Sitting with Nounous in the living room while my cleaning lady washes the floors, I ponder what to write today on my blog. So far, I’ve written about painful experiences, and I’d like to revisit my memories and reflect on the happy times I had with my family after my daughters were born. I stayed home with them and took loads of pictures and videos while journaling their milestones. I’m close with my daughters, and I expect we’ll always be best friends.

Stephanie is my oldest. She had boundless energy as a toddler and loved to run, tripping and falling if I didn’t warn her of cracks on the sidewalk or steps. Stephanie always sported a huge smile and was an easy infant and toddler. Ashley was born three years later. She enjoyed sitting in her stroller, watching the world go by. Ashley still observes everyone with a quiet mien, and I believe she has my personality.

I was lucky in the draw for children. I love having daughters and wonder if I would have been as close to a son. Stephanie is close to her two sons and stopped working after she had them. Ashley gave birth to a baby girl this past September, a week after my oldest had her second son. Ashley is lucky she and her husband have jobs where they can work from home and continue working after hiring a nanny for the daytime.

I have their baby pictures in albums and in frames around the house. So, this afternoon’s activity will be to find ones to share with you, take photos with my phone, and store them on my computer. I will have them ready for the blog tomorrow.

I found two pictures of my daughters in Wildwood, New Jersey, on my computer. We vacationed there many summers since we loved the beach, boardwalk, and amusement parks. We tried different hotels along the boardwalk, some nicer than the others, but we always had a great time.

10 thoughts on “RRBC 10-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE – DAY 11

  1. patgarcia January 13, 2023 / 1:20 pm

    Hello Susanne,
    You have lovely daughters, and I am happy that the three of you enjoy a beautiful, loving relationship..
    Shalom aleichem

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  2. Patty Perrin January 12, 2023 / 7:30 pm

    I love these happy memories, Susanne. You have beautiful daughters, and it seems they’ve married well. Speaking of daughters, I just got off the phone with my firstborn. It’s always a joy to connect with her. Enjoy your grandchildren!


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    • Susanne Leist January 12, 2023 / 8:13 pm

      I can’t wait to see my daughters next month. I live for those moments.


  3. yvettemcalleiro January 12, 2023 / 3:49 pm

    Your daughters are beautiful, Susanne! I have a son and am completely a boy mom. He and I are very close, so I understand the bond you are talking about. And now you have grandbabies to spoil! Congratulations!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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    • Susanne Leist January 12, 2023 / 4:04 pm

      I’m thrilled with grandbabies, and I have two grandsons and a granddaughter to spoil.

      Liked by 2 people

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