Thursday, August 15, 2013

Have you missed me???

Good grief!  I think it's been two weeks or so since I've been here to visit my little blog and I will have to just take a day to catch up with all of my friends.....but I'll have to think about that tomorrow.

Since I was last here, my brother had a birthday, I had a birthday, we had three sets of house guests and various other adventures.  Because my brain is basically mush in hiding these days, I'm going to recap as best I can remember.  

But first, let me say that I just got my 2011 blog printed and on the bookshelf!  Do you print your blog and if's a great journal to have for your children to throw promptly in the garbage read when you're gone.  Seriously, I can read back through mine and can't remember those events happening so it's a great thing for me to jog my memory.

OK..... My newly turned 21 year old granddaughter landed on July 30th and just picking her up from the airport was an adventure.  I drove over to the nearby town she was flying in to because it is crazy expensive to fly anyone into our airport she was on the red eye flight.  She got in early morning of the 30th and I had been tracking her flight when I suddenly realized it was landing early and my sister and I jumped in the car to get there before she landed. 

Once at the airport, I was frantically looking at the flight map to see if her plane had landed.  Meanwhile, there was another family waiting.....much more prepared with Welcome signs.....I turned to them to ask if they were waiting for the same flight when I heard my sister say "Ashley!".......I turned and there she was walking into my arms.  I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but the tears flowed freely from her Nana's eyes.  Tears of joy.   

We visited a while with my sister and her husband and then drove home.  

Uncle David greeting Ashley

Tommy and Charley came over for the weekend and Charley loved being with Ashley and vice versa!

Up to Big Blue Pond for a little fishing and swimming.

The Superhero cooked birthday dinner

Uncle Matt with Charley

Ashley and Charley had a grand time together!  Ashley could get Charley to swim like a fish.  Of course, he seems to be clinging to her for dear life in this picture!

Ashley, Nana, Charley and Pappy

Pappy, Tommy, Uncle Matt and Charley

Tommy and Charley left for home Sunday morning.....

and.......Sunday night after church, we had Ashley all to ourselves and took her to eat on the water

Next group of company arrived Monday night.....

Great grandson sweet and has the best disposition!

Liam's mama, Devin and daddy, Ben

Liam with his Mimi

and his Papa

Pappy making Liam laugh

Ashley with Nana

Saturday, just before Devin and Ben started back home, we met grandson Jordan who arrived to start a new adventure living in Florida.  

Son David and family all together for the first time since David and Arwen married!  

As you can see, it has been a busy few weeks here at our house!  

We have had a wonderful time visiting with everyone and now I think I'll take a little nap!  

I hope to be back before too long!!  I'll be visiting you all soon!


Nonnie said...

Wowee! I don't know where to begin making comments, you covered so much, but I will tell you I have missed you.
What a beautiful family you have! Great pics of all of them. You certainly have a lot of options around there for entertaining company.
Glad you had such a wonderful time with your granddaughter and all those kids and grand kids.
Happy belated birthday to you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes I have missed you! I haven't printed mine out but I hope to at some point. The further long I get the harder it is to get into it! Wow, you have been busy and how awesome to have family come and visit. 21 and gorgeous!!!! Love all the pictures.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I sure have missed you! I'd even started an email this afternoon but got sidetracked at DD's - was hoping to finish it and get it sent tomorrow. Looks like I won't have to now.

Wow, it sure sounds like you have a spectacular two weeks!!

Cathy said...

Great blog, as make me the proud older sister!! Wish I could write like you, I have a lot to say!! Loved seeing almost all the company!!

Rebecca Jo said...

I have missed you!! :) Glad to see you back... life sure has been busy -& FUN!!! :)

I did that before, getting my blog printed... I need to do that again. I do like having it at home to look back on. Electricity free :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I have missed you!! :) Glad to see you back... life sure has been busy -& FUN!!! :)

I did that before, getting my blog printed... I need to do that again. I do like having it at home to look back on. Electricity free :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I have missed you!! :) Glad to see you back... life sure has been busy -& FUN!!! :)

I did that before, getting my blog printed... I need to do that again. I do like having it at home to look back on. Electricity free :)

LBDDiaries said...

I was wondering where you were. Houseguests will do that, expect your time and attention! Love the pix and your family is beautimous! Did you get anything special for your BD?

debi said...

Happy Belated !!!
Happy for you to have your family around you for some joyful time...

I've been out of the loop for awhile myself...


Sweet Tea said...

Great "Family Time" - the thing wonderful Summer's are made of. You have a beautiful family and the Grands are Beauties. Love all you photos!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I too have been blog negligent. Our lives just keep marching along don't they??

Chatty Crone said...

Girl whew - you have been incredibly busy the last few weeks. Looks like you had a great time. sandie

Cathy said...

Looks very busy and very fun.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you have been busy doing the best of all - making memories for everyone. What a thrill that she was able to come and spend some time with you. I know it is a long trip.

I can't believe how big Charley is getting. Where do the years go?

Enjoy your family time. We'll see you when you get back.

Katie and Beau said...

Ashley is beautiful and I love the pictures of y'all together. You love each other so much!

Diane said...

Well happy, happy birthday, birthday have a beautiful family!
I read over twice about you printing your blog....very good idea, it is something I have never though about, but am now! Diane

Stephanie said...

Family visits are so great!!!

And a very belated birthday to you :)

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, thanks so much for sharing your family photographs with us. Ashley is a lovely young woman and if she takes after her "Nana" she is lovely both physically and spiritually.

I've never heard about getting a book of one's blogs. That's an idea for me to explore.

I write two blogs: one, on which I post on Sundays, is about writing. But the other--the Wednesday posting-- is an on-line memoir and I've told much of my life story on it in two years.

One day I'm hoping to get a published memoir out of those postings. We'll see what happens! Peace.