Tuesday, November 15, 2016


It's a crazy week here-
or I'm crazy-still trying to figure out which it is.

Today is the 5th birthday of 
He was a bouncing 10#3oz kid.
He looked like he was 2 months old
when he was born.

LOOK how cute he is NOW!
On top of being cute
he is funny and kind and loving.
Happy Birthday, Charlie.
 we celebrated the birthday of our
17 year old granddaughter,
Isn't she a beauty?
Guess what-
In this world where you hear all the 
about teenagers
she doesn't fit the mold.
She is a GOOD kid-
with good morals and a loving heart.
We need more Aleenas 
in the teenage world.

Love you both to the moon and back!

We have two more birthdays
in the next 10 days.
Somebody snuggled up tight
on some cold February nights.
And that's all I'm gonna say
'bout that!

your photo name


Linda said...

How very special these precious birthdays are!!! Gives us hope for the future!

Jill said...

Happy birthday Charlie and Aleena!!! :-)


Estelle's said...

Beautiful grandchildren Deanna! I know you must be so proud! What a blessing!

Jettie said...

Happy Birthday to two lucky grandkids. Yes, I know of about 5 birthdays in the 10 days before and after the 12th of November. I predict in February and March of 1948, there was a very bad weather forecast.

Kim said...

Beautiful...both of them. Happy birthday! :)

Summer said...

Happy birthday to Charlie and Aleena♥

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Happy Birthday to Charlie and Aleena!
You make your Nana so proud. :)
xo, T.

Susie said...

Diana, Sending birthday wishes to Charlie and Aleena. You sure have beautiful grandkids. It's nice to read about good kids. We love grandkids as much as our very own, don't we? I do not remember Aleena. Blessings to all of you, xoxo,love, Susie

Pom Pom said...

Aw! Happy celebrating! Cutie pies, as per usual!

Katie Clooney said...

Happy birthday to both beautiful grandchildren. They must get their good looks from their Grandma.:)

Down On The Farm said...

Great looking kids just run in your family don't they!!! You are one blessed lady!!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday to them both. They are beautiful, inside and out!! Enjoy your time with them.

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday to these special young folks. Adorable photos.

Jackie said...

You have beauuuuutiful Grands.
Happy birthday to both of them.

Cozy Little House said...

You sure do have some good looking grandkids! Must have had some great genes at work there.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Diana! Aw, such sweet photos of your extra special loves. I hope they both had terrific birthdays. Jane

NanaNor's said...

Diana, Happy Belated Birthdays to your two grands; Aleena is beautiful. I'm blessed with equally wonderful grands who make the world so much better. Hope you are having a great week and that your man is behaving himself.

Okio B Designs said...

Hope they had wonderful birthdays. I miss having a 5 year old. My youngest is 9 now and I want to cry. =(


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Wishing them both the happiest of birthdays and many blessings throughout the year. I don't know how you have so many good looking people in your family. :) Just gorgeous! Love your snuggle up comment too. Hee hee!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Happy birthdays to your grandchildren and those in the next weeks to come. You have such a wonderful family, Diana. -Jenn

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Happy birthday to both Charlie and Aleena! You have a beautiful family!
Haha, I'm a November baby. ;-)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet grands, Diana. I know you must be so proud of them! Have a nice evening. xo ♥

Missy George said...

You're bad!! You have a big family and they all seem to be funny, handsome and beautiful..Happy Birthday to everyone!!

Nonnie said...

Why do they have to grow up so quickly? But yours are growing up beautifully. Happy Birthday to your kids. I know you are bursting with pride over them. It's so good to know that there are still sweet ones out there.

Debbie Harris said...

You have a beautiful family

We too have lots of Fall birthdays. :-)

Debbie Harris said...

You have a beautiful family

We too have lots of Fall birthdays. :-)

amazingsusan said...

Beauties both :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful grandchildren!

Chatty Crone said...

Haha some great snuggling went on - Charles has really grown up! And Aleenas is GORGEOUS! Happy birthday to them both!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Yes, I think the cold weather has something to do with all the birthdays in the fall, lol! Both grands are just precious, and you have every right to be so proud of them! I'm sorry to hear about your crazy week, hope things settle down soon for you! Any bites on your home? Praying for you my friend!

Celestina Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous grands. Beautiful kids just run in your family. Wishing them a wonderful year filled with many blessings. Sounds like a busy birthday month!! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Have fun!! xxoo

Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday to the handsome and the beautiful. :-)
Wishing them the best!!

Junkchiccottage said...

So gorgeous! Your granddaughter Aleena is beautiful. Very soulful and kind eyes. Charles in Charge is handsome as ever.
Glad you are having fun with all the birthday celebrations.
Have a great rest of the week.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy birthdays to the grandkids! My son was just over 10 pounds when he was born - I always said he came out a 3-month old! Now he is 17, and 6'4" - but skinny as a string bean!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Happy birthdays to your beautiful grandchildren, Diana!

Art @ Home said...

Happy Birthday to the grands! Aleena is stunning! Charles in charge is a good looking little dude, too! You are blessed, my friend!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful grandchildren....beautiful inside and out!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your grands... Aleena is indeed stunning and Charles is a very handsome fella. The inside beauty of these young people speaks to their parents love. xoxo

Laurie said...

Happy birthday Charlie and Aleena! She is a beauty, Diana.

Stephanie said...

My dear Diana, you have such a beautiful family! Happy birthday to your sweet grandchildren.

Hugs to you!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Diana girl !
Very Happy Birthdays to your family members down there .. your grandkids are wonderful jewels to cherish : )
I back tracked a bit on your postings and I don't know how you do it !! So much going on and you ride the waves like a surfer! haha .. just remember you need some time for yourself to recharge your own batteries to keep up with so much in your life .. I can't wait to hear about the job ? You are great with people so it has to be perfect to get you out of retirement m right ? LOL ... I hope to finish planting those last tulips SOON ! haha
Thanks for stopping by .. I appreciate it : )

Vee said...

I had no idea that you have a 17-year-old granddaughter! She is lovely. Have any more grands we don't hear about? LOL! Gorgeous family and happy birthday to both Charlie and Aleena!

Rose L said...

lovely blessings in your life!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana, is that Ria? She is a beauty! Happy Birthday to her and Charlie. He looks so sweet in this picture. Your grandkids are growing like weeds. :)

love, ~Sheri

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Goodness Diana, you have the best looking grands! I can see why you are so proud of them! Thanks for a good laugh, your posts always do that for me ๐Ÿ˜„

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Happy Birthday to the kids, and to all that is to come!! Aleena is just beautiful, Diana. We both sure got lucky in the "grand" department. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..xxoJudy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Birthday to both of your beautiful grandchildren. WOW you are going to be busy with lots of B Days. Who's daughter is that?

Hope your getting ready for Thanksgiving. Are all the kids coming?

How's Pat doing? You never said how she is.

Take care of yourself dear friend. You never said who your going to work for.. hope it's a terrific job with lots of money.


Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful grands! Aleena has such pretty eyes!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Happy birthday to your grandbabies and to the mystery people. Winters on its way again and soon it will be February.

Ron said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your grands...... xoxo

Karen said...

You certainly have some great grandkids. Happy Birthday to Aleena and Charles.

Adam said...

Happy birthday to them

Gypsy Heart said...

I can't believe Charles is so grown up looking...and quite handsome! Time flies doesn't it? Aleena is stunning! The most beautiful eyes and smile. You're a very blessed Nana!