Granddaughter Time Brings Joy


Last week my second oldest granddaughter came to visit! Her 11th birthday was earlier this month, and one of her gifts was time to spend with grandparents. The first day we went shopping and ate lunch out together. Almost every day we played card games and watched a movie. Granddaughter time is such fun!

One evening I even joined her in pretending with her Barbie dolls. We both did a lot of laughing!




Our blueberries are finally ripening, and as we picked some she suggested we take pictures so I could use them in a blog post. It was a joy to have her here, and I found many things to be thankful for. She has a beautiful smile, don’t you think?


Just a few loaded branches.


Here she is picking blueberries.


And now eating one…


On Friday her mother and siblings came to pick her up. My daughter spent some time with me working in the garden. She pulled weeds and planted seeds hoping for a great harvest.




The kids picked more blueberries, and we made a blueberry buckle for supper. Besides the buckle we cooked sausage from a local farm and mixed it with scrambled eggs, some of which came from our chickens. My daughter made a salad from freshly picked lettuce, added a few more ingredients and made a blueberry vinaigrette dressing to go with it.


Isn’t this mouth-watering?

Earlier in the week my granddaughter and I painted brightly colored sun catchers. After attaching strings and suction hooks she hung them in the kitchen window. She chose one to take to her father for Father’s Day, then told me to keep the rest, because they looked so pretty hanging there. I’m glad she did, because every time I see them I will think of the good time we had together.

I’m glad she did, because every time I see them I will think of the good time we had together.




All good things must come to a close, but I will have these great memories and more fun times to come in the future. Before my daughter and family went home I snapped this picture of the view from my front porch, where we had enjoyed sitting a little earlier.




How about you? What are some things you are thankful for?


I’m linking up with #ThankfulThursday, #CoffeeForYourHeart, #SmallWonder


20 thoughts on “Granddaughter Time Brings Joy

  1. This is such a beautiful post and I love the pictures you shared. What a precious time with your granddaughter. That salad looks amazingly delicious!! Thanks for sharing this special time with us. Blessings, Shannan

    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! Yes, it was a special time together. Her older sister spent a week with us a few years ago. Now her other siblings want their turns. 🙂 Many blessings to you, Shannon! Have a great week.

  2. Gayl: I always enjoy reading your posts, I leave with a warm and refreshed feeling of simple times with people with love. Your words about your granddaughter are priceless, I hope she’ll look back on your posts and see the love you have for her. Making memories….doing simple things. These are the memories I have of my beloved Nana.

    1. Nancy, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoy my posts. 🙂 Yes, sometimes simple things make the best memories. We don’t always have to do extra special things, do we? Have a great week! Blessings to you!

  3. These are the times our grandchildren NEVER forget. I vividly remember the 12 summers we had with Hannah as she grew up – and she remembers every little moment we spent together. Our home is her favorite place to be. We are so very blessed!

    1. Your home will probably always be her favorite place to be. 🙂 Grandparents are special. 🙂 I want to be a part of all my granchildren’s lives, and I want to find ways to do that more. This past week was such a wonderful time, so I look forward to more with each grandchild as much as possible. Thanks for visiting, Susan. Blessings to you!

  4. Thanks Gayl for sharing the visit your granddaughter had with you. What a blessing for both of you. The blueberries look amazing and anything with blueberries in or on it is yummy in my book. Blessings!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Mary! Yes, it was a blessing. We really enjoyed her visit. Oh, and I agree about blueberries. They are one of my favorite fruits! Blessings!

  5. What a wonderful time! It looks like you all had such fun. I love how you are able to grow your own produce and have chickens for the eggs. Thanks for sharing about your week 🙂

    1. We did have fun! Yes, it’s great to have blueberries right outside the door. I hope the rest of our garden does well. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Kelly, and have a great week. Blessings to you!

  6. What sweet memories! And yes, she does have a beautiful smile!! 🙂
    It’s good you got these pictures. It’s so good to look through them later on and remember the good times!

    1. Yes, I will cherish these memories! I’m really glad I have the pictures. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting today! Blessings to you and have a great week!

  7. What a blessing to have such a great relationship with your granddaughter! I don’t have grandchildren yet, but I do look forward to it, especially when I read such sweet stories like yours. Thanks for sharing, Gayl!

    1. Yes, it is truly a blessing! Thank for you stopping by, LIsa, and for your kind comments. It really is great to be a grandma! I enjoy it so much. 🙂 Blessings to you! Have a great week.

  8. She’s beautiful, Gayl! I’m so glad you had this time together. I have special memories of summers spent with my Nana, that I’ll treasure forever. Have a blessed week, my friend!

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