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Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Last Few Weeks

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is over and it's now officially December.  I have this little bit to show in my ongoing trek to finishing these hexies.
They just seem to be growing so slowly.
I was able to do these on the way back from my trip. "What trip" you ask?  Well, it all started like this......
Two weeks ago, our house started filling up with people.  Both our children and their families came to Pensacola for Thanksgiving for the first time in 6 years.
It was our little granddaughter's first visit to Nana and Granddaddy's house :).
It was the first time for my parents to be with all 7 of their great grandchildren.
All 23 of these people spent the majority of the holiday at our house and we ate all our big meals here.  This is quite a crew - we all stayed healthy and had so much fun together!  I'm so glad we had great weather - the kids played outside as much as possible.
A last minute decision found me leaving early Monday morning on a 1,100 trek.  One of the benefits of being currently unemployed is the ability to do things on the spur of the moment.  By lunchtime on Tuesday I got to see this!! 
My little punkin was pretty good for most of those 1,100 miles.  I'm so glad I was there to help her when that car seat got to be too much!
Before I knew it (LOL!!) we were here..... Iowa!!  I've never been to Iowa, but we were on our way to Cedar Rapids.  After 19 hours on the road, we arrived!
My DS and his family are living here - in a Residence Inn.  They've been there 4 months and counting.  My punkin got this stroller for Christmas and was taking her cow for a ride :).
This was parked out front of the hotel.  We got to go inside :).  I guess you never know who will show up!
I flew back to Pensacola yesterday, and my house looks pretty much the way it did after everyone left!  Today I've been trying to get things back in order and start thinking about decorating for Christmas.  I hope to get back into a groove, but the last few weeks have been so wonderful.
Have a great day,
Karen

15 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I miss seeing all of those people. Your parents look great! The family has sure grown a lot. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe trip.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I miss seeing all of those people. Your parents look great! The family has sure grown a lot. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe trip.

quilter said...

Your family photos are great. What a happy looking family. That was a long trip, from Florida to Iowa. I love Cedar Rapids, lived there 8 years, hope your son and family will be in their own place soon.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Karen said...

You had quite a crew of people at your house! Oh the dirty dishes you must have had. I am sure it was a wonderful time.

Ruth said...

It is wonderful when the whole family can get together! Those are indeed happy times.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

If you went through St. Louis, you would have within a stone's throw of me. ;-) Glad you had a nice trip.

regan said...

Looks like you truly had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with so much to be thankful for! And how wonderful to have those pictures of all the generations together! Priceless!

Carla said...

How fun to see your family! I'm so glad that you got to travel to Iowa...a definite perk of freedom!

QuiltSue said...

Sounds like a fun, busy and tiring Thanksgiving for you.

Quilt Hollow said...

That's quite a family,so many blessings!

Barb said...

Great hexies and what lovely family photos. What a gift to be together.
Me and my kids saw the winnie wagon once, fun!

Janan said...

Wow, what a great looking family!
Your parents look like they are enjoying all that company, and those gran-babies are precious!

Linda said...

What a great time you've been having! Love seeing the family photos, especially of your parents and those darling grandchildren. You look so happy and pretty in the pictures. And how great that you got to go to Iowa. Though some people think Iowa's the outback of the US, I personally think it's a pretty wonderful state. It's the people who make it so. Nice that you got to spend so much time with your youngest granddaughter, though I'm sure she was a handful on that long trip. Enjoy being at home again. It's wonderful to be able to live WITH and WITHOUT grandchildren!

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Carol said...

What wonderful family photos! Real treasures. What a fun, fun holiday...all of you being together...doesn't get any better!