Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Uh Huh, a Post at Last

Hey, everybody.  I've missed all of you.   We've had a busy time lately.  Shortly after the quilting retreat, my stepson and his family came.  They love being at the beach so they rented a condo over there and we just saw them frequently.   The girls (4 & 5 year olds) are growing like weeds. 
Fun with Uncle D and Buster last year
 Their older sister has just finished her freshman year at Iowa State.  Can't believe that kid is nearly 19 already.  It was a really nice visit. 

This was the first trip they've made where they drove from Iowa to Florida.  We knew they were in for a surprise and just about the first words out of Andy's mouth were that he had a whole new appreciation for all the trips his Dad and I have made to Iowa.  I think they've always just figured that since we were retired and "didn't have anything better to do" we could just drive up to Iowa.  Now, he knows its not quite so easy or so much fun.  

Andy helped his Dad with some tree trimming and cleaning which was a good thing.  I'm not fond of hubby being up on the roof these days. 
Up on the roof..........
I've been terribly remiss in that my camera has stayed in the bag way too much.

Anyway, after they left we spent time working around the yard and house and preparing to come to the North Georgia mountains for the summer.  Very shortly after we arrived, my stepdaughter flew down to spend a few days with us.  I think curiosity got the best of her in that she wanted to know what the area looked like, since we are looking at cabins up here. Her visit gave us our first opportunity to see the Atlanta airport from the land side instead of being a passenger on the way through.  It's a totally different experience.

Y'all take care.  


  1. Traveling is always easiest for the other guy. Ugh. My in-laws rarely drove to visit us, but we were always expected to pack up the kids and go to them. I gave up after years of doing that. It was exhausting. And not a lot of fun.

  2. have been busy!! I'm sure it was a good busyness when it involved those precious little girls...:) Hope you have a great weekend!!

  3. Thanks for the comment, visit and follow! As you may be able to tell, my wordy blog does take a bit of time and it's great when a new reader pops up!

    I think that you should mention safety to your husband!

    Cheers and welcome! Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Well here is another new reader! Looks like you enjoyed some good family time. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy summer.


  5. I sure can relate to the travels, it seems we are always on the road to Ohio from Fl. and it is a long road. I used to spend a lot of time in Moody Hollar in North Ga. Near Hiawassee ,always loved our mountain time. Have a beautiful summer. Hugs, Marie-Cocoa,Fl.

  6. I understand life getting in the way of blogging sometimes - but that's a good thing, and all of the activities in which you've participated are well worth the break. Enjoy your day! xo

  7. I'm behind on blogging too. Today, I'm taking a few minutes to do some commenting. Sounds like you enjoyed your family!