Tuesday, August 16, 2016

They came, they saw, they conquered............

but I survived!  Just barely! LOL!  These are my sons, Ben in the orange and Jim in the gray shirt working on repairing my porch.  They worked hard on the roof, in the heat.  They also rebuilt 2 outside staircases for me and built me 2 clothes poles right outside my laundry room!  Plus, my daughter burned brush in a pile by the road and papers in my fire pit.  They weed whacked and got my lawn under control again.  Jim mowed twice and they sheet rocked and primed while I cooked and tried to keep up with laundry! LOL!  I have no drier so eventually my daughter and I went to the laundromat.  Jim even gave Nitty and Annie baths.

 They also installed a new light fixture on the porch.  Here's Ben's son, Uriah who just turned 8...the lover of the the 3 grands.
 The girls were ecstatic to have company and took their jobs seriously.  They followed the boys where ever they went....in and out, out and in.  You couldn't tell the lawn from my kitchen floor and vice-versa.  
 The cat girls hid in the basement the whole time they were here! 
 This is Grayson who just turned 5 and makes me laugh more than anyone...he's a hoot and 1/2!
 He reminds me of myself and looks like me when I was little....curls and all!
 Here he is wrapped up in his favorite blankie and he sucks his thumb too just like I did.
Here's my daughter, the art teacher and mother to Sam and Grayson.
This is Sam who just turned 9 and he's the serious intellectual one.
I could not keep these kids fed!  They went through food like construction workers!  Their Uncle Jim made his famous homemade guacamole twice and it went like gangbusters! 
 Here's Sam chowing down!
They had fun in the pools........and in the afternoon when the boys were done working they either went to the lake or Amy took them to the public pool here.
There were water balloon fights and even the "adults" got in on that!
They loved their birthday gifts too and they all shared and got along amazingly well.

 We had a ball laughing while working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Who knew jigsaw puzzles could be so much fun? LOL!  I can't believe how old I look in pictures.  I never look that old in my bathroom mirror! LOL!
Mother and daughter and what a precious one she is! My first "selfie"! LOL!
This is all that's left of their visit and even that is gone now as we had lots of rain after they left.
 I must admit, I shed a few tears as they drove away.  
Happy Trails!
I'll try and catch up with all of you this week!  I hope you are all well! TTYL!


  1. What a marvelous time you had with your family. I'm glad the repairs got done, for you. Your grands look adorable too. Love your selfie!

  2. Thank you so much for all the great pictures!!!! So much fun!

  3. What fun for you! I enjoyed seeing your family and you! LOL I don't know the person in my photos either! So glad you got your roof and ceiling fixed along with all the other odd jobs...you will have to rest a few days now:)

  4. What a great family you have and that is amazing how much work they did sprucing up your place.

  5. I just loved, loved, loved everything about this post. What a wonderful family to take the time to come and do so much for you. And it looks and sounds as though they had a happy time doing it all. How fantastic that they get along so well and play well together too. I really liked seeing you in the photos. It's nice to be able to put a face with the words on the page isn't it? I'm so happy for you my friend. So MUCH fun!

  6. Brilliant first selfie!!!! Looks like you've been having a blast xxxx

  7. Lots of work and lots of love!! Your daughter is a spitting image of you. And the grands are all adorable.

  8. What a wonderful and productive visit. Your family is sweet; I love how the boys each have their own personalities.

  9. Loved your post. It looks like you got so much done, yet had a wonderful visit.

  10. Hi Sam,
    I decided to be a blogger again, couldn't seem to stay away. Anyway, nice to see that your family is there and boy it sure looks like they got a lot done. I also see you crafting is on going. All fine here. Been a hot summer and dry summer..
    Nancy Jo

  11. Sam, it's so good to read about all the fixing up that happened at your place. And what a treat to see pictures of your family. I smiled and chuckled all the way through your post. You are blessed. And now, friend, you have me wanting to pull out a jigsaw puzzle when the boys are all home next.

  12. Hi Sam, I'm so glad I popped by to see all your lovely photos. You have a fabulous family. Don't think I've seen them before. Looks like you had a great time and lots of work was done too. I can't believe how much. You're all such hard workers. Lovely selfie too. Loads of happy memories made....always sad to part though. X

  13. Hi Sam,
    Nice to hear from you. You say such nice things. On my blog to the right it says Nancy Jo, click on that it goes to my E'mail.
    Nancy Jo

  14. I'm so glad you had a nice visit and got so much done. It's fun to see the family photos...your daughter looks so much like you! Beautiful...both of you! Hugs, Diane

  15. How great -- a visit and workers all rolled in one! Looks like you all had fun.


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