50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGI have been blessed in many ways, and I daily thank the Lord for all that he has given me, but I have been especially blessed with wonderful grandchildren. Two adorable little girls, and two rotten little boys, are everything I could have ever asked for. HOWEVER, have you ever heard the saying about “wrangling cats?” That would have been an easy task in comparison to getting a good photo of 4 children (all under the age of 8) together.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGWe met Courtney, from Courtney Baldwin Photography, at Southern Gap to start the session. I can just imagine her terror at having so many small children to try to photograph. We started off with a group session to try to get at least one good shot of all of them, and then started taking individual shots. They did amazingly well. Emersyn was probably the most uncooperative of them, but I still think she was able to get a few good shots. I will share the results later when we have the pictures.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGFor now, I am going to show you just a few shots that I took with my phone, while Courtney was working.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSING50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSING50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGYou may can see why I called a photographer, instead of me taking the pictures. Haha! They don’t tend to listen to me when I am giving directions. I sure hope Courtney had better luck! Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGThe top I have on is several years old. I think it is all the colors that I like so much. I am not a fan of the ruffles, but it does add an element of interest to the top. The top is by Nicole Miller, and it came from JC Penny.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGI have on a matching necklace and earrings set from Chloe & Isabel. The Mirabelle Petite Collar necklace and the Mirabelle Drop earrings are perfect for this neckline. I could have also worn a longer necklace, but since I was staying home, I just kept it simple. Sometimes when I wear a long necklace at the house, it gets caught on door knobs or cabinet drawers. I just broke a brand new necklace from Plunder before I even got to take the picture. It wasn’t the necklace’s fault, I stood up really fast and it caught on the knob. I’ve already ordered another one, and I picked up all the beads and pieces. I am going to see if my friend can make me a matching bracelet, there is always a way to make lemonade.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGThis has become one of my favorite Plunder bracelets. I like all the different colors in the arrows, and the little dangle says, She Knew She Could Be Brave! I like that sentiment, and try to remember it.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGI have on two bangles, one is the Frances and one is the Halsey. These bracelets are only 14.00 each. I like being able to stack them, the effect is really cute. I am going to order the Odette and the Fiona next.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGThese shorts are new, and I bought them at Loft. We recently had a new store open up at the nearest shopping center to me. Don’t even ask how far it is from me, it is depressing ?  I love the color of the shorts, I call it dark Orchid. I have no idea the real color.50 IS NOT OLD | GRANDCHILDREN ARE A BLESSINGMatti, Emersyn, Jett, Huttson, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  1. What adorable grandchildren and such a cute photo of your granddaughter in her headband! Yes, you have been truly blessed. My eyes are drawn to your lovely necklace every time you wear it but I’ve just looked on the website and sadly they don’t currently ship to the UK so I shall have to admire it from afar.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks Caroline! If there is ever anything you “really” want, let me know. You can have it shipped to me, and I will ship it to you in the UK. There is always another way, at least that is what Dory kept saying the the movie I took the grandchildren to the other day. ?

      • Tania, I don’t know what to say, your kindness has really blown me away x

  2. Oh my goodness! Your grandchildren are the cutest! Can’t wait to see mine in a couple of weeks. Every summer I do a Cousin Camp for my grandchildren and the grandchildren of my brother and sister. The rule is they have to be toilet-trained. This year there will be seven children between the ages of two and eight. What was I thinking?? HaHa. It will be fun. Three days that seem like three weeks!

    • Tania Reply

      How cute is that!!! It will be crazy and fun at the same time. Emersyn keeps calling Matti her sister ?, keeps fighting with Jett ?, and you will find her whispering with Huttson.? What is amazing, is they only see each other 1 or 2 times a year. There is no shyness at all when they get together. They just grab each others hands, and off they run.

  3. Your grandchildren are adorable. You glow in the pics so it is obvious you are one happy grandmother. ~Lisa~

  4. Isn’t being a grandmother just the best thing EVER?!! I think it must be my reward for raising two wild boys who both actually turned out to be good men, husbands and fathers. We have two boys and two girls as well and they are the joy of our lives. Yours and I can tell you feel the same way about them. God bless each of them!

  5. You are all precious!!! The sweetest lil faces!! And you look great…just love Nicole Miller tops, but heck, you look beyond great and waaaay too young looking to be a grandma….hippest, most stylish grandma around!!

  6. They are so cute in trying to say “cheese” (I can almost hear it from the picture :))
    I know how difficult is to take pictures of small kids – 9 out of 10 snaps are blurred :O But luckily there is allways one of them that is absolutely perfect! And so are yours!
    Have a nice day!

    • Tania Reply

      We tried to get them to say cheese, watermelon, or call for the dogs. There was no getting Emersyn to concentrate. The others understood what to do, but she didn’t care. Even the promise of bubbles afterwards didn’t work. Crossing my fingers for just “ONE” perfect shot!

  7. What a lovely post and uplifting one to start my day! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Memories of Grandma’s are the best – you are giving your grandchildren such wonderful ones! Have a blessed day.

    • Tania Reply

      I love hearing the house filled with laughter. Joe was just saying this morning, how much life there is in the house ?

  8. What precious grandchildren!!! I know how wonderful it is to be a grandmother. My two spent last weekend with me and we had a ball. Love your top and the colors of it as well as the shorts!

    • Tania Reply

      Woah!!! 8 is a great number! I hope one day my daughter will settle down, and add to my brood?

  9. Those grandchildren are too, too cute! An elderly man stopped me in the mall one day to compliment me on how cute my grandson was and ended the conversation by saying, “grandchild are God’s reward for not killing our children when they were teenagers!”

  10. Carol Reyes Reply

    Love the pictures of Grandchildren, never a dull moment when they are around.

  11. I love seeing your grandchildren! I have 3 grandsons under 7 and they are just so fun. But tiring for sure. Enjoy their visit!! BTW, I guess the blog keeps you from ever having a sloppy, stay at home, no make up kind of day- you look great as always!

    • Tania Reply

      cI still occasionally have those days Debbie. They are just few and far between. Haha

  12. I love these pictures! You are one happy grandma, just glowing. Between us, my husband and I have nine grandkids with one more on the way. The oldest is 22 and just graduated from college. We have teenagers mostly so it will be fun having a little one again. There is joy at all their ages, even the moody 15 year old!

  13. What lovely, lively children and with such unique names too.
    You look great in shorts. Your look is fresh and I love that you put blouses with shorts over there. Here, we don’t get more imaginative than a polo shirt or denim shirt with shorts, not that I wear them. I don’t have legs for shorts, sadly, mine are fat and short with awful knees. I have the legs for maxi skirt!

    • Tania Reply

      I like my maxi skirts too, Mary. Wear the shorts, no one will notice your legs but you. You might even start a new fad there! Lol!!!

  14. Kelly Blair Reply

    Your grandchildren are beautiful, just like their grandmother. I adore my grandchildren, I have 1 boy and 1 girl… love love them. Thank you for sharing so much of your life. Have a wonderful day.


  15. robjodiefilogomo Reply

    What a fabulous time!! Of course, wrangling cats is the perfect analogy!! They have so much energy, huh?
    Love the colors of that top definitely!!
    thanks for hosting

  16. Your grandchildren are beautiful! You have been blessed as have they!

  17. So sweet to see all the little ones together. It reminds me of when my kids were young and with their cousins. Group photos were a challenge but their grandparents adored them. Love your top. I have one with similar ruffles at the neckline that I bought at Anthropologie years ago.


  18. What a bunch of little cuties. Love the pictures. The candid shots really show their personalities. I love that you share some of your life with us, it’s like a girlfriend next door. The purple also looks great on you!?

  19. Melesa Garrison Reply

    All of your grands are beautiful kids! I thought the pics of Emersyn playing peek-a-boo was adorable!

  20. Precious! That picture of Emeryson with the flower headband and mischievious grin looks just like you, Tania! I’m not a grandmother yet, but looking forward to it. Looks like you are having a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing your family with us. 🙂

  21. Tania, your grandchildren are just beautiful! Emersyn is a little doll – I think she looks a lot like you!

  22. I love this Tania…what a beautiful post! Your grand babies are beautiful, what a fun photo shoot!! I don’t have any yet, but hopefully some day , mine are college kids , so its not any time soon! xo

  23. Your grandchildren are adorable! I’m looking forward to those days. Love this outfit on you – the color is perfect!

  24. You have beautiful grandchildren, Tania! I’m looking forward to the day when I have a few to “wrangle” myself!

  25. Love this outfit!! Can’t believe you found these pieces separately being such an unusual color. Love these colors and it looks so good on you!

  26. You have the cutest grandchildren!!! My daughter just had a baby girl almost 3 months ago. It will see how they grow and develop their own sweet personalities!! I just LOVE your tops Tania!!! I tell you, from all of the post that I have looked at, it has been wonderful to go and search that designer and see all of the lovely items that pop up. This Nicole Miller is beautiful!!. Who knew Cynthia Rowley made clothes. I have been in the “home decor” world for 30 years, I see that she mades more than placemats and tablecloths…lol!!!

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