Monday, November 14, 2011

IT TAKES TWO

Makin' this fine lad break out in sheer laughter could depress the devil. Born July 1, 2000 with a heart more tender than my Granny Walden's special lard pie crust, this handsome fella can be as serious as a cardiac arrest. Meet Jacob, one of my three bonus grandkiddos. This sweetheart is the fantastic little brother of Alexis and Zacharie but adores playin' the role of big brother to little Ian.

Mr. City Slicker is an avid soccer, baseball and football player but is happier than a tornado in a trailer park in the kitchen. The boy loves to cook! We are blessed that he has the heart of a helper in any area and doesn't hesitate to jump right in with both feet when he sees a need. He transforms into a real 'terminator' doin' away with the mean varmints in the video games he loves. Jacob was one of several to celebrate a birthday durin' my summer sabbatical here on the Ponderosa. We love that he became a part of our family and I'm not talkin' with the tongue outta my shoe here!

Remember baby Ian? Oh, how this rockin' Grandma loved to hold this little dumplin' and sniff that new baby head! Like a buzzard to overripe roadkill, I'm addicted to that 'new baby' smell but on July the 8th, the little fella had the nerve to turn the ripe old age of two on us. Speakin' of nerve, he also had the gumption to tell this Type~A Neat Freak, "Grandma....you're messssssy" when I dumped the Sesame Street Clubhouse in the toy closet. I'm sayin'.........nerve I tell ya!

This one keeps us in stitches. 'Seems he has the vocabulary of the Wikipedia Dictionary and the humor of a well seasoned comedian. 'Don't know where that comes from? Heeehehe!!! His daddy doesn't appreciate noisy toys but as a baby, Ian learned to flip those suckers over slicker than otter snot to mash the button and turn 'em on. He has an assortment of midget vehicles to ride at his disposal. He'll come cruisin' along and all the sudden come to a screechin' halt announcin' , "Oh no" runnin' off to collect his tool box. Little Tool Man will pull out his drill and wrenches workin' hard under the obviously 'broken' auto. Of course, he always finishes the job successfully.

My beautiful daughter, The Social Butterfly, was perplexed when she couldn't locate her kitchen trash can. After searchin' high and low she had to crack up when she discovered that a little Trash Man had used the missing container to turn his jeep into a 'trash truck'.

He was playin' with his Mr. Potato Head when he saw his mom strugglin' with a laundry basket tryin' to open the door. Takin' after this brother and tryin' to be a good 'helper' he ran straight to the desperate damsel's rescue. Ian held up the tiny plastic hand of Mr. Potato and offered, "here Mama......need a hand?" I know it was about as useless as a one armed trapeze artist with an itchy armpit but it was so stinkin' cutely clever!

We had the privilege of eatin' dinner with Butterfly's family a couple weeks ago. After the meal was devoured Social brought in some chocolate chip cookies askin' if anyone wanted one. Itty~Bitty pipes up with, "I loooooooove cookies!!!" It's never a dull moment 'round this little fella. He celebrated his birthday surrounded by family, gifts and a very sinful Ice~Cream Sunday Cake. What's a birthday without a little chocolate oozin' outta your ear?

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Lovin' this one is like sugar in your hand, but not near as grainy. These two brothers hold my heart. They know just like Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston who recorded the hit single in 1965 that,"two walkin' hand-in-hand is like addin' just a pinch of spice." Well, if that don't put the pepper in the Gumbo! Ya can bet the farm that Jacob and Ian know that...." It Takes Two "!!!

116 comments:

  1. Such a bunch of sweet faces to be addicted to!!!! Oh my goodness, the eyes!
    Ya, that first picture looks like it's gonna take a lot of food to keep him fed and full.

    Thanks so much for sharing your joy and blessings.

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  2. That baby Ian is as cute as a bug. How do you resist those cheeks?
    m.

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  3. Those are sweet faces a Grandma never gets tired of seeing. They look so kissable.

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  4. Awe...they are all so precious!

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  5. That's lovely he liked to cook! My older son does too. And my youngest loves taking out the trash on his mini John Deer!
    xoxo
    SC

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  6. Oh such beautiful faces of those precious little ones. Thanks for sharing their sweetness.

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  7. Oh yes you are blessed with some very sweet grandchildren. Mine would be put to shame if they heard how you exclaim over yours. This grandma doesn't have the gift of words like you do. Still I love them every one of them. I loved how you explained two things -- that you have bonus grandchildren. I do too and love how you put it. And the other being I also have a daughter who I always thought of as the social butterfly. I do know what you are saying in that respect. You and I are truly blessed!

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  8. A budding chef. How wonderful. Those grandkiddies of yours are just precious. They fill you with such joy and love, don't they? I feel the same way about mine. But I'm not allowed to show pictures of them on the internet. Like Art Linkletter used to say, "Kids say the darndest things." And the things they do are priceless. Revel in the happiness they bring now, they grow up too fast. Take care.

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  9. Your grandchildren are all so cute!!
    I hope you are having a great day!

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  10. "Want a hand?" That is just so funny! The pics are adorable. I love having grandchildren too.

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  11. sweet boys! glad they get you as a grandma!

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  12. Both are so so sweet !! love from me......♥.. ♥... ♥....

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  13. Such cutie pies! Bet they love their grammy, too! Sweet post, Nezzy!

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  14. It sounds like you had plenty of "Sweet" fun with those beautiful grandchildren this summer! And a few good laughs to boot! Love Di ♥

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  15. What an awesome bunch of kiddos you have there...Blessings to you all on the Ponderosa xo

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  16. What a whole bunch of cute pictures, Nezzy. You and yours have definitely got your hands full with those guys. How adorable! I love all your pictures and could just sniff that baby smell along with you. Of course it's pretty much gone by the time they're two. :-)

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  17. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

    Your grandsons are adorable!

    I'm your newest follower. :)

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  18. What beautiful grandchildren!

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  19. So many blessings! Thanks for sharing these adorable pictures. God bless you all!

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  20. Nothing gets to my heart like my grand kids and I see it is the same with you...such cute little guys...good thing they need lots of hugs cause I am sure you have got them to give! ;D

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  21. Well they are adorable children and sounds like they take after YOU!! I have a couple that hold the keys to my heart too...it just takes your breath away...huh? (Sure makes me tired though, too!!!)

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  22. What great grandkids...and dang cute, too.

    There's nothin' better than being Grandma, is there?

    =)

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  23. Oh goodness, what Blessings...it's wonderful to share your treasures.

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  24. You have some fine lookin' boys there! Isn't it something how fast they turn another year older.
    How great that they have that "helper" gene. My 8 yr old grandson also loves his sports and loves to cook, but his mama hasn't yet decided if that is a help to her or not :)
    Thanks for sharing your sweet grandboys.

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  25. Oh my goodness, those two are PRECIOUS!!!! I love that picture of him lending his Mama a hand... tiny little hand but oh so cute! Thanks for sharing these sweeties with me! They sure grow up fast, don't they! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

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  26. I'm not surprised a bit that you love them so much. They sound wonderful!

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  27. The oldest does look incredibly serious! And if he's a good cook now, he'll be able to fend for himself later on without resorting to Ramen and fast food. (Pizza isn't fast food though. It's one of the four food groups. Last I looked anyway.)

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  28. How adorable and sweet. I can feel your pride and love through this screen.

    I'm feeling it!

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  29. They grow up so fast! Your grandboys are both very handsome..and Jacob likes to cook..now that will make the gals sit up and take notice! Happy Birthday to them both!
    You have a wonderful week! :)

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  30. Great grand's, and boy are they cute!

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  31. Well, now... Didn't you just spawn yourself a whole bevvy of beautiful blessings there. Nice work, Grandma. ;)

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  32. Handsome boys ya got there ! I love your frases and the way you write you crack me up girl lol . We dont have grand kids yet the oldest hasnt settled down yet and the youngest well hes still in the late teens but they were the same at that age both have big hearts, love to help Mama and Papa the oldest calls me Mumsy lol and are comedians and once they get going they have us in stitches. Great post and photos. Have a wonderful evening.

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  33. Wow You are surrounded by a whole bunch of the cutest kids and babies around!! What a blessed woman you are for sure!!
    That one in the first picture looks like he'll be a heartbreaker in a few years :-D

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  34. Awwwwww - so precious! How was the hitchin'?

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  35. them there are squeezing cheeks!!

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  36. Awweee. I see your in Love with Younger Men Folk, just like I am...Mine is 3 and my post tomorrow is about our play date:)
    ~~HUGS~~

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  37. Your love of these two boys shines through in every word. They are truly blessings!! :):)

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  38. Children growing : there is no finer story.

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  39. Blessings full of all that makes life interesting and well worth hanging around for, that is what these little boys are - and cute to boot!

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  40. fabulous stories! thanks for the laughs ~

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  41. You are SUCH a Grandma!! :):) We love you, Nezzy!
    My Grands and Greats are stacking up and me and I am in pure heaven!!
    Sending you love and wonderful thoughts.
    Mona

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  42. Hiya, Ozarks-neighbor! I've seen you over at Ree's before, and decided this morning to peek in on you. I'm very glad I did! I enjoyed a quick romp around your place over coffee, and I'm sure glad I did! You are a HOOT! Thanks for making me smile!

    Trish-in-MO

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  43. What a duo of cuties. And so helpful, at least in their tender little hearts. Hopefully, they will always remain that way.

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  44. What beeeeeeeeeeeutiful boys. And yes, a "Nana" can call boys *beeeeutiful*! :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "I am excessively fond of a cottage;
    there is always so much comfort,
    so much elegance about them."

    ~Jane Austin

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  45. LOl - there's never a dull moment with family! And your family is cute and charming as well as amusing...

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  46. Such sweethearts. You are so blessed to have such sweet grandchildren. Such great memories and stories to embarrass them with later. LOL!
    Enjoy them, they grow so fast.

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  47. Hi Nezzy - thanks for your visit! I can always count on you to be UPBEAT!

    Now that there's some good-lookin' grandkids, I'ont care who y'are. My Nannie used to tell me that usually a family's got one or two ugly kids, but you're real lucky if all yer kids are purty - and you got purty kids! Seriously, those are some angelic faces that'd make a Grandma squeal with delight!

    I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  48. You are a lucky grandmother... and THEY are lucky grandchildren!! They're so beautiful :) Looks like you have your hands full with boys. My grandma does too, which is why I'm her favorite (only girl out of seven grandchildren!).

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  49. Those are some cuties, for sure!

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  50. And how precious those two are!!!! I could have just smooched that chocolate mouth, he is so stinkin' cute. I miss having babies around, darn it. I guess it is time to start planning for the great grands.

    Deanna
    My loves, My life

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  51. Hansome, hansome hansome, you are one lucky Gran! Looks to me you have some future chick magnets there.

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  52. P.S. "here Mama, need a hand?" That child takes after his Grandma BIG time.

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  53. Hi Nezzy, It's very clear that you love these guys to pieces and were smiling when you wrote this post. They're handsome guys and will surely grow up to be fine young men someday. Until then-- enjoy the "helping hand" (what a hoot!) and those sweet faces.
    xoxox jj

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  54. Hi Nezzy,
    What handsome grandsons you have! I love hearing about their lively adventures!
    You have been blessed my dear friend~
    And look how cute you are in that pics, what a pretty grandma you are!
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  55. Hi Nezzy,
    You certainly have a beautiful bunch of grands!!
    What a blessing!!
    Thanks for leaving me a message.
    Now, I can follow you and get to know you :)

    I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

    Hope it's a great week for you !

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  56. What fun to have grandchildren -- I don't have any yet (my sons are not being cooperative in that area!). Thanks so much for dropping buy, Nezzy and for voting for my blog. You are a peach.:)

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  57. What cute Grandkiddos you have! You sound like you have a ton of fun with them and I bet they would say the same about you! I just love your description of each of them!

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  58. The cook , lad with a tender heart Jacob, and the little blond tool man Ian, look and sound adorable. You're lucky to have them as grandchildren and they're lucky to have you as their Grandma.

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  59. I can tell there's a whole lot of lovin going on in your family. Cutie kids.

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  60. I loved visting your blog, came via your comment on mine! I'll be back!

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  61. Oh, you funny gal! Every time I come over here I have to run and pull on my Depends! :) What darling grand kids and I love the stories and especially the way you tell them! :)
    You're a hoot and I just love hoots!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  62. All I can say is that I am so glad you are back from your sabbatical on the PONDEROSA! YOU GET ME IN STITCHES ALL THE TIME!!!! I love that Mr. Potato Head hand gimmick....these boys make me crack up...and God bless the girls in my class...but the boys, they are TOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!! Boys are natural-born comedians and your men are super fabulous, NEZZY!!!!!!!!!! Anita

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  63. Such sweet pictures and what lovely babies. So is the grandma. :)
    I love the look in their eyes. So sweet. You are so blessed.

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  64. Oooo! So sweet! There's nothing . . . NOTHING . . . like being a gramma!

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  65. This is such a sweet, loving tribute to your grandbabies! Your love and admiration for them is so obvious!!! Cute pics!!!

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  66. You are so blessed to have so many beautiful grandchildren, Nezzie! And smart and inventive ones, too. When they are very little, I love the things they say!!!

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  67. You are one blessed Grammy with those beautiful boys. I can see how there's never a dull moment at your house but plenty of smiles and laughter.

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  68. So cute and thanks for the laugh this morning! You truly are one blessed Granny! :)

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  69. Can't help but loving those impish faces. I bet it keeps the pounds off running after them

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  70. Cute post! :D Those little ones will keep you on our toes.

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  71. That is suppose to be on "your" toes. Coffee never kicked in this morning. :)

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  72. Oh Nezzy, you're one in a million in how your write your stories. It's amazing how you can find time to leave comments on so many blogs.

    Your grandkids are all sweet and how can they not be with a sweet grandma like you. Hugs. JB

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  73. These guys are lucky to have you for the Super Duper Grandma!!!

    Melinda

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  74. All your grandchildren are so lucky to have you for their grandma! :)

    Oh, and that new baby smell? I wish someone would bottle that up... I cannot get enough of it!

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  75. My my, what a pair! They are adorable. My middle son was the cook in our family, he'd write up little menus and bring them to us. We'd put our order in and he'd deliver. He was also our little handyman. Ah, the memories.

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  76. I was a mere 65%quirky compared to your score, I had to stop by and check you out!

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  77. Those two are quite the match for their Grandma, I'd think. They are adorable and seem to have your sense of humor. What a hoot when the three of you are together!!

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  78. What sweet photos! Grands are such a blessing! Warm southern hugs to you, my friend! ♥

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  79. Nezzy, Thank you so much for commenting over at "Living Life". Children are gifts to cherished. I have yet to experience the pleasure of grandchildren, but look forward to it. Your grandchildren sound delightful.

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  80. awww....they are adorable! and love new baby smell...

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  81. They are all just too wonderful for words, how blessed you are to have them in your life.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  82. Sweet kids and a beautiful post. I love your use of metaphor and simile, Nezzy. Charming!

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  83. Hi
    so glad you liked the sweater balls and I think your church children would love to make them..
    thanks so much for visiting me so I could follow you back here and become your newest follower..

    xoxo
    Sonny

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  84. Hi again!

    Love the post – you have such sweet grandchildren!

    Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again soon.

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  85. Thank you for stopping by! Your grandchildren are so adorable! Love the ice cream photo.

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  86. You are so good with words in describing your cute grandchildren, Nezzy. They are adorable...Christine

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  87. Thank you for your visit today, Nezzie. Always lovely to see you! You are so funny the way you describe things. Do you always speak like this?

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  88. Wow, with already 92 comments you don't need mine but I had to stop and applaud the intelligent grandson who offered his mom a hand...Mr. Potato Head's hand!!! LOL

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  89. What a funny, sweet post! TOO TOO cute about Mr. Potato Head's hand!! Your grand-kids are so adorable. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  90. Nezzy sometimes I try to talk like you write and I sound like an idiot, but your words are always perfection. You are oozing love in this one and rightly so.

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  91. ah Nezzy what a darling post. Love love your grandbabies and it is fun when you share such funny stories with us.
    You always put a smile on my face and boy do I appreciate you more than I can say.
    Thank you so much for all the uplifting comments and prayers for myself and Christi. I do believe in the power of prayer and I know it is helping both of us get through this crisis.
    Someday I will be able to write you and tell you what has happened. It will just take me a while longer.
    Once again I love and appreciate you
    Maggie

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  92. Beautiful grandkids, you are truly blessed!

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  93. I guessing that sense of humor comes from YOU! LOL

    What a couple of good lookers! Those eyes are beautiful!

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  94. oh my goodness those sweet kids, I could just reach through the net and give them hugs!!! I sent you an email, you won a contest on my blog...please look for the email or call me I have to submit your address this weekend!!!

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  95. Oh darlin' Nezzy, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT! I am behind my responses because parent conferences were on Thursday NIGHT and I was exhausted yesterday in the classroom!!! Don't you just love these munchkins? I have some darling students that really make the stress of teaching worth it all. AND WHEN I LOOK INTO THEIR EYES, I would never know what will become of them...but every so often I DO....just early this week, as I was leaving the school through the back side of the building where the main gym is for the HIGH SCHOOL, I ran into a very TALL young man. As we looked at each other, we recognized each other. He was in my FIRST class at my school, and now he is a junior. HE HAD TO BEND DOWN QUITE A DISTANCE TO HUG LITTLE OL' ME!!!! What was endearing was that he kindly told me that my class was his favorite of all. Ahhhh.....

    LOVE TO YOU NEZZY DARLIN' and happy THANKSGIVING! Anita

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  96. What blessings for your basket of hugs from God! Thanks for sharing your life and humor with us, Nezzy.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  97. Aww such adorable pics and stories, take care Doreen x

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  98. They are both as handsome and adorable as anyone could hope for! It's obvious you love them to pieces and enjoy every minute you get to be with them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  99. Adorable pictures and Ian and I share a birthday!

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  100. What delightful grandchildren you have!

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  101. Adorable..you have the sweetest Grandchildren!
    I contacted Linda from Holiday with Matthew Mead and she is looking into why you have not received your copy!!! I am still waiting on mine...I am soooooo sorry...we need those Christmas ideas now.
    xoxooxoxoxo

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  102. They are precious boys, Nezzy! Gotta love that sense of humor; sounds like my son when he was young!

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  103. What fun your grands are going to have some day when they read all about themselves in the witty bloggings of their grandmother! Such good looking young guys. I bet they adore you as much as you adore them. laurie

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  104. Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family's, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  105. Love those phtotos; I miss babies; my grand children are now adults. That is what happens when you get old.
    Rita

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  106. I love the cutie bunser kid photos!!! That's a real good lookin' bunch you've got over there!! BIG, BIG HUGS!

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  107. Those kids sound like a hoot and a holler - loving the pictures and descriptions!

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