Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friends and Family....

Bryden left, Emma right and Bailey above

 What is the best thing you can put on a Grandma's lap on a Sunday afternoon??  A bunch of grandchildren!!! (only missing one....we missed you Cooper!!!) After church,  Mike and Lori stopped this afternoon on their way back from Cincinnati so it was a special unexpected treat to see them! They enjoy seeing each other and it was fun to watch them play!!

 The girls are always sweet and fun to be with...Emma had a 2 1/2 hour nap sleeping the whole way from Cinci!
 Aunt Chelsea with them...
 It's always hard to see them go again!!
Then in the evening Larry, Chelsea and I had birthday celebration plans with long time friend Cindy for her birthday.  We have been friends since college which was a looonnnggg time ago!!

 Husband Harvey was there too...
and friend Judi. (below) We have been friends since high school and then all went to nursing school together.  Life's little celebrations mean more the older you get.  Grandkids do too....it was a sweet day!!

27 comments:

Sue said...

Looks like the very best kind of day!

=)

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Donna, What a sweet Sunday with your family and friends! We're taking care of our granddaughter (18 mos) for 4 days, starting today! Love it!
Have a great week!
~ Julie

Tom Stephenson said...

When I see your blog come up, Donna - 'Starkey Hollow', I am always expecting Johnny Depp and a ghost horseman beheading innocent by-standers, but nothing could be further from the reality. Looked like a good day.

Lorri said...

What a perfect day! Those babies are too cute! Old friends are the BEST friends. Two of my college friends (and their families) are heading to Disney to meet us for a week. I am so excited to see them and watch all of our children play. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Julia said...

Oh Donna, you always put a smile on my face. What a blessing your beautiful grandkids and friends are to you. I'm so glad that you shared these great pictures with us. It's always such a treat to see those bright eyes and smiles on your blog.

It doesn't get any better than that for sure. Have a great week Donna. J

Cro Magnon said...

Even for me (I'm called 'Grumpy' for good reason) that's the best kind of sunday. I just wish I had the pleasure of more of them!

Kim said...

What a great Sunday. I remember Sundays with my grandparents and they are always my fondest memories. As much as you enjoy them, they will grow to appreciate this time more.

music notes said...

Looks like a nice, relaxing, fun Sunday!

mollygolver said...

Those are lovely photos of your family again Donna. When your grandchildren grow up they'll have a wonderful album of memories to look back on.

Jennifer said...

always so nice to hear from you.. I know exactly how you are feeling...we had all the fam together for my dad's 86th bday...now everyone is gone...the yin and the yang..

I found a quote from Dr Suess yesterday.."Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
although I do believe we should feel our feelings too....

acorn hollow said...

oh those kiddo's are so cute and how wonderful you are all still friends and keep in touch. I wish I could say the same.
cathy

Wanda..... said...

Sweet grandkids and old friends do make one happy.

Farm Girl said...

It all looks like the nicest day. Such nice pictures.

Rebekah said...

Your family is precious! How fun that you still keep up with your friend from college! I think that is so wonderful! Looks like the perfect day! Thanks for the sweet comment! I love your blog!

karen said...

I know what you mean about seeing old friends. They are more dear with every passing year. It's always a special day when I get to be with them. And the grandkiddies too. I'm like you - they live far away so visits are few and far between! But I do love to snuggle them whenever I can. Your grandchildren (and old friends too) are lovely.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful Donna...your grandchildren on your lap and friends close at hand. The best part of it all is that you all look so happy. That is what it is all about isn't it ;)

Best wishes Donna...

Jeanne xx

Beth Dunn said...

You all look so darn cute! Confession: I can't wait to be a Grandmother (even though my youngest is 5)
xoxo
SC

Stacy Crawford said...

Thanks for your post Donna. My mom named me after a friends daughter because she liked the name. My maiden name was a mouthful, Stacy Steigerwalt. Whew, spell that when you're 5.

becky said...

Oh, there's just nothing else like it, is there? And we have to be so careful to enjoy every fleeting moment because they grow up so fast...and I see that you do!!! Lovely pictures and you're so talented with all those collages...wish I knew how to do that...

Kat said...

The perfect day indeed! Your grandbabies are precious!

Katherines Corner said...

I absolutely LOVE this post! Being a grandparent is one of my biggest blessings too. Hugs!!!!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a sweet day! Your grandkids are darling. So nice that you have maintained your special friendships through the years. Lifelong friends are the best!

Marsha Young said...

Nothing better than grandchildren to bless your day. They really are "God's consolation prize for getting older." :)

Enjoyed visiting your blog....Marsha

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Sounds like a truly heavenly day! You deserve it!

Nezzy said...

What a wonderfully precious family you have there girl. You are most blessed with that lap full of lovin'!

Sweetie, I just wanted to apologize. I didn't know until today that I was the only one seein' my pics on my last post. Stinkin' Picasa! I reposted usin' Photobucket so pop on over if ya get a chance!

God bless and have a wonderful day!!!

yaya said...

I'm behind in my comment posting! Looks like a fun weekend and I'm glad you got to get together with your "old" gang! You all look great!

Connie Arnold said...

What a wonderful day! You have precious grandchildren, and being one myself, I know how you must treasure your time with them. Family and friends are so special!