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Long Distance Grandparent

Technology is a wonderful tool.  I heard someone say this week that the internet is a gift from God – indeed it is and we love using it to stay in touch with our family.

We use Google Hangout to connect with family. It works well and can connect us at one time across the country.

In a recent talk with Rachel (age 2) she pulled up a picture of her Uncle Phil, Aunt Amanda and cousin Carlyle which she refers to as “baby”.  She wanted to show us the picture on the camera and even at age 2 seems to understand that she can hold it up to the camera and we can see it.


Technology is a wonderful tool to be connected when you’re a long distance grandparent.


Rachel loves the trees

It was a warm evening this past Thursday evening and so after supper we went for one of our regular walks around the block.  It use to be that we couldn’t go too far before she wanted to be carried – but not now.  She loves to run and hug the trees!  Here’s a small record of our rather long walk.

A quilter’s helper

From July 13, 2016 – a post by Wendy.


Rachel loves to visit me in my sewing room.  She loves the room for many reasons.   I have a small blue stool in there that she can sit on…or carry off to another room to climb up on furniture!  She loves that there are many colourful things in the room.  I always enjoy her finding me in there, but sometimes I think it’s all about the blue stool.  When I have the door closed while working on a project I often hear her knocking on the door to see if I will let her in with me.  In the photos you can see that one night I let her in when it was safe.

Whatever the reason I usually love her to be around.  I loved being around my Grandmother and I learned many things that stand me in good stead today from her.

Maybe one day I will be able to teach Rachel to quilt. For the time being I’ll be glad to see her in my sewing room even if it is to get the blue stool.