15 minute posts,  B reviews,  Family Matters

Pollywog Cereal

we love Uncle Tim

My Uncle Tim (my dad’s brother) was here for a few days to visit my Grandpa. He stayed at my mom’s house and every morning had breakfast with us. He is so much fun. He had Bug going for days, telling her that there were pollywogs in her cereal. It was hilarious. You’d think a five-year-old wouldn’t fall for such a trick but Bug has an imagination a mile long and apparently my Uncle Tim has a funny bone to match.

after breakfast moment

I’m really going to miss him. I love having company for breakfast. Maybe I will have to have that bed and breakfast someday. I did burn the oatmeal one day but that was minor compared to all the good times we had.


We had my grandpa over for a few of the days too and my uncle recorded some movies of Grandpa telling old stories while sitting in Beatrice. Grandpa’s short-term memory is shot but his long-term memory is golden. It was fun having family together again. My grandpa seemed to really enjoy being in his old house but I think my “modern art” seriously offended him. I didn’t take his comments too hard since his couch with clocks on it seriously offends me.

hugging goodbye

Uncle Tim left this morning to a shower of tears from Bug. I wish he could stay longer but I know his family is missing him too.

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In other news I have a new post up on my review blog. It’s not really a review. It’s just a little post I wrote for Slim-Fast. I was supposed to write about my 40th birthday and wanting to be skinny-minnie by then. (Ha! I’ve got two years. Eeeek!) But I wrote it back when my site went down and I was such a frazzled mess I ended up writing about prayer instead. So there you have it. You can read about how I’m on the prayer diet. How’s it working out for me, you ask? Not so good. I need to pray more.


  • Becky Z

    Those are sweet pictures Brenda. I miss my Dad and Grandpa. It looks like you had a nice visit while my Dad was here. :-)

  • bethany actually

    I laughed out loud at “his couch with clocks on it seriously offends me.” :-) And those NAPKINS! You know which ones I’m salivating over, right? (Breakfast table photo.)

    I’m so glad your uncle was able to come down and visit his dad, and that you all had a good time visiting!

  • BeachMama

    I love how your Uncle Tim would come and have breakfast with you! And your breakfast looks very yummy, the strawberries draw me in :)

    I think I need to do the prayer diet too, I am now 40 and not the skinny minny I wanted to be either… more prayer needed!

  • Penny

    Love Love Love your blog. Bug is about the cutest little thing in the world!
    I wanted to say–the coffee mug on the lap top(first picture) is making me so nervous! My daughters computer had some cola spilled on it and wham, toast! Killed it. Just wanted to tell you that! Love Love Love your blog!

  • Jeanie

    Can I comment here on your review blog?

    I just wanted to say as a fellow Christian and the 45-year-old mom of a 3-year-old boy — thank you for your post! We pray together as a family (my husband, too) before we eat but I really think God has put you onto something with what you are doing with prayers like yours. God does care, and He does not want us to feel bad about ourselves when we try on jeans (no matter what weight or shape we are, God loves us).

    Anyhow, I just didn’t want to say all that over there (I hope that is okay). It is a good reminder to be more purposeful with prayers, and also that God doesn’t mind the small requests either.

    I’m glad you had such a nice visit with your family. How cool that your uncle made time to come over for breakfast with you and Bug every day. I hope she is able to remember times like that well into her old, old age.

  • Doreen M.

    I am so glad Tim was able to be with you all, even though it was for a short visit! I would have come down with him, but had to “hold the fort” here. :) Tim really enjoyed being with you all and the breakfast visits, too! He is always teasing our little 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. ( in a good way ). So sad for Lena though, I am sure she will miss her uncle! Would be so nice if we all didn’t live so far away! Well, one thing is for sure, we will ALL be together in that Day! :) I’m enjoying your pictures and blog, Brenda! You are a very creative home decorator!
    Well, gotta for now. Take care. We miss you guys! Love, Doreen :)