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Monday, 5 November 2012

Mainly, the Grandkids

It's been over a year since I retired and began writing this blog.  The purpose of doing so was to be able to keep my friends, colleagues and family abreast of my activities and in doing so I have made a whole new, wonderful, interesting, talented group of friends out there in Blogland.  I still hope that my older connections are interested in what I am up to and read my blog along with the "Followers" who often write to me and leave delightful comments.  That being said, you will remember from my last post that I was leaving on a nine day trip (out of town) to visit my family and my two darling grandchildren.

I would love to load up this page with oodles of photographs of my darling Grandson Rhys and even more darling Grand-daughter Katherine but I will refrain and only post a few.  Grandmas will appreciate how difficult this is going to be for me to restrain myself, LOL, but here goes.............

Here's Katherine....








And Katherine with ME........


And now for my favourite Grandson, Rhys.......


Getting a haircut.....


After the haircut.....


As Superman for halloween.....


In his raincoat............


No more photos Grandma......


I could keep going on and on, but I think I had better stop before I start losing friends, LOL  It's hard to believe that I have been and come back from visiting them.  When you arrive you think that you have so much time but it quickly passes and before you know it, you are back home.  The weather was awful, rained and I mean RAINED, most every day.  It seems that "Sandy" affected many areas.

Another VERY important occasion whilst I was visiting my family was that I attended another son's graduation.  He just received his MBA (this was his third degree).  Am I proud? you bet I am.  Getting a photo was very difficult considering the size of the auditorium but this was better than not getting one.........


Now to get back into the swing of things.  I managed to finish a small picture yesterday, it's a combination of painting and crafting.  I think it turned out okay.......


And this is a piece of pottery which I purchased from The Potters' Guild on Saturday.  Wawa, a small town situated north of here was hit by terrible rainstorms which resulted in quite a bit of damage.  A fellow potter who lived there had lost his entire livelihood, home and all his pottery equipment when his studio/home began sliding into the river.  Our Potters' Guild had a table set up at their Open House with items for sale (made by them) and all the proceeds were going to this gentleman and his family.   This is the item I purchased...........


Well, it's getting late and I am running out of things to say.  I'm meeting a friend for lunch tomorrow (Dawn) - that will be nice - I have been looking forward to doing this for a few weeks but we couldn't seem to pick a suitable time, so tomorrow it is!!

I hope you all have a great week.  Thanks to all those who said prayers for my brother and sent good thoughts.  You are the best.  Big hugs, Chris

When I did this post last night I forgot to mention that any friends of my friend Laurie who followed her blog "In my dreams I see" can now find her new blog at....   http://iloveacloudyday.blogspot.ca/

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! So much to comment on. Pictures of grandaughter are darling - especially the one with you! How grown-up Rhys' haircut made him! I liked your leaf picture! Will talk more when we get together tomorrow lol
Dawn

scrappymo! said...

Lots of great pictures.Congrats to your son...3 degrees! That is such an accomplishment!

Wendy L said...

Lovely pics of all. I know what you mean about pics of grand kids. xxx

Angie said...

Thats a great hair cut ...he looks so grown up ....your GD is sooooo adorable...love the second shot.Ikow how hard it is to choose which photos to blg out of the hundreds one takes.
What fun to combine painting and crafting ...great result.xx

tilly said...

some wonderful photo's, I am flying off soon to Darwin(aus) to visit my grandsons and then NZ to visit my Nephew, getting so excited!
pleased you had a good trip
Tilly

Maple Lane said...

Your grandchildren are precious. Thank you for sharing them with us. I enjoyed your art and the pottery is wonderful. Hope you have a lovely day.

Buttons said...

Oh your Grandchildren are adorable I am sure you miss them already. Three degrees wow congratulations I know that is a lot of work you should be proud of him.
Take care. B

Sue@House Pretty said...

Gosh, you have good looking grandchildren!

Rebecca Recommends said...

Your grandkids are gorgeous! :) you must be so proud xxx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The photo of you and Katherine is just perfect! How delighted you are with each other! And I love the one of Rhys with the BIG cat -- or is the cat big just because he's still little?

And how nice to participate in that fundraiser for the potter in Wawa. I've only been in Wawa once -- went through on the Greyhound Bus. We may have stopped for a meal or a bathroom break. Can't remember now -- it was a couple of decades ago. What a terrible toll the recent rain took on Wawa!

NanaDiana said...

That photo of you and Katherine is just so very precious. Your grands are just beautiful. I know-it is so hard to NOT post a ton of pictures, isn't it? I am so sorry you had so much rain on your visit! UGH- Blessings- xo Diana (ps...did you know I'm back blogging?;>)

Laurie said...

beautiful post Miss Chris, love the new art and the grands are just so cute, have a wonderful lunch with your friend!!!

peggy gatto said...

I loved every single pic of your grand babies!!!!!! My favorite is superman with his raincoat!!!!!!!
that happened on many halloweens!!!!!!!!
Had fun here!

Kristine Foley said...

Congrats to your son! That's so awesome! And hello with cute grandkiddos like that post away proud grandma :) Post away!

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Stephanie J said...

You TRULY have some adorable grandchildren!!

Christine said...

Your grandchildren are so lovely, you are right to be proud!

Melodee said...

love the pictures! sounds like such fun to be retired and doing what you love with crafts and all, plus getting to be able to spend time with these munchkins!

Craftychris said...

ooh what lovely photo's! No wonder you are proud of your grandchildren and your son getting another degree! Your picture is lovely and how sad that the potter lost everything but how nice that people are helping him. I hope you had a nice time with your friend xx

Tulip TrueAim said...

Such great photos! Your grandson's haircut looks great. I like more pictures. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great photos! they're such cutie pies!

A Quiet Corner said...

Chris, first of all...so NICE to "meet" you and I see we have a lot in common! Next, enjoying our grandkids brings us such joy!! Third...following you now!!!...:)JP

Carla said...

Too cute. Not a granny yet but I love pictures. My favorite one is the second with that look of surprise.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your grandchildren are adorable. I do understand why it is so hard not being able to share all the photos of your grandchildren. I know you are so proud of them.

Jillian Nicole said...

I am a new follower and I love the pictures of your grandchildren. My mom has 9 now thanks to my last addition and she loves all of them.
I would love for you to follow back.
Jillian
http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/11/anticipating-grenada.html

Katherines Corner said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful. I do know how hard it is to keep from sharing a zillion photos. giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

Snoodles said...

Sigh. One of these days. Grandkids, I mean! Heehee! Thanks for stopping by at the Lilypad....I am so thrilled that you like our blog. I'm your newest follower!

SallyAnn said...

Great pictures Chris. Thanks for checking out my blog. I loved seeing the grand kids pictures. They are such precious blessings. Great piece of pottery too. And the picture you did was so nice.

Have a blessed day. And I will be following you also.

Summer Perdew said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. After reading your latest post I'm already interested and looking forward to reading more. I'm following you now as well! I may not be a grandmother yet but I too have to cut myself off when it comes to posting pictures or my blog would be nothing but photos. :) Hope you have a pleasant weekend.

bettyl said...

Thank you for visiting and your kind comment on my blog! Grandkids are one of the greater things in life, I'm told, and you seem to agree!

Evelyn said...

OH Grandbaby pictures! LOVE THEM! It's so great to find another grandmother who is retired and loving it:) Just dropping in from the hop and I am so glad I found you. You go ahead and post all the pictures of those grandbabies (that's our reward for surviving our children, LOL).

Now following:)

Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said...

What adorable grandchildren you have! I bet you enjoyed that visit! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it!

gina defraia said...

Great pictures of your grandkids! Thanks for stopping my MeetMaxwell!!!! Following back now and looking forward to it!

Maria said...

Your grandchildren are adorable and look like such a joy in your life! Thank you for your kind comment and follow. Following and wishing you a wonderful week!
Xo
Maria

Kim said...

Just so amazing...looks like you are surrounded by a wonderful family. As always, I love reading your blog, thanks!

Jennifer Mohammed said...

Your grand kids are so cute! I got your comment on my blog and I am now following you back. Looking forward to your posts.

Sarah Kate {Dixie Creek Farm} said...

Your grandkids are adorable! I love the picture of you with Katherine. (She has a great name, by the way! That's my middle name!)

Thanks for following! I'm following you back now, too!

Julie said...

Chris,
Your grandchildren are precious and adorable! Thanks for following my blog -- I'm now following you back!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Hi Chris! Your grandchildren are so cute. I can see why you want to show them off! :)

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I am following you now as well!

Tammy
ourneckofthewoods.net

Marci Smith said...

Oh my goodness! Your family is precious. :). I am so impressed with your picture. It is absolutely gorgeous!

I'm so glad you visited my blog and led me to you. I'm a new follower. :)
Marci xoxo
Www.lifewithjoys.blogspot.com

C. Michelle Ramsey said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures. Your babies are beautiful and how wonderful is the painting you created. I once thought of dabbling in that, but there's not talent there for me. I will stick to creating stories. Thank you for following my blog & thanks for sharing. I am now following you.

Linda said...

Hi Chris, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. What a beautiful and delightful post! I am adding you to my blog list. Thanks for following me. :)

Rosemary said...

Hello Chris, so nice to meet you. You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to following you on your adventures!

Gringo said...

Hi Chris. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Delighted to make your acquaintance!

Megan @ EphesiansWife said...

Chris-
I am SO glad you stopped by my blog! I am loving your blog! Seriously, what beautiful grandkids you have! Have a great week :)
Megan

Jamie said...

They are too cute.

francesca said...

Ciao Chris, complimenti per il tuo blog. E' carico di fantasia e tanti oggetti molto carini.
I bambini in foto sono bellissimi!!
Grazie per la tua visita, ti seguo volentieri.
Ancora complimenti.
Saluti
Francesca

Pam :) said...

The faces of Angels has many shapes and expressions.. what a lovely family you have Chris. You are indeed blessed.

Anki-itte said...

Thank you for visiting me. You have very nice pictures here.

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

Hi Chris,
Thanks for coming by, and visit!
I am trying to follow you back, but Blogger won't let me at the moment. I will try back later!

Emille said...

Poor little Superman! How did you find me? Your comment on my blog sounded like you were new at this. Forgive me, but I had to laugh when I see how many are following you - you must like blogging a LOT!

Anna said...

Thanks for stopping. Your grandkids are adorable!!!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Such lovely faces!
I've 3 grandchildren. They are 7, 4, and 2;o)
Following your blog now;o)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

You have such beautiful grandchildren. Congratulations to your son on finishing up his MBA. I am finishing up my MPA next week by working on my final exam. It's a tremendous accomplishment for him. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following yours too. Megan

Tabitha said...

Very cute grandchildren! Isn't it amazing how a haircut makes them look so grown up?!! New follower

Saint Olive said...

MBA! What a great accomplishment! Love the family pictures. Such sweet faces. :)