"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
Ida Scott Taylor
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Come and Gone
I have sure been missing YOU.
Our family Christmas celebration in January
has come and gone
and everyone is back at their own homes again.
Some special kind of memories were made,
but wait until you hear what happened!
It has taken me a week
to get back into the swing of things.
Here are our daughters together.
Jessica and Jaymie
Oh how sisterly love is forever special.
Even if you live hours away from one another.
Our grandchildren stayed
with us part of the week without
their parents, because mommy and daddy
went to a Couples Retreat together.
Papaw and I had one day with our sweeties,
before a nasty
flu virus made it's appearance and
messed up our plans.
Our little grandson, Ezra, was the first one to have it.
And the poor little guy still had it when he
left to travel back home 6 days later!
We felt so sorry for him because everything he ate just
wouldn't stay down and he was miserable.
papaw and grandma just weren't the same
as having mommy and daddy around when you are sick!
You can see that he looks a little energy drained here
in this picture with papaw and Aunt Jaymie.
After this photo above,
our granddaughter Ella and Aunt Jaymie
came down with the nasty flu bug too!
Aren't you feeling a little sorry for us about now?
It's something what grandparents will resort to when
entertaining their grandchildren!
This photo isn't the best
in color but I just had to show you what a trouper papaw was
in bending his body all around, in the game Twister, just to make
his granddaughter so happy.
She and her pony sat back and gave the instructions! ha
Well five days later, when mommy and daddy
arrived back from a Florida Pastor's Couple Retreat,
grandma gave into that nasty bug too that had been trying to
show it's face earlier, but she just couldn't let it until the
We celebrated our family Christmas quietly in
our comfy home and had to cancel the larger family
get together with my siblings that we had planned. That made me super sad,
because a few of my siblings haven't met our
sweet grandchildren yet.
But they understood and really didn't want that bug
We still had some wonderful hugs and smiles going
on through out it all. Ella showed me how to use her
new paper bead machine, and we worked on making little
pot holders that I bet you too remember making as a child.
It's funny what life brings your way sometimes,
especially when you are least expecting it. Everyone