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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hi from grandma land

Hello from grandma land. I'm taking care of these two precious bundles of joy for the next three months. They are just delightful, but taking care of twins is beyond anything I could have imagined. It is a two-person job for sure and my wonderful sister-in-law is here helping me until my hubby comes next week. They are almost 3 months old already and smiling bunches. The boy has rolled over from tummy to back a few times. Last night my sister-in-law and I celebrated completing our first week and went out for a lovely dinner.
Today I am baby-free till 6 pm tonight, when we'll watch the babies so the kids can go have a nice dinner. Sometimes I question my sanity in agreeing to do this for three months, but the gratification and joy far outweighs the exhaustion. Mostly it's my age that makes it difficult.

Blessings to everyone,


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet they are a handful but you just enjoy it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - wonderful photo - and what a delightful pair. Just enjoy ... as you are and pfffffff to age! Happy times ... great you've got some help and some time to be out a bit - hubby will be with you shortly ... cheers Hilary

Karen Walker said...

Hi Alex - they are four handfuls but delightful - I'm in heaven
Hilary, yes yes, pfffff to age - thanks for that!

D.G. Hudson said...

Very brave of you,but you do look happy. . .Singing songs and rocking aren't hard, and once you're in a routine, all will be smooth. Good luck!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm sure twins can be a handful for a grandma, but they're so adorable and soft and cuddly. Just grab a nap when you have a chance. :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Look at you all proud of your grandmother self! Relish and time and remember - it's not permanent. You get to hand them back eventually.

Michael Di Gesu said...

How wonderful! Enjoy them Karin!

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, they are adorable!! What a wonderful picture. Enjoy!

Karen Walker said...

Thanks guys, I'm absolutely in heaven!

lostinimaginaryworlds.blogspot.com said...

Yes, you are very brave, but I must admit I am envious. Wishing you strength to cope x

Gina Gao said...

This is such a wonderful photo! Thank you for sharing this.


DMS said...

How exciting, Karen! What adorable bundles of joy. I can imagine it it tiring to help take care of them- but how lucky they are to have you. :)

Enjoy every minute!

Diane Burton said...

As I posted in your newest blog, our twin grandsons were born a month before yours. We babysit about once a week, filling in when they don't have a regular sitter, while Son & DiL work. They also have a 3-yr-old, who can be a great help. Sometimes. It is exhausting work. I can't do it alone. Together with Hubs, we manage. Then I come home and take a nap. Yep, age is showing. LOL Enjoy the time with them. They'll be graduating college soon.

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الصفوة جروب said...

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