Monday, August 1, 2016

Catching UP.............




Okay, now where do I begin?  So much has gone on the past 2-3 weeks that I'll have to sort through it as I share it with you.  
On July 16th some of our dear friends daughter was married at Mt. Magazine in Paris, Arkansas.
 Carolyn and Dick were our backdoor neighbors for many years and we had so much fun raising our children together.  After they moved from our neighborhood they had a daughter to go with their 2 sons.  When Shannen was just a little girl they moved to Arkansas and we haven't gotten  to see them as often as we would like to over the past 25 years, but the bond of friendship remains.

Shannen married a young man from Paris, France that she met while she in college.  About 33 members of his family all flew over for the wedding and there was a interrupter that translated the ceremony for them.  It was most unique and we enjoyed sharing in this special time.
Two days after we got home from the wedding our daughter arrived with our 2 grandsons in tow.  Thankfully, her neighbors 15 year old granddaughter came with her and was a big help to her as they traveled.(our SIL had to stay behind and work) ~work can often interfere with fun~   It is about an 8 hour trip but with a baby, it is closer to 9 or 10.  Bridget is such a trooper and just takes it all in stride.

Poppa and Coleman would go out on the patio every morning and swing for a while and it usually resulted in Coleman falling asleep.  He is still so cuddly even though he was 11 months old yesterday.
The cousins had fun swimming and playing together while they were here.  It's really neat that the oldest are a year apart and the youngest are 6 months apart.  In another year or two the little ones will enjoy each other.  It was a memory making time.

And, I must throw this one in..............the girls and I went shopping one day while Bridget was here.  It began to rain while we were in a store and nary a one of us had an umbrella.  So, being the good Mom that I am, I put a bag over my head, took off and picked the girls up at the door.  My lovely daughter snapped this as I was braving the elements to come and get them. ~what a Mother will do for her kiddos~ 
Two days after Bridget and the boys left  Hubby's sister and her husband came for a visit. 

They are so special to us and we enjoy them very much.  And, they were here to share in my 64th birthday this past Friday. We all enjoy a lot of the same things so we never lack for something to do but we also enjoy just being together and visiting.  It was a fun time!
So, that's what I've been up to in a "nutshell."  I don't think we have anything on the docket for this week, so we'll settle back in to our daily routine and enjoy the memories of these past days. 

May you have a most wonderful new week!

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!

9 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Lea...wishes for many more, friend. Enjoyed your post and the photos. smiles

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  2. Goodness you have been busy! All soo good! My daughter arrives Friday with her 3 in tow. Her hubby arrives later in the week. Soo glad she feels brave enough to fly with three REALLY little ones, because I don't think I would, lol. But like your daughter they just take in stride like you said. Work is always an issue with her hubby. Have a good week!

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  3. Sounds like you have been really busy with family and friends, it kind of makes time fly doesn't it. Lots of memories made.

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  4. I enjoyed all your pictures and the catching up. Your daughter is so pretty.

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  5. Wishing you a belated 64th birthday, Lea.

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  6. Hey! Happy Birthday! Summer is for being busy, don'tcha think?! I'm constantly 'catching up' but that's a good thing, it means we're living life! :)

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  7. OH! CiCi I am having so much fun this morning finally getting to visit my friends here in bogland, I so enjoyed you sharing your memories! I was smiling so much of the photo of you running to get the car, as I have done this many times, yes we mothers are troopers, as your daughters will one day be doing the same!~smile~
    Congratulations to the happy couple, I enjoyed your thoughts on friendships I have always measured my true friendships this way, that if I don't see or hear from them for a while, that when I do we just pick up right where we left off, it seems you and Carolyn have done that!
    Happy Birthday dear Friend!
    Thank you for your kind words and prayers,
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  8. Did you say 64th? I'll have what you're having! I wish you great health and much happiness this year.

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  9. Happy belated birthday, Lea!!! Lovely family and memories shared here. Loving the pic of your walk to get the car during a downpour. So cute :)

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