Wednesday, May 6, 2009


We had our son and daughter in-law and Aidan over for dinner last night - it has been a couple months since we've seen Aidan...seems schedules get in the way but we got our Aidan fix!!!!

He has grown so much in the 2 months that we've seen him and doing so many things. He'll be 11 months on the 20th - a big boy already.

Here he is with Grandma and Grandpa

And with mom and dad
I fixed a pot roast with potatoes and carotts, and some corn and that was it....a simple weeknight dinner that cooked itself so we could play with Aidan. A good evening was had by all.

I'll even get to see them on Mother's Day because they invited us out to brunch. Doug can't make it because he'll be on a vehicle delivery heading for California - although sometimes these deliveries get cancelled at the last minute so 'maybe' he might join us...we'll see when Friday comes.

I'm getting closer to the bottom of the order pile - I can see daylight I
So with that to look forward to next Thursday I might head for Lancaster on a shopping outing and on that Saturday the 16th meet up with the girls from Prim Mart forum - they are having their convention in Harrisburg for 3 days and they're going to Lancaster on Saturday. I'm planning on being with them that day. They're meeting at IN GRANDMA'S ATTIC for the sart of the day. It should be fun!
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Now if this isn't relaxed I don't know what is...and look how perfectly Baby fits into the chair (well, she's huge actually!) But I thought her snuggling with the pillow was too cute.
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Isn't this Serviceberry bush gets these delicate white flowers and then a bud comes out and a beautiful red berry about the size of and M&M which the birds just adore! If one can salvage enough of them before the birds get them you can make jam from them....but it's wayyyy too much work plucking that bush! We have two of them actually - the other one is on the other side of the driveway but smaller, it's just a baby yet - you can see it behind the picket fence.

I must get back to my needle and wool but have a wonderful day and see around the blogs.
Hugs, Karen


  1. Karen, what a cutie and a nice looking family, too. Glad you got to spend time with them and will be together for Mother's Day weekend. Hope Doug can be with you as well, I'll cross my fingers. As always I love your pics from you home. Have a Great Day!!
    Hugs, Bren

  2. So glad you got your Aiden fix, lol...I use that term also when itcomes to my Grands. He is a real cutie. Hope everything works out for Mother's Day. My BB will be on call at the Hospital so he won't be able to come down..sighhh.
    Have a great week.

  3. Karen ~
    Aidan is sure growing & he's such a doll ~ you are such a cute grammy, too. Your whole family is nice looking & as always I love to see pics of your home. That service berry bush is beautiful, those lucky little birds. Have a great week & Happy Mother's Day.

  4. ohhhhhhhh! You just have to love those cheeks! He is too cute!


  5. OH MY GOODNESS, he's getting so big!!
    What a great pic of you guys!!
    What a beautiful family!!

    Have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Karen.


  6. Karen, what a lovely family you have...Adian is a doll baby and growing so big:)

    Lucky you to get to go to Lancaster, I live 3 hours away and still haven't been there! I need a GPS bad:)
    Have a great Mother's Day

  7. Your grandson is adorable! He and my Dad share the same birthday, the 20th. Lancaster sounds like the perfect reward for getting all your work done :0) Have a wonderful time!!

  8. Karen:
    What a sweet "Adian" and I love his name. Get lots of hugs and kisses.. they grow way too fast.
    I have no babies to love on but I have some sweeties at church..
    So glad you got to have them for a visit.. Mom and Dad are lovely parents..

  9. Aren't grandbabies precious? I know you were so happy to see him? I hope you have avery special Mothers Day.

  10. What a cutie your grandson is! They grow so fast. Enjoy him. Hope you get a little R & R soon and some shopping in too, have fun!


  11. Your grandson is a "cutie patootie" Karen! And your trees are just lovely! Blessings~Kathy

  12. Karen, I am glad you got to spend time with your family. What a cute baby you have. I am glad that you will get to spend more time with them on Mother's Day. I hope you have a great time. Take care and don't work too hard! Dan

  13. Karen, Love the pics of your beautiful family!! Little Aiden is cute as a button! And the picture of your sweet kitty. She looks just like my Bonsai.


  14. Hi Karen,
    Your grandson is such a cutie! So glad you got your Aiden fix.
    Have a fun trip to Lancaster! It sounds like alot of fun.
    hugs, Cindy

  15. Glad to see the kitty is still around. :) I also seen a sneak peek of those new floors in a back ground picture. They look great. Adian is so cute!


  16. Aidan is a doll! Have fun with your family on Mother's Day and have fun in Lancaster!

  17. What a cute grand baby you have there. It must of been so hard not seeing him for so long. Have fun on Sunday :)

    I have to agree with you...that kitty looks some comfy. What a life our little pets have.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  18. Awww Karen, Your grandson is absolutely precious.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your family.
    luv Ann.xx

  19. What a sweet family picture - Aiden is adorable - and he seems to be very excited to be in Grammy's arms - they grow so fast !! Happy Mother's Day Karen !! Judy

  20. Hello Karen. Aiden is adorable! sounds like you had a wonderful day..or should I say evening.

    Love the cabinet in the picture behind your son and his family!

    What a beautiful bush..I've never heard of a serviceberry bush!


  21. Karen,
    Your grandson is too cute! Happy Mothers day a bit early. Have a great time in Lancaster!

  22. What a wonderful family ! I just know how much you enjoyed their visit . Looks like Kitty claimed the pillow . LOL . The trees in bloom smell so wonderful . I walk past the neighbor's house just to smell her olive trees .
    Have a Beautiful Mother's Day !

  23. How cute is he?? What a special visit indeed - I can't wait for those kind.! Enjoy your Mother's Day brunch and a very Happy Mother's Day to you!!

    hugs, Linda

  24. What great pictures! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! After our "event", I'll let you know how it went. The whole town is buzzing and at least it gets the excitement going. The Downtown Development put ads in the newspapers and tried to really promote it. I'll talk to you soon! Dawn

  25. Oh, Karen, he is soooo cute! I know you must have really missed him. I can't go a week! He is growing up so fast! Enjoy Sunday brunch and Happy Mothers day to you.

  26. Hi Karen, hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day. Our day here in Michigan was just perfect! Dick and I had time to work in the yard and spend time together, and then on to my folk's house and time with my children. Pam and I have been e-mailing and I'm trying to work this whole thing out. I should know for sure by the end of June. I would LOVE to come! Have a great day, Dawn

  27. Thanks for the nice comments about my children. They are so very dear to me, my best friends. Poor Ashley feels like she is going to pop before this baby is born - only a month to go!
    I've been working in the yard too (see my new post), and I can't wait to start planting. We had a frost the night before last though. Have a great day, Dawn


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