Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Favorite Faces

Hello!  I've missed the bloggy world while I was away having all kinds of granny fun.  Now I am home, unpacked, and ready to recount my wonderful time with our oldest son and their two youngest cherubs!

Aria loves to have her picture taken, so after we did a little shopping, we snapped away!

While I was in Ft. Collins our Jenny (on the right) took her girls to the zoo!  One of her best buddies met her there.  Aw!  Cutie pies!

I'm sorry that my photos are out of order.  Please bear with me!  I did not become best friends with Brad and April's chickens.  I like their eggs (yum) but I did not like the chicken poop.  
Aw!  Busy little Plum likes ladybugs!
My precious bloggy friend Nana Go-Go sent me two sheep notebooks!  Isn't she the sweetest?  She knows how I love sheep.  Thank you, sweet Scottish buddy!
While I was in Ft. Collins, Kelli's family was at the California beach!  Doesn't it look like a lot of fun?

This is the cute little breakfast nook where Aria and Atticus ate their meals.  Granny did lots of "lunches out" and they liked that!

We found some awesome ruby slippers!
It was SO lovely to be with Brad, our first born son.  He's a busy pastor of a little church and I'm so PROUD of him.  I so enjoy his company!

Back to the California vacationers!  The were with some of their best friends!  Boys!

Sam and Plum liked the zoo in Denver! The bears! (Hopping around again, sorry!)
Aw!  Gus!  (that's what we like to call Atticus!)

One mishap!  The sink became clogged.  I did put some peels down the disposal.  A nice plumber saved the day!
We went to the Happy Lucky tea shop!  Brad LOVES tea!

And back at home, there was sunshine!  James is on the move!  SMILE!

Brad and I enjoyed several tea ceremonies.  It was intimate and highly connecting.  I love our boy!
The chickens produced a tiny egg.  Can any of my chicken friends tell me why?
We went to church twice.  The people there are so kind, so warm.
More fast food.  I'm thankful that sweet April isn't picky about this kind of spoiling. She approves!
Sunday afternoon nap after church and before Brad's bagpipe band practice.  My friend Gretchen's husband's funeral was the day before and Brad played Amazing Grace for him, out in the backyard with the chickens.  I put it on Gretchen's Facebook page.  I wept as Brad played.
Old Puglsey and I had some nice snuggles.  He's a funny old pug.
It's so easy to take two little sweeties out to eat.  

I am so thankful that April invited me to stay with Brad and the littles while she went to Washington, DC and New Jersey with her parents, taking the two older kids along.  They celebrated her granny's 90th birthday.  I liked being at their house, marveling at April's homekeeping skills, her tidy cupboards, her motivation charts for the kids (chores).  I am so thankful for her, so thankful.  It was a precious time for me to have long evening conversations with our son, to hear his dear heart in his voice, his desire to pray, love, and serve the people God has placed in his care.  A mama cherishes opportunities to spoil and admire her children.  I count the week I spent with him as one of the best time periods I've experienced so far.  Yay!
I missed Bill LIKE CRAZY.  I'm happy to be home to eat pizza with him this evening!
I read blogs while I was away, just no comments because I'm slow with the iPad.  I'm excited to greet you now!
Thank you for coming by and reading about my happy business!  (SMOOCH!)


Angela said...

Such lovely family photos! And isn't Nana GoGo one very gifted [and generous] lady?

Easter blessings, dear friend x

TexWisGirl said...

i do believe you thoroughly enjoyed your time with them - and they with you. :)

Farm Girl said...

What lovely pictures and I love all of their sweet faces. I bet you had such a wonderful time. You don't like the mess from chickens? I think the small egg, is from a hen who has just started laying or from a hen who has decided she isn't into this egg business. Since it is early in the spring, someone just started laying eggs. :) It is a lovely dark egg.
I bet you are so glad to be at home.
I am glad you are home too, you were missed.

Kit said...

What great photos! I love seeing all the fun you have with your family. So glad to have you back. Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs, Kit

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a precious time you had. Those red ruby slippers are just perfect for a lovely little girl!

Nana Go-Go said...

Soooooo glad to see your beautiful face! You had a whale of a time and I know what you mean about spending time with the first born. Mine will be 33 years old tomorrow and one year married in a couple of weeks. How time flies! What a lovely refreshing post this was. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow because I don't have to work again until next Tuesday! I hope I have a lovely smiley face like yours all weekend!! Tons of love. xxx

Julia said...

Welcome Home pom Pom. You've been missed.
I can tell your cup is overflowing with blessings and your heart is filled with gratitude. Your little granddaughter is quite the diva isn't she!

It's so nice spending quality time with love ones that you don't see often. Such pretty smily faces.
How fortunate to have a son who is so keen to serve God.

Happy April.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

First of all, I love rock & roll Atticus! And of course I love all your family pictures. I bet April is happy to have you for a MIL! And i bet Bill is happy to have you home!


Kezzie said...

You had a great time! How nice to spend that time with Brad,lovely to be proud of your children. Such enchanting photos of the grandchildren, you know James is my ultimate favourite though little Aria is adorable!x

Anonymous said...

So many sweet faces and fun experiences you and your family got to enjoy. A very Happy Easter to you and yours!

Debi said...

Such a wonderful time you had! I love the ruby slippers!

Granny Marigold said...

Glad to see you're back and had a great time! Happy Easter!!

ann said...

You had a most marvelous week. Such sweet kids and an awesome son. Those moments are cherish memories. Now back to reality, huh? Happy Easter.

Betty said...

I really enjoyed your post today, have missed your happy chirping. All the family look so happy - it's a lovely picture of you also. How sweet the little egg is, just imagine a chicken laying it and looking at all the others and thinking, 'hmm, must do better'! I don't like the mess they make but would love to have some - friends who do seem to favour woodchip on the floor to collect the poo.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

A whole lot of Nana-Fun was had. :-)
And memories made, by all.

How sweet, that the little lady likes to pose.

And oh, oh, oh! I want Ruby Slippers too!


Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Easter! xx

Happyone said...

What a great family pictures. Looks like a great time.
Those are some snazzy shoes.
Thank you for prayers for my mom. She had a good day today. : )

April said...

I'm glad they got to have that time with you. Thank you!

Maggie said...

What a wonderful time you had with your son and his littlies, I'm not surprised that you wanted to capture every moment with your camera. Such fun to share it with you here!

Attic Clutter said...

oh sweet faces for sure.
Happy Easter to you the background !!

Sara Lorayne said...

Hi Pom Pom - I love your smiling face at the top of this post! And I am so happy to see you got in some California beach time! You have such beautiful grandchildren. I hope you all have a beautiful, blessed and happy Easter. Lots of love from Southern California!

Lisa Richards said...

So much grannying news! You had a blast and so did they! It is a joy to visit heart to heart with those grown up boys, isn't it? (Girls, too!)
I see someone beat me to the egg question. ;)
Love the sheep notebook. Makes me want to draw something!
James is growing so fast!
It was so sweet for Brad to think to play Amazing Grace for Mr. Glad's funeral. I'd love to hear it.
Glad you're safely back home. Happy Easter!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

What fun you had with your grands. Love their smiling photos and Aria modelling her dresses. Baby James is growing so fast.
Hope you are enjoying some Easter eggs and bunnies.


Fat Dormouse said...

As usual your love and zest for life comes flooding out of your posts! In line dancing I am learning a dance called "Live, laugh, love" - I think that sums you up perfectly! You always seem to find the joy in everything you do. Thank you.

Wishing you and all you love a blessed and joyous Easter.

M.K. said...

What a busy granny you have been! I love reading about your family, but esp. about the relationships and the love and patience and GIVING. So wonderful. You are a blessing to all of them. All your grands seem to resemble each other, IMO. They have a certain look, even among cousins. Isn't family nice?

Brad M said...

It was such a blessed time! Thank you for coming and visiting us sweet Granny! It was filled with wonderful life, love and fun!

Heather LeFebvre said...

Wow what a special opportunity! Must have forgotten that your son is a pastor! That's wonderful! That tea shop looks amazing! Would have liked to go there too!!! I'm sure your son also loved spending some time with you. I know my husband would love that opportunity if it worked for his mom to come.

magsmcc said...

Beautiful faces = beautiful hearts. Some day I'm going to get off a plane and see at least one of those beautiful faces!