Friday, September 3, 2010

I SHOT THE SHERIFF

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Not really, although I did shoot the Grandkiddos. Yep, this Ozark farm chick doesn't have the whole clan together very often and was as giddy as a dressed up school girl on prom night receiving the complete cooperation of the whole clan to rip loose and start shootin'. So I grabbed my weapon at hand and commenced pointin' and shootin' yellin' out things like, "say pizza or booger-bite" 'cause I'm goofy like that. Hey, I'll do headstands to bask in the presence of those smiles!

Marian McQuade of West Virginia first suggested the idea of Grandparents Day to honor senior's contributions to our society. In 1973 Jennings Randolph introduced a resolution to Senate to declare the Sunday after Labor Day, National Grandparents Day. It wasn't 'till August 3, 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation puttin' Grandparents Day on all our calendars. Like if ya have grandkiddos ya need a special day to go hog wild spoiling 'em.



This rockin' Grandma is as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine to introduce you to the whole coalition. We'll start in the back row with Zacharie who will be sixteen in December and thirteen year old Alexis next to him is holdin' year old Ian who is just jumpin' at the bits to pull Sarah's hair! That deep thinking thirteen year old Ethan is right behind the ten year old jokester, Joel. Sarah will be five next month is just too darn cute for her own britches is standin' beside her big sister Honor, this little princess will celebrate her seventh birthday this month. That last handsome dude is Mr. Jacob who is the big 'one-O' and is makin' like a fencepost to prop up his big bro. Whew, what a tribe!

September twelfth is National Grandparents Day and my heart is burstin' with love and pride. I have eight happy healthy very talented blessings to count. God has blessed me more than I could of ever dreamed. This rockin' Grandma 'Muzzy' can often be heard belting that oldie single Bob Marley and the Wailers made popular waaaaay back in 1973 , "I Shot the Sheriff" but this is one grams who will stick to just shootin' the grandkiddos!!!

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  1. Hello Nezzy! What a great group of grands. The pictures are just wonderful and what precious smiles. What a blessing to have these photos of everyone together. Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

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  2. How fun to have them all together, Nezzy. You have a really good looking group there and I know you love them all a bushel and a peck.
    Happy Grandparents Day to a very lucky Muzzy.

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  3. It's wonderful that they stood still for all of that shooting going on. Happy Grandparents Day! I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. Have a safe and great Labor Day weekend, also!

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  4. I'm so loving that you had them all together at the same time. It must be so much fun when they are all there with you. I know I'd be joining right in with the antics. They are all so very beautiful.

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  5. No fair you got 5 on me! What a cute bunch! Don't you just love them to pieces? I remember when the 2nd one came I thought I could never love #2 as much as #1, WRONG, and then 3 came and I thought never as much as 1 and 2, WRONG. You can love them all So Very Much!!
    Happy Grandparent Day to me and you.

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  6. How wonderful for you to be surrounded by the whole brood!

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  7. It's obvious they enjoyed the time together as much as you did. I love the picture of Alexis laughing. It's number 4 in your slide show. Who would have ever thought that we could be so easily entertained with a digital camera and a computer?!!!

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  8. They are so cute!! You did good getting them all still in one place long enough to shoot those good pictures. Their smiles are beautiful as are they. Enjoy! Hugs

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  9. What a darling group....made me smile....and loved the post title..

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  10. What a good lookin group of grandkids you deserve to be proud.
    have a Blessed holiday weekend

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  11. Too much fun for you!
    Have a great time.

    AND a super weekend.

    Melinda

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  12. Aw Nezzy you are just the best grandmother in the whole world. Wow what a wonderful picture or pictures of all of them together. I know you are happier than a dead pig laying in the sun...hahahaha YOU are just to twisted but we all love you.
    Girl you crack me up every time I get the chance to come by here.
    Love this post and so glad you shared it with us.
    My sweet DL will not let me do this...I do sneak one in every now and then but I get in trouble every time. So I will just have to enjoy your pictures of your grandbabies
    Love
    Maggie

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  13. How wonderful to have them all together! I haven't had that pleasure in a few years now. Each one from the oldest to the youngest is just beautiful. It is grand to be a grand parent.

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  14. What great pictures! How much fun for you to have them all in one place! Blessings on your day!

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  15. What a great clan you have there. It is special to get all of them together.
    I love reading your expressions "happy as a dead pig in the sunshine". Ok who's happy here the pig or the farmer?

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  16. Nezzy that is one cute bunch of grandkids you have there! And you did a great job getting their pictures taken! Happy Grandparent's Day to you and your Hubby on the 12th and everyday of course! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend too :)

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  17. Hi Nezzy Sweetie...
    Oh what beautiful kids you have. Those grandbabies are absolutely gorgeous. Look at the smiles and the faces. Are the having a great time or what? I think they just tolerate us.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful kids. I have 8 grandkids too. 4-Boys and 4-Girls. I believe if we could have had them first, we would never have had kids. Lovin the grands. We don't have to worry about being the perfect parent, we send them home to let their own folks do that. We just love them.

    Have a gorgeous day sweet friend. Pop on over and see me. I would love to share my Pink Post with you. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  18. Oh shucks Nezzy you sound as happy as a pig in mud!!! I would be too with all those 8 lovely smilin' faces...You go Grandma...Dzintra♥x

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  19. Oh I just love this Nezzy!
    They are all adorable and yet I can't believe your anywhere old enough to have teenage grandchildren already!
    And the 7 year old is a spitting image of you!
    What a great post and Happy Grandparent day to you!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  20. What handsome and beautiful grandchildren and we know they take after their Granny!

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful time. You have a beautiful family. I bet they love spending time with their grandma :)
    Have a lovely weekend daaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

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  22. I enjoyed these pictures. Great looking kids!

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  23. After catching my breath that you really didn't shoot the sheriff ( I live in the OZARKS where most everything happens, and moved from Texas-'bout the same), I enjoyed the "shot" of your clan. You are blessed. And you can spoiled them 365 days a year--no need for a special day, but hopethey appreciate Grandma on occasion, too. And I bet they do.

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  24. the whole kit and kaboodle is well worthe firing your iron at for sure!!!! beautiful bunch o grand kids you have there. when i saw th post title, i thought oh oh, she's been down to AZ with her gun. ha ha

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  25. You are so blessed. They are adorable. I want one! Have a great weekend.

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  26. Their love for the photographer shines through these shots; I love 'em! I can totally fast-forward to the future and see them looking back on them with joy. Awesome.

    And wow! THREE posts since I was here last? :)

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  27. what a good looking crowd of grand darlings you have! isn't being a grandma just he best thing in the world? i think so!!!!! have a great weekend!

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  28. What a handsome lot and the first picture is near perfect. However, I really liked the near misses just as much.
    Enjoy those youngsters. You can be rightfully proud.

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  29. Cute grandkids. What a wonderful time it must have been to get them all together.
    Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
    Hugs, Ann

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  30. What a beautiful group and what a great time you must have all had together!

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  31. just incase i forget later, Happy Grandparents day nezzie.
    Wow.. what an awesome group of kids. I know that you were loving life.
    Great pictures.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  32. Beautiful pics, beautiful-er grandkids! There is just nothin' like it, is there? If I'd known grandkids would be fun, I'd have had them first!

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  33. hahahah..I love Debs comment....Nezzy..they are all adorable...I bet you are so proud...and not only that..but also living out another childhood...pranks and all...!..have a ball..One day I will know the joy of Grandparenthood...but for now will just have to imagine...have a wonderful weekend..Enjoy..!

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  34. I love these photos of your grandchildren. It's wonderful that you are enjoying them together. I love it when all the grandkids are together. It makes my folk's eyes twinkle. I love seeing my folks enjoy their grand babies.

    Have a great weekend!

    ~blessings

    Dorcas
    http://4sweetangels.blogspot.com/

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  35. Awwww....what a beautiful, beautiful family! And I love your descriptions. You just crack me up!

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  36. Spectacular!!! No wonder you are so proud!!! They are really a good-looking bunch...and I bet they are every bit as smart, too!! So great to be back!!! I really missed you!!! Hope you are doing really well!!! You've been much in my thoughts while I was away...Love you! Janine XO

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  37. Hi Nezzy! Oh, look at the gang of grands! It's cute that you got them all to smile too! Good looking bunch! Oh, I'll get to celebrate Grandparent's Day for the first time this year!! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. Oh thank you, Nezzy! It's bedtime and since I've read your post all I can think of is "♪♫I Shot the Sheriff♪♫" UGH!!!But I, like you, LOVE my grandbaby...we should've had them first!

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  39. Oh, Nezzy! What beautiful grandbabies you have!

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful and fun pictures!

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  40. What an adorable bunch of children... I can see why they light up your life.

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  41. What beautiful Grands! I know how hard these group photos are to take..but you did great! What a treasure for you, they grow so fast in a few months you will need a new group photo! A sixteen year old wow..our oldest is fourteen! That beautiful baby Ian may be a tad spoiled with all those kids to entertain him! You are blessed Nezzy. I bet you are the best Granny in all of the Ozarks! :)

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  42. Hey Nezzy, Aren't you the lucky girl with your family full of gorgeous kids!!!! Looks like they had fun posing for you.
    Have a great weekend. xo jj

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  43. What lovely grandchildren you have! I enjoyed watching the slideshow, the faces that they made and the laughter that they shared.

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  44. And such lovely blessings they are. You are a lucky lady :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  45. But you did not shoot the deputy. Wow!! Such a load of beautiful blessings, and what great pictures!! I am just drooling over adorable little Sarah!! We have the two four year old girls in our life and girls that age are still so sweet, cute, and innocent!! Guess she will be starting pre-school this week? Your aim is TRUE! As Elvis Costello would say. what are your plans for Labor Day? hope you have a good one, Nezzie. This chick is signing off for now.

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  46. G'morn, sweet Nezzy ~
    What a darling handsome clan of kid-lings you have ... & they are enjoying their selves. And, I know you are having one fabulous time with everyone being together.

    Don't they just LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE? We have 3 natural & lots of 'adopted' kid-lings ... the sparkle they bring to our lives is beyond words ... the heart just fills with love.

    I hope you are getting a good response to our write for Angel Dawn. I had several requests to contact her. God bless you for all you are giving of yourself to this precious child, Nezzy ... there is a halo for you up above.

    Heart felt appreciation ~
    Hugs of love, Marydon

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  47. Oh so happy for you to have all those beautiful grandkiddos with you at one time. How awesome is that?! Cool images too.... xo

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  48. I shoot the grandkiddos too every chance I get. What an unruly, lovely bunch you have! We don't get ours together nearly as often as I would like. The older they get, the harder it gets to get them all together. But granny's don't give up!

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  49. I saw you on Betty's blog and wanted to give a shout out to you and your lovely family. Be well, Nezzy!
    xoRobyn

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  50. What a wonderful family you have! Everyone looks so beautiful!
    I totally agree with you: there should definitely be a Grandparents National Day! Grandparents are the salt of the Earth.

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  51. I can hear you singing and I just want to belt out "but I didn't shoot the deputy!"....

    Your Grands are adorable! What a good Mamaw you are! I hope I get to "shoot" a photo like that of my grands some day..... meaning I hope I have a whole tribe of them....

    I have 4 Rugrats so if they give me 4 grandrats each I'd be the happies Mamaw around.

    To be clear LATER not needing them yet.... My youngest is 11 and my oldest is 20. There is time. (smile)

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  52. It was good to have you come by! I hope your shingles are doing much better. You should be the proud grandparent. Your family is just beautiful. I love being a Nana to my only grandchild. I think it is a blessing for us all. Have a great week.

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  53. What a fun post and what a good looking bunch of kids! laurie

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  54. Cute g-kids! I only have one (& that's enough for now lol~I'm too YOUNG to be a g-mama *she says vainly*! giggle. Actually after he's been over for a while I think the truth is that I'm too TIRED to be a g-mama!) Have a happy Labor
    day!

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  55. No wonder you are so proud of them...that's a great looking bunch of kids right there! They all look so sweet!!!

    I'm taking the kids to one of the craft stores next weekend so they can make something for Grandparent's Day!!

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  56. You have some great looking grandkids!

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  57. Nessy, those are some good looking grand younguns you have there! You are truly blessed my dear!
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  58. You have every right to be burstin' with love with these wonderful grandkids. Great photos. And your grandchildren are blessed to have such a wonderful grandmother.

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  59. What beautiful g'kids you have! You are very blessed!

    Have a good day,
    Cheryl

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  60. Happy early National Grandparents day! Your family is so blessed
    xoxo
    SC

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  61. Dead pig in sunshine? I've never heard that, LOL!

    CUTE group shots!

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  62. What a wonderful brood of grandchildren you have! You are indeed blessed. :)

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  63. I am so excited aobut helping Angel Dawn. I can not thnak all of you lovely ladies enough. I love the blog here. Your grands are grand! I like that post title. You are a clever one. HeeHee. Blessings to you and come join me any old time! Anne

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  64. Wonderful pictures!! What a wonderful grandmother you must be!

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  65. Darling grandchildren, Nezzy. I always say that grandchildren are the frosting on the cake! The best part!

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  66. You have a beautiful bunch of grandkids! I'm sure they love their grandma as much as you love them!

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  67. Your grands are so grand! Everyone so cute! I am going to follow your blog and have added you to my blog list...so much to enjoy here! ;D

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  68. What a fine-looking group of grandkiddos! And I love being able to see them in the slide show :)

    I know you are thrilled to have had them all in one place and hope it happens much more often than you expect....

    Lucy

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  69. Hi Nezzy! Oh, I'm so glad you liked my romanticness and the little bunny spreader! No, I din't know you collected bunnies! I used to too and still have a few hopping all around the house.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  70. Beautiful family! Fun-lovin' and sweet.

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  71. You know what? I am going to make a super huge deal about Grandparents day this year. I am going to invite all of my family over for a big supper. Grandparents are the best, aren't they? : ) The very, very best! Yours are darling!

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  72. Hello Nezzy. New follower here - love, love, loved that pride I could 'hear' in your writing voice all the way over here in London when talking about your grandchildren. You certainly have a happy looking tribe there. :)

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  73. Just stopping in to say "hello," dear Nezzy!!! Love, Janine XO

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  74. Grand-kids are the best. I have two granddaughters with another grand-baby due the end of the month. I can't wait.

    An Arkies Musings

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  75. Oh Nezzy dear, you are something else.....your joy just pops out of the computer screen and I have to tell you that you inspire me to KEEP LOVING AND LAUGHING AND APPRECIATING ALL THE GOODNESS IN THESE CHILDREN!!!! THANK YOU for your comments on teaching; it is a bit overwhelming this year since I now have 50 kids to manage and teach. AND TO MAKE SURE THE SUCCEED. How is that possible....

    You are so kind to come and visit me. Your world is so happy dearest Nezzy; GOD BLESS YA!!!! Oh I wish I could hear you speak!!!!

    MUCH LOVE, Anita

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  76. And your JOY shines through with this post!!..Aren't they the best??

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  77. your "grands" are adorable!! all I am sure are indeed a blessing! I hope you have a Happy Grandparents Day!! I only got to know one of my grandparents (mom's mother); all else had passed by the time I was born, and I didn't get to know her too well since there was a language barrier (she only spoke English) and then we moved across country when I was seven years old. always think it is neat when grandparents and grandchildren live in the same town and can see each other relatively often......

    betty

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  78. You got some good lookin' grand kiddos! You are very blessed. I only have a grand dog and some grand kitties.

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  79. Great shots! Well done...the large group shots are always a challenge...especially with the young ones...and the not so young , too! Fine looking grandkids...I know you are proud!

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  80. What very cute kids they are! You are one lucky Grammy Nezzy! I love the pics!!

    Happy early Grandparents day!

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  81. That is one darling bunch, Nezzy. No wonder you're as proud as a mama hound in the Springtime with her first litter tumbling about her feet.

    I got to visit my three angels last weekend. We only see them 3 or 4 times a year, so it was a great treat.

    Happy Grands Day to you, too!

    Jen
    Audience of ONE

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  82. They all look like little pieces of you ♥ Adorable!

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  83. Beautiful group of grands. Love the pic.

    You are one blessed granny, Nezzy!

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  84. What fun! I remember when that song, "I Shot the Sheriff" came out! LOL

    Great pictures of the "gang"...what a lovely bunch.

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  85. What blessings! Priceless smiles!

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  86. What beautiful grandchildren! You have indeed been blessed!! I am looking forward to that some day. (not yet... they need to finish their schooling first.)

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  87. How blessed you all are to have each other.
    I feel happy when we can get all the cousins together - and not for a funeral.

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  88. Thanks for reminding me about Grandparents Day; I always forget!

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  89. That is the cutest bunch of kids since the Brady's showed off theirs.
    Congratulations Grannie Nezzy, enjoy your special day on Sunday.

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  90. Hi Nezzy,
    Thanks for all your sweet notes girlfriend!
    Boy are you popular! So many comments! You take care now and enjoy your weekend before summer is all gone.
    I so hope your feeling good too.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  91. Love your visits Nezzy -- What a great group of grands you have. I'm only half way there with four -- know that your heart is just busting with Grandma love!

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  92. Hi sweet friend....what a lovely photo of your beautiful grandchildren...you must be the BEST grandma ever!!! xoxoxo

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  93. This post made me smile! What a great group of grandkids you have! You are truly blessed! I bet you are a fantastic grandma who they adore!!! This really makes me anxious for my first one's arrival in February! Have a rockin' GP Day tomorrow, Nezzy! Hugs

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  94. Love your photos of the ever growing clan. Being a GM is the most fun ever!
    Joyce

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  95. Hi Sweetie! You are certainly blessed with that bunch of beauties! I think Zacharie looks a lot like you. You're a very lucky lady, and they are as well to have your for their grammy! ... My prayers go out to little Angel in the post below. God bless. xo Paulette

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  96. EIGHT BLESSINGS???!!! WOW, I am so envious! And such a good looking crew!

    Y'all are gonna have to watch out - that little Alexis is too cute for her own good. I haven't any grandchildren yet, but I'm hopeful I'll be blessed with some in a couple of years. Just hope they'll look as happy as your bunch!

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  97. Hi Nezzy,
    I am working on getting Dawn's gift in the mail today. It was quite the weekend I will e-mail you soon.
    And I am so hoping Katie doesn't have to go too much longer. She is 37 weeks but she looks like a Turkey butterball right now.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  98. What a wonderful post and a gorgeous bunch of kidlets. You have every reason to be proud of them.. and they of you. Happy Grandparents Day.. if one day late. :)

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  99. Lucky you; and lucky me to be your friend; Thans and love to you!

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  100. WOW! Love your animated photo! It is amazing. I'm just learning how to use GIMP and messing around with colours, but this is fantastic!

    Hope you have a great Birthday!!!!
    Big, big hugs!

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  101. Aw Nezzy...they all have you beautiful smile.
    Enjoy.

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  102. Nezzy, your posse is good lookin' and fun loving and I am sure you are the ringleader for fun.

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  103. oh Nezzy, those jewels in your crown are just absolutely breathtaking! I dream of grandbabies some day :0 May your evening be blessed and thank you for always knowing how to cheer me up :) I thank God for you!

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  104. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you..dear Nezzy! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all of your favorite things and maybe a little cake too! :)

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  105. Hi Nezzy,
    What beautiful pics of the grandchildren. I just know they are a joy and a blessing to you. Try to enjoy them as often as you can. God bless.

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  106. I don't have time to read all the other comments, but "happy as a dead pig in the sunshine" had me giggling. Never heard that one b4.

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  107. I see a lot of smiles that look just like yours there - gorgeous family, hon!

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  108. What a great looking bunch of grandkids!!!!

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  109. You are a rocking grandmother and you have one beautiful clan!

    Congrats on getting all the kids in one place and smiling at one time!!!

    :-)
    Traci
    (formerly 38Traci)

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  110. Ooh Nezzy, I can just see and hear you behind that camera all the way here in West Chester, PA. Could you please come over and shoot our brood sometime? I'd love to see their faces when you yell "Booger Bite"!!!

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  111. Grandma love. I am so happy for you to have them all together. Believe me I know how hard this was. Yea to the parents. Love ya girl, hope all is well on the ponderosa.

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  112. What a bunch of cute grandkids!! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog--much appreciated! :)

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  113. Girl..I thought all those kids were yours..NOT your grandchildren..you 'young whipper snapper' you!! They are beautiful.

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  114. Wow, you are super blessed. My mom says grandkids are the bomb. Looking forward to being a grandma someday. Right now, I'm just working on keeping them alive until that time, LOL.

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  115. That is one cute bunch of kids!

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  116. Dear Nezzy, I just happened to see your comments right above mine on another blog. I want to say how sorry I am. Praying God's peace be with you at this time of loss. Hugs to you.

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  117. Hey, I finally found your blog, Ms. Nezzy! You commented on my pretzel recipe and I couldn't see you had any blog when you did, but I ran into YOU over at PW! :) Love your blog! You have such a great way with words!
    God bless!

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