Monday, January 16, 2017

A Surprise Gift - A Trip!

 Hello Sunflower Face!  I'm posting again because I'm going to California with Kelli and Jenny tomorrow.  They cooked up a surprise Mama/daughter trip to Disneyland - just the three of us.  They wanted to scoop me from home and head straight to the airport, keeping me completely in the dark, but when I started planning to travel to Washington to see my mom and sibs, they had to begin parceling out information.  So here in Denver it's a snowy day while we all pack and anticipate a warmer clime.  It's 60 ish in Southern California.  Woo hoo!  I'm excited.  We'll be back on Friday. The dads and Grampy are handling all of the parenting, holding down the forts. So kind. 

Today we went to the grocery store and I spied this lovely pile of artichokes.  God makes VERY cool stuff, don't you think so?
 My sister wanted to see a full-on James smile and he delivered.  Handsome! 
 And Noah Joe is very generous with his sweet grins!  
 And here we have Mr. Nap-a-saurus.  Have lap/will nap.  That's his motto.  
 On Saturday I had a wee nap and Bill snapped this picture of Timothy.  He really was born in Texas and he likes to be warm.  
 Here's Jenny's tough cat George.  I appreciate Jenny sending me photos of him.  He's so gorgeous.  
 The snow piled up this morning as I was ironing.  I like the screen as a filter.  
 And here is me peeking at YOU, smiling at you and liking you.  Thank you for your sweet comments and your attentive blog reading.  
 Silver Paws must know you like him. 
 I couldn't leave the grocery store without clicking a few flowers for you.  My oh my, the tulips are gorgeous!
 And the green and yellow contrast of the dafs.  WOW!  Spring is far far away in this neck of the woods, but I think it's pretty important to feast our eyes on spring's wardrobe whenever we can. 


I'll take many photos at Disneyland.  I do love the ambiance there, the architecture and the cheerfulness.  The last time we went it was spring break and there were one million strollers to dodge.  This time it should be a little less crowded. We figure we can saunter around, look at pretty sights, ride some of the slower rides as well as the speedy ones (my favorite is Splash Mountain).  It will be a fun break for the mommy girls and a lovely feast of sweet company for this mama.  
Thank you very much for your kind visit.

34 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

Wow, PomPom! You are getting around. Great wintertime mood-elevation activities. I hope your Disneyland weather is perfect. XO

Lynn said...

Have fun ☺

Come Away With Me said...

Looking forward to your photos. It's been several years since my last photo walk there. Enjoy your visit!

Come Away With Me said...

Not sure if my comment came through - but I want to wish you all a wonderful visit and I'm really looking forward to your photos! It's been a few years since my last photo walk there and I kinda miss it, just a little.

Cat Lover said...

Oh my goodness, have a wonderful time. Love the photos of the boys, Timothy too!
Take care and have fun!

Gumbo Lily said...

Have a blast with your sweet girls!
George the Cat does look like a tough cat, although beautiful. Tim is just a cuddly-cat. Your baby-blues are stunning! Wishing you fun and loving times.

Granny Marigold said...

Oh what a wonderful time you will have with your girls!! The warmer weather will also be a lovely break in winter. Blessings as you have a great week!!!

Elizabethd said...

Have a wonderful time with your girls!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

God speed; be safe!

happyone said...

How exciting. Have a wonderful time.

Farm Girl said...

Have fun!!! I hope the weather is perfect. I love all of your happy pictures. How nice for all of the men to hold down the fort. I am sure that you girls will have such a great time. I will be praying for you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how fun for you. Wish you were going to be here longer so we could get together and met. I only live 10 minutes from Disneyland. Be sure to bring warm clothes as it does get down in the 40's at night.

Have a wonderful time at Disneyland and enjoy the light parade.

Kitties and babies are so cute.

Hugs,
Mary

Kit said...

OMG!! I can't believe it! A trip to Disneyland. I am finalizing my own trip right now. Hubby and I leave on Sunday for the land of all things Disney on Sunday. I can't wait! Have a wonderful time and don't forget to eat a Dole Whip! And you will get to see the Electric Light Parades reappearance. Like you said, it is so much more than rides, it is the whole feeling of the park. Enjoy! Kit

NanaDiana said...

GREAT picture of YOU and of all the BABIES and KITTIES, too. I love your haircut...wish I could wear mine short like that.
Have fun with your daughters at Disneyland. What a fun surprise for you. It will be good to be somewhere warm, won't it?
Stay safe and have a wonderful week- xo Diana

Julia said...

I always love your colorful pictures and those sweet little boys. Too cute. Have a great time and take it all in.
Hugs,
Julia

Julie said...

Have a wonderful trip dear Pom Pom ... look forward to seeing your photos. Timothy gets more gorgeous every time you show us a pic of him. x x x

Deb said...

Cute pictures. Enjoy your trip to sunny Southern California!

Debi said...

Beautiful photos of your precious little boys... they are so handsome! Enjoy your time in California!

Debbie Harris said...

Your daughters certainly know how to love on their mother♡
Have a wonderful, wonderful time together!
I loved that photo of you!
George is one handsome boy in deed.
Thank you for the photo shots of those gorgeous flowers. I saw them in our grocery store today and nearly bought some tulips as they are my favorite flower. Maybe next time. :)

Safe travels~~

Wood Fairy said...

have lots of fun, what a fantastic surprise! Lovely that you have a big family that step in and hold the fort :) I have snow envy, ours only lasted a day. Jenny's cat looks like a boxer, very strong. Betty

Nancy McCarroll said...

So happy for you that you get to makebabttip to Disneyland with your girls! Warm westherbandbflowers!

The little boys are darling showing off their smiles. They hav grown so much!

Henny Penny said...

What sweet daughters you have. Hope you enjoy every minute. The picture of you and Timothy napping is sooooo cute! Enjoyed all the beautiful flowers! Thank you!

Kim said...

Me thinks God makes the coolest stuff! Such an overdose (a good thing) of prettiness in this post, sweet Pom Pom!! How exciting, a trip to Disneyland. I can just imagine what gorgeousness you will capture with your camera. Have the bestest time!!

Melanie said...

How exciting for you! I remember on my 60th birthday, my daughter flew in from Oklahoma and we went to Disneyworld for 4 days. It was so much fun, just the two of us. I hope your time there is magical! Meanwhile we have cute photos of little ones and kitties to entertain us until you return!

Attic Clutter said...


OH fun Pom..

hope it is wonderful there and thanks on my V Dolly..
:)
hugs,Patty

elizabeth said...

wow!! have a great time!! how special!!! love the pictures!

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you have a wonderful time!! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back! Happy Travels!

Kezzie said...

Have a super time! I hope you enjoy it and have a great time there!
Timothy is JUST darling as is James!!!

M.K. said...

I bet in January you will be quite safe from huge crowds, and since you're used to cold weather, the 60 degrees won't feel chilly to you. But Splash Mtn. might be a bit cold if you get wet! Have loads of fun!!!

Marcie said...

I hope you had a WONDERFUL adventure! What fun!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Woohoo, so happy for you! Such fun in the middle of the winter to go someplace warm, and especially with your two girls, that is just awesome! Loved all the spring-y pictures, it is indeed a feast for the eyes :) Mr. Timothy is going to miss you and his lap-naps! Have a blessed and wonderful time my friend, will look forward to hearing about your trip when you get back!

Lisa Richards said...

That's so funny that the girls had to stop you from taking off to Washington before they could whisk you off to Disneyland! Love the photo of Tim under the quilt. Ha! Enjoy all your traveling and visiting with family. Thanks for the color, cheer and baby smiles!

Danette Bartelmay said...

Disneyland?!! How WONDERFUL!!!
Are you back home now?
I hope you had {or are having} the time of your lives!!!
And those precious grandbabies... and sweet, sweet kitties of yours!!! :-)))
Love, love, love,
Danette

Heather LeFebvre said...

I've decided that pets must be for cuddling when the kids get too big to want to snuggle much.....7 is too old for the youngest child around here!!! Presently I'm just admiring everyone else's snuggle pets. :)

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