Monday, September 7, 2015

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!! I Have NOT Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth!!!!

It has been one crazy, hectic 
around here.

I had some family living with us this 
It was bittersweet to see them move
into a new home and new life.

I had some family that moved away this 

I had some unexpected heartache this 

I had some sweet moments, too.
Like this one with dear little
Is it my imagination or does she get
cuter by the day?
Her big brothers started school in their new town.
Big Boy E is in Kindergarten.
None of our kids have ever ridden a school bus.
How exciting is this?!?!
CharlesInCharge started Pre-school:
SweetCheeks, Ria & Lulu entered
3rd, 6th & 8th grade.
I can't believe how grown up these girls are!
And, not to be outdone,
CJK has learned MAGJICK!
He can make the sun come out by waving his arms.
The clouds move away and the blue sky
comes through.
I said- How'd you do that?
He said-
You called me 

Great-just what this family needs---
another comedian!

So- Wondering when I am coming back to blogging?
I am taking a belated anniversary 
weekend next week
and then my plan is to return 
to blogging on a regular basis.

Thanks to all of you that have stuck by me and 
bolstered my spirits this summer.
It was a hard one.
I am blessed to have such wonderful

Thank You!
Thank You!

See you in a a week or so.
Have a wonderful and blessed

your photo name


Kelley Dibble said...

You, too! We missed you!

Letters Unfolded

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thanks for the update! It is great to see your post pop up in my Inbox! Your Grands are adorable and growing up so fast! They get their good looks from you! CJK, a true comedian- too funny. My dad called me Butterball when I was young; it's such an endearing name- no way! Do take care! I think you and I are ready to see this year go! Hope you had a great Labor Day!

Gina said...

Good to hear from you, Diana. You are blessed with such beautiful grandchildren. I can't believe how old they're getting. I feel like Big Boy E was just born! How can he be going to kindergarten??? See you soon.

Sonny G said...

I've missed you bunches but I understand when life gets in the way of blog posts...

Come back when you can and I'll be right here to welcome you..

big hugs

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Well, I guess I could think of worse 'names' to be called... 'Butterball' has a warm and cozy ring to it. -ducking, running and hiding-

Glad things are settling down. Glad you will be back soon.

Lots and lots of huggggggles, Butterball,
Tessa --- Also Butterball -- It takes one to know one!!!! ,-)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a precious family Diana. So glad you've taken the time to enjoy and invest in them!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

It's not your imagination...she does get cuter by the day! In fact, all of your grands do! Missed you.....hugs..

Rebya Thuesen said...

Really missed your humor. So glad you are back. God's blessings to you and yours.

Simply LKJ said...

You are in my prayers sweet friend. Praying fall brings better times. Enjoy your anniversary weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Labor Day Diana. All the kids seem to be doing well in the start of the new school year. I can't believe Lulu will start eighth grade. That is a fun but awkward year for girls sometimes. I'll see you soon, Diana.

love, ~Sheri

Pam Kessler said...

Sounds like you have been super busy! Enjoy a wonderful Anniversary weekend! Mine is coming up in a few weeks and I fully expect to be treated to a breakfast at Waffle House and a trip to Walmart :)

Gypsy Heart said...

These adorable kids are growing up, Diana! Can you give them a shot to stop it? :) Miss Bright Eyes is did this happen? I hope you have a wonderful week/weekend and pamper yourself!


Pom Pom said...

Aw, those grands are adorable and FUNNY like their butterball GRANNY! (You are NOT a butterball!)
I hope you have a fabulous anniversary weekend! I'm so glad you're back, good Nana!

Kathy said...

Sweet post with all those happy little faces!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

You and the antics of your beautiful grands have been missed. Smiling knowing you are returning to blogging.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Friends always stick together! Have missed you but then I think all of us have been a little MIA this summer. Glad you did what you should and that is to spend time with the Grandkids!

LV said...

What a joy it was seeing your comment on my blog today. Glad you are well and things are settling down. All the children are precious. I still wish that show OF ART LINKLETTER'S WAS STILL ON. I LOVED IT.

20 North Ora said...

So glad to hear from you today! Have thought about you all summer. Hope things are beginning to fall into place. Stay positive!


NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet, sassy friend. So glad to see your comment this morning; glad to hear what's happening with you! Can't wait til your back blogging for real and not just teasing us.
Sending love your way!

Cozy Little House said...

Your granddaughters may be models when they get older. They have such beautiful smiles!

Cozy Little House said...

Your granddaughters may be models when they get older. They have such beautiful smiles!

Missy George said...

The kids have all matured over the summer..Bright eyes has grown as well..Guess that's to be expected ..Duh!! Nice to see them all again..Cute "off to school" pics...Hope things settle down for you now..Enjoy your Anniversary weekend..Hurry back..

Kelly said...

Sending you a long overdue hello! Life and many changes and goings on my way too! I am learning to live the empty nester life and its not pretty! I did get a new phone and have been captured by instagram.
I love this post and seeing your wonderful grands and how beautifully they grow!
I wish you much love and smiles Diana! Enjoy your anniversary trip and be well! I will keep checking in! <3

Sarah said...

Welcome back, Diana. I think all your girls grow cuter and more beautiful every year. Their smiles say it all! Your darling grandsons obviously have your spunk. Love it!
Happy Anniversary. Celebrate in style!

Karen L. Bates said...

Such beautiful grandchildren, lucky you. I took apparently took the summer off from blogging...heehee. We'll both be back...for sure.

Karen L. Bates said...

Such beautiful grandchildren, lucky you. I took apparently took the summer off from blogging...heehee. We'll both be back...for sure.

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Your family is beautiful. Hopefully your fall will be better than your summer! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Sue

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Diana, well sometimes a break is necessary. You deserve it! Your little ones are so darling. I cannot believe how much they have grown up. Time flies by. Happy Labor day to you as well. xo

Kim said...

Hello Diana! I am so happy that you are enjoying your sweet grand-babies. I know that you have had some lows this summer and I am sorry about that. I hope that the times with your kids lift your spirits! I have missed your visits and your comments, but haven't wanted to bother you with email. So glad that you checked in today. Happy weekend and big hugs to you!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Diana....yes, you have had one crazy ride of a summer, haven't you, girl? Quite a roller coaster for you. I pray that the Lord will bring you peace, returned joy, and a calm soul once things get back to normal. It's been busy over here, too. I haven't posted on my blogs for months because life has just taken over and I haven't found any time. I try to keep up the best I can with FB and IG, though. Hopefully, come winter, my days will slow and I'll be able to find extra time to blog again. I feel like I'm letting all of my faithful followers down. :( Peace, love, and light to you, sweet friend!

xoxo laurie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Sorry you too had a rough summer....same here. But God always seems to bring joy into our lives when we need it the most. Hope all is well from the top of your head to the tip of your toes!!!!! :)

Debbie Harris said...

It certainly is wonderful to see you!! I just about fell off my chair when I saw your visit this morning, I gasped!! My dear husband thought I was choking! :-)

Look at all those precious little sweeties! Diana, you are blessed with a beautiful family.

Enjoy your belated anniversary get away!

Much love~ Debbie

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Good to hear from you, Diana! Sorry the summer has had its "downs," and wishing you only "ups" in the coming year ahead. Enjoy your anniversary celebration, and looking forward to your regular posts!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Glad to hear you are still hanging in there, Diana! You are doing what you need to do, and what's important...I have great respect for that, as you know I've been there. Thinking of you...xoxo

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hey there friend! I took the summer off too. Glad to hear you're alive and well and soon to be back in business :-) Hope ya have a happy anniversary!

Kathy said...

I have missed you so much and am looking forward to reading your great posts. You always make me smile. Tell the truth, you were really writing the next great American novel, weren't you.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
The kids all look so cute for their first days back to school. Adorable. We will be celebrating our Anniversary on the 12th is that near yours? Have a great week. It was fun to see your post today.

Dewena said...

They are all beautiful and handsome grandchildren! And how could they help but have a great sense of humor?

Missed you, Diana. I'm sorry about the sad things you've experienced but glad there have been good family times too.

Have a wonderful anniversary celebration,

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Your grands are all adorable, and don't they grow up so fast?!! My oldest has started college! I hope that everything will work out just fine for you, and good to see you back to blogging. Have a super Labor Day!

Beemie said...

Kids are so cute...I am back to school also...I hope your heartache has passed, it is always difficult.

Lucille said...

Hi Diana! I had just written a post and it disappeared! It's so nice to hear from you again. I have been wondering about how you are and your health. Hope you are doing well. Your grandchildren are all growing up so quickly. They are all so lovely. So very glad to hear from you.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diana, you have beautiful grands. I'm happy to see you here today. Take care of yourself and I'll see you next week! ♥

Ron said...

Beautiful kids, Diana! I've missed you. I hope you're regular. LOL! At blogging that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xo

Merlesworld said...

You do have lots of cuties in your family.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diana,
You have such beautiful grandchildren and they look so cute and happy for their school photos. Have a Happy Anniversary weekend.
Thanks for the lovely visit today!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, so happy to see you back and love the pics of your darling grand kids. They have all really grown and beautiful children. Love the back to school pics.
I hope the fall season will be a better one for you then summer was. Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved. Enjoy some special time together for the weekend.
Blessings always.
Hugs, cm

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

So good to see your post today. I was thinking about you and wondering when Nana Diana would be back from her break!!! :-) Life has a way of needing our attention, doesn't it? Hope your Fall will be better than was your Summer. Sometimes things happen within our family that we do not see coming, and can bring us to our knees. I guess that is when we need to pray the most. Have a wonderful get-away weekend, and again.... glad you are back!!

Pat said...

Appears you have had a very full summer. Love the photos of your beautiful grandbabies. Glad to see you back.

Vee said...

Ahhhh...and this old world keeps right on turning...the grwnds are growing and off to school...that "Butterball" comment had me laughing. Take your time, decompress, dip your toe in as slowly as you like. Happy Anniversary!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Your grandchildren are so cute and it sounds like you enjoy them very much! Sorry for the bad stuff along with the good stuff this summer. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary time and come back refreshed. Nancy

Vee said...

Who are the grwnds?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The kids are growing up SO fast! They really are cute and I know you've enjoyed spending time with them this summer. I've missed you my friend. Happy Anniversary! Sweet hugs, Diane

Chatty Crone said...

I have been wondering where you were and even went and checked on your blog just in case I missed a post. Glad to see you here. I know what if feels like to have kids move away. It is hard - glad you got to enjoy the family. And happy anniversary. See you soon.

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Those grands are just too adorable! Missed you and looking forward to you being back! Hope your Summer off has refreshed you.

GARAGE SALE GAL said... have the cutest grands...with a sense of humor!!! Enjoy your anniversary.

Donna said...

Well I sure am glad to hear that you've not fallen off the face of the earth, Diana! Love all the cute pics of the kiddos. Sure can't believe how fast they have grown. And yes, Little Miss Bright Eyes gets more darling by the second! SO cute!!! I can totally relate to your crazy summer. For me, it is one that won't end soon enough. Happy belated anniversary! Hope you get to do something fun! We have missed you dearly:)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Sounds like you definitely had some ups and downs this summer. Hope everything is looking up for you now. I've missed your posts and can't wait for your humor to make me laugh on a regular basis again. :) Enjoy your week! xoxo

My Kentucky Living said...

So glad you will be back in the swing of things. Yea! Your grands are just the cutest! Sheila

Janet said...

Sure have missed you. Gosh all the kids are getting so big! Cute kiddos.

Happy Labor Day!

Take care, Janet W

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Haven't wanted to bug you, but have been wondering if you were ever going to return. See you soon.

Terri Steffes said...

Glad you are back! The heartache part was sad, but those kids are stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing them with us. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh what a beautiful bunch!!!!

I missed you and thought of you oftenn

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Good to see you post something! Sorry it's been such a tough summer. I hope things are easing up and you'll be feeling better in all ways. Hugs, Liz

Laurie said...

You have been missed, but sometimes you just have to go missing for awhile. We understand...take your time. I can not believe how big Bright Eyes is getting. It seems like she should only be 4 months old. All the grands are so precious. You are a blessed Nana.

Consider It All Joy said...

I do hope you greatly enjoy your anniversary weekend away! You deserve some refreshing time with your Hero!! Blessings to you, Cindy xoxo

Ana said...

Oh Diana,
It sounds like it was a pretty full Summer. So many emotions. Your grand babes are all so adorable. What a proud grandma you must be. Happy Belated Anniversay and hope you have a wonderful belated anniversay weekend. See you when you get back.


Stephanie said...

Diana!!! Sweet friend, I have missed you SO MUCH! Although I completely understand that sometimes we all need some time away from the computer. You have been in my prayers, dear one, and you will remain there. Wishing you a beautiful and blessed week. Much love to you!

Rose L said...

They are growing way too fast! I do not like facing the fact that I am aging fast as well! Kids do that to us. I know life has so much for us to do with those we care about, and breaks from blogs are necessary. Just once a month to know how you are is all we really need!

BeachGypsy said...

So so glad to see you back my friend! !! Welcome back!!

Jackie said...

What beautiful BEAUTIFUL children. It makes my heart happy to see their smiling faces.
Welcome back to blogging. I take lots of time off from my blog....but I always look forward to returning to see my sweet friends (none of whom I have ever met in person....but regardless, they ARE my friends) and to read about the happenings in their lives.
So good to see you again!
Sending you hugs from South Georgia.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

NanaDiana... so happy to see your sweet post packed full of darling pictures of your grandbabies! Oh how sweet, cute and fun they all are. I know this has been a rough summer for you, so many changes going on and tough situations. You have certainly been in my prayers, and will continue to be! I understand how hard it is to blog when life turns upside down (had my experience with that as we downsized/moved this summer)... and I hope you have a beautiful and blessed time on your anniversary getaway! Much love and hugs across the miles :)

Gayla said...

Enjoy your anniversary get away. I am so sorry for the sadness in your summer. and oh, those little ones are so cute! Butterball?! ha ha... you have been missed.

Kay G. said...

I am watching your grandchildren growing up before my eyes and they are all so doggone cute!!!
It's MAGICK BUTTERBALL. My goodness, I would die with laughter at those kids!!
You must know how happy it makes folks to see your post, look at all your comments, my dear! xx

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Yes she does just keep getting cuter...oh those chubby little arms and what a smile ! :)

All the kids look beautiful in their back to school pics! :)

Butterball, lol!!! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Yes she does just keep getting cuter...oh those chubby little arms and what a smile ! :)

All the kids look beautiful in their back to school pics! :)

Butterball, lol!!! :)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wow…you have some real cuties there!! Lucky you!

Estelle's said...

It's a long way down here with all of these comments...but how lovely that you are back to blogging! The grandchildren are SO precious! Thank you for sharing all their sweetness! Hope you had a lovely long weekend Diana!

Kelly said...

it's so good to hear from you once again! I'm glad to know that you're doing ok. I know you had some funerals to attend this summer and that is never easy. your grandkids are all so cute. I'm sure they were a good distraction.

Debbie said...

Oh...the kids all look so cute on their first day of school! Your oldest grand-daughter is a stunner, Diana!! They are all growing up sooo fast!!!
I think it's hilarious that you have yet another comedian in the house!! hmmmm....I wonder who they take after???? lol.
You've had yourself quite a Summer, dear friend.
Here's to a better Fall!! Cheers!!
Love you.

Stephen Andrew said...

You're busted! I know what you've really been up to. My friend, Tiffannee, who works at the Hooters in Madison told me about this new girl, Diana, stealing all her tips. I put two and two together!
Glad you'll be back soon. I need your wacky posts once cabin fever sets in. Enjoy the trip!

Renee said...

They are all beautiful. HOw do they grow up so fast. My oldest granddaughter is in 8th grade. They have been going for a month already.

Hope you have a great anniversary.

Carla from The River said...

Oh my, watch out with the 8th grader. She is a lovely young lady! :-) Grandpa is going to have to keep his eye on the boys. :-)) Your family has the best smiles. Love it.
Enjoy your week.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Bright eyes HAS to be featured on a magazine cover Diana - she's absolutely stunning - I could melt looking at that picture !!!
Happy soon to be anniversary !!!

Jill said...

Glad things are going well! These pictures are so precious. Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day and great to see a new post!


Wanda said...

Wonderful post and pictures....sorry for the hurts of the summer....missed you.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

that's SO funny...butterball! all of them are AAAdorable...smooch!

Susie said...

Diana, You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I can't believe the boys are that big already. What the heck happened....the girls are growing so fast. Thank goodness we has bright eyes to watch do cute things. I have truly missed all of you. Sending good wishes for things to smooth out and be okay for all of you. Bless your heart, love, Susie

Linda said...

I m sorry to hear that your summer was difficult. I certainly hope life takes turn for the better this fall. It's good to have you back!!! It seems like bright eyes was just bby last week! I enjoyed watching the parents take the first day of school photos this morning (we live cross the street from n elementary school) nd seeing first day photos the past week on facebook.I went out for lunch to celebrate the first day of school with friends today.

Gert said...

So good to see you on here again. I think of you often, sorry you've had a difficult summer. Pray you will be oust through this. Love the pictures of your grands! My...they are growing do fast!

Look forward to your return!


Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have beautiful grandchildren, as if I need to tell you that! Ha! They are growing up so fast. It is good to see your post and we're all looking forward to your return. Enjoy your week and special weekend!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Butterball, Yes you could stay away for a year and we would all just come right back and start right where we left off. I do hope you have a time to rest and get your heart and home back in order and then enjoy the fall!
Hugs, Roxy

A Joyful Cottage said...

You have a lovely family, Diana. I think taking a break from blogging was a smart move. You'll come back to your regular schedule rested and ready to roll! Hugs, Nancy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I've missed you, but I've really missed seeing bright eyes! So glad to hear from you..was getting worried! Hope you hurts are healing and your joy blooming.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Diana, I am so happy to have seen your post in my email. Your grans are so darling and I can tell the light of your world.Fall is a good time to come back such a renewal. Enjoy your special weekend. Hugs, Jo

cynthia lee designs said...

Diana...I too have had a lot going on this summer and have not blogged as much. We had 3 funerals...lost 2 aunts and then my best friend just this past week. I hope to be back blogging soon.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Since I did fall off the face of the earth, I didn't realize you were missing. I went with the "If you don't have anything positive to say, don't say anything at all" reasoning. But, enough is enough of the gloomy stuff and it's time to come back for me. How come the girls didn't have to hold up a sign for their first day of school? I want to see that little guy hold up a sign every year until he's finished university!

Amy said...

So glad to hear you haven't fallen off the planet! This Summer went rather quickly for us, so soak it all in and come back when You are ready!

Happy Week to you, Diana!
Hugs, Amy

Amy said...

So glad to hear you haven't fallen off the planet! This Summer went rather quickly for us, so soak it all in and come back when You are ready!

Happy Week to you, Diana!
Hugs, Amy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Glad to see you back, Diana. I've missed you but sometimes we just have to take care of ourselves. All the kids are so cute and growing up so fast. Have a wonderful Anniversary Week and see you later..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Alex said...

As, so sorry you had a bittersweet summer, dear lady. You are so full of sunshine, you take your own little micro-climate with you EVERYWHERE!
it will be so nice to see a bit more of you. When you can, of course.
Oh I laughed about the butterball and enjoyed all your family pics a lot : )
God bless you and I pray you enter calmer waters ... X

Alex said...

As, so sorry you had a bittersweet summer, dear lady. You are so full of sunshine, you take your own little micro-climate with you EVERYWHERE!
it will be so nice to see a bit more of you. When you can, of course.
Oh I laughed about the butterball and enjoyed all your family pics a lot : )
God bless you and I pray you enter calmer waters ... X

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

So nice to see you and your beautiful family, Diana. My three year old granddaughter told me I smelled like marshmallows, which was nice since she loves marshmallows, but then her big sister told me that sounded right because I look like a marshmallow. I see the distinct possibility of her name coming off my Christmas list. xo Laura

Richella Parham said...

Hey sweet Diana! Hope you are doing well as you catch your breath from the summer. It's a good thing that not all of life is as full as this summer was for you, huh? I pray that your heart is healing from the two deaths. . . so hard. I know that looking at these photos of your dear ones makes things better!

I just finished my copy of Lucy and enjoyed it very much. It was fun to see your face every time I picked up the book!

Take care of yourself!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Hi Diana! So good to see you back in my email box! I knew you hadn't fallen off the face of the earth. I kept peeking over the edge and didn't see you there :) Sorry your summer was so crazy but I hope that some parts were fun! Fall is coming soon and with it a chance to rewind, rejuvenate and get things back on track! Hope that there will be no heartache - sorry to hear that there was some over the summer! Enjoy your belated anniversary celebration! Hugs, Leena

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So god it will be to have you back!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Have a Daily said...

Sweet friend, always stand by you! The kids are just all so darn cute!! I had two grands start kindergarten this year. My oldest grandson is 20. boy does that make me feel old! Glad to have you back!!

Art and Sand said...

I was surprised to see a new post on my blog roll.

It sounds like you needed the time away, but I am glad you will be back.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough summer. As positive and upbeat as you are, I can read between the lines and worry that you've had a really bad time.
I loved reading your post and seeing the grandkids. They really have grown up since I've been reading your blog. I don't keep us as much as I did and seldom comment. I just don't seem to have the time. I hope you have a wonderful fall.

Feral Turtle said...

Awe what a gorgeous bunch! Happy Anniversary Diana! Cheers.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Glad to see you. I was thinking about you last week.

camp and cottage living said...

Aw, the grands are all so cute.
Glad to see you're doing well, Diana!

Cristina Garay said...

It's nice to hear from you Diana! You've the cutest grands, love the picture of the three girls, they're just gorgeous!

Mindy said...

Well hello there. Those dang kids grow like weeds, don't they?

Suzan Sweatman said...

Bright eyes looks just like Lucy ( of the woods ) Diana - holy cow - she's your/her double !!!
I think I've already commented on this post and sea of comments lol - but I forgot to mention the striking resemblance!

Katie Isabella said...

Blessig to you dear dear friend. I have not forgotten YOU either. You know what was happening in my family. I am all better now. xo


Oh honey, I know you are missing the pretty girls and yes, the little cutie is getting cutier by the minute. The boys are so handsome takin 'the bus' to school, simply adorable and exciting for them.
The bigger cousins, along with Sweet Cheeks are so beautiful! I'm sure you had a very very busy Summer. I did too, and finally our Alexandra came from Spain pregnant to spend two week here, by my DD Sofie's town, 3 hour drive. We did get together us three girls after a good while apart.
Now we will be going to Flo., Miami actually for the birth of our granddaughter in November.
Sending you much blessings sweet friend.

carolann said...

They are as cute as the bright Morning Sunshine all of them. They are not babies anymore. Booooo, hoooo.

Even bright eyes. Look at her.

Well I am moved to my apt for seniors. Friendly people. Been a week . Love it. Since the move I am Hunch Back Of Dodder-dam. I had lots of help. Not sure why my back is so dang sore. And I cant believe it.

Almost a ends walks in park . Something snuck up on me. And got me. ( A Wasp). Now I have a Owe Di. So welcome back. Sorry about some of your family moving and Grandchildren.. I have had that with all mine. I guess that is true. At one time or another. Our kids have to leave their Mothers and Fathers to be a family with their Kids. To Adventure out hours away.

Wild Oak Designs said...

What fun to have such a group to visit in the summer!
Come back soon....we miss you....I miss you....
We've had an interesting summer and things don't look like they'll change much going on...
Take care,

Connie said...

Diana, your grands are beautiful, how very blessed you are.
We miss you!
Connie :)

Rue said...

I've missed you Diana, but I completely understand. You've had a lot to deal with and also a lot to enjoy.

Your grandkids are some of the cutest I've ever seen :)


Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just wanted to say hi and that I do check up on you from time to time!! Glad you took some time off. Sounds like you had too much going on. Take care!

Cranberry Morning said...

Checking in to see how you're doing, Diana. Those grands are the cutest! (well, except for mine. Haha.) :-) Praying for you in this season. sometimes it's best to back away for a while. Many blessings. - Judy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Butterball?! Too funny! What a face on cute, as are all your grandchildren. Looking forward to seeing you in the blogging world and getting to know you.....thanks for visiting my blog!

tammy j said...

i am the 124th commenter.
i don't even know if you'll see this... i'm so tardy.
i'm finally feeling better.
the thought that you WROTE A NOVEL when YOU had pnuemonia is not lost on me! LOLOL.
i'm glad to hear you're coming back.
you've had much sadness. but your spirit is still intact. as always.
and the pictures of all the grands....

Jen Kershner said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear you have had that kind of summer. We have as well so I feel your pain! Hoping it all quiets down for you now.

Picnic Bench said...

It's a great post! You are blessed with such beautiful grandchildren. I can't believe how old they're getting.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Days of sadness come upon us all; life can be hard. These, though, always make the good days seem brighter. I hope the sun is shinning on you now as they are in those beautiful faces of your grandchildren.

Tamara said...

Hi Diana,
I've been missing your posts and decided to come and say I've been thinking of you and hoping that all is well. I had a busy Labor Day weekend so I guess this post slipped past me. I'm sorry to hear about your heartache. ((hugs)) It sounds like you have had a very busy summer! What a beautiful bunch of grand children you have and yes they do grow very fast. Makes me think that it's so good to savor every moment of every day with those that we love and just life in general. I hope that things have settled down for you and that your heart is healing. I look forward to reading your posts when you get back!

Love and blessings,