Sunday, August 1, 2010

No card...just a personal post

 Home at last!! We left Ohio at 4 am and got home at 10:15! It was longest it ever took me to make the run between Ohio and Florida. We had heavy traffic and lots of rain. To add to it all, my stomach got all in knots making driving even more stressful and I had to make a few extra stops along the way. But we are all home safely and for that I am thankful! We had a great time! In case you don't know, my daughter in law and granddaughter went with me on my annual trip north to visit my dad in Ohio. I took this photo at the lake that is on the property that adjoins my dad's, which he owned until about ten years ago. The new owner dug this lake and it was such a pretty place to take a few pictures. Kyli was so interested in the geese and other things going on, that I couldn't get her to do any posing. I think this turned out okay anyway!
And here's my dad!!! I just love this big guy!!! This is my favorite picture of him ever and I have my DIL to thank for it! I didn't even see it until we got home.
 One of the reasons my DIL wanted Kyli to go was so she could meet her cousins (my sister's grandchildren and children). Of course, all of the children are grown, but she had a blast playing with the two grandchildren. This is Kyli and Charity. I couldn't get all three of them still in one photo, so I caught this one of Hayden a little later:
My oldest nephew and his wife are the proud parents of Hayden and Charity and they were expecting the arrival of their third child while we were there.
And so it came to pass that Leah Rae was born while we were there...
She definitely takes after her daddy's dad in the hair department....or maybe it's recessive genes from me considering what Kyli inherited from me! Anyway, I haven't had the chance to ask them about the origin of her name, but since I AM the favorite aunt, it may not be a coincidence that we share the same middle name!!!
We made one extra stop on the way home that had nothing to do with gas, potty breaks, food, or stomach pains. We stopped at New River Gorge. This is a spot that is one my son's favorites and he speaks of it often, so I thought it was a great opportunity to stop and let Linda see it too! Robbie was so glad we did! Just one of the ten zillion pics we took while we were there:
 So, that's the trip! I'm so glad to be home even though the time we spent was so enjoyable. A whole week with my granddaughter was unbelievable!! I never seem to get tired of that girl! Thanks for stopping in and sharing my vacation with me. I missed the cyber world more than I imagined (no internet at Daddy's) so I will be back tomorrow with a card to share and to get some comments out on the blogs I follow!! Hugs to all....


  1. It sounds like you had a great time. I am so glad you are home safe and sound. I hope to see you soon.

  2. Thanks for sharing in words and pictures this joyous time spent with family! Nothing is more precious!

  3. Beautiful Pictures Lynnor! Sounds like a great time with great memories!

  4. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures, Lynnor! What a beautiful family! Such sweet children. Really like the picture of your dad!

  5. Thank you for sharing your pictures!! I love them and your narration! Congratulations on the new family member, beautiful baby and you said it "lots of hair!"


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