Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Party

Last night we celebrated our oldest grandson's birthday-the big 13. We gathered for dinner, presents and dessert. The meal was so yummy but the family time was incredible. Our young man is an incredible fellow; such a helper, hard worker and his momma calls him the "baby whisperer". All the grands get along so well together and the youngest two are just beginning to play together. It is such a precious sight! The birthday boy(on the right) and his brother.

Our Peanut; for all who've followed me for quite awhile, you well remember the health issues her parents dealt with. I am happy to say that she is one fun young girl.

Two cousins as close as can be; it will be such fun to watch them grow up together.

Present time-the birthday fellow loves Legos, which makes shopping so very easy. We were discussing the Lego company last night and how hard it is to become a Master Builder for them.

The girls-Momma Carrie on the right, Kim and then me. Our daughters look more alike every year-Love these girls; the Lord has blessed me indeed! Love our family; just wish my brother and sil could have joined us. Life is a bit crazy right now as two of our families are packing for a move; not sure company would be as comfortable as in the past. Best wait til the early summer.

Brent and the youngest one in Carrie's family. Amazing how quickly babies grow!

The two youngest grands-Little Man and Sweet Girl interacting together. Little Man is just about 1.5 yrs and Sweet Girl is almost 9 mos. I think we blink and they grow.

Sundaes are a big hit with our group. The two candles recognize his two parties. Carrie also made an incredible Apple Blueberry Crisp, which I know I will make in the future.

Two cousins picking out toppings.

It wouldn't be a party without the two white furballs.  Where else would you find them but in my lap; actually they love all the kiddos, so play a lot with them.
This was the last party at this house; the house has provided so much for the family-a place filled with Life and Love. However, I am so excited to see what is in store for their next home; I'm excited because it will only be 2.5 miles from our new house. I am thankful that we won't be moving at the same time; in fact, hubby and I go on vacation before we move.  By the time we get back and start the move, Carrie and family will be all settled.  Thank you Lord for family and for Your Hand leading and guiding us all.

It is clouding up here and snow is due this afternoon, so hubby and I will be going to the movies. I'm so enjoying the nice "spring-like" days we've had; can't wait for the warm days to stay for longer than two at a time. I am not one who complains about the heat at all; I am also looking forward to enjoying the pool at the golf course where we are moving.  I see more family time there as well.  
Have a great Tuesday!  Remember to count your blessings and give thanks.


  1. You have such a lovely family!!! You have grandkids the same age of mine, I also cannot believe we have two 13 year old boys now also.
    Stella Rose's Momma

  2. Lovely to see all the family and wonderful to hear how everybody gets along together so well. Precious times are simple times together filed with love. Have a terrific Tuesday
    Best wishes Molly

  3. What sweet faces you have there! All of them so adorable! Its so nice to stop in here and see all the fun in your house. Love the sundae idea for the kids. We are above 70 here now, but the snow is coming in tonight around midnight. Rain could happen before that and then the wind is to pick up. 2-4 inches only and they say the snow should be wet, so hopefully no blowing. I have loved these last 2 days, too!

  4. What a big event and the family time looks wonderful. My oldest grandson turned 13 lat fall and it still surprises me that he is so grown up.
    Happy birthday to your new teenager.

  5. What a wonderful party and family gathering. Hope the birthday boy had a fun time!

  6. Moving is so exciting! Lots of work though. But there is something exciting about everything being new. You have a beautiful family! We got our treats today, and you are right, can't say they are moist at all!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. You truly do have such a beautiful family, and it is so nice to see you all enjoying being together so much. Hope both moves go well.

    You will have to share the blueberry apple crisp recipe:)

  8. Hope you had a great time little man
    Lily & Edward

  9. Oh such good things going on in your life Noreen! Happy Birthday to your grandson! I hope your time in Hawaii is just what you need, and will provide you with the energy to get moved and settled into your new home. Moving...such a job!!!
    XO Kris

  10. Beautiful family... beautiful times, Noreen!! The love radiates out from the pictures & brightened my day too! :)

    God bless~ Andrea

  11. What a sweet family you have, Noreen. Hard to believe that you have a grandson who's 13 ... hard for me to believe that I have a grandson who's 12. How time flies!

    What movie did you see?


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