Friday, October 19, 2012

A Family Visit...

Quote for the Day:
"Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts."
  ~Author Unknown

If you know my family, you know that quote was never more appropriate!  

I come from a LONG line of craziness.  When we get together we spend long hours laughing.  You know that kind of laughter...when you end up holding your sides because they are cramping from laughing and you think you'd better go to the bathroom before you pee yourself...but you don't want to leave the hilarity long enough to make that trip to the bathroom? 

Last Saturday my sister, Sharon, her daughter, Susana, and her granddaughter, Monica, came to visit.  

No reason....just to visit.  Rarely are we able to get together like this.  With everyone working and running busy lives, we usually only get together at weddings, funerals, birthdays, graduations, etc.  As much as I love seeing each of the family at those events, we are usually staying in different places and some of our "together" time is cut into by the events.  However, since we had nowhere in particular to be and nothing in particular to do this visit, the time was spent relaxing together and just VISITING!   

Our family can laugh and joke through even the "mundane" things in life, like cooking supper.  At one point, Susana and I were in the kitchen making supper and Sharon came in and asked if we'd been hitting the cooking sherry because we were laughing and carrying on like crazy people!  LOL

Andy & I taught them how to play "Apples to Apples" which always causes a lot of laughing if played right!  LOL

When Andy had to return to work on Monday & Tuesday, I took them shopping at some of our favorite haunts...Goodwill and Ollie' they are bargain shoppers, too.  :)  We also spent time sitting around reading and just enjoying each others company.  

Ginger took to Monica like Monica was her own personal play toy.  The two of them were inseparable and Ginger even slept with Monica while they were here.  :)

Monica is 13 and is in the process of becoming a stunning young woman!

I have no other pictures from their visit, but mainly because we didn't do anything "earth shattering"...just spent a lot of time together enjoying ourselves.  :)

Those are the best kinds of visits and I hope we can do it all again sometime!  :)



  1. I LOVE "Apples to Apples"! We received it as a wedding gift, and have only played it once because it's best as a group game.
    So glad you guys had fun together!

  2. I cannot believe how much Monica grows every time I see her!! I can't believe she's 13...that means she's basically half my age...holy crap, now I feel old! lol Glad you guys had lots of fun! Love you!

  3. I'm smiling, chuckling, reminiscing, and my eyes are a bit misty at the moment...loved the posting and the pix, but enjoyed our time even more immensely! NO REGRETS ! ;-) We must make the most of our time here......