Thursday, February 28, 2013

Family Visits Rock!

My oldest son and his wife, despite the challenging weather we're having, made it in to visit this week, woo hoo!  Their drive was not a short one, and the Mrs. is expecting in May, so I was happy when they arrived.  I was also very happy that our power came back on just before they got here (we lost it for quite a few hours from the winter storm that passed through), so the house was nice and toasty when they got in.

We also had a snow day yesterday, and what better to do on a snow day, than go play in the snow!  Just like when my second oldest son came to visit, the kids went out to the backyard for some fun in the fluffy white stuff.

I took the youngest out first, and it wasn't long before big brother followed (while the rest of the house was content to see what they could see through the window of the warm house).

Big brother's more fun than mom.

Right away he started in with the 'cool' stuff, throwing snow, taking little man down the hill on his back:

There's a little one on his back, lol!

 Doing handstands and flips:



 Letting little man tackle him with brute force: ;)


And dancing... I think?  lol


Then his wife came out to watch for a little bit.  She's due in May and is having a wonderful pregnancy (and she looks cute too!).



 And then we headed back up to the house, but not before little man got one more 'sneak attack' in. :)


Having my son and his wife here is always a treat.  And this is the first time in a long time my oldest has had hair, lol!!  He has a new position in the military that allows him to grow it out, and after seeing him for so many years without any, it was a nice surprise.

I always count my blessings, but any time the kids are around, my cup runneth over.  :)

Happy Thursday!


78 comments:

Maria said...

what a fun day!! i love love love snow and it looks like you all had a blast. LOVE the photo of your son going down the hill. :)
and your daughter in law looks great! congratulations on your soon-to-be new addition! stay warm and have a wonderful thursday. <3
xoxo
maria

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh I'm so happy for you Rosey - it looks like such a fun visit!!!
What a handsome young man your son is!
Stay warm - we just got another snowfall too - but I keep telling myself it's almost over now............
XOX
Suzan

mail4rosey said...


Thanks, Maria. I cannot wait for the baby to get here, I'm getting more and more excited as it gets closer. :)

mail4rosey said...


Thanks, Suzan. And the snow IS almost over. Doesn't it seem like Feb. and March really try our patience w/this weather stuff. ;)

Thanks for posting my DREAM HOUSE yesterday. :) You found the absolute perfect home, I do believe.

Frances Kendrick said...

Visits from the family are precious times!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a sweet time together, and your oldest and youngest sons look like they are having an absolute blast together!

Are you sure your oldest son wasn't dancing to 'Kung Fu Fighting'? =D

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh, I am so happy for you that you got to spend some quality time with your family like that.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

How how fun for everyone! Love the pictures! I'm so glad your son and daughter-in-law got to visit and I'm grateful for your son's service!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

How sweet. Your post made me smile. I I bet they bring renewed energy to the house especially during the winter season. Glad you weren't without power for too long.

mail4rosey said...

They are, and fun too. :)

mail4rosey said...


He spent a decade in Kung Fu, he might well have been! ;)

mail4rosey said...


We've got 'em until Sunday. S'gonna be a happy week, I predict. ;)

mail4rosey said...


Thanks, Danni. We're really, really proud of him.

mail4rosey said...


They do bring a happy energy along. ;)

And you and me both about the power. 1st time since I got hubby a generator that we lost it...come to find out he doesn't know how to use it and we didn't have gas anyway. -_- Hopefully he'll brush up on the directions, or YouTube or something, it was cold in this house, lol

Sacramento Amate said...

How lovely. I can feel the happiness from here.
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Savard Studios said...

What an awesome family visit! And they got to play in the snow! A little snow obsessed since we don't get very much. Glad you had some quality time with the family.
Sandy
www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

Pat Hatt said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all. That is the only good thing about snow, days off and using it to attack haha

Betty Taylor said...

Hopping around with Linking with my Ladies.

My husband says I light up when my older children come home. It's great having my whole family together, I sounds like you feel the same way.

I love seeing pictures of our troops having a good time. They need it! And the little guy has such a great role model.

Colette S said...

Ooh such a nice visit! And such a time to be expecting. I bet there is so much joy!

Ahh the fluffy white stuff! I wanna play in it too and especially my son! He ask every year.

Oh such fun big brother is! I enjoy the photos! And really is he doing ballet? lol

So glad you had such a wonderful visit with your loves.

Kristi said...

Now THEY know how to have a great time in the snow! Looks like a blast. I'm sure your little guy was thrilled! :)

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

Looks like an absolutely wonderful day. I have teenagers that could soon be out of the house and experiencing the world on their own. I know that I will treasure each moment that they return for a visit.

mail4rosey said...


It does make everyone happy to be with one another. I like that, a lot. :)

mail4rosey said...


Thanks, the snow is fun if you're just out playing in it. :)

mail4rosey said...


The snowballs they were chucking were huge! We shoulda' built a snowman. :)

mail4rosey said...


My husband has told me the same. It's really nice when they're home for a bit. :)

mail4rosey said...


My daughter-in-law is THE nicest woman, just a really sweet girl and they make a nice family too. :)

mail4rosey said...


He was not very happy that today wasn't a Snow Day. ;)

mail4rosey said...


They leave so fast! Thank goodness they know their way home. :)

2justByou said...

Looks like a great time! I bet little man loved the sneak attacks. =0) Glad you all had a nice visit. It's always great to spend family time together.
~Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

I love family time! Your son sounds like he is going to make a GREAT dad! And I am still in awe of how great dil looks being that far along! She carries very, very well!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a lovely post!! and it sure looks like fun at your place!!

Laura said...

You can hardly see she is pregnant :)

I love visiting my mom too - its always so special being with family!

Jen said...

How fun! So glad you are enjoying the family visit. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww, I love these photos! You can see the joy in their eyes! I'm glad your power came back on before they got there. I know how inconvenient it is to lose power!

Raising Reagan said...

I am so glad you got to spend time with your son! I know how excited you were to have him and his wife visit!!
The photos say it all ... true happiness :)

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

That first picture cracks me up!!! Looks like a blast.

Renae at simple sequins said...

huh? I am confused? You have an adult son and a young son? How many children do you have and YOU do not look old enough to have an ADULT son that is expecting a child soon. I thought you were in your 30's. Where did I get that idea? Oh, I know, I am old and losing it! ...that's it, that's what happened. hahahaha. I love all of those snow pics!!!!

Renae at simple sequins said...

and ...thank you for the sweet compliment about my HM's taste. Awh ...... ..... .....

alissa apel said...

I can't wait to see your first grand baby! :) I wonder when he or she will be born? Isaak's birthday is May 19.

That's funny about seeing him with hair. I bet he looked so different to you.

~ Noelle said...

I know that you LOVED having that visit :)
its those memories that mean the most!!!
Cant wait to hear about the grandbaby...

My Journey With Candida said...

Congratulations Grandma!!! So much fun to have the kids visit. My Daughter only lives an hour away, but with her work, we have to pick and choose our time together.

mail4rosey said...

He's not really a good sneaker...he announces that he's coming, lol!

mail4rosey said...

She does carry well, and she's so happy, lol. I like it. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm pretty lucky that all of my kids are fun. :)

mail4rosey said...

I always went home for holidays/vacations when my gram was alive. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Jen. :)

mail4rosey said...

Me too, without a doubt glad. We want that baby warm! :)

mail4rosey said...

I do get excited when he comes for a visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Silly's still in at our place. ;)

mail4rosey said...

People always say that, ha, I must 'type young,' lol

I have four kids, 25 (tomorrow), 19, 13, and 5 (and yep, we did the last one on purpose...people shudder, hahhahaha, but we're glad we had one more, it's so fun when you don't have little things to worry about like you do when you're younger). :)

mail4rosey said...

You're welcome, totally. :)

mail4rosey said...

He does, but he still looks the same too, if that makes any sense. :)

mail4rosey said...

I got to feel the baby today, so awesome. :)

mail4rosey said...

You have a little one coming too, don't you?

Love Meghan said...

how fun! i love the photos. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Meghan.

Joyce Lansky said...

You have a handsome son. I'm glad he has hair.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Frugal in WV said...

Sounds like a great visit! I love the snow photos :)

Katie J said...

Aww, looks so fun!

Hazel said...

Such fun! I can imagine the frolic! Glad you had your kids and grandkids come to visit you.

Veronica Lee said...

Love the fun pics! You have a beautiful family, Rosey!

Deanna Lyn said...

having a good time are ya? lol! stop by to to say hey!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! You're going to be a grandma very soon, that's amazing. Xxoo

mail4rosey said...

Haha, his wife is glad too. You always make me laugh. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, it is a great visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Katie!

mail4rosey said...

Happy weekend, Hazel. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's so nice to watch them grow up. I always say every age is a good age, and it really is, there's always something amazing, even when they get 25, which my oldest officially is today. :)

mail4rosey said...

Definitely a good time. I'm coming over to your place to say, 'hey.' :)

mail4rosey said...

It's really fun to think about it. It's really going to be nice to see them with a child of their own. I already know they're going to be great parents. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

The joy in their faces just warms my heart. This is wonderful!!!!

Eli@coachdaddy said...

We need more snow days in N.C.!

Anonymous said...

This is all kinds of beautiful :)

mail4rosey said...

You're sweet, Liz. :)

mail4rosey said...

We need less in Michigan. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's just how I feel too. :)

Thanks for visiting.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is wonderful that your big son and his wife were able to come over. Your little son certainly had a great time with big brother. Special moments captured on camera. Beautiful pictures Rosey. All the very best to your daughter-in-law with her pregnancy.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Judy. I'll pass your nice thoughts along to her.