A Day in My Life: A Quick Trip North

I took a trip last month to see my little grandchildren! Had a sunny couple of days in Seattle…which was AMAZING! Just look at that snow capped mountain…

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One of the first things I like to do when I’m visiting my little Seattle family is to cook for them, and stock the freezer with delicious dinners. So the morning I arrived, I took Blake and Kaitlyn to the grocery store. Look what we found!

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Isn’t it weird looking? Like a dinosaur egg. It’s called a jack fruit. A relative to durian (if anyone has traveled in Asia, you know what durian is! Smells so bad that it’s not allowed on public buses). Jack fruit doesn’t have a bad small, but it does have a weird thick armadillo-ish skin. It grows in Southeast Asia. This whole one would’ve set me back about $70.

A very nice produce guy showed us a slice of jack fruit. This is how it would be sold–in chunks. The inside is a little bit melon-like. Kind of tasted like a mild mango. Blake, as you can see, thought it was disgusting.

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When we got home, Blake showed me his newest toy–bubble maker! Ah, simple pleasures.

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I was visiting right before Anna’s Crossing released, so I had some promotion work to do. Blake and Kaitlyn helped me find interesting places for Levi and Leroy to travel to.

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What’s a grandmother’s visit without cookie making? We whipped up a batch of Chocolate Blossom cookies. Blake and Kaitlyn had a high level of interest in making sure the tin foil was off the little Hershey kisses. Pretty sure a few of those kisses went missing.

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Each day, after naps, we hit the local playground.

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My daughter and I made a quick Target run…which could never be quick enough with two busy preschoolers.

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We had a lot of coloring to do. A lot.

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I love being a part of my grandchildren’s lives. The week, as always, went too fast. But happily… they are coming to my house this Friday! Can. Not. Wait.


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. vickie couturier says:

    I too love being a grandmother and spending time with my babies and making memories,,I have 13 and each an everyone of them are precious and adored

  2. Your grandchildren are precious and I can tell that grandma enjoys spending time with them and probably spoiling them also.
    Blessings
    Shirley

  3. Sylvia J Smith says:

    Your grandkids are so cute.