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Posted April 02, 2014 in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

20140315_214140Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent”.

I recently ran across this quote by Donald Norberg and, in my case, found it ever so true. When I look back on my childhood, to me it seemed perfect. In reality, I’m sure that’s not entirely true, but the memories I have paint the picture that it was. Likewise, when my children speak of my their time growing up and my husband’s family speak of theirs, so many of the stories and memories include time spent with grandparents. Therefore, when our grandchildren visit, we always try to remember that what we are doing is making memories.

One of the grandkids favorite things to do at our house, especially when we can’t be outside, is helping to make something in the kitchen. Making pancakes from scratch is almost always a “must do,” and then we try to choose a new recipe for them to help with. I try to find something with several steps so that they can take turns measuring, pouring and mixing. The recipe we chose this weekend I got from my mother-in-law, Rosemary Brown, and it’s one of her most requested desserts from her grandchildren when we have family get-togethers.

Remember — the best thing about memories is making them.


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