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!


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  1. 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

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

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  2. 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............
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    Suzan

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    1. 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.

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  3. Visits from the family are precious times!!

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  7. 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.

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    1. 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

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  8. How lovely. I can feel the happiness from here.
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    1. It does make everyone happy to be with one another. I like that, a lot. :)

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  9. 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

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

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  10. 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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

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  15. 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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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  18. You can hardly see she is pregnant :)

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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  23. 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!!!!

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    1. 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). :)

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

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  25. 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.

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

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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. :)

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

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

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

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    1. 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. :)

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

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    1. That's just how I feel too. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  36. 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.

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

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