Monday, July 21, 2014

A Visit from Family

Last week my Aunt and Uncle and two of their grandchildren were able to stop by for the afternoon as they were en-route to visit their son and his family, and we were right on the way. It was so nice to see them all, and we really enjoyed our time together! 

Here are few photos that were taken after they first arrived . . . .

Aunt Judy, Sophia, Mom and Leah
 Poor Sophia had broken her ankle just a few days before she went to visit her grandparents so she is on crutches. Even though it is harder for her to get around, she has such a sweet heart and smile despite it!

Tommy, Uncle Jim and Dad looking at the beehives (which you can't see thanks to the prolifically growing garden!)

 Making friends. :)
(Since walking very far was tiring for Sophia, I brought my little doeling over for her to see)
 
Leah showed her the rabbits, and she enjoyed petting some of the babies

Tommy, Uncle Jim, and Dad . . . both my Uncle and Dad grew up on farms so they always enjoy talking 'farming' together!

Aunt Judy and Leah with both of Leah's dogs

And some of what the pictures don't show is . . .

-- The many stories that were told as my Aunt, Uncle, and parents reminisced

-- Tommy having a first experience helping move a goat (we tie out some of our goats during the day so they can browse/graze so he helped my Dad move one.)

-- Visiting with Sophia about the crafts she likes to do and her face lighting up as she shared about them

-- Sitting around the dining room table visiting and enjoying the dessert my Mom had made

-- The expressions on their faces when they tried their first goat milk! Which Sophia liked. (:

-- The laughter that is always there whenever we get together

-- All of us standing by their vehicle when it was about time for them to leave and talking . . . and talking . . . and . . . obviously not wanting the afternoon together to come to an end! (:

(Photo courtesy of my Aunt Judy)

Thank you all so much for coming!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,

    It looks like you and your family are having so much fun this summer. I've really enjoyed looking at all the photos of your outings and family gatherings.
    Thank you so much for taking time to share them with us.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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  2. We are, Mrs. B! It has been a wonderful summer so far. I am glad that you enjoyed seeing all of the photos! You are more than welcome for sharing. :)

    I hope that you and your family are doing well!

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  3. Looks like everyone enjoyed the visit, Sarah. Was this family from your Mom's side or your Dad's? Do y'all have any other family that lives close enough to come visit?

    ~ Betsy

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  4. Everyone did, Betsy! This was my Dad's sister. They are from Nebraska which is where most of our family is from and where our closest family is (distance wise.) So usually if we get together, it's us going up there. :)

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