Monday, September 17, 2012

Life Get's Interesting!!

My Living Room Where I sit and sew....see the bag on the right?? My hand sewing...
And what a three weeks it has been!!

We made an unplanned trip out to Utah that was supposed to take a week and a half...
Instead 2 1/2 weeks later,
we are home.
With a mess!!

We had to go and deal with 3 storage units.
My heartfelt advice....
Don't ever get a storage unit!!
(I should have taken pictures.)

Now that we are for sure settling here in Tennessee,
it was time to go and deal with our worldly goods.
For days, we sorted through stuff,
the locals heard we were in town 
and were selling stuff and they came out in droves.

I midarm....
most of my antiques...
shoppe props...

The hubby refused to haul it all across state lines.

I would like to be able to say that I got loads of sewing done.
62 hours in the car round trip!
Not a stitch!

I did however enjoy my kids and grand kids!
Taught Ashley how to make homemade bread from scratch...
Stopped in on our way out to see Mom and Dad!
Loved on my grand babies....
Made homemade  doughnuts with my darling daughter in law...
While everyone went through old pictures we'd pulled out from storage...
Had great meals with all the family....
Played family games...Of course I won!! And for some reason, I'm always accused of cheating! Go figure!
My grand kids don't think I cheat....
"My Grandma doesn't cheat!!"
"She makes sure we all get ice cream!!"
"And digs out old clothes for my cousins to play dress up in!"
"She lets me read her bible with her out on the porch too."
"She rocked me lots in my great great grandmother's rocking chair that she had rocked her in!"
This was one antique the guitar man let me bring home. My grandmother rocked my mom and me both in this chair.
She did the needlework on the chair.
She kept me for the first few months of my life because my mom was so sick.
"Sometimes I shared with my cousin. It was hard...."
I made all of the kids and grand kids get dressed up for family pics. None were too excited.
My daughter Brooke and her family.
My son Stephen and his family.
Ashley and her family.
The night before we left, Mom and Dad were driving through town and took us all out to Cracker Barrel.
And even though Tory didn't go out west with us,
her and Steven came by the day after we got home.
He deployed on Saturday again so we were so glad to go to dinner with them.
She's a poochin' out there....

Now it's back to the boxes....
linens to be washed,
quilts and bedding....
pictures to hang,
dishes to wash and find a place for.

I'm getting to old for this!

Loads of Love!


  1. Looks like some quality family time--along with a lot of work to clean out those storage units!

  2. what a wonderful visit, except for the storage locker part! i agree, if you have to get a storage locker, it is time to start throwing stuff away! thanks for showing all the pics!

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

  4. Whew! You wear me out Girl! I was wondering if we needed to add a new storage shed...guess not. :) Looks like you added lots of wonderful new memories to the family album! I'm excited for Tory! Where is her DH headed and how long is his deployment? Sending prayers. Our boy just got back last week, but I'm sure the next one is just around the corner. Sigh.

  5. The family visits look as though they were worth the hassle of the storage bins. Bet it feels good to be home.

  6. That was one overly busy time for you but it sounds like the family time was just perfect.

  7. Wow, I'm tired just reading about it all!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family.

  8. sorry I missed you. Looks like the family is doing good. Prop up your feet and take care of yourself for a bit.

  9. It's hard getting rid of things that have sentimental attachment but it I find I feel relieved afterwards.
    Your family are all lovely and it must have been wonderful to spend time with them.
    Teresa x

  10. What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  11. Hey there! I'm glad I just recently discovered that you have a blog...on fb, no doubt...and checked it out in time to see the great pics of all (or most of) your family! Your folks look good. That was quite a trip you had ... glad you have the storage thing behind you now! That's more exhausting than just about anything I can think of, trying to decide what to do with bunches of *stuff*. When we moved to Texas from soCal, and then back to noCal 1.5 years later, it was so wonderfully liberating to pare down the stuff enough to fit into a 1370 s.f. house after many years in 3000 s.f., and neither of us has any desire to go back up again! There's a lot to be said for simplicity of living.