Two happy little girls 👭 had their grandparents 👆🏼 come to visit today, and everyone had a fab 🙌🏼 time together.
My parents 🧑🏼👩 were most amused 😂 by the live wires that are my children, did arty-crafty 🖌🖍 fun with them and even had chance to have a photo 📸 by our infamous wall!
This is my grandmother:) The picture was taken over 4 decades ago but I can still remember the feeling of being in her garden. I’m so grateful to have her as a role model in my life. .
She was kind and compassionate, wise and inquisitive, a great listener and nonjudgemental.
She was a daughter, sister, mother of 5, grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 17. Matriarch, avid reader, gardener, yogi (before I knew what that was) and world traveler.
She understood the importance of family. She would host family reunions, bringing us all together, so we could get to know each other, share adventures, laughs and giggles. Every time I look back I appreciate the memories more.
Family matters, spend time with them.
Who’s your role model? .
You know what love is?
A letter this long written by my arthritic grandmother, who's been pained with arthritis as long as I've known her. ❤️😭❤️ #mygrandmaisbetterthanyours#grandparentlove#soguiltyandsosoloved
Anyone who sees my gram, hug her from me, and tell her she's amazing! I'm looking at you @tyler_saxton32
To all veterans and their families, thank you for your service 🇺🇸🙏 We are proud to have many veterans in our family, but a special shout out to my parents 💕 We were lucky enough to spend Veteran's Day weekend visiting with them!
This little face! He was so excited when we got off the plane in August to see Mimi and Papa waiting for us at the airport. I’m pretty sure my dad is Ezra’s favorite person in the world. When he’s upset or having a bad day, he finds my phone and asks me to call Papa. This kid is stubborn as hell and there are some moments when I feel like I am going to rip my hair out. But then I hear his giggle or he cuddles up in my lap and starts to talk to his baby brother. I have been blessed ten times over with this little one and he is far, far more than I’ll ever deserve. #ezrajordansecondyear#mommasboy#boymom#grandparentlove#motherhoodunplugged#honestmotherhood#motherhoodismagic#countdowntotwo I can’t wait to see the look on his face when @pamela_ann52 and @bradufault get here in just two short months! #family
✨ Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ✨ Alex Haley
Look what I found in cleaning out an old box! 🙌 This little guy brought back so many HAPPY memories! #oldschoolsonic#grandparentlove#rememberthese ??? Such a huge treat as a kid, going to Sonic with Grandma and Grandpa for a drink! Nothin’ was better than a cold vanilla Dr. Pepper and an AWESOME PLASTIC TOY MONKEY that hangs on the edge of my cup by his TAIL!!! ✨ Magic! ✨🐒 In hindsight the real ✨magic✨ was their unconditional love 💖 (plus a surprise toy never hurts!😉). They took TIME with me and really saw my heart. So grateful to have such sweet memories of them. ❤️
Today's theme #icareaboutwaste is about 'Gift Ideas'. I ❤️ handmade. I buy handmade. I sell handmade. There are so many reasons why to buy or make handmade gifts: It's unique, it's personal and created with a whole lot of ❤️. However have you thought that it is much more sustainable? Many makers often recycle materials in their products. I myself reuse items in my packaging whether it be bags or plastic drink bottles I use for shipping my creations. ( As my products are often gifted to new born babies my materials are new for their safety.) Consider also that mass produced products generally come from overseas - fuel etc let alone production costs etc, sweatshops, fair labour etc. That's another reason to buy as local as possible.
Our Experiential Schoolers enjoying cooking, constructing, and learning about pumpkins during the month of October! Cooking is a big part of the Experiential School experience, and so are guest experts! Our Alphas were excited to meet Mr. Pia, a Shorecrest grandparent, who is a mushroom farmer in Pennsylvania. He shared a shiitake mushroom log and taught the students about how they grow and what's inside them. The next day the children cooked a mushroom pasta alfredo to enjoy! #GrandparentLove#ShorecrestValues#GuestExperts
Sending love out to all the amazing Grandparents that help us in so many ways. I love this quote, "A Grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend." -Unknown. I'll add, and hopefully, a lot of unconditional love. #grandparentlove#takesavillage#Love
Day 2 of the Timber+Lace Mental Wellness Challenge is journal 10 things you’re grateful for (see my stories for the full challenge). Join me in your posts or stories + tag #TLmentalwellnesschallenge I’d LOVE to hear what you’re grateful for!
1. My hard working husband
2. My funny kids
3. Grandparents who fly across the country to see us
4. How loved my kids are by their family
5. Our physical health
6. Yummy, local coffee
7. Voxer that connects me to far away friends
8. My business
9. The unique small/big feel that is East Nashville
10. The unbreakable love of my Savior
I’m so grateful for the many wonderful book recommendations I have found through bookstagram. I recently read this beautiful and tender picture book after it was recommended by @alifelivedinbooks.
The Remember Balloons written by @jessieoliveros and illustrated by @danawulf beautifully conveys memory and memory loss in a way children can understand. There is a metaphor of balloons as our memories throughout the story. When a boy realizes his grandpa is starting to lose his balloons and can’t bring them back he goes through a range of emotions. I won’t spoil the ending but I thought it was perfect and touching.
I think this is a moving story for anyone to read, but I especially recommend it for children who have loved ones experiencing memory loss. The story really choked me up and I thought the illustrations complemented the text perfectly.
#thankfulbookworms day 2: recommended by a friend
Today was an emotional day. Ever since i can remember we have gone to my Grandparent’s home for Halloween to eat chicken n dumplings and trick or treat the neighborhood. I remember when those few blocks were thriving and a guy on the corner had a big popcorn machine and handed out popcorn. It had gone down hill by the time my children started trick or treating but I dragged them to Williston anyway as long as they were alive because Grammy still made chicken and dumplings and she LOVED to hand out candy to the kids who still came around.
The year before she passed, my sister and i went there to learn how to make her famous chicken n dumplings. She wasn’t thrilled to have to teach us. She was actually quite ornery and rude that day...we knew it was bc she knew she wouldn’t be able to make them much longer. And she even apologized later that day.
Since then my Grandfather has passed and it hit me hard today that we will no longer go there for trick or treating.
A huge shoutout to my sweet husband who helped me make an amazing batch of chicken n dumplings. I have made them once before but never this big of a batch and after realizing why I was so sullen, he rallied and shredded pounds and pounds of chicken!
He has since told me to put my phone down and when i showed him what i was doing, he said “Good Lord, nobody wants to read all that.” 😂😂 Let me spare y’all anymore reading and go show him how much i appreciate his help today. 😉
P.S. check out my stories to see how awesome they turned out! 🤤