Monday, April 12, 2010

Momentous Monday~~~Happy Birthday Cecily~~~Six Word Saturday~~~


I posted this on Saturday for "Six Word Saturday", but I also thought it would make a good "Momentous Monday" post, so I am linking it up to tell about some special times with our grandkids from last week. Tiffany over at A Moment Cherished blog would love for you to think back to the previous week and tell us of some momentous moments that you experienced.
So if you would like to participate, just click on the button and find out more about it and she will link you to others who will be sharing their cherished moments.

First of all I want to wish sweet Cecily Kate, a very Happy Birthday today (Saturday). She is now 14 years old!!! She came to grandma's house on Thursday, along with her sister Abigail and two of her little brothers, Silas and Jonas. They spent the night, and so did their cousin Bailey Elisabeth.

Cecily Kate

Bailey Elisabeth

Abigail Grace

Silas John


Jonas Quinn


The girls and I had fun shopping, and Grandpa had fun with the boys and he took them to tour the Fire Station, where they met the Fire Chief and got to sit in the Fire Trucks. They thought that was really cool.

These kids are a joy to be around. The older ones helped out with the little guys, and we all had a great time together. Thursday night we took them out for Pizza and then to the park to use up some of their energy. And then we came home for movies, Guitar Hero, yo-yo fun, craziness... and eventually a sleepover.

Friday we had a family party planned and so while Grandpa had Bailey and the boys fishing...the two other girls and I decided to make a visit to Starbucks, do a little shopping and go to see "Last Song", so we picked up Bailey from the fishing pond and she went with us. The movie was good and we all enjoyed it. Then we girls came home and started fixing the food for our birthday party.

The three granddaughters were such a help and a blessing to me. They all chipped in and helped prepare the food and set the tables. And they were willing to do anything I needed done.

A good time was had by all. Our party started at 6PM and the last of them left around 11PM. We were missing a couple of grandsons and a son-in-law, but one of the younger granddaughters brought a friend, so we had 16 all together, and the sounds of laughter filled the house. What a wonderful blessing it is to have all of our grandkids close by. I know that isn't the case in some people's lives.

As I get older I appreciate even more, all of the blessings God has given us through our three wonderful daughters. These girls have given us a total of 14 grandchildren. Although 3 of the grandchildren reside in heaven now we never forget them, and always thank God for giving these 3 precious blessings to us. We know that we will see them again someday when we join them in heaven.

In this crazy world people sometimes complain about teenagers and youth and say how disrespectful they are...or that they just don't care about anyone but themselves. They say they don't listen to their parents and grandparents. Well I would just like to say I am so very thankful for our grandkids who all care about each other, and their parents, and yes...even their aging grandparents, and who like to spend time with us. Yes,... "we're thankful for grandkids that care"! These are my six words for Saturday.

Pictures from some past happy times with our grandkids:

Branson Trip

Family Wedding in Nebraska

Recent trip to the zoo

If you would like to join in Six Word's Saturday (a little late) just click on the button and link your post.

Or link up with Tiffany below for Momentous Monday.



SparkleFarkel said...

Happy Birthday, dear Cecily! (We share a birthday day, with the exception that I am older than dirt. LOL!) Have a wonderful celebration of YOU, and many, many more!

Unknown said...

Happy Bday to Cecily! How wonderful for you to spend time with your grankids. What a joy that is!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday to Cecily !! I have had lots of birthdays the past 2 wks. Glad you get to spend time with your Grandkids.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Enjoy the time that birthdays are celebrated in years and not decades! Thanks for popping by to my blog. Yes spent all day rewriting, I mean how hard is it to understand a story where film characters are really in your life! My six-word Saturday

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful post and photos. Your grandchildren are blessed with you as a grandma!

Just a reminder that Momentous Monday starts tomorrow on my blog! Join up if you would like to!

Adrienne said...

awwe this is a sweet post Happy birthday Cecily and your grand kiddos look like a great bunch happy weekend =)

Jeanie said...

What a nice post and what nice grandkids you have. Happy birthday to Cecily. Thank you for your prayers for little Addison.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

So nice to have family you can really appreciate! They sound like a great bunch of kids.

Lucky you! :)

Gamma Sharon said...

Grandkids are wonderful and you are truly blessed. I have one in heaven as well. Her name is Achaela and she will always be in my heart.
Thank you for stoping by my blog. I did a writer workshop a week or so ago and it was a letter from my mom who passed in 1999. Just thought you might like to read it.
here is the link:
God's blessings, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Your family is beautiful! Your blog is very pretty, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words. :)

Rachel @ Finding Joy said...

Happy Birthday to Cecily!

I've enjoyed reading your blog posts and learning about your family. You are very blessed.

Have a wonderful day!

Jessica Kramasz said...

What a beautiful post. It sounds like you have wonderful grandchildren.

Tiffany said...

This worked beautifully as a Momentous Monday post. It's all about intentionally cherishing the everyday moments! Thank you for linking up with us!

Melissa said...

Beautiful family! I love big family gatherings.

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

How absolutely sweet! My parents live right next door, and my husband's parents are right up the road. I LOVE that my children get to spend so much time with their grandparents. Cherished moments, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for leaving the lovely comment on my blog and thank you blogging about your wonderful family. I also come from a big family and love every minute we get to spend together. There is always so much laughter and joy. Those moments are precious!

Have a blessed week,

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Unknown said...

And they all had a wonderful time! Thanks for being such a wonderful Grams (or mimi or Grandpa - ha!)

Love you so much.

Coleene VanTilburg said...

Hi Linda, Thank you for sharing precious moments with your grandkids. I am not a grandmother yet, and do not forsee that in the near future. My own parents are in Heaven too, so I am in limbo right now, but hoping God will bless me someday hopefully I will still be able to have a little energy left for the fun of having grandchildren. I hope you are also enjoying a nice spring. God's blessings, Coleene

Amy said...

God has indeed been good to you! But the thing I kept thinking as I read your post was what a blessing for your grandkids to have such a heritage of Grandparents who love God and are investing in them!