Friday, November 18, 2011


I've often talked about how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends.  It's especially fun to get to visit with them and with family!  Last week was a week for visits and it was lots of fun!

First I went over to see a couple of my dear friends a town or two away and even got to keep little Anna Cross for a few hours while her mama was in a meeting.

Anna Cross was happy to get home and see Lily who was just as glad to see her.

Anna Cross was supposed to change into her t shirt and take a nap, but instead decided to put on a pair of her mama's shoes and show me her baby doll.   Seriously, she couldn't take a nap.....she had company!

We played and played and had such a good time with all her toys.  Anna Cross wanted me to ride her horse, but I told her I might be a little too big.  

A little later Mary Grace and Grady came to visit....I'm not sure who was more or Anna Cross.  She loves her cousin Grady!

Mary Grace   

These two know how to play 

 Katie got home and we all had a good time talking and catching up on what has been going on in all our lives.  It was the cliff note version or we'd still be there!  

Anna Cross and Grady were forced to sit with me and get a picture sat with me so I could have a picture with them.  Emily, you'll want to lecture me on my posture!
 We had a great time visiting before Mary Grace and Grady had to go home and Katie, Anna Cross and I called it a night.  

  Anna Cross wasn't feeling well and was headed to the doctor, so we said our goodbyes and I headed home to get ready for more visitors.

I pulled over and took a few beach pictures on my way home

Even though it was a short visit, I was so glad to get to spend some time with Katie, Mary Grace and their children.  Thanks Katie, for the yummy dinner and for stocking your refrigerator with diet the bottle, just because you know that's how I like it!

Later in the week Tommy, Claudia and Charley came to town.  Tommy and Matt's mom was visiting from Minnesota, so they had good visits at Matt's new house and Saturday Mema came and we all had dinner here and had a nice visit.

And of course, I can't find a picture of Matt's house so just use your imagination here!  Someday I'll get a handle on how to keep my pictures in good order, or maybe not.

Here are a few pictures of our time together.

Daddy and Charley very absorbed in tv

I like plums

Charley liked climbing and standing on this little stool

Four generations

Playing with Grammy Jane

Peek a Boo with Uncle Matt

Chatting at dinner

It was a big week and next week is Thanksgiving???

I'd really be interested in the answer to this question.  How many of you shop on Black Friday?


The Hatcher's said...

Looks like you had a good visit! Charley is growing up fast!

BTW, I typically do not shop on Black Friday. We always travel for Thanksgiving so it's kind of hard to fit it all in.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Pauly said...

I would shop on Black Friday, if I could afford it.....:^)

Cathy said...

I do not shop on Black Friday!! I used to when opening early meant they opened at 7am......but these days Black Friday actually starts on Thanksgiving Day!! Beautiful picutes and post, by the way!! You are a better Grandmother than I am, I would never let mine eat anywhere but the kitchen!!

Sweet Tea said...

Black Friday shopping is a sport I don't play!
I'd rather do without!
I'm much to weak to get into the middle of all those tough shoppers!

debi said...

I love Charley !!!


debi said...

I love Charley !!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

What lovely visits you had. I noticed a little Westie, so sweet.
I bet you were exhausted after playing with the children. I do not leave the house on Black Friday but I may shop online!

Needled Mom said...

Great pictures of fun memory making times! The wee ones are soooo cute.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too. Lots of cooking for you?

No shopping for me!!! You?

Justabeachkat said...

You've been a busy bee sweet friend!

No shopping for me on Black Friday. No way. No how.

I will begin my Christmas decorating...if I'm not napping after all the food I'm sure I'll be eating. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


Dawn said...

What fun times you've had - with more to come. I mentioned to a young mom friend the other day that I am in denial about shopping for Christmas this year. She mentioned Black Friday. I about had a stroke - I'd rather have nothing under the tree than to fight crowds on the day after Thanksgiving! Now - do you want to know how I really feel about it??

LBDDiaries said...

Thank you for the beach pictures. I needed them. We didn't get to go to the coast this year and I have been missing my sand shots!