Category Archives: grandparenthood

Elizabeth Warren Running for POTUS 2020

December 31st 2018 Well here’s a bright spot for the end of the year! It’s no secret my heart belongs to Bernie, but I love her almost as much.  She is my OWN Senator no less, from my OWN town, … Continue reading

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Knotty Pine Christmas with Pops 2018

December 25th 2018 Final stop:  Aunt Liz’s in Plymouth with Zachary, Olivia & Pops!   2018-12-25 Knotty Pine Christmas with Pops [51 seconds]:           #Nothing I did to not be in their shoes. #There but by … Continue reading

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Christmas at the McSweeney’s 2018

December 25th 2018 Next stop:  Aunt Amanda’s, featuring Baby Rowan AND Aunt Jane Ann!   2018-12-25b Rowan’s First McSweeney Christmas [35 seconds]:     Mermaids and unicorns, hors d’oevres and babies oh my! ♥

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Thanksgiving 2018

Thursday, November 23rd 2018 2018-11-23 CircusKitchen Thanksgiving [1:04]:             Everything was fun and smooth and the clean up was somehow really pretty painless.  It’s a wonder we don’t do it more often. ♥

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At Rise: Pound Cake So Good

Wednesday, November 21st 2018 AT RISE:  The kids have returned from their afternoon adventures with Bubble Wow wherein ClaraJane baked pound cake with grandma and brought half of it home for Mamma to try.  Mom is in the kitchen trying … Continue reading

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Frank’s with Pops & Zachary

Friday, November 9th 2018 Lucky us; dinner with Pops!     OMG these two cousins:   ClaraJane was a bit of a hot mess this evening.  As a calming effort Gavin offered to braid her hair.   To be honest I … Continue reading

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You Know When Pops is Coming Cuz He’s Here

Thursday, November 8th 2018 Sometimes we’re not sure when Grandpa Pops is going to arrive when he visits us from Minnesota.  Today we have a pretty good hunch.  And when I mentioned this to the kids there was much rejoicing. … Continue reading

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