Friday, June 21, 2013

Looooong (overdue...) Post

Bryden out on our pontoon "fishing".
 There are times that my life gets away from me....and it's been a long time since I last blogged.  Being busy and tired with work is most of the reason, but I want to catch and preserve the memories that I I am finally catching up a bit.
My sister Lynn came to visit and it's always so great to see her!!
 This was early spring...the leaves on the trees are barely out.

I think she gets prettier with each year older.

So studious with Paw-Paw's help steering.

Then in May was a wedding shower (thrown by Brenda in background)
 for Whitney and Chelsea here playing a game.

Whitney with his dad Ben

The cake...can you tell Whitney has a motorcycle
 and they are getting married on the beach?

The cookies

Chelsea opening many wonderful gifts from life-long special; friends!

Mike & Tim's families came to visit on a very rainy day.

Cooper throwing around the football

The usual rumble and tussle

My cousins Joel and Janette came for a short visit from Wisconsin & Iowa.
It was great to see them!!

Relay for Life where Chelsea and clan were there for...

Chelsea who was in a "hit the teacher with a water balloon"
fundraiser.  We spent many quarters there...
Whitney nailed her good!!

Whit helping Bryden make a tool kit sponsored by Home Depot,
something they do each month for children.
It was fun until a mini tornado and torrential rains cancelled the event.

Another day when good friends Judi and Cindy came to share our
vacation away from home.

Dr. Harvey came too.

Then it was our sweet Cooper's 6th (oh! yes...time does fly!!)

a great with his curly blonde cousin Emma.

This photo is one of my fun end of a hard day's work
 and hubby making dinner on the grill..yum!

Last weekend was "Strawberry Festival" in a small town near here. 
It was a terrific time...we took Bryden while Chelsea was working.

He rode this about 25 times and landed giggling each!!

A pony ride and his face says it all.

He got tired of walking so this is me carrying.

More pony rides...

On the ride home Bryden said, "I had a very fun day."
....and so did I.


acorn hollow said...

So glad you posted and so glad to see you have been busy with all your loved ones.

Julia said...

It's so good to see you posting again. I see that you haven't lost your flair for family fun. Family is so very important.

The kids sure are growing fast as I have found out. I just blinked and they are all grown up, making me realize that I'm no spring chicken anymore.

Hope that the rest of your summer is filled with special time with family.

Sush said...

So glad to see you back on the blog roll! I'm sporadically posting these days as we now have TWINS in the family and I'm back and forth between our city and theirs. Family of twins lives 2 1/2 hrs away so I'm burning up the roads!
Hope you have a fantastic summer and keep posting!

Becky Jerdee said...

So great to see you post again! Lots of great times and memories you're making. And Pawpaw is looking good, too!

yaya said...

Great pics! Love all the kiddos and friends! Time does fly by quick and I hope you have tons of fun next week and at the wedding. I'll be thinking of you!

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Donna- welcome back- we've sure missed you. Wonderful photos of your family and friends. I can't believe how your grand babes are growing so quick! Looks like you are having some great times with your family.

I hope you are ready for all the scarves that will be heading your way this fall-- probably about 100 or so!!


Sue said...

Enjoyed all these great pics.
And it's SO good to see you!