping Grammy move away from Florida (where she lived alone and was forgetting to eat and bathe) and closer to them, in an assisted living apartment. My painting of her hangs on her wall and every time I visit, she points to the portrait and says, ‘look what I’ve got here...!’ I loved painting the things that she loves: traipsing around Disney World (with the Epcot ball in the background), a flamingo for Florida, a bluebird for New York (her birthplace), Mickey ears, and money overflowing from her purse - because she took me shopping so much when I was a kid, I drew her a picture then of her purse overflowing...it’s a running joke now. She still knows my name and lights up every time I visit. We talk about a lot of things, but she often repeats the same longing of wanting to go home to Florida...forgetting that she sold her house over the summer. I don’t have much else to say except, she’s precious to me. . . . #familyportraits  #familyportrait  #giftsforgrandma  #grandmagifts  #grandmasarethebest  #watercolorportrait  #watercolorportraits  #watercoloring  #watercolorist  #disneyworld  #disneylife  #disneyobsessed  #floridalife  #floridalifestyle  #alzheimers  #alzheimersawareness  #livingwithalzheimers  #saturdayart  #artoftheday  #artofinstagram  #artoninstagram 
Off to visit Grandma Bone for her birthday with Keenan and Miss Riley 💕 #family #love #grandmasarethebest
On the 8th day of Christmas: when breakfast is my mama's cinnamon buns with extra fluffy cream cheese icing on top! 😘 mmmmmmm #lovemymom #grandmasbaking #layingdownthewinterlayer #yum #advent #grandmasarethebest #creamcheeseheaven #mama
|| Having fun before a quick dental procedure for our little warrior. He did SO good. || #heartwarrior #chdstrong #grandmasarethebest
I can’t even handle how cute this is! My mom is so creative ❤️ These are my son’s gifts from his Grammy 🎄
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#grandmasarethebest #luckykid #grateful #thewanderfulmom #creative #christmas #creativewrapping
My beautiful grandma got her hair and makeup done.. actually she got a full beauty treatment that included eyebrow grooming and nails. #grandmasrock #grandmasarethebest #grandma
I can’t believe it... My Gramma passed away 5 years ago and for the past 4 years since moving to Colorado it was always my dream to have the same custom plate here that she had in Nebraska. ‘LV 2 GO’ represented her zest for life, her thirst for traveling, and her just being the busy body she loved to be. Basically everything I too like to be. 
But for the past 4 years someone else here had this custom plate until this year, they finally freed it. And guess who got it? ME! 
Even more fitting since I recently bought my sweet new car that it’s going to look amazing on. 
I could not be any happier and grateful right now. This is for you, Gramma. I love and miss you!
I can’t believe it... My Gramma passed away 5 years ago and for the past 4 years since moving to Colorado it was always my dream to have the same custom plate here that she had in Nebraska. ‘LV 2 GO’ represented her zest for life, her thirst for traveling, and her just being the busy body she loved to be. Basically everything I too like to be. But for the past 4 years someone else here had this custom plate until this year, they finally freed it. And guess who got it? ME! Even more fitting since I recently bought my sweet new car that it’s going to look amazing on. I could not be any happier and grateful right now. This is for you, Gramma. I love and miss you!
Today we celebrated the life of my grandma. She was one of the most special people in my life. My “Bobbies” gave me 45 years of amazing memories and shaped me into who I am today. When ever I think of her I will always think of her sense of adventure. But at the end of the day she was my comfort, my home, and my Bobbies.  She loved us with every ounce of her being and I loved her back just as hard.
 #grandma #laidtorest #grandmasarethebest #ilovedher #missher #mybobbies
Today we celebrated the life of my grandma. She was one of the most special people in my life. My “Bobbies” gave me 45 years of amazing memories and shaped me into who I am today. When ever I think of her I will always think of her sense of adventure. But at the end of the day she was my comfort, my home, and my Bobbies.  She loved us with every ounce of her being and I loved her back just as hard.  #grandma  #laidtorest  #grandmasarethebest  #ilovedher  #missher  #mybobbies 
Every year I make these marshmallow squares in honour of my Grandma.

Miss you Grandma. I can’t make pies like you did, but I can make these and my kids love them 💜

#christmasbaking #grandmasarethebest #junkfood #comfortfood #kidslookforwardtotheseallyear
Reagy and Granda! #boymom #momlife #grandmasarethebest
My Granny hasn’t been feeling well. She hasn’t been to church in months or the hair salon. She loves the Lord and loves looking cute. She still is not 💯 percent. That’s ok. I told her to come and get her hair done. WHEN YOU LOOK GOOD, YOU FEEL GOOD!!!!!! #grandmasarethebest
My Granny hasn’t been feeling well. She hasn’t been to church in months or the hair salon. She loves the Lord and loves looking cute. She still is not 💯 percent. That’s ok. I told her to come and get her hair done. WHEN YOU LOOK GOOD, YOU FEEL GOOD!!!!!! #grandmasarethebest 
With our brothers 💎💎and our nana❤️ she is the woman who also can deal with both of us at the same time, almost like our mom😍 And our brothers are great not only that they love us they taking care of us and helping mom to play with us.... sometimes they Are a little too much but we are one happy bunch🎀🎀 #happybunch #myhappybunch #grandmasarethebest #growingupwithsiblings #twins #twinssisters #twinkies #instababy #instakids #life #love #smile #christmastree #christmasvibes #jesusisthereasonfortheseason
With our brothers 💎💎and our nana❤️ she is the woman who also can deal with both of us at the same time, almost like our mom😍 And our brothers are great not only that they love us they taking care of us and helping mom to play with us.... sometimes they Are a little too much but we are one happy bunch🎀🎀 #happybunch  #myhappybunch  #grandmasarethebest  #growingupwithsiblings  #twins  #twinssisters  #twinkies  #instababy  #instakids  #life  #love  #smile  #christmastree  #christmasvibes  #jesusisthereasonfortheseason 
Hanging out in the kitchen waiting for grandma to be done cooking dinner. Grandma doesn't only make the best food but also spoils me by sneaking food under the table when mom is not looking .
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#grandmasarethebest #weeklyfluff #miniatureschnauzer #oneblueeyeonebrowneye #friday #kitchen #mooch #dogstagram
How cute is Lisa the owner in our new FUNMA shirt?? Lisa is a wonder women who is not only an amazing business owner but, a Gma herself! “Noun: like Grandma but only funner. See also: wiser than Mom, young, beautiful, best cuddler”
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#grandma #fungrandma #christmaspresentideas #childrensboutique #businessowner #grandmasarethebest #grandkids #supportsmallbusiness #graphictees
Tank God 4 her life.am gnashing now.#grandmasarethebest#tankGodifustillhaveone#
Repaired my Grandma Barb's sewing machine today. Soon I will be sewing my heart out. Would you have guessed the machine was released in 1977!? #1977 #singer #sewing #sewingmachine #repair #catsofinstagram #grandmasarethebest
So, when I was a kid, my Granmda Lynn had this red shoe ornament... after moving so much the last couple years, it ended up lost, and I was pretty sad. But what should I find when I come home from work?☺️♥️ #grandmasarethebest #christmas #minneapolis
So, when I was a kid, my Granmda Lynn had this red shoe ornament... after moving so much the last couple years, it ended up lost, and I was pretty sad. But what should I find when I come home from work?☺️♥️ #grandmasarethebest  #christmas  #minneapolis 
Today my family said goodby to the Matriarch of my mother’s side, Grandma Hansel to me. She was 97. My grandmother was the epitome of a hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, family centered, helluva woman. She was stubborn, loved deeply and unconditionally, and was incredibly goofy. She and my grandfather grew most of their own food, she baked the best bread from scratch, and believed in being self sufficient, right up to the end. Being the tie-dyed sheep of the family, she always made sure I knew she thought I was beautiful, smart, and loved. What a gift she was to the world and if there’s such thing as heaven, she’s surely there, making sure the floors are fit to eat off of. .
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#thanksforthegreathair #theyjustdontmakepeopleliketheyusedto #growyourownfood #oldschool #freshbakedbread #grandmasarethebest #theOGDIY
Today my family said goodby to the Matriarch of my mother’s side, Grandma Hansel to me. She was 97. My grandmother was the epitome of a hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, family centered, helluva woman. She was stubborn, loved deeply and unconditionally, and was incredibly goofy. She and my grandfather grew most of their own food, she baked the best bread from scratch, and believed in being self sufficient, right up to the end. Being the tie-dyed sheep of the family, she always made sure I knew she thought I was beautiful, smart, and loved. What a gift she was to the world and if there’s such thing as heaven, she’s surely there, making sure the floors are fit to eat off of. . . #thanksforthegreathair  #theyjustdontmakepeopleliketheyusedto  #growyourownfood  #oldschool  #freshbakedbread  #grandmasarethebest  #theOGDIY 
The other day, they made a cake. Cute little buddies. What a gift it is to be the caretaker of kids that belong to you by love but not by biology. Some of my favorite moments of life have taken place in this kitchen... Life giving and faith building moments.... This life is so good. The walls and cabinets and countertops of this kitchen were put together by my mom and dad (and friends) even while their marriage and our family was being torn apart. Much time has passed since then. It is the same walls that have heard and seen things that are painful and tragic and hard. And now this kitchen holds an answer to the promise that "He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion"...This kitchen is often center-stage for those life changing moments, for the drawing in of those left out and left behind, for the unfulfilled longings that are hard to think about but made easier by the warm, methodical nature of washing dishes, and a close enough, comforting space to feel others laughing across the island counter. My mom's heart of hospitality that comes from a Messiah who makes room for us constantly spills out in this room. "Grandma, can we make a cake pleaseeeee???" Mom answers from the next room: "Um, no it's like 6:00pm and we need to eat dinner!" To which Grandma disregards and says, "This is grandma's house and I say yes!" And so then I got two happy girls that felt seen and heard and loved at the island counter. Licking spoons and bowls and feeling loved. This kitchen has been redeemed in so many ways. There is so much joy in it. And coffee, which is basically the same thing! You wanna come over?! The next party is NYE. Come and be loved and included and seen and surrounded with yummy food and coffee and treats and doggy lap sits and cozy blankets and everything warm and safe and good. #hospitalityisnotdead #gospellife #thesearemypeople #makethecake #grandmasarethebest @jane.snyder.545 #ilovethekitchen #bigfamiliesrock #webelongtoeachother #singlemomlife
The other day, they made a cake. Cute little buddies. What a gift it is to be the caretaker of kids that belong to you by love but not by biology. Some of my favorite moments of life have taken place in this kitchen... Life giving and faith building moments.... This life is so good. The walls and cabinets and countertops of this kitchen were put together by my mom and dad (and friends) even while their marriage and our family was being torn apart. Much time has passed since then. It is the same walls that have heard and seen things that are painful and tragic and hard. And now this kitchen holds an answer to the promise that "He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion"...This kitchen is often center-stage for those life changing moments, for the drawing in of those left out and left behind, for the unfulfilled longings that are hard to think about but made easier by the warm, methodical nature of washing dishes, and a close enough, comforting space to feel others laughing across the island counter. My mom's heart of hospitality that comes from a Messiah who makes room for us constantly spills out in this room. "Grandma, can we make a cake pleaseeeee???" Mom answers from the next room: "Um, no it's like 6:00pm and we need to eat dinner!" To which Grandma disregards and says, "This is grandma's house and I say yes!" And so then I got two happy girls that felt seen and heard and loved at the island counter. Licking spoons and bowls and feeling loved. This kitchen has been redeemed in so many ways. There is so much joy in it. And coffee, which is basically the same thing! You wanna come over?! The next party is NYE. Come and be loved and included and seen and surrounded with yummy food and coffee and treats and doggy lap sits and cozy blankets and everything warm and safe and good. #hospitalityisnotdead  #gospellife  #thesearemypeople  #makethecake  #grandmasarethebest  @jane.snyder.545 #ilovethekitchen  #bigfamiliesrock  #webelongtoeachother  #singlemomlife 
Here's a throwback for you. 👵💝
Homemade socks by my Grandma several years ago. 
She's no longer here in this physical form but when I put on these socks she sure filled my heart ❤ 
#homemade #Thursday #tbt #socks #grandmasarethebest #renovateyourlife #luckygirl #youmatter #onlylove #mylife
🎶 Music time with Grandma! 😍 .
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#texastour #christmasmusictime #grandmasarethebest #babyboy #pianoskills
An unexpected day with my favorite lady. #grandmasally #grandmasarethebest #shoppingdoctorlunch
I love this cute little custom sign. Who thinks their grandma has LOTS of frosting? 🙋🏼‍♀️
I love this cute little custom sign. Who thinks their grandma has LOTS of frosting? 🙋🏼‍♀️
This right here is my outdoor holiday decor #minimalist 😂 - I love the sign so much!! My grandma bought it for me years ago at Cracker Barrel because she knew how much I love a good snow day!! We lost my grandma this fall, so gifts like this are even more special. And you know snow days are still my number one favorite kind of day!! Where are my teacher friends?! Are you desperately hoping for a snow day?!
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#outdoordecor #christmas #snowday #teachersofinstagram #artteacher #grandmasarethebest #homefortheholidays #countryliving #countrydecor
This right here is my outdoor holiday decor #minimalist  😂 - I love the sign so much!! My grandma bought it for me years ago at Cracker Barrel because she knew how much I love a good snow day!! We lost my grandma this fall, so gifts like this are even more special. And you know snow days are still my number one favorite kind of day!! Where are my teacher friends?! Are you desperately hoping for a snow day?! . #outdoordecor  #christmas  #snowday  #teachersofinstagram  #artteacher  #grandmasarethebest  #homefortheholidays  #countryliving  #countrydecor 
An oldie but a goodie! In early 2012, I had a feeling that my (now late) Grandma Koko would be making this her last trip to California. I hired a photographer to take pictures of us at the park so I could have some nice picture memories of us when she was gone. I forgot about these until tonight when I was looking through old computer files and unearthed this gem. #grandmasarethebest #whatarewelookingat
An oldie but a goodie! In early 2012, I had a feeling that my (now late) Grandma Koko would be making this her last trip to California. I hired a photographer to take pictures of us at the park so I could have some nice picture memories of us when she was gone. I forgot about these until tonight when I was looking through old computer files and unearthed this gem. #grandmasarethebest  #whatarewelookingat