We're Thankful for the Wee Ones - Gratitude #3

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
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Like most grandparents, we are both completely enamored with our grandchildren. They make us smile and laugh, and have a knack for bringing joyous, proud, and sentimental tears to our eyes.

  

Being around a child awakens that childlike spirit in us. Come on, they beckon, it's time to play! Most young children see us as another playmate, not a person of any particular age. 

 

We didn't expect our grandchildren to be spread around the country as they are now, but life happens. Suffice to say, we spend most of our free time on visits to see them.  After all, we like to play too. 

 

To Alaska! 

 

 

Two of our grandsons, Sage and Addie, who live in Juneau, are lucky guys. To say they live in a magnificent area rife with adventures is an understatement. It also helps that my son and his wife own a guide company. They also take frequent trips as a family to explore the world. 

 

To California!  

 


Our California family lives in Danville, just outside of San Francisco. They are still adjusting a bit, as my son started a new job in January of last year.  The Bay area is remarkably different than Bend, Oregon. However, all three grandchildren, Skyler, Connor, and Holden are actively participating in a variety of sports and have made plenty of friends. 

 

To Colorado!

 


Our daughter lives in Golden. Raegan, the youngest granddaughter, is a true mini-me of her mother. She is filled with spunk and sparkle and sweetness, all at once. Gymnastics, swimming, and pre-school are the focus for her these days. Although, as an avid fan of Elsa and Anna, the new Frozen 2 movie, and the subsequent toys and marketing products, will likely become a big distraction soon. 

 

We are so grateful and thankful for all of our beautiful grandchildren, each one a special gift. 

 

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for this wonderful  2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge. 

 

 

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Will Hamm
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When it comes to grand kids, what can I say , us grand parents will do anything for them and love to spend more time with them.  Great pictures Debb.

Nov 18, 2019 10:27 AM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Love the pictures of all your grandchildren. This post is so YOU. Filled with love and family.  Thank you for sharing them with us. 

Nov 18, 2019 11:49 AM #10
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - yes, and Ron accepted the playmate challenge and had blast with Sage and Addie.  And, you and Connor shared a special wavelength as he explained how to build wonderful designs with Minecraft.

Nov 18, 2019 04:07 PM #11
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Hi Debb and Bernie= it is so important to have children in your life and it looks like you are blessed!  It's good that you are able to visit them and make wonderful memories with them. 

Nov 18, 2019 07:31 PM #12
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Brian England
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You have such beautiful grandchildren and I am glad you are able to go visit them!  The adventures in Alaska sound like a lot of fun!

Nov 19, 2019 05:35 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

I love the story you told about each of your grandchildren. I never knew what it was like until I had one of my own. I can now understand those same feelings.  I am blessed to be able to see my grandson every week but you get to experience your grandchildren in another environment which is also very special. Your grandchildren are handsome and beautiful!

Nov 19, 2019 06:52 AM #14
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Grant, they do share our love of nature. Funny how that works. Lol. 

Beth - the glass is half full attitude works for me. Thank you. 

Nov 19, 2019 06:53 AM #15
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Thank you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - they are each a delight in different ways. And we feel lucky we are able to join them in their adventures. 

Nov 19, 2019 06:56 AM #16
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Thanks Will, I am. I know you adore your grands too.

Hi Sharon Lee - aw thank you. Hope you get to meet the entire fam one of these days. It's tough to get them all together though. Lol. 

Nov 19, 2019 06:57 AM #17
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Kathy Streib - yes, we are lucky and it is fun to travel and see them. However, I have these visions of big Sunday dinners with all our children and grandchildren gathered around the table. 

Nov 19, 2019 07:10 AM #18
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Actually, the adventures are pretty fun in all the states, Brian England . Hiking in Colorado, San Francisco exploring in California, and yes, big adventures in Alaska. 

Nov 19, 2019 07:29 AM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® as long as my kids, and the grandkids are happy...we are happy -  wherever they live. Although, I'd love to see them once a week too. :) 

Nov 19, 2019 07:31 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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You have lots of reasons to be grateful during this Thanksgiving season.

Nov 19, 2019 07:52 AM #21
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Firstly, congratulations on such good looking grandchildren, and secondly in a way that they give you a reason to travel to some interesting places to enjoy time with each one of them.

Nov 19, 2019 12:44 PM #22
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - your grandchildren are so beautiful! Each one has to have so many unique qualities. They must make you very, very proud! Debb, in my opinion, you look way too young to be a grandmother. Nonetheless, I feel certain you will now and forever be young at heart. To your grand kids, you'll never be old. Between the two of you, you have a lot to give those kids and they have so much to share too! Being with them must fill your heart with so much joy! As for Raegan, she has grown up too fast! What a cutie and those boots, mittens, and hat are really cool! She's definitely a fashion Queen! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  

Nov 19, 2019 03:40 PM #23
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Joan Cox
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Debb, you do have very cute grandkids, and is sad they are all spread out!   Gives you a chance to travel a bit! 

Nov 20, 2019 01:29 PM #24
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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How wonderful to have so many grandchildren, and in various beautiful locations.  Lots of reasons to take many vacations.

Nov 20, 2019 07:06 PM #25
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It seems like a blink and they go from being children to young adults,...enjoy all the ages they are as they do the significant contribution you make to the memories of their childhoods.

Nov 21, 2019 01:47 AM #26
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Hi Debb and Bernie:

It was such fun to read about your grandkids and to see the photos! How special grandchildren are! We are thankful our 4 are all in LA, less than 2 hours away!

Jeff

Nov 23, 2019 11:53 AM #27
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Oh, I'm still dying to have my first and am living vicariously through my friends who have had the great pleasure watching them grow, Debb! One of these days! I swear, they may bring that baby by for the first visit and I may never let them leave. I do miss having little ones in the home and know that I was totally made to be a grandma!!

My oldest and his wife love to travel and with each trip, they share, "We think we're going to start a family when we get back from this trip." The last time they said that, I suggested that they just go ahead and have a baby and Ray and I would be thrilled to babysit for them while they were vacationing. Yeah, that didn't work either!! LOL

Fantastic shots of your grands and boy, what exciting places to visit when you do visit them. They're all so fortunate to have wonderful grandparents as I am confident you and Bernie dote over them - as well you should!

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