Saturday, January 31, 2015

Catching up

Four of our six grandchildren, clockwise from top left: Walker, 4; Stella, 6; Molly Kate, 6; and Charlie, 9.

Year 2014 was extra busy for Husband Walter and me. I let happy events as well as computer woes derail my blogging for awhile. 

As I work toward getting back into a blogging routine, I will be catching up with posts about some 2014 experiences that I don’t want to forget.

One of those was a visit to Bellingrath Gardens for the opening of the Mobile, Alabama, attraction’s annual Christmas lights. It has been several years since we visited Bellingrath. This visit fulfilled my desire to experience the exceptional display once again. 

Adding to our enjoyment was having family with us—our son Jeremy and his family as well as our oldest son’s daughters. The cousins’ chance to be together and share their excitement and energy was another wish fulfilled.

A visit and photo with Santa closed our walk through the “Garden of Lights." Those faces told the story of a happy evening!

A post about one of our earlier visits is here.


  1. Welcome back. I, too, had some severe computer issues involving an new hard drive. Funny how dependent on technology i've become! Hope you're well - sounds las though you had a great time with family.

  2. so glad to see a post and find out you have been missing because of family fun and not sick. i was starting to fret about if you were ok or not. enjoy your family, we are always here when you can post

  3. How fun to spend time with grandkids and children, especially at Christmas time.

  4. Welcome back to the land of blogging.
    I've missed you and am so happy to see you are still around the blog place.
    It looks like you have had a wonderful time with family and making memories.

  5. Beautiful children, growing up before our eyes.

    Good to see you out and about again.

  6. I've thought of you so often, during your absence in the blogging world! I'm happy to know all is well with your family. The grandchildren are getting so big!!!

    During your absence, Ed got laid off from his job, and is currently retired. He was hoping to make it to age 66, but it didn't happen. 28 people lost their jobs when a new management company took over the hospital.

    This is week # 3 of retirement for us. Just think of the garden we can grow this spring :)

  7. It's good to see you posting again! Beautiful family portrait of your grands. Sounds like we have a lot to look forward to with your posts. I hope the computer issues have been resolved.

  8. It is good to see you back. I hope to see more of you in the days to come.

  9. So glad to see you are doing well!

  10. Catching up is a huge issue at my end and it's not a computer problem but a lazy life style:(

    Hoping to always change that but then get stuck again with silly excuses I seem to find.