Friday, July 14, 2017

Family


I'll be back in "real time" on Sunday!  If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that my daughter and grandchildren have been here from New England (Dad stayed behind to work).  This visit was very last minute.

Stephanie had been wanting to fly us out to their house but I wasn't quite up to it this time.  I received a message on either Monday or Tuesday, asking me what I thought of her driving out with the kids to arrive on Thursday.  Of course, I'd love to see them... once I got over her driving a thousand miles without anyone to help.  Although Elisabeth is a great navigator.

We decided to keep their arrival a secret from Christopher's family.  I don't think I've written that he took a job in another town so they are a little over an hour away now.  Piper's first birthday party was scheduled for Saturday so Stephanie, the kids, and Granddad all traveled to the town where they now live and surprised them at the party.  They took a video of when they walked through the front door.  It was worth the trip.

Yes, I stayed at home.  I knew if I went they would all have to return soon since I get fatigued easily.  However, Piper and her mommy were in town on Monday for a well baby checkup and all the girls went out to lunch together.  It was a lot of fun and Grammie did get her Piper fix.

We had a wonderful visit.  It is always shocking to see how big the grandchildren are getting when we see them once a year.  My Hobbit, David, is now TALL!  How did that happen?  He will always be my Hobbit, though.

I love the photo Stephanie took when we were all at lunch at an Irish restaurant near campus, the day before they left for home.  That's me under the Guinness sign, beside Faith.  ;)

I'll be back on Sunday!

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9 comments:

Cheryl said...

I was hoping that it was family time that was going to be keeping you away for a time . . . and it was!! What a blessing to have times of delight spent together with your dear ones! Happy birthday to Piper!

Mrs.T said...

What a fun time and what a wonderful surprise for Christopher and family! So happy you could spend the time together.

Deanna Rabe said...

So fun! Filled up your mom/Grammy tank for sure!

Anonymous said...

So glad you had this family time. What a wonderful surprise for Piper's birthday! Blessings, Sharon D.

Kathy said...

What great memories!! So glad you had some family time.

Vee said...

Stephanie has such a beautiful family. You're right! Everyone is growing up so fast. It is wonderful that your daughter was able to make the trip. I am sure that the kids were a big help to her. Wonderful family photo with you ( under the Guiness sign ) and Mr. Coffee. You know it cracks me up to call him that!

Anonymous said...

So glad you got to see most everyone!!
Elizabeth in WA

rebecca said...

Nothing like time with family! So glad it happened for you (we've just come away from a brief time together ourselves.....).

Heather LeFebvre said...

I love the picture!!! I'm so glad you all got this time together. Did I tell you Rachel is hoping to come attend university by you? Got to get the application filled out....