Thursday, December 1, 2011

It’s the “little things in life”…

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!  I know I did!  It was busy from Wednesday night until Sunday at noon!

I didn’t go shopping.  I leave that to all the crazy people, including my children.

Papa and I just hung out and enjoyed “the little things in life”

Taking 5 grandies to the movies.  All of them with popcorn, candy and slushy in their little laps watching the “Muppets”.

Having pizza and hot dogs at Costco after the movie….(much cheaper than McDonalds).

Going to the park and riding the carousel (several times) and then letting them get soaking wet.  Thank goodness the weather was warm!  Even though the water was cold!


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Striping them down and piling them in the car to take them home, get dry clothes on them and feed them again.

Going for a walk in “the wash” (they love it, it is where we tell them dinosaurs and wild animals hang out, it is a dirt road behind the houses in a river bed) making sure they get plenty wore out.



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Getting them home again, bathed and on the floor watching a movie.

Papa and I  laughed about the day we had and totally know why we had children in our 20’s.



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That was only on Black Friday!




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Owen and Lauren were exhausted and once the tv was shut off, so did they!


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It’s all about the

“little things in life”

that brings me so much happiness.


I have no idea what I did with Thanksgiving dinner pictures, but I did take a few of the feast…believe me…we had an abundance.

It was busy, crazy, and so much fun to have everyone around.

This may not be EXACTLY our feast, but it was pretty close! That’s me right in the middle of things and Papa right behind me, I think all the kids are out playing in the dirt.

For this I am grateful…for this I am blessed!

Let the Christmas hoop-la begin!


Librarian said...

Love the picture of the two sleeping beauties :-)

Barb said...

Oh, Linda, what great memories. I'm wondering where Papa's popsicle was? Love the Sleeping Cuties. I bet you and Bob crashed Sunday evening!

Jackie said...

Linda! The little things in life are the joys of our lives, aren't they? :)) Yes!! I understand completely. You and Papa and the Grands had a grand time; that is evident from your wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing the memories and the photos. I love being here. I feel the love. It's wonderful!!
Much love to you,

imac said...

Oh what fun, so much happiness.

Diana said...

It all sounded so fun Linda but exhausting too! In a good way though. You and Papa are making great memories and thats what Thanksgiving is all about! Love Di ♥

Eileen said...

Sounds wonderful, Linda! And I love all those 'little things' about life too!
I read back here a little on past posts, your Halloween pics were so cute, and your Palm Springs get-away looked very relaxing! And your Thanksgiving sounds much like ours was ~ FULL HOUSE, BIG FEAST, BIG FUN!

SO sorry to read about Madison's sorrow, such a sad situation, and I will keep her and all involved in my prayers.

Thanks for your kind comments to me, Linda. I miss everyone LOTS and I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of blogging!
Love to you, Eileen

stardust said...

Thanksgiving might be a diminishing memory as Christmas gets closer, but still that little thing in your life will stay gold whenever you remember it. Actually it’s not just little thing to take so many kids along, let them play, and take care of them. I know they are bundle of energy even when they are alone, so I’ll save much more energy for the time I get more Grands and they grow. Thanks for sharing one of the most happiest hustle-bustles. These photos and your narratives made me cheerful. Have happy days ahead, Linda.