Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Mom, My Sisters


Yesterday at dinnertime, I ate tacos and chips with James and his parents.  It was so fun.  The street tacos were delicious (a new place) and the queso was scrumptious.  James indulged in lots of dips.  
When I returned home these cherubs arrived (their mama needed a little break so she and her hubby dined out).  We watched Olympic gymnastics and that was VERY fun.  They loved it.

 I had such a perfect time with my lovely mother.  It was like a ten day slumber party.  She is so delightful, so strong, such a super good sport.  I adore her so much and I wish I could see her every day.
 We met the Ft. Collins grands and lovely April for dinner on Saturday.  Finners was with his other grandparents.  Isn't my mom beautiful?
 We visited the Polish Pottery Outlet in Denver.  Oh my gosh.  I can't get enough of this place.  

 I bought myself a mug.  New favorite!

 We met up with my darling Boulder niece at Kelli's.  It was very noisy and FUN!  Mom and I made a birthday cake for Amy and our crowd ate every bite!  
 I have decided to wear a ponytail again (slight insignificant detail) because I'm not liking my haircut.  My ponytail is one half inch long.  Ha ha ! 
 Look at these two!  I love our Jeff and his wee boy!  Guess what happens next month?  Yes, James will welcome his brother.  Christie is doing so well.  She is so beautiful and well tempered.  (She was sitting on my side so she isn't in the pic).  

 My two sisters stayed with my Mom for the wedding last weekend so we had my sister Karol's hubby take a photo.  From the left it's Karol, me, Mom, and Kristi.  It was so nice sleeping in the same house!  Oh, how I love my sisters! (remember that from Little Women?) I must confess I am significantly fatter than this picture reveals.  I passed a few mirrors while in Washington and had to take a second look.  Chubs!  Oh well.  I shall not sweat it because I've weighed about the same for ten years and I do have less piggy eating sessions that I used to. Victory!

I've discovered something about knitting podcasts.  I like the knitters best who are closer to my age.  I like the way that they are pretty real and relaxed.  I am still thinking about doing a few podcasts but I know myself and my rambling ways so I shall have to work on extreme organization.  I want to avoid too many "umms"!  
Thank you for stopping in.  I have a few quiet days before Bill returns.  
I have some news that I find very exciting that will lend itself to a few more cute photos.  Stay tuned.  (Thank you for visiting, royal nice person!)

22 comments:

Elizabethd said...

You all look very happy and not at all fat.

elizabeth said...

fun post! I admit I don't really watch or listen to podcasts of other bloggers; but I do understand the relief of realizing that you have a friend that is close to one's own age; I have very few of them here where I live now. Your Mom is beautiful! I never thought of you as 'chubs' by the way, but as BEAUTIFUL too! Haircuts are so tricky, aren't they!? I wear my hair back a lot too, esp. when it is humid!

GretchenJoanna said...

Aren't you just the cutest bunch!! And the LOVE is shining all over the place.

I'm so excited for your up-and-coming grandchild!

Wood Fairy said...

How delightful your pictures of mum/sisters/you are! you are such a happy family and you all look so pretty. It would be fun to watch you doing a podcast. Changing hair is always fun, I think your short style is very easy care and tidy. How exciting having a baby about to join you all!

TexWisGirl said...

love the portrait of you ladies. :) '10 day sleepover' - awesome.

happywonderer.com said...

So many sweet times surrounding your mom's visit. Loved seeing sisters and mom together!

Julie said...

Beautiful photos of you & your family Pom Pom ... you all look just lovely ... you are soooo NOT fat at all !!! Loving your new mug, yes that would've had to come home with me too :-)

Henny Penny said...

Yes, your mom is beautiful. That's why there are so many beautiful children in the family! You have a lovely family!

Granny Marigold said...

Yes, your mom is lovely and you look so much like her! I think you resemble her more than your sisters do. What a cheery bunch you are.
I'm wearing my hair in a pony tail too these days. Too hot to have hair on my neck .

Nancy McCarroll said...

You and your pretty mom look so much like one another! You mentioned a pony tail, but I thought you had cut it short. Bet it is cute! I like your pink rose felted pin. I copied you and bought some, too.

ML Brinkley said...

You aren't fat. But you do have a lovely family and such lovely times!Thanks for sharing!

ann said...

I'd say that you have be been traveling the Front Range lately. You have such lovely photos with you and your mom and grands and daughters. Such wonderful memories. Your mom is lovely. You look like her.

Gumbo Lily said...

What beautiful women!! You all have "that smile."
Karen, I just have to tell you that I think you made some very fashionable choices in the top you are wearing (at the top) and the dress you are wearing at the bottom. I've been looking at clothing for those of us over 50 lately and you really look smashing in your duds.

So nice that you could spend some quality time with your mom. I'll bet she had fun!

Melanie said...

What wonderful family pics! What a precious family you have. I can sure see how much you enjoyed your Mom there with you. You certainly don't look fat in your photos. Sometimes we are our worst critic! LOL I also like your haircut. Perhaps when it grows out more you'll like it. I would love for my hair to look like that! Have a blessed day.

Farm Girl said...

I think your picture with your sisters and your mom is just priceless. I love that just joyful happy look on all of your faces. I would have that framed. I think you look so beautiful that is a great picture of you!
Don't you just love street tacos? My down fall for sure.
I would listen to a knitting podcast from you. Let me know if you do it.
I hope you have a lovely day.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Hi PomPom!!! Catching up!! School is in session now and life seems to be more organized and straight forward with a schedule!!! (I love schedules :)) Maybe I will be online regularly :) Love the pictures of you and your mom! You both have such beautiful hair!!! So special for you to have time with her. Love your new mug!!!

Happyone said...

How nice that you got to spend time with your mom and sisters. That is a blessing. : )
I have a few pieces of the Polish Pottery and love it.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your mom is so pretty. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and all the pictures are terrific. You made so many wonderful memories.

Have a great weekend.

Mary

Amy at love made my home said...

I watch a range of podcasts, but I totally get what you mean about the age thing. I think that the "older" podcasters - of which I suspect I am one! - are more relaxed somehow compared to some of the younger ones, I think that is just the thing of becoming more relaxed and comfortable in our own skin as we age isn't it. I hope that I am one of the ones you like, I cannot wait to see your episodes when you start!!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a beautiful post in so many ways, beautiful women, beautiful children, and the sweet lady who is writing it! I think we all have a few extra pounds, lol! Enjoyed all the pictures, and truly, your mom is a beautiful lady too, such joy can be seen in her eyes. Enjoy your weekend my friend, hugs to you!

Lisa Richards said...

The Polish Pottery Outlet..oh my gosh! I swoon at the thought of trying to DECIDE which one to buy!
So glad you had lots of great mama time, as well as all of those other delightful family folk!

Saleslady371 said...

Your mom is a cutie and I liked reading about your family fun. I would love to visit that Pottery store. The color in that pic is amazing. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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