Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunshine & Grandsons

Life has been full and busy of late.  Monday I attended my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at the downtown Portland Red Lion - our speaker's ancestor had been a passenger on the SS Sultana, a sternwheeler carrying Civil War survivors home after the war and the boilers blew up and it sank in the Mississippi river - the loss of life was worse than the Titanic!  Learn more about it by clicking HERE.  Then that evening I presided over the annual meeting of the Friends of Multnomah Falls - and was elected to my 3rd term as president.  The photo below I just snapped - it's sunny right now!  Love love.
Sunday was busy.. Dayle helped the kids load the U-Haul truck with the last of their things at their house to move to the lower level of his brother's home in Vancouver.  I drove over once they'd got the truck there and hung out with them and we ordered pizza and watched the History channel together.  I snapped some shots of the boys with my iPhone, so fuzzy photo alert.  Gabriel was excited about starting some Taekwondo classes and donned his outfit to show me.  :-)  Michael is taking the classes too.
Gabe and Hayden spent hours building these lego things.. they were quite proud of them. 
I asked Caleb to hold up my holiday crochet afghan project up for me to photograph, but mainly I wanted a photo of him.. curly top. :-)  
When I looked at the photo, I decided we needed another one.. with a smile.. :-)  LOVE this kid.  He's the baby of the family.   
Yesterday my sisters and I met for lunch and then I led them over to my Mac store where I was asked to help my older sister pick out a new MacBook laptop as her original one finally got full and was complaining to her.  I encouraged her to get one just like mine, with lots of room and power and a beautiful Retina display.  And she did!  She also got a Time Capsule as a wireless router and backup drive.  She's going to love this!

Today, hubby and I are going to take it easy and perhaps go out for lunch.  Time to breath. :-)  I hope you're having a good week!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. I love your 'Family' photographs. I also love it when families pull together and help each other...that is a real blessing. The boys are growing up fast and are looking as handsome as ever. xxx

  2. Those curls!!!! Love them! It amazes me how much those boys have grown!

  3. Always fun to know what up out your way. As always, busy, busy, busy. Hey.... I can't spot a fake smile a mile away with a "cheese" through "I'm not interested in doing this for you" grins. But, still he loves his grandma and I love those curls. Off to see what's up over with WWF.

    Still riding, but it's getting cold out. Getting ready for 10 day with MIL in FL for turkey. Can you believe I got assigned the stuffing for 28 and get in on Wednesday night. Not sure how that's going to work. And I guess they don't know I'm off pretty much all "WHITE" or low, low carbs. It's working, but I really think it's the two hour biking that's doing it mostly.....

  4. Hi Teresa - lets see if this comment makes it :-) have lost track of comments I've posted and then they disappear. Have read all previous posts and thoroughly enjoyed all your news and photos. Lovely photos of your grandsons - gorgeous curls - remind me of Phoebe my youngest GD. Hope you had a rest and good lunch. Anne x

  5. I love the sunny photographs of your home. So cozy and inviting!

  6. Hi Teresa, Do you have another family member moving!!! I hope not : ( Love seeing the kids and that Caleb is definitely a cutie. The Christmas afghan is looking great. Congratulation on your reelection!!!! They all know a good thing when they see it. I bet you are the BEST president ever.
    Get some R&R, xoRobin❤

  7. Hi Teresa, that young man' s hair is too cute! I know a little someone who would have loved to join in with that Lego building. Thank you for your comments recently, hope you are keeping well.
    Hen x

  8. Hi Teresa, congrats on your nomination for President this go around! Sure it is well deserved. Both the boys are cute but I love Caleb's hair and big smile.....he looks like a sweetie!

    Enjoy your down time! Hugs, Shari

  9. Hi Teresa. You are such a busy lady! I love that about you! So full of life, and adventure, and commitment to family. Yea for your election to the office of President. My curiosity is piqued about the story you heard at DAR. I will be heading over to your link as soon as I leave here! your little curly top is adorable! I love your winter afghan too!!!
    Rest up my friend! I have been in and on the sofa ALL day. I have a horrendous cold. My daughter even took the day off so I could rest. Bless her heart.
    XO Kris

  10. Sounds like a fab family time Teresa....keep busy!
    Jane x

  11. Yeah, a busy lady. That curly blond head is adorable. I think you can be proud about your sons, taking care of each other. And congratuations for your nomination!! Groetjes, Gerda

  12. Congratulations on your re-election as President. Gosh it doesn't seem a whole year has gone by since last time. Caleb is such a little sweetie - watch out girls in a few years time. Your blanket is looking good too - very Christmassy. Look forward to seeing it finished. xoxox

  13. Such a happy family you have!!! I love your photos as always... congrats on your re-election as President, I'm sure you do a wonderful job.
    FYI, I took out the verification words from the comments in my blog, I didn't have them for a while but put them back on because I was getting a lot of spam. I hope it won't happen again!
    Have a beautiful weekend!!

  14. Lovely family times! How cute Caleb's curly hair is :) Congratulations on being re elected as president, you are such a busy lady! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, Teresa.
    Helen x

  15. Your sunny table looks so inviting. Just the place for a chat and a cup of coffee, except I don't drink coffee!

  16. Love the curly top and all of your photos. Obviously this was written before all the evening excitement!?


  17. You have been busy! Family is wonderful, well most of the time anyway. Love the very wonderful photos of your boys.
    Hugs to you Teresa,


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