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Sunday, March 30, 2014

I'm Back!

We got home last night from our trip to Alabama.  We spent 3 days in Southern Alabama visiting my 92 year old step mother. My sister and BIL came up from their home in Florida.  We all had a good visit.  It was disturbing to see her memory getting worse, but many of us seem to be having the same issue with family members.  So far she is able to keep an apartment in a Sr. living  facility.  That is thanks to a wonderful lady who takes care of her 2 or 3 days a week.  This lady is very special because she not only cares for her but in many ways loves her too.  With both my sister and me so far away she is a true blessing.
The next 6 days were spent in Northern Alabama with our grandchildren. This post is mostly about them.  I will show some other sights in future posts. Caleb had Spring Break.  We just loved seeing the children.  We had not seen little Hannah since she was about 6 weeks old.  I already miss them so much.  As it is, most all of our trip money goes to Alabama.  I'm glad we live in such a pretty place that lots of travel is not as necessary.

 Eight year old Caleb. He is a real sweety, funny too!!!!

 Messing with Grandpa!

He is a wonderful big brother!

 Isn't that the face of a Gerber baby???

 She has a great personality, very easy going and friendly.

 
Another fun time with Grandpa.
Thanks for joining me.  More on the antique sampler tomorrow!

15 comments:

  1. The astronaut picture is too funny, and little Hannah is just adorable.

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  2. Your grandbabies are so precious, Barb!

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  3. Darling photos. Glad you got to be with your grandbabies.
    love Annette

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  4. Glad you got to see your step-mother.
    Caleb looks like he will protect his little sister from anything.
    Hannah is soooooooooooo cute, yes, just like a Gerber baby.
    Grandpa looks like he is enjoying the GK's also.
    Marilyn

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  5. glad you had a wonderful trip! i bet it was hard to leave those little ones.

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  6. Your grandchildren are adorable! With those cuties in Alabama, I can't imagine you would want to go anywhere else. I am glad you had a nice visit with family!

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  7. Oh, what sweeties your little grandchildren are, Barb. I can imagine how hard it is to be so far away from them. Hannah looks like a very peaceful, happy baby--how wonderful!

    I'm sorry to hear that your step-mother's memory is failing. It is heartbreaking to watch our older relatives fail this way, isn't it? I'm glad she has a good caregiver nearby...

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  8. Grandchildren are just so much fun! We are very lucky to be able to enjoy them.

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  9. Lovely family pictures Barb. I love being a Nan it is very special and a privilege at the same time.

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  10. Fun pictures! Those kids are adorable! Must take after their grandma!

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  11. So glad you got away for a wonderful visit with family, especially those grandchildren!!

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  12. Looks like a lovely visit with your family Barb!

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  13. They are so cute! Love the picture with Dad and Hannah!

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  14. Your grandchildren are adorable Barb ! So glad you got to spend some time with them !

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  15. Oh Barb, such lovely pictures of your grandchildren. They are real sweeties. Having my grandson so far away from me I can easily imagine how you must feel.
    It is not easy to have parents or step parent living so far away either. So good for your step mother to have that lovely lady who cares for her.

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