Friday, July 19, 2013

Having a GRAND Time!

My daughter Amy flew from Ohio to visit us for 10 days along with our beloved granddaughters, Jenna and Paige.  The plane was delayed an hour, putting them into Portland International Airport at 12:15 am!  That was 3:15 am their time.  They didn't get to bed until 2:30 am, 5:30 am their time!  Poor tired girls!  On Wednesday we chilled out until the early afternoon when we headed to my sister Denise's house for a BBQ.  We stopped to pick up ice and drinks and I snapped this photo of the girls with their heads out of my sunroof while we waited in the car for Grandpa to shop. :-)
Getting ready for the BBQ, I got to brush Paige's freshly washed hair and put it up into a ponytail.. and I curled it around. Cute.
Give grandma a smile. :-) 
Back in the bosom of her family.  Grandpa is there, and our adorable niece Whitney, who just passed the bar and is a lawyer! 
Dinner was salmon, cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, chicken and cole slaw.
Denise brought out Whitney's old toys for the girls to play with.. vintage Barbies!! :-)  Yesterday we just hung out and let the girls rest up and Amy went out with her best friend for life, Erin.  They grew up together and went K-12 in school together.  Later they're heading to visit old friends for dinner and Jenna is spending the night with her childhood best friend. 
We got the two little grandsons new swim vests and goggles for the next time we take them to swim.  They love them!
We met Denise and her oldest son Shane at Bumpers Grill earlier in the day and they have these 2 big saltwater tanks and I snapped a photo of this funny fish.  Shane is a world traveler and amazing photographer - feel free to check out his travel photos here:  Hawke Backpacking
This is a Lion fish.  Isn't he cool?
I ran across this scan of one of my acrylic paintings I did when we lived in Louisiana.  I thought you might enjoy seeing it.
My sister commissioned this octopus ink painting of our grandparents barn and I borrowed it back to scan - I love the memories of grandpa and grandma's farm in Oklahoma.  I rescued their farm table and Hoosier kitchen queen cabinet from them.  Want to see photos?  Family Antiques 
I just wanted to check in and say hello to you.. we're enjoying our girls immensely.  On Sunday we're heading to the beach for 3 days - and our boys and their families are joining us.  I'm excited about all of us being together!!  Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Hi my sweetie! The girls have grown so much since the last pics I've seen....just adorable! I know you are just overjoyed with happiness that they have finally arrived. Enjoy your days at the beach, can't wait to hear all about it!
    Love you!
    ♥ Shari

  2. How wonderful! Your granddaughters are beautiful and so is their mom. They must all be so happy to see you and Dayle and the rest of the family. Enjoy the rest of the visit and have fun at the beach!

  3. They are so darling and looking like they are so much older! Enjoy every single second with them Teresa.
    Hugs to you,

  4. Such cute girls! Glad you are getting to spend some time with them. I could have guessed both locations of your paintings. The first one looks just like Louisiana, and I know Oklahoma well. It looks just like that! Have a great time at the beach. Wish I could go with you. I'd die for some of that green sea glass!

  5. I have been thinking of you SO much!!! ENJOY every moment.....I know you will!!
    They are beautiful!!
    xo Kris

  6. Great photos and wonderful artwork! YOU, my bloggie friend, are one talented lady!
    ENJOY your family:)

  7. I have been thinking of you Teresa and how delighted you must be to have your girls back. They all look so very well. Enjoy every minute of having them with you ;0) Have a wonderful weekend x

  8. Hi Teresa,How wonderful it must be to have your family all together!!!The girls have certainly grown a lot!!!Have a wonderful little break and enjoy the beach with them!!!

  9. Oh I am so happy for you! Have the most wonderful time with your girls!! :-) xxxx

  10. Oh Teresa, I'm so happy for you that you have all your family around for a while. It must be amazing. Enjoy every second. X

  11. Your granddaughters ( and handsome grandsons also) are so very cute...little princesses...enjoy yr time with them my dear frie d.

  12. I just popped over from Joan's blog congratulations by the way. Oh you are so very blessed to have Grandchildren to share special days with. The girls look pretty well rested for all the delays. I can tell all are having fun and making incredible memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy,
    Those paintings are wonderful. B

  13. Looks like you are having a fun-filled family time! How perfect :)

  14. Looks like you're all having loads of fun...Enjoy :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  15. Looks like you are having a FUN time my friend! Enjoy your sweet family. Your artwork is amazing! What talent you have in everything you do. xo

  16. I'm enjoying your updates on your girls' visit. It sounds like you're having a wonderful time. Such fun and lots of time for making memories.

  17. So cute, those little darlings and I know how much you have anticipated their visit. Love the photo of them playing with the vintage Barbies. Wonderful that your daughter gets to spend 10 days. Looks like you are keeping everyone busy with all sorts of fun times. Have a great weekend.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

    How on earth did you end up from Oklahoma to Louisiana and now Oregon? I was born in West Germany, came here when I was a bit over 3 years old and have never lived anywhere else but Ohio. I would say that you ended up in one of the most beautiful places in our country.

  18. Soooo glad all is well and you are enjoying your family time together, Teresa, and such perfect weather, too! You and yours have been much in my thoughts :) [I am celebrating with you!] I enjoy viewing your all its forms and the fish are definitely fun to see. Carolyn is safely home and we are plotting a three week drive to and from Nebraska in August, so I may miss a chance to see Lake Waldo while you are there this year depending on when you are going. Praying for blessings for you and yours and sending you love with hugs, Gracie xx
    PS Enjoy the beach for me, please :)

  19. I can tell you're having a great time with those gorgeous grandchildren of yours. Love those paintings - I think I've said on a few occasions before, I think you are a very talented lady.

  20. Hi Teresa so happy for you. Just spent weekend with my grandsons and saw girls this afternoon. Hugs Anne x


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