Sunday, September 30, 2018

Catch Up Photos

Life has been busy! 
Wonderful in many ways and not so wonderful in others. 
Blogging has taken a back seat but I don't want to quit.  So I'll just do some photos of the last few months and catch-up!
Annie got a new toy and loved it.  The feather wand swings around under the blue fabric and she is fascinated by it.
I turned 68 and all I wanted was a Flamingo float for the pool!

I was also lucky enough to win a free canvas print and I chose this Flamingo Flower!
I've set up a Flamingo corner in my living room, it is so fun. 
My friend Lorraine sent me this Flamingo she painted on a rock.
Love it!

Scout and Grammie had a date night!  We watched Frozen and had all sorts of fun surprises.
Starting with her Elsa nightgown
Dancing and singing along with the movie!
Teddy Bears and Friends 
Tea Party
 My Little Pony Parade!
Watercolor Painting
(dress off, painting messy)
All in all a wonderful time.
She talked about it for days. 
I can't wait until we do it again!
Tiger picking grapes at the neighbors vineyard
Stomping those grapes!
They made grape juice!
The wine comes later for the adults!
I got this used IKEA desk for my craft room.  Some big changes coming in there soon (I hope)!

Tiger is in 2nd grade and loving school.  Scout is in 3 yr old pre-school and is starting ballet lessons.  She loves it! 

Mom is doing well as she approaches her 88th birthday in October.  I'm doing okay and hoping some of my health issues will continue to improve.
Meanwhile I love visiting all of you who still blog.  I won't promise to do better about posting but I hope to do better! 
I did visit Ashleigh in Cali but that will be saved for another time.

Wishing you JOY,


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

That desk is fabulous, great find!

Audrey said...

Enjoyed your pictures. Those "babies" and really growing up fast. Welcome back to blogging. I have not been blogging either but I try to keep up with my favorites. Life changes for me but hope to blog again soon. Blogging is so changed and not a much fun as it used to be. Don't know what has been happening. I still enjoy the bloggers. Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your trip.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Cheapchick said...

Glad to see you post! Great flamingos and I am jealous of that tea party

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

A great update, I really like the flamingos they look great

Junkchiccottage said...

How fun all your sweet time with your grands. I cannot wait to see what you do with a craft space for your talented you.
Have a great week.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Linda - how lovely to see your post full of love. Grandchildren are the dearest and you have such sweet and lovely grandchildren. So glad you wrote today. Hope you will have a post on your craft room as you progress with it.

Lynn said...

Looks like fun Linda! Happy October-enjoy:@)

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Oh the memories your grandkids will have!. My kids never knew one set of grandparents and only saw the other set 1 week a year. Hannah barely remembers them except through my stories. How wonderful that you are such a part of their lives.

Love your flamingo float

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm a sucker for flamingos so I would be wild about all your new pink bird things! And what a sweet little one -- a painter, too! Good for you!

It sounds like a wonderful visit and grand time. So happy you were able to enjoy it all. And Happy Birthday, of course! (And what a beautiful cat!)

Grammy Goodwill said...

So glad to see your post. Grandkids grow up so fast, don’t they?

Chatty Crone said...

Every time I see a Flamingo - I think of you. Every time!
Loved seeing the kids growing up - they are co cute.
I hope you do keep getting better.
You look like you have a tan!
Can't wait to hear about your trip!
Love, sandie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying life, Linda! Your grandchildren are adorable!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I can't believe Scout is 3! Seems like yesterday she was born.

Vonlipi said...

Your grands are growing up so fast! I loved catching up with you!

I still love blogging but I get so tired after my workday in the office.

I hope your health keeps improving. So take care my friend

hugs, Valerie xxx

Susan Freeman said...

Love your pink flamingo float ~ just perfect for you! You are surrounded by so much cuteness and joy with your grands. Such a gift! Rake good care of yourself.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susan Freeman said...

Whoops ~ meant to say TAKE good care of yourself!

Art and Sand said...

You look adorable with your flamingo float.

I am finding that so many different things are getting in the way of blogging, but I think things are settling down now. So, I post when I can.

Melanie said...

Don't give up on blogging, Linda - it's always great to see and hear what you've been up to! Your grandkids are adorable and I swear they get bigger every time I see photos of them. Can't believe Tiger is in 2nd grade already.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well, you are finally as old as me now! hahaha! Well for a few months, anyway! I can't wait to hear more about your trip. Ours was pretty much a work trip so not as many fun things to share. Love your photo in the pool! That's what 68 looks like! Beautiful!!!

bj said...

so so glad to see this post. I have missed you but know spending time with little grands is the center of your life...and should be.
So glad things are good with you.
You are a bathing beauty in the pool...looking sooo good.

Susan said...

Oh Linda, the kids are darling, just darling, and they are growing up so fast. I have been out-of-commission for the past week due to computer malware. SO FRUSTRATING. I hate to think there are miserable people in the world who would purposely cause problems for others but there are. Trust me on that one. Take care and know I was happy to see your post! Susan

Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Linda,
I've missed you and really enjoyed your catch-up photos. (What a good idea!) I love your grandchildren's names; they're beautiful. It is hard to keep up with a blog when life gets busy, isn't it? Thanks for letting us know how you've been, Cheryl

Deanies Stash said...

Linda, it was great to catch up with what you are doing. My mom just turned 86 and is doing great living on her farm. It looks like Scout and you had a super time. Hope you have a great week.

xo Dianne

Knatolee said...

Love your pool flamingo! And you kitty, and everything else. :)

Linda said...

Just checking in to see how you’re doing.....

Jann Olson said...

Linda, I don't know who looks happier; you or the flamingo float tube! :) I'm so happy that you get to spend time with your darling grands!!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I'm so glad to hear from you! Love hearing about your life and those babies are grown now! Don't they grow up fast! I miss mine but still know this is where the Lord wants us to be. So glad your little mother is doing well and you too, my friend. Merry Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christine Graves said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing. I get comments from you on my blog but you're not updating your blog. Just wanna see how you're doing and hope you're well! :-)

Shelia said...

I'm back to wish you a wonderful Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

svelteSTUFF said...

Life seems to be taking us all down different paths,
but it is GREAT to catch up with old 'blog friends'!
THANKS for your post!!

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Anne's Phamilyblog said...

Oooh that desk is a terrific find! Love catching up with you here. Whenever I see a blogger fall off the blog world I get sad. I know life throws so much at us but I sure love blogging and am trying to continue.
The kids are sure fun loving little ones. Tiger reminds me of my nephew Sean. Both handsome dark haired boys with those good looks. Scout is just adorable. SHe must be so much fun to hang out with. I imagine they bring you so much joy.
Take care of yourself. I think back to your Paris trip and the fun you had. What a wonderful trip that was for you.

Cheryl Lawson said...

I miss you, Linda, and hope you are doing OK. I know what it's like to deal with anxiety and depression; I had to stop blogging for awhile as well. I'm thinking of you and watching my sidebar, always looking for a new post from you. YOur grandchildren are adorable - love the My Little Pony parade! Your blog friend, Cheryl

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