Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer...I hardly knew ya

 Trena Constance

Really, there is no excuse for my lack here in the blogging world.
Except....I suppose....
The fact that I turned 60 last week and somewhere in the past year I realized that time really does fly.
Right past ya.

This summer has been so full of goodness, I can hardly stand it.


Our daughter and family drove the many miles from Montana to Michigan to spend a week with us here.

These grands of mine have stolen my heart.
Sobbed like a baby when they had to leave....
But ever so thankful for skyping and free long distance, and FB messaging!
We keep in touch almost daily, and skype at least twice a week.

 Trena is 4 now, and what a girlie girl she is!!!

 Giselle holding Matthew, Gina, and her friend DJ.
Pete put in a little pool for the kids and truth be told, we were using it too!
We had some wicked hot weather in July and the pool was refreshing.

 Avery (our youngest) holding grumpy Matthew!
Nap time, I believe!

 Matthew is 18 months old, but Giselle wanted to wait till they got to Michigan so his very first haircut could be given by Gina! 
He was very brave, but had no idea what was going on with his hair!

 My beautiful niece Dani was also here this summer with her daughter Grace.
Grace loves animals and could not wait to get her hands on big Ollie!
Dani's husband is an Navy man, set to retire from there in the next 203 years.
So proud of Dani and her precious family!

 Gina's "Fairy garden"

Gina had us all over for one last family gathering before the kids left for Montana.
My nephew and his wife were also there with their two kids, plus Gina's friends 2 daughters.
It was so dang cute to watch these girlie girls taking little dollies and stuffed animals and tuck them under the big leaves and flowers of Gina's gardens!

Trim Healthy Mama!

I was moaning about my weight to my dearest friend Anna when she told me this might be just the ticket for me.
And it has been!
I have lost 11# in less than 5 weeks, and am feeling better than I have in a long time.
Written by two Christian sisters, it has been a lifesaver for many, many women.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ promises on when I will be back here.
This has been a very hectic summer for me.
I have had to work longer hours as several moms have taken the summer off to be with their children, and someone has to fill in their times.
And...that would be me!

But the downside has been I am typically upstairs and at least in bed by 8pm.
Usually sleeping by 9.
And not a lot getting done around here except the bare necessities.
I am thinking things will return to a more normal state by the middle of September, when I hope to be settled into a routine once again.

By His grace 
For His glory


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Robinanne said...

Grandchildren are "the bomb" for sure. Glad you had a summer full and a full summer! Hope things slow down to a normal and healthy routine soon.

Camille said...

So happy to *see* you here my friend. So glad you had such a wonderful summer full of family...God is Good! Take as long as you need to get back to routine. We all understand. :) I've read lots of good things about "Trim Healthy Mama"....hmmmm....I'm thinking seriously about checking it out. I *love* your new sign very, very true! Love and Hugs, Camille

Dawn said...

Sounds like you have had a nice summer. Treasure each day before the snow flies! oops! I did NOT say the S word. :P
D xo

Cheryl said...

So good to see you back, great pictures. Happy birthday :-) Sounds like you have been having a busy fun summer, enjoy the rest of it.


Donna said...

How wonderful that you got to see your grandchildren! I bet that it was the highlight of your entire summer. Stay busy and keep having fun!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh, I've been wanting to get that cookbook! You're grandkids are adorable! Congrats on turning 60, too :)

Sue said...

Family time is so special,especially when children and grandchildren live far away. Looks like you all had a great time. We just had family here for a week, and when they come we lay as much down as possible to spend that time with them. I too have been a little lax in blogging.
Enjoy your day.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on the weight loss; well done, Cindy!

Camille said...

Missing you sweet friend. Trust all is well. XO

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thinking of you, tucking you into prayer.

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