Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Month Since I Have Posted!!!

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Oh my...I don't really know why, but I haven't done a post on my blog for a month now!  I think this is the longest I have ever gone.  I seem to keep up with Facebook...but just haven't taken the time for blogging.  Do any of you ever go that long?

Our middle daughter Lynnette and her family moved three hours away, and we have gone up there twice to visit them.  And they were just here with us for a quick visit too.  :)

They have three children who have gone on to live with Jesus...so they made a visit to the local cemetery over the Memorial weekend.  And while they were here, we did family birthday celebrations that we had gotten behind on.

We did several from as far back as March, and through the first part of June.  So that was fun!  When we all get together we have lots of fun.

These two,...Brad and Lisa had birthdays...  They will celebrate 25 years of marriage this summer!

And so did Cecily!  She turned 17 in April!

And Abigail's is coming up in June on the 4th, so we did hers too.  This picture isn't really too current, and she is turning 20!!!!

We had a couple that didn't join us...but that happens sometime.

We had a good meal... and  then some delicious cakes that Lisa made...she also brought her homemade Bread and Butter Pickles!  YUMO!

One of the grandaughters...Julia... just graduated from the 8th grade...she's the one with the hat on, and Adelynn is her little sister, who will be going into the 8th grade in the fall.  Adelynn is playing softball again this year.  She enjoys it.  The grandkids are all growing up so quickly!  Julia made cheerleader for the 9th grade and she will soon be going off to cheer camp.

My little brother Dan just turned 60 this May.  We get to see him a week from today.  He doesn't let me take many pictures of him, so this one is nearly 5 years old.

Our oldest granddaughter, Bailey.... has just passed the one year mark of working at Kohl's.  She loves her job, and it's just down the street, so it is really an easy drive to work!  She does a good job, and is so warm and friendly to her customers as she checks them out at the register.  I am proud of her  :) 

Caleb is in the yellow, and his older brother Will is in the purple.  This is a few years back when we took them to Branson with us.  Grandma needs to take some current pictures!  Caleb works at Sonic as a cook, and since he had to work he didn't make it to the party.  Will has been out applying for jobs too and had an interview last week.  Grandma will be praying for just the right one to work out for him.  Grandma sure loves these boys  :)

This family from Arizona is here visiting right now.   Meet...Jason and Julie and their son Ethan!  We love them like family!  :)  Julie's mom, Toni is here too, and she is my very good friend.  (I don't have a picture handy of Toni Kay...but take my word for it...she is my VERY SPECIAL GIRLFRIEND!)  In fact she was the first friend I made when we moved to Kansas 34 years ago!

Oh, I found this picture of Julia when she cheered when she was in 7th grade.  She loves being a cheerleader!

Our youngest daughter Lonna got a new job!  She's a medical coding and billing specialist and supervisor.  We are proud of her and she will always be our baby girl!

But our grandson Harrison is really the baby in the family!  He will turn six in a couple of months.  Isn't he a cutie?  :)

I think I mentioned all of the grandkids except for Jonas and Silas...they are the two guys standing next to my husband John.  Both have had haircuts since this picture!  This picture was from last year.  They have grown a lot since then.

This last month I have been having allergy issues and doing a lot of sneezing and blowing my itchy nose like the girl in this picture!  And allergy headaches too, which have triggered some migraines.  Yikes!  But hopefully things will get better for me as it warms up this summer and the pollens die down a bit.  Today the wind is blowing like crazy!

Well that's some of what I have been up to since I have been absent from the blog world for a month.  What have all of you been doing?


Jeanie said...

I'm glad you got to have such a fun family get-together...they are always special, aren't they? May has been really busy for me with birthdays and graduations...the last graduation is tonight, and I leave for Hawaii on Thursday. Your pics are great. I especially like the group picture.

LC said...

What a tribe you have. Our youngest grand just turned three this month. It really tugs at your heartstrings when those grandbabies grow up so fast, doesn't it. Glad you have restarted posting!

aurie good said...

What a lovely update! I always enjoy hearing about your sweet family :)

Maryellen said...

Welcome back, glad to see you have been enjoying life and family.

What a terrific legacy all those grandchildren.

We've been well, Keeping busy with travel and family as well.

God Bless

BARBIE said...

How wonderful to be surrounded by so much family, and good looking people too! So many birthdays too! Blessings!

Janet Rose said...

I have missed your posts! So glad you have shared with us again! Keeping in touch like your family does is an art and a gift...enjoy these moments! Love and blessings!

Dana said...

I'm glad you're back! Have a great weekend. ☺

Kayleigh said...

You have a beautiful family, thanks for sharing them :)

Ruth Cox said...

Oh yes, I have gone long periods of time when blogging just isn't a top priority on my todo list. I so enjoyed meeting your family through the thoughts and photos you have shared!

Arianna said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your family is lovely :)

I understand about the allergies, I'm having the same issues. Those headaches are awful!

retired not tired said...

What a lovely family! Welcome back to blogging!

Mlissabeth said...

It is good to see you posting again. I hope you have some relief from those allergies soon.

Jess said...

Gosh you have a big family and its obvious how much you love them ~ welcome back to blogging x

McGuffy Ann said...

You have been "good busy". What a wonderful post! Hugs!

Johanna Bradley said...

Seems to me you don't really need to blog, Linda. You're happy and contented with your family. That's a good place to be. :)

Anonymous said...

Well you sure made up for lost time in this post! :D

ayjay said...

Sounds like a busy month! I usually don't go that long, but sometimes if I'm super busy I'll miss a couple weeks. It's ok - blogging is about doing what we can, but not over-do'ing it!
Happy 6WS!
AJ from Naturally Sweet

Suzy said...

What a lovely post and thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us. And welcome back to blogging.

soulbrush said...

What a fantastic post. happiness is family!

Anonymous said...

Lovely family ... time with them is a blessing! :-)

Deanna said...

Howdy Linda from the Flint Hills. I hope you are feeling so much better. April and May were trying with bronchitis then Family matters. The allergies haven't hit me hard yet....i hope they don't.

You have a sweet sweet family!

Sweet Blessings,

Kristin said...

Loved your post :) I wish I had time to blog more. If I could from my phone I would, but the app just doesn't work that great and so I always just share on FB. But I know I'll wish I'd kept up my blog for journaling and to look back on.