Saturday, April 16, 2016

Monday's Musings


I spent a delightful time in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas of Virginia last week.  I went to see my cousins on my Mom's side of the family.  Mom and all of her siblings are now deceased so it is just their children left.  And, I saw one of my most favorite Aunts that was married to one of my Mom's brothers.

 My cousin, Micky and his sweet wife, Eileen (pictured above), were the most gracious host and hostess to me.  I used their home as my headquarters.  And, Mr. Carson (on the left) and Teddy (on the right) helped to make me feel welcome as well.  These cats are so pretty and it took them most of the week to figure out what this strange lady was doing in their territory. ~smile~
 I spent one day just hanging out with these two fun ladies.  This is my Aunt Mary and her daughter Lisa.  They are just too much fun and we hashed over a lot of sweet memories and made some new ones.

Two of my other cousins stopped by to visit and it was so good to catch up with them.  Phyllis, on the right with me, and I enjoyed a nice quiet dinner together.  I don't know the last time we had a visit like that.  She is such a sweetheart!

I spent a couple of the days just hanging out with my Aunt Wanda's boys and their wives.  She had 4 boys and I got to see and spend time with all but 1 of them.  Three of the boys live in the area and the other in Alabama.  Can I just say that my Aunt Wanda had a crown of double jewels awaiting her when she entered heaven's gates.  These four boys were a force to be reckoned with for sure! ~wink~ But, she was so proud of "her boys."

As we know, when the parents are both gone then it falls on the siblings and cousins to stay in touch.  It isn't always easy or convenient but if it's important enough to you, then you can generally "make it happen."  I'm so glad that I had this special time with these.
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Talk about cuteness!  Here my girlies are all dressed to match.  Their Mom works hard to find matching outfits and accessories.  It's the Southern way and they make my heart smile for sure!

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And, this big boy is getting closer and closer to figuring out how to crawl.  Look at the rolls on those chubby arms.  A bundle of love for sure! He has no idea what a miracle he is but one day we'll have the privilege of telling him.
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And, I leave you with this........ 


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

6 comments:

  1. Lea,

    Looks like you had a nice time catching up with family. Your Aunt Mary looks precious, so do your grandchildren.

    Have a great week,
    ~Kiki~

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  2. Sure sounds like a wonderful time catching up with all of your cousins. Glad you were able to join them all. Your little "girlies" are just adorable, and the baby is getting sooo big. Time does go fast doesn't it? Have a good week Lea!

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  3. I think your right about making time to keep connected, its important. Looks like you had a great time, and lots of wonderful memories were made. Your grands sure are getting big, love the matching outfits, it is the "southern way" Enjoy your week.

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  4. I think your right about making time to keep connected, its important. Looks like you had a great time, and lots of wonderful memories were made. Your grands sure are getting big, love the matching outfits, it is the "southern way" Enjoy your week.

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  5. What a fun trip! I absolutely love Williamsburg and may I say that your grey shrug/cardigan is gorgeous!

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