Aug 17, 2009

Well, Happy blue Monday! We just got back from the homestead of my hubby in North Carolina. While there we had all 5 grandkids plant rose bushes for G'ma. We also hung 2 flag poles for her so she can fly her flags proudly...she chose the red, white and blue for the rose bed. Good thing G'ma tolerates some clutter...with 7 extra bodies comes some shoes mess. But, boy was she happy it was so...
Trying to set up a slipn'slide like the 1 we have here at home so the kids will have something to do in the terrible heat. It was like 98 degrees. Yes, that is the amazing plantation home that in- laws took 10 years to restore and always has maintenance issues.

The gang, including our dog Jack who would love to live at the farm and chase the cats, groundhogs, skunks, snakes, bunnies...He disappears into the cotton field and we can hear the echo of his bark all over the farm when he's cornered something good. He came back in one evening with a scratch to his nozzle and cut on his ear...I doctored up the wounds and chuckled.

Love to you all and happy dog-days of dwindling summer fun!!


  1. I'll bet grandma was happy to have everyone there.

  2. Nothing should thrill a grandma more than a house full of happy grand kids...looks like a great and happy bunch!!

  3. What a perfect post for Blue Monday. I'm sure Grandma had as much fun as the children. That is a wonderful old house. I hope you are having a great day.

  4. I LOVE the shoes picture...what a perfect image depicting "family".

  5. What a beautiful setting for summertime fun! Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Howdy
    Happy Blue Monday to you and yours.
    What an awesome place for a family vacation.
    You must have tons of wonderful memories and photos .
    Thank you so very much for sharing a part of your happy time with us today.
    The shoe photo was awesome !!!!!!!
    Blessings to you all.
    Happy Trails

  7. I bet these cousins had the time of their life (and their grandparents too!). What great memories they were making--thanks for such a happy way to start the week!

  8. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

  9. What a way to spend time with family and enjoy the scenery along the way. Most grandparents treasure their time with kiddos. Seems all had a grand old time. Glad you are back and had a safe trip. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.

  10. Hi Sweetie, I have you on the list for the Rooster Party. So glad you joined us! See you on the 28th.

    Barb :-)


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