I know it seems odd to crave hot soup when it's so hot and humid out you feel like you're in the soup pot, but there it is. Growing up, midsummer meant veggie season, and my grandfather would make pots of minestrone packed with assorted vegetables from his garden; he'd store it in large Mason jars and you could see the tomato broth all the way through, minus a nice layer of olive oil up top. This became a thing my mother and I do, making summer soup from whatever we have from the garden or farmers market. The green beans are only producing a handful at a time? Throw them in the soup! This year, farmers market tomatoes (not shown; they've already been made into a garlicky sauce to add back in later) and veggies from the supermarket will just have to suffice. Cheers, grandpa. 💙
Papa: do you work tomorrow?
Me: nope. Day off. Do you work tomorrow?
*turns and looks at each for a second*
Papa: Village Inn for breakfast?
Me: You read my mind!
One of my all time favorite things is sitting across the table from Grandpa and having conversations that can vary from people, books, history, politics, his life, my life, lessons learned, and family.
Thank you Papa ♥️
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Wise Nanny 5.Top boredom busters for the Summer Holidays!
1. Wake up to Christmas mischief! Elf on the Shelf paid a surprise visit! 2. It's backwards day! Eat tea for breakfast, walk backwards 3.Have a carwash day 4 Keep kids guessing with a mystery day out 5. Make a surprise for grandparents
Et voilà, toute les bonnes choses ont une fin.
Je rentre demain chez moi... Actuellement j’ai envie de rentrer sans vraiment avoir envie. Le temps passe tellement vite, et mes grands parents vieillissent et j’aimerais tellement être là plus souvent pour les aider au quotidien😢
S’ajoute à ça les aux revoirs... je déteste ça! Trop dur! Sans compter qu’avec la distance et la vie quotidienne, je ne reviendrais pas tout de suite.
Le point positif dans tout ça?
Demain je retrouve mes petits loulous!🤗
5 jours sans animaux autour de moi m’a horriblement manqué.
Que voulez-vous, quand on a toujours eu des animaux chez soi depuis qu’on est enfant, on a du mal à vivre sans!☺️
Today would have been my Grandpas 96th birthday. Here are my grandparents holding my twin and I right after we were born. I sure do miss these amazing people. Hug your grandparents and spend more time with them. I regret not spending more time as an adult with these beautiful people.
Went to visit the grandparents at the 2 cemeteries this afternoon. Fresh 💐. Dan has always stayed in the car. Louise’s dad (my second dad) with our mum and then my dad RIP 💙 #grandparents#cemetary#family#love
These are my grandparents. That’s Mama Sissie (short for Trieste) on the right, and Pop Pop (Lawrence) on the left. They were two of the hardest working, most kindest and generous people I have ever met. I was especially close with Mama Sissie. In fact, I started my blog and this Instagram account because I wanted to keep the memory of Mama Sissie alive. She was so special, so loving, and I want to pass that kind of love on to my children. Unfortunately when I was 17, she developed Dementia, which eventually led to Alzheimer’s. After fighting for over 15 years, she eventually succumbed to the illness. My grandfather passed a few years prior, her illness causing such emotional and physical stress I don’t believe his body could take it. It was a devastating time for our family, and changed us in ways that are still visible today. In honor of their memories, I participate in a yearly Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you have been impacted by a loss due to Alzheimer’s, as I know many of you have, I encourage you to try and find a walk in your own home town! Together we can bring awareness to this terrible disease and work to find a cure!! 💗 If you can’t join in a walk, but feel led to give, please click on the link in my bio to donate. 💗 Thank you for helping me honor these two incredibly special people, and the millions of others who have been lost to this terrible disease. http://act.alz.org/goto/mamasissiesays