Sunday, September 4, 2011

On Being a Grandma - A Series - Sept 4, 2011

"...there is no such thing as a charmed life, not for any of us, no matter where we live or how mindfully we attend to the tasks at hand. But there are charmed moments, all the time, in every life and in every day, if we are only awake enough to experience them when they come and wise enough to appreciate them."
— Katrina Kenison (The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir)

These are a few of my 'ordinary' days from behind the lens of my camera, as a Grandma.

Our oldest grandchild, Brandon, holding our youngest grandchild, and his goddaughter, Bella.

Blake, giving some loving to our old dog, Zazu.

Logan, 'striking a pose', while aunt Karen watches.

Brooke, snuggled in, while aunt Krista reads her a new story.

Cousins, Cole and Barrett, just 6 months apart in age, are becoming great playmates.

Zazu loves chocolate chip cookies. No children or animals were harmed in the taking of this photo.

Baby Bella, getting a hand to practice walking, from her Aunt Kimberley.

This is one of my 'memory' shots, of everyone lost in their own thoughts.

Aunt Kerry taking video of the little ones enjoying Bella's 'First Birthday' cupcakes.

Brother and sister, Barrett and Brooke, clowning around.

Doing a little shopping at 'The Freak Lunchbox', a local candy store.

Catching the daughters, Karen & Kerry, checking in, with the hubbies.

Zazu, being 'motherly', with baby Bella.

Catching all four daughters together without being posed...priceless!!


  1. Fantastic family photos, but I thought I might mention this... I learned recently that chocolate and garlic can kill your dog. They are both things you should not feed your dog. Ask your vet, but chocolate is a bad no-no! I can see you love your dog, so I thought to pass the information along.

  2. What a great photo essay, having family all together is the greatest gift of all!!
    (PS Love the Katrina Kenison quote, it is so true...)


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