Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Family Fun Recap



It's good to be back into "blogland" after making a whole bunch of family memories these past days.  Our daughter and Grandsons arrived on the 20th and stayed until the 28th.  That is the longest they have ever stayed, so we had lots of time to make memories.  Get ready for picture overload! You have been warned!

Last weekend one of Bridget's college friends was hosting an Open House for her Tiny House that she and her family had just moved into.  A little history.....Chamie and her husband decided to sell their 2500+ square foot house and build a 360 square foot house for them and their 3 children.  AND, that's just what they did.  Basically, they have future plans that they want to save big time for and they knew that doing this would cut their housing cost to the bare minimum and give them more to save.  Bridget was so excited that the open house was while she was here.  So, we all loaded up and off we went.  I have always been so intrigued  by the tiny house concept and, while it is definitely NOT for me, I have to admire the folks that can do this and say it works for them.  I have watched Tiny Houses on HGTV but let me tell you, there's nothing like seeing and touring one in person!  And, also,  let me tell you everything has a place and everything MUST be in it's place!  Chamie has the cutest blog and if you would like to pay her a visit, you will so enjoy it.  It's called The Tiny Truth and she blogged about their entire journey to their Tiny House.


We played with Snap Chat and these were two of the cutest creations I've ever seen done.  Coleman's picture could definitely win a contest I do believe!

And, we bought and played Speak Out one evening and couldn't play for laughing our fool heads off. If you are looking for a fun game then Speak Out is for you!


To say that Coleman is a busy boy would be an understatement!  He is non-stop unless he is asleep!  Our other 3 Grans did not hold a candle to him in their busyness.  But, need I say, his cuteness makes it a little more bearable!


Pretty much Clancy wanted to fish all the time.  But, his Poppa obliged  him only in the very early morning or the late, late evenings.  Fishing is not an option in the heat of the day, not even for a spunky 8 year old.


There was lots of noise, fun cousin time, karaoke time, piggy back riding and stuff strowed from a to izzard (as my Grandmother use to say).


All 4 of the Grans love the water so we spent a fun time at the swimming pool.  It wore the little ones out but the big ones stayed on since Poppa was willing to stay with them.  


We all put on our Sunday best (Coleman did get dressed after this picture) and went to church. While we were in worship service they asked the visitors to fill out a visitors card and Clancy would have nothing but to do just that.  I want you to see his card as it brought tears to my eyes.


Without any provocation he got to the prayer request part and look at what he put in the blanks (for my CiCi so she won't go blind).  Oh, my goodness, could that be any sweeter?  Bridget had shared with him about my eye situation and they had been praying that my eyes would heal without any further problems.  I'm telling you we should never underestimate the tenderness of a child's heart and the truths that they can grasp!

And, the week ended with my "big" birthday.  The children and Grans treated me to a celebration a couple of days early so that Bridget and the boys could share in the fun.


There's nothing like a celebration with little ones because they get beside themselves with excitement, even if the celebration isn't theirs.  ~So cute~


And, hats off to my daughter and DIL for doing a great job on my birthday gifts.

It was indeed a full to over flowing week and it may take me most of this week to recover. I am thankful for all my many blessings these past 65 years.  Here's to # 66!!!


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!

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  2. Oh my goodness! So many darling photos and sweet memories over that week time! I am so glad you could enjoy it all and you could celebrate your birthday while everyone was there! Have a happy Monday! xoxo ERIN

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  3. There are never too many pictures for me when sharing such a fun-filled time. In fact, I wanted to make some of them bigger so I could get a better look at those precious faces. You and T are so blessed, Lea. Thanks for sharing your special family with us.

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  4. Happy Birthday! Oh your grandson is the sweetest boy, that prayer request brought tears to my eyes. So blessed.

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  5. What a fun post:) I know that you enjoyed all of these wonderful times together and a happy birthday celebration! I will go look at the tiny house blog:) I built a little cottage out back to use as a pool/guest house! I love it, I couldn't live there but I love it! Have a blessed day dear friend! OH AND THAT LITTLE ONE'S PRAYER REQUEST, PRECIOUS!

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  6. How fun! Being around the grands is a perfect way to spend time! You are such a good sport to show us all how you look with the "mouthpiece" in...and still being able to look beautiful! Looks like you were getting ready for a dental procedure...lol! And that prayer request just melted my heart...SO precious!

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  7. Lea,

    Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

    ~Kiki~

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  8. Oh I've enjoyed your summer fun and happy birthday . Love all the pictures abdcwhst sweet memories made ❤️ That note from Clancy melted my old heart .❤️❤️❤️ Good grief how precious . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  9. I love tiny houses but that's a lot of people living in theirs!! God bless them and I hope they are successful in saving money for a future home. Absolutely love Clancy's note for prayers. Lea, the pictures are all precious and looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

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  10. I can see how living in a tiny house could work out maybe for a single person or even a couple, but with children that would have to hard. I am anxious to pop over and see her story on all of this! It looks and sounds like you had such a good time! Those are always the best days in my opinion too. The prayer request was just precious. That would have just melted my heart. So glad you a wonderful celebration for your birthday, and wish you many, many more!

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  11. WHAT A FUN POST!! (although Snapchat looks kinda scary...) Loved so many aspects here: the tiny house, all the pictures (your eldest granddaughter is getting TALL), the game recommendation, AND the prayer request from Clancy. You really did have a wonderful birthday celebration. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  12. Just look at those smiles! You sure did it up right my friend and what memories you made for all! Happy Belated Birthday beautiful! Precious precious grans you have!

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  14. Such an enjoyable post!
    I laughed and laughed at those mouth photos, hilarious! :-)
    I will have to remember that game and add it to our game closet, always looking for fun.
    What a precious prayer request.
    Happy Birthday to you~

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  15. Such an enjoyable post!
    I laughed and laughed at those mouth photos, hilarious! :-)
    I will have to remember that game and add it to our game closet, always looking for fun.
    What a precious prayer request.
    Happy Birthday to you~

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  16. You and your clan are adorable!! My goodness what wonderful memories you are making!! I wish my kids had had that kind of 'growing up' with their grandparents. I just know they will treasure these times and remember them always. And that tiny house -- wow! I've watched that show too (I don't think I could do it as I'm a bit claustrophobic! But I admire those who can!

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  17. What a fun time, Lea! I loved seeing the cute pics of your family. What a great birthday week!!
    p.s. The prayer request was adorable!

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