Sunday, March 27, 2011

On the road again

Our son and his family leave today. It has been a lot of fun seeing them, especially the grand kids. While their parents stayed busy cleaning the travel trailer, the kids and I had fun just doing nothing. It has been a good visit.


They have worked so hard on the trailer to get it in tip top shape. It has not been used in a while and it had become in pretty bad shape. He replaced the carpet, fixed the broken window pane, cleaned it and cleaned it some more. A little squirrel lived in it for a while. Acorns were every where.


Ali and their two dogs. Moose is the chocolate Lab and Daisy is the little dog. Ali bathed her dogs and one of my dogs, Hot Dog wasn't interested.

At first, it was an adjustment getting use to the noise level and getting use to how much my grand kids talk. Hubs and I lead a very simple and quite life. My grand kids love to talk. So you can imagine the level of chatter we encountered, but it was so worth it.



This is Ali below and she is such a sweet young lady. She is very kind and thoughtful and loves animals, but especially horses.




This is Bryan. He is so funny and a delight to be around. He is a very good young man. He is considerate of others, which I like a lot. He is petting Hot Dog and HD loves it.






This is our beautiful daughter in law, Cj. She is trying to do the dishes, but I keep bugging her with taking pictures of her. I love her because she is so passionate about her family, she is very hard working, she is a wonderful wife and mother.

Our youngest son came over to visit one afternoon and it was nice to have all of our family together. My sister never made it because she was still sick. After being around them, I feel so outdated. Our life has settled down to a nice pace while theirs is still at full speed. I am OK with feeling this way. Just something I noticed about ourselves. I don't miss that fast pace at all.


The grand kids did great at finding stuff to entertain themselves. They couldn't believe we had a PlayStation and some of their favorite games. That was nice for them to have it to play with. We rode on the Rhino a few times. I taught our grandson how to drive it. He was elated to learn as he is fifeteen and will soon be getting his driver's license. He met my neighbor's son and they rode in our trails, fed their horses and played football.


I bought Ali some new ear rings and a couple of outfits for her American Girl doll. Ali wanted to learn how to sew. I taught her some hand stitches and promised her that we would learn more about sewing when she returns this summer. She liked the little bit of sewing she did and I look forward to teaching her how to sew.




21 comments:

Thom said...

How wonderful to enjoy your family like this. You know I wonder sometimes what it would be like to just slow down and not be in the fast pace of life. It would be wonderful but then I get to thinking would I be bored outta my mind? Wonderful post my friend.

Xmichra said...

I really love how you look at the kids and see their personalities. It's something that I am finding people miss (specifying how cute kids are, or chatty or energetic...) the actual point of these little people and who they are. I really admire that you looked beyond that which is childhood and saw the people they are underneith.

Sounds like a great visit Pam :)

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Pam,

I've missed you. You are very blessed with your wonderful family - but as I always say, we are a product of our environment. You are wonderful parents.

Have fun, enjoy every minute and you all are in my prayers.

Hugs,
Joyce

Sandee said...

I'm happy you had such a wonderful visit. Excellent. It's always good to see family.

Have a terrific, quiet afternoon. Big hug. :)

Just Be Real said...

I guess now it is a bitter sweet moment as everyone departs. So glad you enjoyed your time with your family Pam. Blessings.

Finding Pam said...

Thom, some where between a fast paced life and living in the country, we have learned to enjoy the simple things in life. I really appreciate our family so much more now that I can enjoy them and not worry about all of the house work and cooking.

I have missed you, my friend. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.



Xmichra, I believe that little people are born with their personalitites and our job as parents is to love and encourage them to be the best little people they can be. THeir parents are doing a great job in raising them.


Joyce, I have missed you, too. Our kids stayed eleven days and we were so busy that I didn't want to miss a minute of anything.

I don't know about being "wonderful parents" as you say, but I know for sure they kept us busy and on our toes. We are indeed blessed.


Sandee, we did have a good visit and I was happy and sad to see them go. I took a long nap this afternoon. They wore me out. Ha.

Finding Pam said...

JBR, I guess you slipped through while I was commenting. I am happy that they will return to visit us because they will live so much closer now in Alabama. I missed them before they really left this monring.

The Bear's Blog said...

Pam,

Good kids come from good parents. Need I say more? (o:

Blessings.

Rudee said...

What a lovely family you have there, Pam. I'm happy you had some time with them.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, thank you. All in all they are really the best and I enjoyed their visit.

DeEtta said...

You have a beautiful family. So happy you got to spend quality time with them. I could feel the love you have for your adorable grandkids. Ali is adorable and Bryan is a handsome young man.

Summer will be here before you know it and then the chatter begins again. I love that sound.

Akelamalu said...

It's great when you can all get together once in a while. I'm looking forward to June when my two boys and their families are coming with us to the seaside for a week, all of us staying a large rented house. Can't wait to get the grandkids on the beach every day - weather permitting of course. ;)

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, thank you for the nice comment about my grand kids. They are a blessing to us. I am so happy that they will be closer to us even though it will still be a day's drive to see them.


Akelamula, that sounds lovely to all get together at the beach. I know you will enjoy them a lot.

crochet lady said...

Time with family is always the best! Thanks for sharing your time with yours.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

You have a beautiful family filled with love... can't ask for more than that. A lovely post Pam... I enjoyed meeting everyone!

Travis Cody said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit!

mielikki said...

sounds like you had a fantastic visit with them, I am so glad. Nothing beats family....

Ferd said...

What a beautiful family!
You are blessed!
:-)

sarah said...

oh Pam...I'm so glad you got to enjoy your son and his family and those talkative grandkids who by the way are beautiful.....Hugs to you.....

Debra said...

What a beautiful family! Those grandchildren are so cute. I know what you mean about the house being so quiet and suddenly it takes on a new level of energy when the grands visit. And yes, so worth it!

Just Be Real said...

Dropping by to give you a hug and thank you for your prayer. Blessings.