Friday, July 8, 2011

Visit from Texas and grandkids' photo attempt

My daughter and her family flew up here for a company picnic.
She has begun to work for the company
 that's been in her dad's family
for four generations (counting her brother and her).

She's doing her work from Texas via computer,
and it was decided that the company picnic
would be a good time for the other employees to meet her and her family.

"Time flies" and all too soon
it was time for them to leave our place at the lake
and head back to her dad's and stepmom's.

But wait, I had to have a picture of all the grandkids together!
Right?  Right!

 Here are the results:

"Come on Addy! Get out here for a picture!"
"Are we forgetting someone?"
"Oh, yeah,  baby Abby."

Now Addy is here complete with two Barbies
and baby Abby has been carefully put in Peyton's arms.
But uh oh!  How did Dillon get cut out of the photo?

All five grandkids finally.
But Aaron's waited long enough and must resume playing with his truck.
The others: "Hey Aaron, what are you doing? We're trying to get a picture taken here!"

The newest addition to the grandchildren list:
Abigail Elizabeth at a little over 4 months old.
(Aaron is her older brother.)

Here Abigail (Abby) and I are checking each other out!
This trip was the first time we met!

Quick moment between mother and daughter
 before she and family left to go back to her dad's.
The next day he drove them to Columbus airport
to catch a flight back to Texas.

This was two weeks ago, but I'm just now getting parts of it posted.

Hopefully, she's coming back with the kids at the end of this month! 
(Husband will not be able to take off more work.)

I'm looking forward to seeing them again.


  1. Hi Beth,
    Looks as if you had a blessed visit with some precious people!
    Nice job on the story...I completely enjoyed reading this post.

  2. Sweet pictures! I love the one of you and your daughter-- just beautiful! Your grandkids are adorable--and the pictures are so typical. Gathering the tribe together is always tricky! So glad you shared!

  3. I loved the rundown on getting the picture! It's not easy with several kids. :)
    It was great to see the grand kids picture and I love the one of you and your daughter.

  4. OH Beth, I love seeing the pictures of you and your family. Love the one of you and your daughter.. AND the grands are all just gorgeous... Glad you got to see them--even for a short time. Hope they do come back.

  5. You must have been very pleased to see you daughter and family. The pics are lovely and how typical trying to get all the grandchildren
    together for a photo! The result is so sweet.

  6. Just plain joy Beth! They are so sweet and the baby - a precious little bundle. I'm so glad you got to spend time together.

  7. Love that photo of you and your newest granddaughter, checking each other out :)

  8. those shots make me smile!

  9. I'm not sure why, but I've missed many updates this week ... this is one of them.

    What a precious time it is when grandchildren come.

    Thinking of you, Beth.

  10. It must have been so wonderful to meet your baby granddaughter for the first time, and to have all your grandchildren together. I hope your daughter and kids can be back. Lovely photos of you and your family, Beth.

  11. Pretty little pile of g-kids. So glad you had a chance to see and enjoy so much of them.


I welcome your thoughts. Please let me know you stopped by.