Fun Weekend with Sweetie and PawPaw

This past weekend my mom and dad came to visit us.  This was their first time to see the house since it was completed.  We had so much fun with them.  It was very nice to see them and have a relaxed weekend with them.  The kids had a lot of fun.  My parents are extremely generous with their money, especially towards us kids and the grandkids.  My dad bought us six rocking chairs for our porch!  They look great…I don’t have a picture to post because it rained most of the day yesterday, I didn’t think about it today, and now it is too dark to take a picture.  I will get one up later.  AND we shopped for some new living furniture.  All I wanted was a chair, but he ended up getting us a couch and chair.  It should be ordered early this week!  I can’t wait for it to get here.  We won’t even mention the cute outfits Ruby got or the bike basket or the calculator for Molly or the trucks for Mack.  Goodness gracious.  We are thankful for their generosity, for sure.  But we are also thankful that they stayed for three nights.  It was just nice to be with them.

My dad even got to go with Josh to “Pancakes with Papa” at Ruby’s school!  They all enjoyed that very much.  Ruby made a book for Josh .  She said that Josh has brown hair, greenish eyes and is 30 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds.  How cute.  She also said his favorite food is spaghetti, which it is not.  It is her favorite food though.  The best thing about her daddy is that “he lets me ride in his truck.”  Her favorite thing to do with her daddy is “go to the movie store.”

My parents and the kids and Josh hanging out on the front porch:


DSC_0027My mom was sneaking and letting Molly have a lot of the squirt icing!

DSC_0030Mom, Molly and Mack all made a cake together!

DSC_0032Mack was a good helper.

DSC_0038The men putting together the rocking chairs…all 6 of them!

DSC_0039Two bikes with baskets and bells!  Fun, fun.

Alrighty, it is late and Josh is rushing me to get off the computer.  Fun weekend with the family!  Hope your weekend was a good one, too.


Two weekends ago we had some friends, The Anderson Family and The Koester Family, over to eat Potato Soup, corn muffins and apple cake.  We all had a good time just hanging out.  We don’t have cable here at the house, so the guys were forced to hang out in the mud room so they can see the computer screen…where ESPN enabled them to watch the TN/FL game.  Poor guys.

DSC_0009They did talk and eat in the kitchen some, too.

DSC_0005The kids had a very fun time all playing together.  Mack stuck close by me because he was sick, though I didn’t know it at the time.



And I got a sweet picture of “baby Jack” and his mama, Deidre.  I am not saying that the Anderson Family is like the Dorminy Family, but IF they are, this may be one of the few pictures of Mama and kids or Mama period.  Josh likes to say, “You can either live life or take pictures of it.”  Isn’t that special?  So, our photo albums have very, very, very few pictures of me.  While I am not one to love having her picture made, I would like my kids to know what I looked like or just that I was there.  Josh said they would know I was there because who else would be taking the pictures?