Category Archives: grandkids

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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bailey marries sarah

The longer I wait to write this post the more pictures I gather for it, another social media win! Mostly, though, I share this lovely family event from my point of view, which of course is how I alone will … Continue reading

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bailey graduates from dordt

Visiting Dordt as one option for his college education, Bailey had no trouble choosing. Four years and a double major later! A venue this size to accommodate the family of 352 graduates meant we grandparents “attended” graduation via cyberspace. It’s … Continue reading

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