Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Peek At My Weekend

We got back home late yesterday from our weekend in
Stillwater, Oklahoma at son Todd's home. Todd's daughter
Mandy, lives in Germany. She came home with her 6 month
old daughter Amy, to visit. This is Todd and Lori's first gran
and our first great-gran! Son Marty and his family, as well
as daughter Melanie and her family and their Aunt Willa Dean
and Uncle Gus also came to see Mandy and Amy Suzanne.....




This is Todd and Lori's home in Stillwater...............
A view from the circle drive....




A closer view...................

Todd built this wishing well.............I want one!


Three of my four grandsons, the oldest Christopher is
in the Army Reserves and had duty over the weekend.



Four of my five granddaughters. Jenny was still asleep!





Mandy takes a " Mommy break".............





While my baby girl Melanie and her baby girl Molly,
stroll Mandy's baby girl Amy.....................









Son Todd is firing up the grill for hot dogs and bratwurst








While son Marty lifeguards and keeps pool clean!








I love this pool......................











The Dolphins spew water and it also runs down
the waterfall between them............







Grandson Hunter(Marty's) waits for his turn..











To ride in this this......His sister Taylor and
Melanie's son Kohl do not want to give it up!














Paw Paw and Nana relax by the pool with the babes!








These are a few of the 147 pictures on MY camera......
On "someone 's" camera, there are pictures of me with all
my children, all my grandchildren and some of Todd, Mandy,
Amy and me, four generations...........
We had a wonderful time with all the children but I'm
happy to be home, the dogs are very happy to have us
back home and I'm looking forward to catching up with
all of you!!!













32 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a lovely family and home. Bet it was hard to leave!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

A weekend with the family and hot dogs on the grill says summer to me. Looks like a happy time with your beautiful family. Those babies are adorable!
Catherine

Cynthia said...

Beautiful family, home and your smile in the last photo! Thanks for sharing your visit. Amazing-that you are a great-grandmother...is it possible? Love to you,Carol. <3

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Ang...I am a blessed woman, my children are wonderful!Todd and Lori have an incrediable home.Hubby says it's like being at a resort. The house is 6700 sq.ft.

Catherine...it was so summer and we had a really wonderful time!

Thanks Cyn...yes I find it hard to believe too! Todd says NO ONE believes him when he says he's a granpaw!

NCmountainwoman said...

Welcome back! What wonderful photographs of the family. Glad you had such a good visit.

Carolyn said...

I love family photos. There is always beauty no matter what the surroundings.

Becca's Dirt said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time Carol. The grands are adorable. What a nice looking family. You and hubby look so content holding the babes.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You have a wonderful looking family! The joys of grandchildren! The babies are especially sweet! Welcome back home!
XOXO
Joni

Janet, said...

That is a beautiful house. The wishing well is pretty, my sister has one. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Welcome back!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How neat, Carol, for getting all of your family together for a weekend. How special is that!!!!

Your son Todd has a fabulous home, doesn't he??? WOW---love it!!! The pool is also fantastic.

See all of the grands --and now a great grand is awesome.

Can't wait to see more pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pastor Sharon said...

There is nothing better than family time! Carol, these pics are lovely! That home is beautiful and inviting for any family! What a lovely time and lovely memories.

crochet lady said...

Family time is the best. Glad you had a good visit.

Thanks for sharing the photos, beautiful people and a beautiful house!
Jen

Renie Burghardt said...

Looks like the reunion was a huge success, Carol. What a gorgeous home and pool, and what a beautiful family. Bet the precious babes enjoyed Nana and Paw Paw's lap.

You know, I can't belive that your a great grandma, either. But I bet you enjoy that honor!

Thanks for sharing some of the fun. Now it's time for a little rest, then back to the garden, eh?

Have a great rest of the week.

Hugs,

Renie

steviewren said...

You have a beautiful family and your son's home looks quite nice as well. I'm sure you loved spending time with everyone. You and hubby look very content.

I'm telling everyone that while I don't have any plans to go anywhere this summer, I am planning to take a 'Grammacation.' The first part of which starts this week. My family in Huntsville is coming down and we are taking the grands to the zoo. The next day will be spent with my daughter and her son. Later this summer I'm taking a few days to babysit my Texas crowd while their parents have a little get away.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Welcome home! Beautiful house and yard and of course, family! Thank you for this...I feel like I got a peek at Oklahoma...o, how I would love to go back!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What an incredibly beautiful family and home.
Thanks for sharing the photos Carol, you looked so happy in the pictures....
I bet the children loved you being there!
So glad to have you back....

Kathryn Magendie said...

Beautiful! Love these photos....

La Belette Rouge said...

You have a gorgeous family. I know you know it but I thought you might like to hear that I think so too.:-)

Missy said...

Looks like you had a great time, Carol. Thanks for sharing the pics...you have a beautiful family!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Carol what a beautiful family you have and what a stunning house your son has...you must have such wonderful memories of your time there :)

Susan said...

What a gorgeous house and lucky you !! having all those beautiful grandchildren.

Thanks for the pepper recipe ... I'm going to try it come harvest time here in Nova Scotia may I suggest to you this fruit chili relish - absolutely delicious on everything !!

www.canadianliving.com/food/chili_fruit_sauce.php

NitWit1 said...

What a lovely home and great pictures.

Thanks for stopping by to see me. I haven't been blogging long and doing it for fun.

I have been fortunate to have a small following of outstanding writers from which to hone my skills.

I read your bio; you notice we have a common love: football, but different teams. However, I watch all pro football I can, regardless of who is playing.

Some of us Southerners have a saying, that when a person moves to the South, you never hear of any of 'em moving North.

Roslyn said...

Wow you have quite the family, Carol! My sons wait so long to have children I may not live to see any greats!

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful family reunion! Great to see happy families! Thanks for sharing, Carol!

merrilymarylee said...

Stillwater, Oklahoma...! Nothing still about it over the weekend, huh? What a lovely place for a reunion! Did you get IN the pool? Looks so inviting, but oh, the horror of getting into a swimsuit. (For me, I mean!)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Glynis said...

That was a lovely family post! Great pics.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I want to swim in that pool!

Thanks for visiting/joining my blog. I look forward to reading yours and all those you love to read as well.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Beautiful family Carol. congrats on being a great grandmother too! Looks like your sone, Tood, has a lovely home!

Trixie said...

Honey, I enjoyed ever minute of your trip!

Trixie said...

Honey, I enjoyed ever minute of your trip!

Sherry Austin said...

Trixie, you ole blabbermouth, you didn't need to say it twict!