"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, January 15, 2018

My other grandson . . .

I am a blessed grandma of two boys.One is 7 one is almost 17.
One lives with me one lives far away.
They just LOVE each other so much.

He was a Pokemon for Halloween.

I had a blessing - my son and his family came down for Christmas.

He was so sweet - this was his gift from Santa.  (With grandpa.)

This is my son - and grandsons - WE HAD NERF WARS!

Me - not sure where the bullets are coming from.


I think the older ones had more fun then the younger one! My younger one didn't like to be hit with bullets.

I loved this - they had so much fun.  That is grandson's happy face!!

My son.  42 years old.


This war was serious!


Older grandson hiding.

I made cupcakes and the grands put on the icing.  Of course they got to eat one.

Even DISCO cooperated - it was a MIRACLE.
Disco usually barks and wants to bite whenever people are over!


Playing racing games.

They took a hike.


I didn't go - two miles in and two miles back out.


Had a picnic - my DIL on the right.


The end!

I hope these are too many photos for you, but it was a good Christmas and I just wanted to share it. 

























32 comments:

laurie said...

they all look so happy the handsome bunch!!! I love that the older ones had as much fun as the younger,, now thats a great Christmas!! Good boy Disco! We had a little dog with similar personality as your Disco,,

Granny Annie said...

Looks like a perfect family Christmas. Wish the boys could get together more often.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Put a younger child in the mix and wonderful, fun things will happen. It is such a blessing when the whole family can get together and celebrate the holidays and precious memories are made.

jack69 said...

What a wonderful time. I smiled when you said Disco cooperated, I know you have mentioned the protectiveness of family especially GS #1.
YOu have a beautiful family.

I was looking at Grandson #1 and cannot remember how far back I remember him but I know it was grade school! Wow 17, that is scary, I was married when I was his age (And looked just as young, just a boy!)
Thanks for the family insight Chatty, great layout and entry.
Love it!

Jene said...

Family gets completed when all of them gather together in one place and enjoy. It was nice to see your son's family joining you for Christmas. sounds that you all must have had a wonderful day. This day would be a sweet memories when you look back your life...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you were able to have both grandsons for Christmas. Age doesn't seem to matter much at all when it comes to games. I know one of my older grandsons had a great time with the snowball fights when we got together. Boys will be boys and even the adult ones love joining in the fun too! My oldest son once said he loved coming home so he could be a kid again for a little while.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know how happy this made you to have your kids and grandkids all together for Christmas! Hugs!

Nonnie said...

Oh, I love that you shared your Christmas joy with us! What a great time and that's just the kind of fun our son and the grandsons enjoy. Big kids, little kids, just having fun. High five to Disco for good behavior. It's so hard to believe your older grandson is 17 and I do seem to recall pics of the younger one as a toddler. I hope 2018 is the best year ever for you and your family. I love the pic of them all out hiking and on the big rocks. Beautiful. Sweet blessings.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Looks wonderful Sandie - so glad you all had such a fun time ... lovely to see the photos - cheers Hilary

Lynn said...

Looks like a lot of fun being had there!

Betsy Adams said...

Looked like a great family Christmas. I know you are thrilled to see your 'far-away' kids/grand..... BUT--where was your daughter in all of these pictures? Wasn't she there participating or hiking?????

Happy 2018...
Hugs,
Betsy

Andrea said...

What wonderful pictures and commentary, Sandie!! I loved every bit!! Thank you so much for sharing and what a beautiful family you have. Blessings, Andrea xoxo

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great set of photos, they look like they all had a wonderful time including you! So you managed to get out of going on the hike? Ha, I don't blame you! I'm glad you had your family with you at Christmas time. :)

Sandra said...

love all the pics, they all scream JOY and FUN... two handsome grandsons. i am in a state of shock over Disco behaving and sitting with a stranger. wow... talk about Chrismtas Spirit

barbara woods said...

glad it went so good! Hugs sweetie

Ginny Hartzler said...

Definitely NOT too many pictures, especially for those of us who are grandparents. Wow, so many kinds of FUN!

Terri D said...

Sandie! There can never be too many pictures! I loved seeing these and reading about your Christmas celebration! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

You have a handsome some, two adorable grandsons, a beautiful home and lots of love! Just what you deserve!

Jill said...

Looks like fun and lots of great smiles! Beautiful hike too! Hope you are having a great day!

Blessings,
Jill

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Grandchildren are such a blessing

Crystal Mary said...

You have a lovely family Sandie. Its a long time since I last saw your younger grandson, and he sure has grown. xxx

Paula said...

Beautiful family and beautiful Christmas holiday.

TARYTERRE said...

what a wonderful family celebration.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I couldn't be happier for you. What a wonderful Christmas you had. Looks like they had a lot of fun. The pictures are awesome!

Knitty said...

Such sweet photos! Does your younger grandson resemble your first grandson at that age? It looks like he might.

Saimi said...

Oh my gosh, there can never be too many photos! I love pictures! seeing your family enjoying Christmas and playing together warms my heart! I raised boys and trust me, there were plenty of Nerf guns around, I'm all too familiar. I love the picture of Christ on your wall, it's one of my favorites!
Glad you had a wonderful holiday!
Hugs,
Saimi

Theresa said...

NEVER too many photos for me. Loved seeing all of the pictures from your Christmas. My favorite is the hiking picture:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Susan said...

I am so happy your Christmas was blessed, Sandie. You have a lovely family and the grandsons are just darling, both big and little. So happy for you. May the Lord continue to bless each of you. Susan

Starry Dawn said...
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Starry Dawn said...

OH! WOW! I love all your beautiful family photos. I think this post is the best one in your wonderful Blog. It cheers me up, and makes me smile seeing so much fun in your house. Each pic is unique & special. I certainly love it! I could see the happy faces in your beautiful grandchildren and your son playing -just like little kids. You also look so happy surrounded by your beloved family. It was indeed, a superb, happy & blessed Christmas for all of you. I hope you continue having blessed Christmas -like this one for many more years to come ahead. Your baby grandson looks so beautiful playing in your house. Disco, your dog, is having so much fun too. I could imagine how you must have felt that day embraced by your beloved family. Perhaps, you did not want that day to end... I did not see your daughter in your pics. Was she there too?... May the Lord keep on blessing each & everyone of you!! Big Hugs, Starry.

Stephanie said...

Oh it looks like you had a lovely Holiday. There's nothing better than time with family. (and nerf gun wars are intense!) LOL Happy New Year!

mail4rosey said...

What a beautiful bunch of family. :) Those NERF wars are intense. We have them here too. I just try to stay out of the line of fire. ;)