Still Hanging With Family

Another storm brewing

Another storm brewing

Don & I have been getting in a lot of family time this Summer. Although we have been enjoying every moment of our time spent with our children and grandchildren, it has been difficult staving off the hitch itch we both are feeling after having sat for 3 months. One thing is for certain, we’re not cut out for snowbirding, at least not yet.

We babysit Kendra on our daughter's 1st day back to work since Kendra's birth.

We babysit Kendra on our daughter’s 1st day back to work since Kendra’s birth.

We babysit lap puppy Lily Belle.

We babysit lap puppy Lily Belle.

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Making Campfire Cones

Making Campfire Cones

Ian enjoying a S'more

Ian enjoying a S’more

We been filling our days with babysitting, dog sitting, and entertaining the family with campfires and campground activities. We’ve celebrated family birthdays, including Tucker’s 9th, and also attended a surprise 60th birthday party for one of our dearest friends. We’ve had our daughter and granddaughter from Michigan drive down to spend a week with us and I drove up to northern Michigan with my mother in tow to attend the wedding of my cousin Carol. And in between all of this, we’ve been dealing with heat, oppressive humidity, tornado watches, flood warnings, and torrential downpours.

Bobbi-Leigh's 30th birthday

Bobbi-Leigh’s 30th birthday

Our friend Jim shows off the tee gave him.

Our friend Jim shows off the tee we  gave him.

Our old gang, Rich & Twana Messer, Jim & Kim Werner, me, Don, & Kathy & Ed Needy

Our old gang, Rich & Twana Messer, Jim & Kim Werner, me, Don, & Kathy & Ed Needy

Mom turns 79

Mom turns 79

Tucker turns 9

Tucker turns 9

11667276_10206098030404254_4849310948783799088_n Leslie & Ava visit. Ava & grandpa acting silly

Grandpa with all of our grandchildren. Maddy 14, Brad 16, Ian 4, Kendra 10 weeks, Ava 3, & Gabby 7.

Grandpa with all of our grandchildren.
Maddy 14, Brad 16, Ian 5, Kendra 10 weeks, Ava 3, & Gabby 7.

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Beautiful blended family

Beautiful blended family

With plans to stay yet another month and a half, we hope to get in a few day trips and visits with friends who are in the vicinity. Don had hoped to spend some of his days on Lake Monroe fishing but casting has proven to be too arduous on his shoulder. I believe he will be seeing an orthopedic surgeon for an assessment on it once we are firmly entrenched back in North Fort Myers again this Winter. He has had two surgeries on it previously.

Don & friend Jack Turner go fishing. Nice catch Jack!

Don & friend Jack Turner go fishing. Nice catch Jack!

So, in a nut shell, this is how we’ve been filling our days. Until my next post…..

here’s lookin’ at you kid.

Gabrielle taking her pet chicken Jewel for a ride

Gabrielle taking her pet chicken Jewel for a ride.

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6 thoughts on “Still Hanging With Family

  1. The picture of Don and the all the grandchildren is priceless…what a special time!
    Enjoy your time there.

  2. Nothing wrong with spending the summer with family. I’m already dreading the heat and humidity as we prepare to visit IL and WI for the month of August…. yikes. This gal isn’t used to that weather any more.
    Lovely family…. enjoy 🙂

    • Ingrid I hope you have a good weather band radio. The weather has been atrocious this year. We’ve witnessed the wind rip off a few awnings this Summer & lightening storms, some with hail, roll in suddenly. Safe travels. Enjoy your visit to IL & WI.

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