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Embrace 11-year-olds!


There is something so uninhibited about 11-year-olds!
Don’tcha just love ’em?
This is my grand-nephew, Declan.
We had such fun celebrating his birthday today.

You, my blogging friends, know I am in California right now.
Bob & I are here to spend time with his brother, Bruce (on the right)
and family before spending time with dear friends in this area
and then attending my sister’s Memorial Service.
Today was Declan’s 11th birthday celebration.
The weather could not have been better!

You can see Bob in the purple shirt on the left…
and my sister-in-law, Ann, right behind me on the right.
In front of Bob is Sarah, our nephew’s wife.
She’s the mom of the birthday boy!
It was great to celebrate with family.

This is Bob’s brother, Bruce & his wife, Ann.
They are such gracious hosts and loving grandparents.

Happy Birthday, Declan!
We are so happy to have been able
to celebrate your birthday with you!
You’re growing up so fast!!

This is Declan’s sister, Fiona, and our nephew, Zak.
Our family members have matured so much since we saw them last.
Time marches on. The pandemic kept us away from one another over a year.
So good to be together again!

I hope you are having the opportunity
to reconnect with your distant family, too.


Life is a swiftly flowing river of love.
Embrace those children every chance you get.


Thanks for visiting family with JanBeek.
I appreciate you!

More tomorrow…

Comments on: "Embrace 11-year-olds!" (10)

  1. Happy birthday Declan 🤝 God bless you 👍 Happy to see you all having a great get together and a fun filled day !! 🎉🎉🎁🎁

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  2. Happy Birthday to your grand nephew Declan 😁

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  3. A happy event

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  4. Glad to hear your California trip is going well. So sorry to hear about your sister. Being together with family for a memorial service is so special Your young man with the cake made me smile! Take care and be safe!

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    • Thank you for the condolences, {{{Dwight}}} … Sally’s death occurred last October. We had tickets to go to a memorial for her in December, but due to COVID had to postpone it. So, we are combining this with event with family/friends connections. Thanks for joining us. Yes, that 11-year-old makes me smile, too! ❤

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