Category Archives: grandkids

a big day for marissa

She made an impression the first time I met her at Quinn’s new job in Denver. Little did I know I would join the society of grandmothers to Marissa Anderson. In due time, a little sister, Cassidy. I don’t know … Continue reading

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visitors from afar

When the Carlson family last visited us from Virginia, they showed up at our door! This time we did the more traditional airport pickup. While choosing pictures to tell the story of our visit [a lot of them], I discovered … Continue reading

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a variety of joy

If I don’t experience joy every day, I need to reexamine what makes me joyful! Above all, I take great joy in my identity as a Jesus follower and the brightest future known to man. The past few days delivered … Continue reading

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face plate

Four of our five local grandkids celebrate birthdays in February (stretched two days into March). To simplify birthday giving last year, Mauri and I gifted each one with this: Can you see through the plastic? It’s a ceramic plate with … Continue reading

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holiday travel highlights

Part One On Christmas morning I left on a jet plane for some adventures with my Anderson and Carlson “kids.” The Arizona family’s celebration was already in full motion, but they held off the fun gift exchange followed by a … Continue reading

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a tenth home for the holidays

It’s hard to assimilate this year’s Thanksgiving build. Going into it I thought, as I often do, I’d go light this year on the pictures, then pick a few favorites to report here. After all, you who follow this blog … Continue reading

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grandkid roundup

That title doesn’t make any sense, given the distance that separates our grandtribe. My cyber fix is to post pictures of all the darlings in this one place. Also, I love posting the Halloween costumes. So here goes: In a … Continue reading

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she knows

A year and some months ago I traveled to Puerto Rico to help with the Carlson kiddos while their daddy worked. It was a blast and a total departure from anything considered normal for me. Not that my normal life … Continue reading

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the pose

Fourteen addresses in the first 18 years of my life as Mrs. Paul Carlson meant our kids didn’t really put down roots until we settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We lived there ten years, longer than any other location. So … Continue reading

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pick and eat

A week ago this morning I was in the ER in Newberg with Mauri while at the very same time Quinn was in the ER in Denver with Dusty. Mauri’s shingles were quickly diagnosed, and he was sent home with … Continue reading

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