Monday, October 13, 2014

Family is the Best!

We had a house full of family yesterday... From PA, Idaho, and Sweden! 

Grandma Mary meets Carson!

My sister Jean meets Ashlyn and her mommy Chelsea who are from Idaho. Chelsea married our nephew a few years ago. None of us could attend their wedding. They flew across country last week to spend time with their PA family. How special for all of us!

These three are from Sweden. Micky is in the red sweatshirt. She is Jean's daughter. Micky's son, the handsome redhead, is living locally this school year... His senior year. He's playing football for our home school district...or, what was our home district before we moved :) The lady in the middle is a friend of Micky's. She wanted to see America and hired Micky to be her tour guide. They are not hitting touristy places. Instead, she is experiencing family life. How cool is that?!!

We enjoyed being together as these pictures show...

Carson with Great Grandma Mary. 

Pop Pop with his two youngest Grands. 

Michael (our nephew from Idaho) is a wonderful daddy! Love seeing these 'babies' grow up to be great parents :) Michael was just a little guy when my sister Barb and her hubby moved their family to a farm in Idaho. 

She is a doll! 

Lots of conversations!

Of course we had food! Lots of yummy food!!

So thrilled for the nice day... Loved it that some could enjoy our porch!

Ashlyn stole our hearts!

She really did!

Paityn wanted to hold Carson... So sweet!

Chatting, relaxing, enjoying being together :)

Special. That's what it was! 


Jean Stauffer said...

Yes it was special!! All the more so because of your wonderful hospitality!

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun time! Great food and fellowship, love the pictures:) We both agree, nothing better than spending time with the family! Enjoy your evening dear friend, HUGS!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Doris, seeing your family get togethers is always such a special treat. And so nice that your beautiful "new" home is large enough for everyone to gather. The food looked great too.